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5.0 out of 5 stars WELCOME BACK TO THE MAGICAL ERA OF CATWEAZLE, 16 April 2005
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This review is from: Catweazle - Series 1 [DVD][1970] (DVD)
Long before the magic J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter of Hogwarts, Richard Carpenter created a character in the late 1960s which surely captured a generation of children and adults that was sorely missing in the early colour years of British Television.
If Richard Carpenter was the creativity behind Catweazle it was Geoffrey Bayldon who brought this unique character/person to life on the screen.
The character of Catweazle was a wizard who lived in England during Norman times
and practiced the art of magic living in a cave in the new forest.
Catweazle was forever casting spells and trying to solve the mystery of flight that was explored more deeply in series 2.
By using magic spells Catweazle transports himself and Toad companion "Touchwood" unintentionally 900 years into the future travelling though water and appearing on a farm in southern England.
He befriends a boy nicknamed Carrot (Robin Davies) who lives on Hexwood Farm with his father (Charles "Bud" Tingwell) and trusty farmhand Sam Woodyard (Neil McCarthy).
A fish out of water in this strange new world, Catweazle finds himself in many new bizarre situations, which ordinarily appear everyday, but difficult for this aging magician to grasp.
Come experience the wonder of Catweazle through the eyes of a man transported from 1066 to 1969 as he tries hard to comprehend the madness of modern day activity and tries to makes sense of the nightmare he has fallen into.
After 13 Episodes of Catweazle you will understand exactly what you have been missing out on and those of you who are "familiar" with this medium, will enjoy reliving an era of magic which is sadly lost flooded with contemporary mainstream Americanisation.
It truly is "Wondrous!"
Don't miss out.
Geoffrey Bayldon is Catweazle and will always be remembered as that warm and wonderful magician who transported us to a more innocent time.
Supported by a wonderful cast and the many guest stars that appeared throughout the series you will never forget Catweazle!
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