Superb TV series based around Mildred, a young witch starting at Cackles Academy (witch's secondary school). There are three seasons (year 7, 8 and 9 at school). They aren't as scary as Harry Potter and all the cast are really really excellent in their roles. The special effects are actually quite good as well. My daughter absolutely loved this series as a preteen, along with her various Cinderella/Barbie DVDs (Worst Witch is ideal for girls aged 6 to 11). Now twelve, my daughter has moved on to the rather sympathetic 'Charmed' and 'Bewitched' TV shows (and the 'New Worst Witch'). So highly recommended for non-boy offspring - this series is a notch above the average adult or kiddies sitcom. At the moment 'The new worst witch' (Mildred's younger cousin) is showing on CITV (where sadly, and fortunately, only the original actress for Miss Cackles survives - but it's great viewing none the less).
This DVD has only the first three episodes of Worst Witch season one (out of thirteen) - so also check out the cheap Amazon resellers Region 1 NTSC double DVD sets if you want all the rest of them. Plus they offer the entire season two series, another thirteen episodes, that you can't get in the UK. In the US NTSC sets The Worst Witch was very badly dubbed in 'American' but fortunately the 'UK English' version is available as an NTSC DVD option so that you can hear the original casts voices. See [...] for a details of all the episodes and cast (seasons 1 to 3). Sadly season three isn't available anywhere, although you can get three episodes from it on the UK's 'Best of the Worst Witch' DVD.