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Simon and the Witch
(1987-1988)

TV Series

Country: UK

Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy

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Synopsis

Schoolboy Simon (Hugh Pollard) is an unlikely friend to a mad old witch. She lives in an ordinary terraced house with a black cat called George whom she constantly forgets to feed - which means he is forced to eat the furniture to stay alive. The witch is rude, irreverent and silly, and between them Simon and the witch get into numerous scrapes.

Notes

  • Based on the 'Simon and the Witch' series of books (1976-92) by English children's writer Margaret Stuart Barry (b. 1927)
  • Comprising 25 episodes of approximately 15 minutes each, spread across two seasons. Season 1 adapted and expanded upon the novel "Simon and the Witch in School" (1987) and Season 2 did the same for "The Witch and the Holiday Club" (1988).
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Cast

  • Elizabeth Spriggs
    (The Witch)
  • Hugh Pollard
    (Simon)
  • David Crane
    (Jimmy)
  • James Reihl
    (Tim)
  • Ilan Ostrove
    (Cuthbert)
  • Joan Sims
    (Lady Fox-Custard)
  • Nicola Stapleton
    (Sally)
  • Elizabeth Proud
    (Miss Phoeble)
  • Sarah Wynter
    (Mum)
  • George the Cat
    (Himself)

BoyActors Reviews

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A series where all the sympathetic child characters are male, and where the boys do not spend all their time gazing at the girls in adoration (quite the contrary!)...in other words, a series made before identity politics took over the BBC and its programming output turned to crap. Elizabeth Spriggs makes a wonderful witch, all the boy actors are great, and Hugh Pollard clicks his heels beautifully in the closing credit sequence.

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