Worzel Gummidge Season 3
S03 E01Nov 1, 1980
Moving On Nov 1, 1980 The Braithwaite's and the Peters’ have been on holiday in Tenerife and return home to a very unpleasant and unwelcome surprise. While they’ve been away Worzel and Aunt Sally have moved into their farmhouse, eaten all their food and completely wrecked the place! Mr. Braithwaite finds what he believes to be just his old scarecrow and an old doll, Aunt Sally, and so puts the damage down to vandals. As they clear up the mess a newcomer, Mrs Cousins, comes along and takes away Aunt Sally for her daughter, Emma, and of course Worzel follows. When the coast is clear Worzel drags Aunt Sally away but their reunion is short-lived. The fair is passing through the village and Aunt Sally jumps on their wagon and joins them. Worzel, not to be beaten, grabs the Crowman’s trike and follows her as the disapproving Crowman follows on foot.
S03 E02Nov 8, 1980
Dolly Clothes-Peg Nov 8, 1980 Worzel and Aunt Sally are both employed at the fair but Worzel, as usual, has a problem. Aunt Sally is walking out with ‘The Great Orlando’, the strongman. After being let down by Aunt Sally yet again Worzel goes for a walk and meets up with ‘Dolly Clothes - Peg’, an ex shop window dummy who is currently employed as a makeshift Scarecrow. She explains to Worzel how the Crowman had brought her to life and they both decide to go for a cup of tea and a slice of cake at the local tea room. Unfortunately Aunt Sally is already there and, to make matters worse, so is ‘The Great Orlando’.
S03 E03Nov 15, 1980
A Fair Old Pullover Nov 15, 1980 Worzel is skulking around the farmyard with a purpose in mind. Firstly he steals Mr. Braithwaite’s flat cap, then Mrs Braithwaite’s scarf and finally Harry’s welding goggles. It turns out that he’s putting together a driving outfit, but this drive is no ordinary drive. Worzel has decided that he’s going with the Braithwaite’s on their weekly shopping trip to LittleMinster, but Worzel isn’t traveling with them in the car, he’s traveling on the car. Along the way Worzel causes havoc, people fall into ditches or off their bicycles, but it’s in Little Minster itself that Worzel draws the most attention to himself. Luckily however the Crowman is there to get him out of trouble.
S03 E04Nov 22, 1980
Worzel the Brave Nov 22, 1980 Mrs Bloomsbury - Barton has sold her hall to a Colonel Bloodstock who is bringing all his belongings into the village via Rail. Also traveling by rail is a package for Mr. Shepherd, Aunt Sally. Unfortunately Aunt Sally gets taken up to the hall with the Colonel’s furniture and, when she arrives manages to convince him that she is a maid and that she comes along with the Hall. She does not however reach the Hall unobserved. From a field Worzel sees everything and decides to go up to the Hall to visit her. When Worzel arrives though he gets a less than warm reception, in fact he is thrown out of the Hall by Aunt Sally and finally seen off the premises courtesy of Colonel Bloodstock and his shotgun. Worzel realizes the only way he can rescue Aunt Sally is to go and see the Crowman and ask him for a ‘brave head’.
S03 E05Nov 29, 1980
Worzel's Wager Nov 29, 1980 Worzel has a dead cert racing tip courtesy of his Robin so, as he is desperate for five pounds, he decides to place a bet. Unfortunately though before he has a chance he’s thrown out of the betting shop when it emerges he has no money. Meanwhile the rest of the village, including Harry, are gearing up for the annual dog race. Worzel however is still no nearer to fathoming out a way to make his five pounds so he decides to take a nap in a field and, as if things weren’t bad enough, he gets caught up in a combined harvester. As usual thought the Crowman is on hand to put him back together. Once repaired the Crowman gives Worzel a task, to look after his dog, Ratter, for him whilst he goes to fix another Scarecrow, ‘Scratty Swedehead’. As soon as the Crowman leaves Worzel has an idea. To enter Ratter in the local Dog Race.
S03 E06Dec 6, 1980
The Return of Dafthead Dec 6, 1980 Sue and John go up to Ten - Acre field to give Worzel a present, a bowl of Black Forest Gateaux mix but, when they arrive, they find a different Scarecrow at Worzel’s post, Dafthead. It turns out that Dafthead has put a bucket on Worzel’s head, tied him up and then dumped him in his barn before stealing his post. Sue and John free Worzel and the trio head up to Ten - Acre to confront Dafthead. When they arrive Dafthead is still eating the cake mix so Worzel tries to outsmart him. Unfortunately Dafthead, who has all of Worzel’s heads rolled into one, is too clever so Worzel decides to go and see the Crowman to see if he has any ideas.
S03 E07Dec 13, 1980
Captain Worzel Dec 13, 1980 Mr Shepherd is purposefully taking Aunt Sally on a canal boat holiday through West Chester in order to see a museum owner, Mr. Pursglove, who he believes wishes to purchase Aunt Sally. However before he can leave Worzel spies Aunt Sally in the back of his car and decides to jump in and stow away with them. At the boatyard Worzel gets out of the car to explore and ends up seeing a face he recognizes, Saucy Nancy. Worzel climbs aboard her boat but, unfortunately it’s the same boat Mr Shepherd has hired and so both of them are there when Aunt Sally gets aboard and, of course, a fight ensues.
S03 E08Dec 20, 1980
Choir Practice Dec 20, 1980 It’s harvest festival time and Worzel is on loan to the Vicar in order to keep the Starlings out of the Church rafters. Worzel isn’t the only newcomer at the Church, the Vicar also has an orphan called Samantha staying with him. Worzel is posted in the graveyard but, as night falls, he becomes scared and frightened of the ghosts. Meanwhile the Church choir are practicing for the harvest festival service but as the orphan Samantha draws attention to herself in a pure white smock John and Sue realize who she really is, Aunt Sally. Once the choir is in full swing Aunt Sally slips away in order to get back to the Vicarage first so she can eat all the supper that Mrs Braithwaite has prepared. She must first however cross the graveyard. As soon as Worzel catches sight of the figure in white he is off, he heads for the Vicarage. He gets there first and when Aunt Sally comes along he realizes there was no ghost, but if you’re in the choir there’s plenty of tea and cake. The next day Worzel returns in his singing head and joins the choir.
A Cup o' Tea an' a Slice o' Cake (1)
A Cup o' Tea an' a Slice o' Cake (2)