Worzel Hedgerow GummidgeThe 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 BeetrootA militant friend of Worzel's.
- Edible Theme Naming: His last name is Beetroot.
Pickles BrambleWorzel'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.
DaftheadA 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 BoggartA scarecrow who's mentioned a lot.
Scarer CabbageA scarecrow with a cabbage for a head who the Crow Man didn't make, but brought to life.
- Edible Theme Naming: Scarer Cabbage.
- Meaningful Name: Is a scarecrow with a cabbage for a head.
- Mister Strangenoun: His surname is Cabbage.
- The Speechless: He doesn't have any dialogue.
Anna ArrowA scarecrow mentioned several times.
Cobber Outback GummidgeWorzel's Australian cousin.
Dolly ClothespegA scarecrow who used to be a dressmaker's dummy.
Jack BraithwaiteOne of the farmers, who is slightly more grumpy than Mrs. Braithwaite, but not all that grumpy.
Betty BraithwaiteJack's wife.
- Alliterative Name: Betty Braithwaite.
Mr. PetersThe kids' father, who likes to gamble and doesn't know much about farms.
John PetersOne of the kids.
- Accidental Misnaming: Calls Aunt Sally "Auntie Annie" and "Auntie Nancy".
- Big Eater: He's said to have a big appetite.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sometimes is a bit brash, but he's a nice boy.
- Nature Tinkling: He first sees Worzel while peeing behind a hedge.
- Potty Emergency: He has to pee and claims it's urgent when we first meet him.
- Sibling Rivalry: Sometimes argues with Sue.
Sue PetersJohn's sister, who is a bit more cheerful and empathetic than John, but can be grumpy sometimes.
- Big Eater: Apparently, like John, she eats a lot.
- Catchphrase: "Poor Worzel" and calling people horrible.
- Deadpan Snarker: Subverted. Is very snarky in the first episode but drops it in later episodes.
- Sibling Rivalry: Sometimes argues with John.
The Crow ManWorzel'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-BartonAn arrogant, rich woman.
- Rich Bitch: Sometimes she is mean to her servants and other folk.
Mr ShepherdAunt 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 SimmonsMrs. Bloomsbury-Barton's maid, who sometimes works in a store.
- Maid: Works as Mrs. Bloomsbury Barton's maid.
P.C. Alfie ParsonsThe local cop.
HarryThe farmers' assistant.
- Injured Limb Episode: He sprains his ankle in "Worzel's Nephew".
HumphreyMrs. Bloomsbury-Barton's servant.
Aunt SallyA 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 NancyA figurehead.
- Meaningful Name: "Saucy" means cheeky, which she certainly is.
RatterThe Crow Man's dog.
- Meaningful Name: Apparently, she catches rats.
Worzel's robin red-breastA 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.