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Worzel Hedgerow Gummidge

The main character: a mischievous, uneducated scarecrow with interchangeable heads for different purposes (dancing head, thinking head etc).
  • Big Eater: He once ate twenty-five meals.
  • Birthday Episode: Exaggerated because all his body parts have a "birthday", but his "bestest" one is celebrated in the episode "Worzel's Birthday" and it's for his main head.
  • Book Dumb: Seen as stupid but he's actually more naive and uneducated than outright unintelligent.
  • Catchphrase: Several nonsense exclamations including "bozzy macoo" and "bomswizzled".
  • Disney Death: In the first episode, his head falls off and the kids think he died, but he didn't.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He likes to break rules and insult people but he's nice.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Mostly wears the same tatty coat and pants.
  • Meaningful Name: His first name comes from "mangold-wurzel", which is a type of turnip and his heads are made of turnips.
  • Mister Strangenoun: His middle name is "Hedgerow".
  • Pie in the Face: Seems to like throwing food and getting it thrown at him.
  • Psychic Powers: He can't read minds, predict the future or anything like that but he does apparently always know where the Crow Man is due to a "tickling in his head".
  • Sweet Tooth: Likes cake, candy, eclairs etc.
  • Third-Person Person: Sometimes speaks in the third person, but not all the time.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Is afraid of electricity and fire.
  • You No Take Candle: Downplayed. He talks mostly normally but sometimes says, "is" instead of "am" or something like that.

Sargent Beetroot

A militant friend of Worzel's.

Pickles Bramble

Worzel's misbehaved nephew from London who speaks in rhyming slang.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Makes Worzel do his jobs, yells at him and threatens to throw him on the compost heap and he's seen as a kid.
  • Lazy Bum: Gets Worzel to do his jobs for him.
  • Literal Ass-Kicking: He sling-shots Mrs Bloomsbury Barton in the butt.
  • Shout-Out: Calls the chicken house the "Mickey Mouse".
  • Sweet Tooth: Seems to be as interested in dessert as his uncle.
  • Vague Age: Most scarecrows are "born" as adults and are sort of ageless, but Pickles is shorter and seen as a kid around John and Sue's age.


A scarecrow that Worzel made to throw on the bonfire, but he came to life. Dafthead has the skills of all Worzel's heads.
  • Mondegreen: Thinks that the lyrics to "Old McDonald" go "Old McDonald is a farm".
  • Motor Mouth: Sometimes rambles quickly.
  • You No Take Candle: Even though he apparently has the intellect of Worzel's thinking head, he still speaks in the same grammatically-incorrect way Worzel does.

Soggy Boggart

A scarecrow who's mentioned a lot.

Scarer Cabbage

A scarecrow with a cabbage for a head who the Crow Man didn't make, but brought to life.

Anna Arrow

A scarecrow mentioned several times.

Cobber Outback Gummidge

Worzel's Australian cousin.

Dolly Clothespeg

A scarecrow who used to be a dressmaker's dummy.
  • Character Tics: Still has a habit of standing like a dressmaker's dummy.
  • Sweet Tooth: Seems as interested in cake as Worzel.

Jack Braithwaite

One of the farmers, who is slightly more grumpy than Mrs. Braithwaite, but not all that grumpy.

Betty Braithwaite

Jack's wife.

Mr. Peters

The kids' father, who likes to gamble and doesn't know much about farms.

John Peters

One of the kids.

Sue Peters

John's sister, who is a bit more cheerful and empathetic than John, but can be grumpy sometimes.

The Crow Man

Worzel's creator, a mysterious old man with strange magical powers.
  • Cool Old Guy: A wise, mystical old man.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Downplayed. He can be grumpy sometimes, especially if Worzel is misbehaving, but is not grumpy all, or even most, of the time.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: It's unknown how he can turn scarecrows to life; he just can.
  • No Name Given: His real name is not revealed.
  • Psychic Powers: Implied. When Pickles asks how he knows that he was the one who sling-shotted him, he just says, "I'm the Crow Man. I know," and in "Worzel's Wager", he claims that betting on the fact that it will snow on Christmas isn't gambling because he knows it will happen.
  • Vague Age: We know he's old, we just don't know how old. Worzel says he's hundreds of years old but he's an unreliable source of information.

Mrs. Bloomsbury-Barton

An arrogant, rich woman.
  • Rich Bitch: Sometimes she is mean to her servants and other folk.

Mr Shepherd

Aunt Sally's cranky owner.
  • Child Hater: Is even more frustrated with kids than adults.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Is elderly and likes to threaten people with violence (but isn't actually violent.)
  • The Napoleon: Is grumpy and, while not quite a little person, is rather short.
  • Sweet Tooth: Is often seen eating cake.

Enid Simmons

Mrs. Bloomsbury-Barton's maid, who sometimes works in a store.
  • Maid: Works as Mrs. Bloomsbury Barton's maid.

P.C. Alfie Parsons

The local cop.


The farmers' assistant.


Mrs. Bloomsbury-Barton's servant.

Aunt Sally

A haughty wooden doll who Worzel wants to marry.
  • An Arm and a Leg: One episode focuses on Worzel accidentally taking her leg off.
  • Big Eater: Sometimes eats whole supplies of food.
  • Book Dumb: Claims she's highly educated but really she's as ignorant as Worzel.
  • Catchphrase: "Don't you know anything about anything?!" and "Disgusting!".
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: Sometimes she ends up upside-down with her bloomers visible.
  • The Fashionista: Sometimes refuses to do things because they're not "fashionable".
  • Limited Wardrobe: Mainly wears a blue dress and a bonnet.
  • Pie in the Face: Like Worzel, she likes to throw food.
  • Sweet Tooth: Likes dessert as much, if not more, than Worzel.
  • You No Take Candle: Sometimes talks in nonstandard grammar like Worzel, though not as often as him.

Saucy Nancy

A figurehead.


The Crow Man's dog.

Worzel's robin red-breast

A bird who makes her nest in Worzel's belly and has babies.
  • No Name Given: Her name is not revealed.
  • Sick Episode: Well, in one episode, Worzel does say that she has a cold but Worzel can be unreliable.

Worzel's mice

A family of field mice who live on Worzel.

Harry's dog

A Whippet.


A sheep.

Worzel's hedgehog

A hedgehog that Worzel uses as a hairbrush.

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