Distinct Nostalgia

New Year Week Exclusive as We Meet Worzel Gummidge's little friend John from the Legendary ITV series

January 01, 2024 MIM
Distinct Nostalgia
New Year Week Exclusive as We Meet Worzel Gummidge's little friend John from the Legendary ITV series
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It was a legendary series and a character which Jon Pertwee made his own.

Worzel Gummidge was loved by a generation of kids (and adults) in the late 70s and early 80s - and here we meet Jeremy Austin who played John - one of Worzel's little friends.

John takes us back nearly half a century to the magical world he inhabited as a child for several summers with his co-star Charlotte Coleman (who played Sue)

Playing brother and sister, they got to work with some of the biggest stars of TV and film.

Jerry tells Ashley about Jon Pertwee's perfectionism, about the chemistry he had with Una Stubbs who played Aunt Sally - and he teaches us some Worzeleze along the way.

We hear how the series only ended because Southern Television came to an end - and Jerry and Ashley give us their verdict on the BBC's recent re-incarnation of the classic character.

Produced and Presented Ashley Byrne. Researched by Andrew Edwards.
DN continuity - Andy Hoyle and Jonathan Kydd.
The DN theme by Rebecca Applin and Chris Warner/Made in Manchester.
A Made in Manchester Production.


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(Cont.) New Year Week Exclusive as We Meet Worzel Gummidge's little friend John from the Legendary ITV series
(Cont.) New Year Week Exclusive as We Meet Worzel Gummidge's little friend John from the Legendary ITV series