The Worst Witch
screenable online: 9 episodes
Faithfully based on Jill Murphy’s well-loved books, The Worst Witch is an exciting series of adventures for one of the most iconic and best-loved characters in children’s literature. A first-year student at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches, Mildred is living every girl’s dream – she’s learning how to do real magic! Every day, she gets to fly on a broomstick, mix potions and cast spells. But Mildred’s place in this world is constantly in jeopardy. Miss Hardbroom wants her out before she ruins the reputation of Cackle’s Academy forever. And resident mean girl Ethel Hallow wants Mildred out of the way to stop her from stealing the limelight once and for all. Magical mayhem meets the everyday world of school life in a show which will resonate with every child who’s ever dreamed of being able to change the world by magic – and everyone who’s ever worried about not being good enough. The universal appeal of magic is evident in the sheer volume of young readers who have fallen under the spell of Jill Murphy‘s Worst Witch– 6.5 million and counting.
This exciting new adaptation captures the unique tone and style of the book series – which hasn’t been out of print once in the last almost 50 years – and build on the success of the previous film and television shows. This isn’t just another reboot; it’s a fantastic and ambitious reimagining of a much loved classic. By developing and expanding the world of the books it delivers these delightful stories – and so much more – to a whole new generation of fans.