History Literature / TheWorstWitch

30th Sep '17 8:36:44 PM dsneybuf
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A new TV adaptation began on 11th January 2017 on Creator/{{CBBC}}. It will be available for international streaming on Netflix at some point during the year.

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A new TV adaptation began on 11th January 2017 on Creator/{{CBBC}}. It will be Creator/{{CBBC}}, and was later made available for international streaming on Netflix at some point during the year.
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10th Sep '17 10:00:54 PM Shockz
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''Literature/HarryPotter''? [[OlderThanTheyThink Whoever said anything about]] ''[[SurprisinglySimilarStories him?]]'' We're talking about ''The Worst Witch''. The first book predates ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'' by 23 years.

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''Literature/HarryPotter''? [[OlderThanTheyThink Whoever said anything about]] ''[[SurprisinglySimilarStories him?]]'' And no, we're not talking about ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'', either. We're talking about ''The Worst Witch''. The first book predates ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'' by 23 years.
31st Aug '17 12:20:42 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** In the movie one of Agatha's complaints is that her sister changed it. Given the old version (which of course Agatha and her minions [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PIV7cyt7rc sing]]) was about being a [[CardCarryingVillain Card Carrying]] WickedWitch you can see why they got rid of it.

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** In the movie one of Agatha's complaints is that her sister changed it. Given the old version (which of course Agatha and her minions [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PIV7cyt7rc com/watch?v=wMSAFeGtumc sing]]) was about being a [[CardCarryingVillain Card Carrying]] WickedWitch you can see why they got rid of it.
31st Aug '17 12:18:30 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** In the movie one of Agatha's complaints is that her sister changed it. Given the old version (which of course Agatha and her minions [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PIV7cyt7rc sing]]) was about being a [[CardCarryingVillain Card Carrying]] WickedWitch you can see why they got rid of it.
23rd Jul '17 8:59:38 AM KaminoNeko
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** Mildred is the target of a lot of it in the 2017 series - usually in the form of claiming a student from a non-magical family should never have been admitted to the school, even if she has the talent.
15th Jul '17 5:49:59 AM Brainbin
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** One episode even ends on the ''characters'' singing the first half of the song (used for the opening credits), leading immediately into the choir picking up the ''second'' half for the closing credits.
14th Jul '17 4:47:33 PM Brainbin
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* EveryEpisodeEnding: Every episode of the 1998 series has a FreezeFrameEnding on a close-up of Mildred's reaction to the episode's conclusion (given the preponderance of [[HappyEnding happy endings]], usually a big smile).
14th May '17 2:32:23 PM jennifercalendar
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** Seen again in the 2017 adaptation. Building on stories from the books with input from Jill Murphy, the characters get new names (in some cases) and motivations, while the plots are expanded from their original material.



** In the 2017 adaptation Miss Drill is again considerably friendlier than her book counterpart - although unlike in 1998, this time she's definitely a witch.



** And again in 2017 - Hecate Hardbroom, Pippa Pentangle and Dimity Drill.



* AlphaBitch: Ethel in the television adaptation, Belladonna in ''The New Worst Witch''. Enid could also count for this, except that she was one of Millie's friends.

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* AlphaBitch: Ethel in the television adaptation, adaptation (1998 and 2017), Belladonna in ''The New Worst Witch''. Enid could also count for this, except that she was one of Millie's friends.



* AmbiguouslyGay: Miss Hardbroom, subtly in the 1998 adaptation and more obviously in 2017.



* CoolOldLady: The school founder Hermione Cackle, contrary to what Miss Hardbroom would like the students to believe. Miss Cackle and Miss Bat are examples too.

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* CoolOldLady: The school founder Hermione Cackle, Cackle in 1998, contrary to what Miss Hardbroom would like the students to believe. Miss Cackle and Miss Bat are examples too.



* DarkIsNotEvil: Miss Hardbroom wears a LOT of black, but is good at heart.



** Miss Hardbroom, big time.

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** Miss Hardbroom, big time. time - book, 1998 and 2017.



* DeathGlare: Miss Hardbroom is an expert at this.

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* DeathGlare: Miss Hardbroom is an expert at this.this, 1998 and 2017.



* DefrostingIceQueen: Miss Hardbroom in the 2017 series after she meets Miss Pentangle again. In the following episodes she smiles considerably more (although she's just as strict).



* HideYourLesbians: Miss Hardbroom and Miss Pentangle in the 2017 series (possibly - it's on a children's channel in the UK so nothing is confirmed, but there is some heavy duty subtext).



* IceQueen: Miss Hardbroom.



** Miss Hardbroom. Although a [[SternTeacher Stern]], borderline SadistTeacher, she ''does'' care for the well-being of her students, she just doesn't get why they can't simply be quiet and do as they're told.

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** Miss Hardbroom. Although a [[SternTeacher Stern]], borderline SadistTeacher, she ''does'' care for the well-being of her students, she just doesn't get why they can't simply be quiet and do as they're told. This is true in the 1998 series and the 2017, where she places the safety of the girls above everything.



** As does Miss Hardbroom, combined with a leather dressing gown.



* RapunzelHair: Miss Hardbroom keeps her hair tyed up in a really tight bun 24/7 except for the Halloween celebrations where the girls are amazed that it goes right down to her waist. Mildred remarks that she doesn't look half as frightening when her hair is down. Mildred herself is no slouch in the long hair department either; hers is at least hip length, though usually tied up in pigtails.

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** The 2017 series is much more diverse than the 1998 series, with Miss Drill and Enid played by Black actresses.
* RapunzelHair: Miss Hardbroom keeps her hair tyed up in a really tight bun 24/7 except for the Halloween celebrations where and at night, when the girls are amazed that it goes right down to her waist. Mildred remarks in the 1998 series that she doesn't look half as frightening when her hair is down. Mildred herself is no slouch in the long hair department either; hers is at least hip length, though usually tied up in pigtails.



* TechnologyMarchesOn: Both TV adaptations avert this by updating the books. The 1998 series has several mentions of computers and the internet (with at least two episodes where they are important to the plot) and Ruby Cherrytree is keen on gadgets. In the 2017 version Mildred has a mobile phone, although once she gets to Cackle's it is confiscated by Miss Hardbroom.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: Both TV adaptations avert this by updating the books. The 1998 series has several mentions of computers and the internet (with at least two episodes where they are important to the plot) and Ruby Cherrytree is keen on gadgets. In the 2017 version Mildred has a mobile phone, although once she gets to Cackle's it is confiscated by Miss Hardbroom. Instead, the witches use 'mag-lets' - magical tablets that are phones in all but name.
5th Feb '17 6:57:07 AM Aquila89
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A new TV adaptation began on 11th January 2017 on Creator/{{CBBC}. It will be available for international streaming on Netflix at some point during the year.

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A new TV adaptation began on 11th January 2017 on Creator/{{CBBC}.Creator/{{CBBC}}. It will be available for international streaming on Netflix at some point during the year.
18th Jan '17 12:21:24 PM talltalltree
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** In ''The New Worst Witch'', Belladonna Bindweed's distinguishing physical feature is her waist-length hair.



* TheNthDoctor: In season 2, Ethel Hallow has a "witch over" to explain the actress change from Felicity Jones to Katie Allen.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: Both TV adaptations avert this by updating the books. The 1998 series has several mentions of computers and the internet (with at least two episodes where they are important to the plot) and Ruby Cherrytree is keen on gadgets. In the 2017 version Mildred has a mobile phone, although once she gets to Cackle's it is confiscated by Miss Hardbroom.
* TheNthDoctor: In season 2, Ethel Hallow has a "witch over" to explain the actress change from Felicity Jones to Katie Katy Allen.



** Deidre Swoop, in her one appearance in the fist TV series, wasn't the nicest of witches -- when she returns as a recurring character in ''Weirdsister College'' she's grown a lot friendlier, and as Cackle's newest teacher in ''The New Word Witch'' she's downright {{Adorkable}}.

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** Deidre Deirdre Swoop, in her one appearance in the fist TV series, wasn't the nicest of witches -- when she returns as a recurring character in ''Weirdsister College'' she's grown a lot friendlier, and as Cackle's newest teacher in ''The New Word Witch'' she's downright {{Adorkable}}.
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