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Worzel Gummidge Turns Detective
UK, BBC, Children's sitcom, B/W, 1953
Starring: Frank Atkinson, Mabel Constanduros, Totti Truman-Taylor


The first TV outing for the scatty scarecrow: a four-parter screened within the BBC's Children's Television strand. Frank Atkinson played Worzel and Mabel Constanduros re-created her radio role as Earthy Mangold.

Cast
Frank Atkinson - Worzel Gummidge
Mabel Constanduros - Earthy Mangold
Totti Truman-Taylor - Aunt Sally

Crew
Barbara Euphan Todd - Creator / Writer
Pamela Brown - Producer
Transmission Details
Number of episodes: 4 Length: 30 mins
10 Feb-3 Mar 1953 · Tue 5pm
Review by Mark Lewisohn.
Reviews supplied by Radio Times 2003 BBC Worldwide - used under licence from BBC Worldwide.
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