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Worzel Gummidge: A very special scarecrow

Worzel Gummidge: A very special scarecrow [Kindle Edition]

Gary Wharton
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Worzel Gummidge - A very special scarecrow, written by Gary Wharton, is the very first publication to detail the cult, late-70s/ early-80s telly series Worzel Gummidge, starring former Dr Who favourite Jon Pertwee.

The work covers all 4 series of the show made in the UK between 1979-1981 and also documents, for the first time, the 2 series made in New Zealand in the mid-1980s.
Taking each series individual, the author detals every episode, offers insights from fans, cast memebers and those that worked on the show.
Worzel Gummidge - A very special scarecrow will bring back many memories to those that remember the grumpy, walking-talking scarecrow and his adventures with children Jon & Sue, forever thawrted in his love for upppity Aunt Sally (played by Sherlock’s Una Stubbs) and shadowed by the mysterious Crowman (as portrayed by Catweazle star Geffrey Bayldon). The book also succeds in introducing new fans to the unique character that was a certain Worzel Hedgerow Gummidge.
Author Gary Wharton, 43, is an established writer, having published work including film and sports projects. Gary grew up watching Worzel Gummidge, “I loved the show as a child,” offers the author from his Cardiff home, “And watching it again recently, it really holds up well. It’s funny, has some great, familiar faces in it and allows itself to repeated viewing.” In closing, Gary enjoyed working on the project. “It was a pleasure to write about Worzel and I am pleased to offer the first guide to the show and all things relating to it. During the course of working on the project, I have spoken to many people and the all hold a real affection for the show even after all these years. Worzel has been around for a long time now and is ripe for being rediscovered.”

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 527 KB
  • Print Length: 264 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00L5MHQI6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #281,571 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Hal Marshall TOP 100 REVIEWER
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This is a really well-researched book and was precisely what I was looking for last year as a bit of a last-ditch love token for my former wife just before our marriage was finally put out of its misery. She is a great fan of Jon Pertwee in general, and of Worzel in particular, so it isn't quite as bizarre a notion as it probably sounds. It is a weighty tome (A5 in size and 288 pages in length). It hurts if flung across the room at you and it is definitely too big to be able to fit comfortably anywhere 'the sun doesn't shine'. The moment that suggestion was made to me, I knew my future as a divorce statistic was assured. I mean to say, if even a book devoted to Worzel could not convince her to have me back then really nothing could. Thank goodness for that! I think I owe both the scarecrow himself and the author a cup of tea and a slice of cake, at the very least.

I'm guessing that there simply weren't enough photographs to really grab her attention because she actually doesn't read much (apart from the riot act, and then only to me). There are a few small black and white pictures sprinkled around, covering everything from screenshots to magazines and merchandise, but the quality of them is variable. It doesn't really detract from my own reading pleasure, but then I haven't got the sort of crush on Mr Gummidge that my ex-wife has. With that in mind, I perhaps would have been a little more comfortable with a slightly more glamorous choice of cover-photo; Worzel looks utterly terrifying here. I don't so much mind being compared unfavourably with a bad-tempered old scarecrow with straw for a brain if he has at least made some kind of effort, but when he looks like he's lost all his teeth, lives under a bridge and pushes all his heads around in an old shopping trolley well...
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars smashing new book for fans of the funny scarecrow 4 April 2012
A great, original guide to the cult children's telly show Worzel Gummidge.
The book covers all the episodes and series made, including the 2 series made in New Zealand.
Also includes fans memories, cast interviews/ comments and loads, loads more.
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