I am 13 and have recently seen all the episodes of Catweazle Series 1, and love it. It was a perfect piece of television for the family, and something like this could not be achieved today. Catweazle, a hermit from the year 1066 accidentally travels to the year 1970. There he meets a boy called Carrot living on a farm...
I will briefly review each episode:
1 The Sun In A Bottle *****
A perfect introduction, very funny and inventive
2 Castle Saburac ****
Not quite as good as the first one, but still very entertaining - the funniest part is Catweazle's introduction to a bath!
3 The Curse Of Rapkyn ****
We begin to find out more about Hexwood farm here. Catweazle up the chimney and down the well - very funny
4 The Witching Hour ****
Catweazle begins to see more modern inventions, and all characters are acting perfectly. Great stuff
5 The Eye Of Time ****
Good but drags a little. Carrot tries to make Catweazle look a normal man!
6 The Magic Face ****
Lots of little hidden jokes but alltogether nothing completely incredible - Catweazle experiences a camera and a car
7 The Telling Bone *****
The title is what Catweazle believes to be the name of a telephone. He's stuck up a church spire, nearly mistaken for Sam, tries to understand the works of a phone - classic!
8 The Power Of Adamcos *****
Easily a favourite of mine, I always look forward to it when watching them in turn. Carrot and Catweazle on a hunt for Adamcos the knife, through the woods, Hexwood farm and an Antiques shop
9 The Demi Devil ****
I hoped this one to be good considering the main storyline is Catweazle believing he has turned Carrot into a monkey! But it's quite good, just loosing the subtle style of some of the earlier episodes
10 The House Of The Sorcerer *****
Everyone believes Sam to have been murdered by some sound effects obsessed geek. Catweazle hears radio equipment thinking Sam is inside the box!
11 The Flying Broomsticks ****
Sam's under arrest with clever confusion! Catweazle tries to fly back 900 years on a broomstick
12 The Wisdom Of Solomon **
I was very harsh on this episode, but it's just dull. Sam and Catweazle are not involved in the plot at all. It's just a woman and son who enter Hexwood farm to help out, with Catweazle inventing a spell to make them speak the truth so Carrot can be rid of them
13 The Trickery Lantern
Very good and very sad. Catweazle returns to his own time with the help of a lantern swapped from Carrot which was meant to be his Dad's present! A great end