Mackenzie Criminal’s replace of basic household sitcom Worzel Gummidge appears to be like set to be one of many highlights of the festive TV calendar – and followers have been given a glimpse at what they’ll count on from the difference.
A brand new trailer reveals two foster youngsters arriving on the fictional Scatterbrook farm and coming throughout the eponymous scarecrow, just for him to come back to life when one of many youngsters by accident leaves their iPhone on the bottom.
Worzel Gummidge, performed by Criminal, may be heard saying: “Speaking to people isn’t allowed, and that’s the best way it’s at all times been.”
The sentient scarecrow was first made fashionable by former Physician John Pertwee, who portrayed the character within the authentic collection within the 1970s and 80s.
The upcoming model, which can comprise of two episodes, boasts an array of British appearing expertise, together with Zoe Wanamaker, Michael Palin and Steve Pemberton.
These two new hour-long episodes are titled The Scarecrow of Scatterbrook and The Inexperienced Man, and they’ll air on BBC One on Boxing Day and December 27th respectively.
The episodes had been penned by Criminal himself, who mentioned, “I’m thrilled to be again working with the BBC and lots of members of the Detectorists staff to deliver Worzel Gummidge to a brand new era of viewers and reintroduce him to previous associates.
“Adapting Barbara Euphan Todd’s books into these two movies has been a pleasure and I’ve fully fallen for her charming, irreverent scarecrow.”