Worzel Gummidge remake praised as ‘absolute delight’ as Mackenzie Crook brings back old fave

Worzel made some new friends to help save the weather (Picture: BBC)

Mackenzie Crook’s version of Worzel Gummidge has been given a massive thumbs up by fans as a ‘delightful’ and ‘beautiful’ interpretation of the old favourite.

Worzel – the magical talking scarecrow – recruited two foster children Susan and John in helping him save the crops of Scatterbrook and the Ten Acre Field, as the seasons were frozen on summer.

Despite the show being 40 years old, Mackenzie received high praise as the guardian of the field, even calling a truce with crows to help him get rid of plastic in a tree that could save the crops for good.

Causing trouble and mayhem around the village, while trying to avoid detection, the family comedy melted hearts as the tale of friendship took root.

Viewers at home were charmed by the simple country tale of friendship and saving the planet – which was hard to do, considering the actor had to compete with childhood legend John Pertwee.

Worzel got himself in a muddle as he tried to save the seasons (Picture: BBC)

Despite initial fears they were ruining a classic of years gone by, those watching were pleasantly surprised by the film, which saw Mackenzie star as well as direct the nostalgia trip down memory lane.

Congratulating him on a job well done, one or two viewers were even willing to eat crow (bad-um tssh) about their wary opinions of the show, and admitted they found it ‘delightful’ and ‘sweet’.

Among the praise, they wrote:

The second episode, The Green Man, will air on Friday, and will see Worzel ask John and Susan for help again after Trubblemakers, a gang of biker scarecrows, threaten his position at a scarecrow competition at the village fair.

Things get even worse when our potato-faced friend has a run in with his old enemy Soggy Bogart, who leads the Trubblemakers.

Can the gang stop them in their tracks before the village fundraiser is ruined for everyone?

Worzel Gummidge airs tomorrow at 7pm on BBC One. 

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