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Worzel Gummidge remake in the works with Mackenzie Crook

Mackenzie Crook (The Office, The Detectorists, Pirates of the Caribbean) is writing a new adaption of cult favourite Worzel Gummidge that has been picked up by the BBC. It has been pointed out that this version will not be a a reboot of the original TV series, but a contemporary adaptation of the books by Barbara Euphan Todd.

Crook’s spokesman confirmed to the Press Association: “Mackenzie Crook is currently in the very early stages of developing a contemporary adaptation of Barbara Euphan Todd’s original Worzel Gummidge books as a new TV series for the BBC.”

The original series starred Jon Pertwee is the role.

 

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