Mackenzie Crook stars with Toby Jones in new adaptation of Worzel Gummidge

‘Our three original stories will delight and amuse audiences’: Mackenzie Crook stars in new episode of Worzel Gummidge alongside his former Detectorists co-star Toby Jones










Detective stars Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones will reunite on screen in a new episode of Worzel Gummidge, it has been announced.

Crook, 49, who stars as the popular walking, talking scarecrow on the BBC programme, has shot three new episodes of his show, inspired by Barbara Euphan Todd’s classic books.

His adaptation of the story, which previously appeared on television screens in the 1970s and 80s, was first broadcast on the BBC in 2019.

Star power: Detectorists stars Mackenzie Crook (pictured) and Toby Jones will reunite on screen in a new episode of Worzel Gummidge’s adaptation, it has been announced

In the new episodes, Jones plays all six roles in a village committee in an episode titled Guy Forks.

He previously co-starred with Crook in the BBC comedy series Detectorists.

Worzel Gummidge also features comedian Bill Bailey, Gentleman Jack star Rosie Cavaliero, Afterlife actor Paul Kaye, Getting On’s Vicki Pepperdine and The Stranger actress India Brown.

Co-star comeback: Toby Jones will appear alongside Mackenzie after previously appearing together on comedy Detectorists from 2014 to 2017

Co-star comeback: Toby Jones will appear alongside Mackenzie after previously appearing together on comedy Detectorists from 2014 to 2017

Multi-talented: In the new episodes, Jones plays all six roles in a village committee in an episode titled Guy Forks

Multi-talented: In the new episodes, Jones plays all six roles in a village committee in an episode titled Guy Forks

Crook, who wrote and directed the new episodes, said: “I’m excited to bring three new episodes of Worzel Gummidge to the public this year and announce the pretty brilliant cast.

“We’ve had a happy summer making these movies and I hope some of it comes across on screen.”

Executive Producer Kristian Smith said: “It is always the greatest joy and the greatest privilege to be in Scatterbrook and the Ten Acre Field.

Crook, 49, who stars as the popular walking, talking scarecrow on the BBC programme, has shot three new episodes of his show, inspired by Barbara Euphan Todd's classic books.

Crook, 49, who stars as the popular walking, talking scarecrow on the BBC programme, has shot three new episodes of his show, inspired by Barbara Euphan Todd’s classic books.

“Our exceptional cast and crew make the whole experience a real pleasure. Mackenzie Crook leads with humanity and that translates into these wonderful films.

“Our three original stories will delight and amuse audiences of all ages.”

Tanya Qureshi, head of comedy at the BBC, said: ‘Worzel and the magical cast of characters who inhabit Scatterbrook are back and we can’t wait for audiences to see what Mackenzie and crew have brought to life in these new episodes. .

“These wonderful films are exactly the comforting tonic we can all use right now.”

He said: 'I'm excited to bring three new episodes of Worzel Gummidge to the public this year and announce the pretty brilliant cast'

He said: ‘I’m excited to bring three new episodes of Worzel Gummidge to the public this year and announce the pretty brilliant cast’

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