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The Worst Witch 

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Mildred Hubble lives an ordinary life with her mum Julie, until the day that Maud Spellbody crashes her broomstick into their balcony and nothing is ever the same again. Maud introduces ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Raquel Cassidy ...  Miss Hardbroom 42 episodes, 2017-2020
Jenny Richardson ...  Ethel Hallow 41 episodes, 2017-2020
Clare Higgins ...  Miss Cackle 41 episodes, 2017-2020
Bella Ramsey ...  Mildred Hubble 40 episodes, 2017-2020
Dagny Rollins ...  Felicity Foxglove 40 episodes, 2017-2020
Shauna Shim Shauna Shim ...  Miss Drill 40 episodes, 2017-2020
Tamara Smart ...  Enid Nightshade 37 episodes, 2017-2020
Wendy Craig ...  Miss Bat 34 episodes, 2017-2019
Philip Martin Brown ...  Mr. Rowan Webb / ... 33 episodes, 2017-2019
Megan Hughes ...  Maud Spellbody 28 episodes, 2018-2020
Trixie Hyde Trixie Hyde ...  Sybil Hallow 28 episodes, 2018-2020
Ynez Williams ...  Beatrice Bunch 28 episodes, 2018-2020
Kitty Slack Kitty Slack ...  Clarice Twigg 28 episodes, 2018-2020
Nicola Stephenson Nicola Stephenson ...  Julie Hubble 22 episodes, 2017-2019
Miriam Petche ...  Esmerelda Hallow 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Zita Sattar ...  Miss Tapioca 17 episodes, 2017-2020
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Mildred Hubble lives an ordinary life with her mum Julie, until the day that Maud Spellbody crashes her broomstick into their balcony and nothing is ever the same again. Maud introduces Mildred to Cackle's Academy - a school for young witches set high on a mountaintop. Under the watchful eye of friendly headmistress Miss Cackle and scary deputy Miss Hardbroom, Mildred begins her training, but no matter how hard she tries, her spells have a habit of going badly wrong, causing chaos. Will Mildred always be The Worst Witch..?

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Family | Fantasy

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11 January 2017 (UK) See more »

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Mildred's cat is played by 2 different cats. One has white and grey fur and one is light grey with darker grey stripes. See more »

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Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: The Worst Witch S1 (2017) See more »

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Not! A! Ripoff! and Worth the Watch! *spoiler free*
23 July 2017 | by sanctuary_thirteenSee all my reviews

The Worst Witch. The book series by Jill Murphy was first published in 1974 and continues through to 2013 at least.

Harry Potter. The book series by JK Rowling was first published by 1997 and continued through to 2007, with more stories rumored on their way.

The Worst Witch. The first film adaptation came out in 1986 starring Fairuza Balk and Tim Curry. A television series then ran from 1998 to 2001.

Harry Potter. The first film adaptation came out in 2001 starring everyone you could ever want and more, and the series culminated in 2011. A prequel film then was released in 2016.

I love Harry Potter, but I'm old enough to have watched the Worst Witch and remembered it. The overlap and obvious repetitions between the two stories kept me from enjoying HP until much later, but today I have a healthy love for both stories, as they really do tell two different stories despite all the similarities.

British boarding schools, especially to American viewers who are by and large unfamiliar with boarding schools as a concept, may mistake normal behaviors for particularities unique to one universe or the other.

Now that we have THAT out of the way, this is a fun version of the misadventures of Mildred, the Worst Witch. Magic takes a backseat to telling a rather mundane, but poignant story about friendship, fitting in, and hard decisions.

It is perhaps a simpler story than Rowling's work, leaving out so much of the backdrop of the past that conveyed the breathing magical world of Harry Potter. The Worst Witch instead skips over the hidden world and takes on perhaps a more mythical sense. The cheaper effects are highly charming, and the children give solid performances.

This is a great series for kids perhaps not quite old enough for the darker Harry Potter world, but ready to embrace a magical school.


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