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Simon and the Witch

TV Series

Country: UK

Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy



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.


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

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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