In late 2019, the BBC brought us a reboot of beloved kids' show Worzel Gummidge.
The two 60-minute films starred Mackenzie Crook as Barbara Euphan Todd’s charming, irreverent scarecrow, Worzel, and was a hit with fans.
Now, we know the broadcaster is bringing us more of the family-friendly show.
"Following the much loved and critically acclaimed 2019 adaptation of Worzel Gummidge, a third new one hour film will be screened on BBC One later this year - Saucy Nancy. Mackenzie Crook has written another beautifully crafted and magical episode, inspired by the classic books by Barbara Euphan Todd, which he will direct and star in, bringing a world of adventure to all the family," the BBC said.
Worzel Gummidge season 2: What's it about?
Speaking about the episode, the BBC teased:
"When Worzel Gummidge, Susan and John visit a scrapyard, Worzel overhears the grumbling of a foul-mouthed old friend, the carved ship’s figurehead, Saucy Nancy. She has been languishing, unsold in the yard for years and longs to return to the sea. Worzel and the kids promise to get her there but will her ship be waiting? Worzel doubts it, but Nancy is convinced. She can feel it in her carvings.
"Adventure unfurls, as the strange foursome navigate their way to the coast on foot, by bus, wheelbarrow, motorbike and sidecar. It was never going to be straightforward. In a rare trip out of Scatterbrook, Worzel gets to see a wild moorland and the spectacular white cliffs of Seashell that provide the back drop to this story of friendship and belonging."
Worzel Gummidge: Who's in it?
Joining Mackenzie Crook as Worzel Gummidge, India Brown returns as Susan and Thierry Wickens reprises his role as John. New cast members include Shirley Henderson (Harry Potter) as Saucy Nancy and Vanessa Redgrave as Peg.
Further casting is to be announced.
Mackenzie Crook said: “I'm excited and grateful to be making a new episode of Worzel Gummidge after a difficult year for everyone. We're heading out of Scatterbrook for this story, on a day trip to the seaside, some fresh air and some wide open space.”
Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning for the BBC added: “What is it with Mackenzie and shows set in a field? Following on from last year’s bucolic eco-fables we find Worzel in mischievous form dispensing his sun-baked wit and wisdom in another heart-warming tale. This cements BBC One’s unique reputation as the home of UK family comedy drama.”
Worzel Gummidge airs on BBC One.
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