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Simon and the Witch 

Based on the books by Margaret Stuart Barry, Simon and the Witch tells the magical adventures of a little boy Simon who befriends a very mischievous witch!
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Series cast summary:
Elizabeth Spriggs ...  The Witch 25 episodes, 1987-1988
Hugh Pollard Hugh Pollard ...  Simon 25 episodes, 1987-1988
David Crane David Crane ...  Jimmy 24 episodes, 1987-1988
Joan Sims ...  Lady Fox-Custard 23 episodes, 1987-1988
Sarah Wynter Sarah Wynter ...  Mum 23 episodes, 1987-1988
Nicola Stapleton ...  Sally 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Ilan Ostrove Ilan Ostrove ...  Cuthbert 21 episodes, 1987-1988
Joe Grossi ...  Hopkins 20 episodes, 1987-1988
Elizabeth Proud Elizabeth Proud ...  Miss Phoeble 12 episodes, 1987
Naomie Harris ...  Joyce 12 episodes, 1987
James Reinl James Reinl ...  Tim 12 episodes, 1987
John Rapley John Rapley ...  Mr. Bodley 11 episodes, 1987
C.J. Allen C.J. Allen ...  Valdini 11 episodes, 1988
Emma-Louise Harrington Emma-Louise Harrington ...  Angelica 11 episodes, 1988
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Based on the books by Margaret Stuart Barry, Simon and the Witch tells the magical adventures of a little boy Simon who befriends a very mischievous witch!

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UK

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English

Release Date:

16 November 1987 (UK) See more »

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(25 episodes)

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Spun-off from Up Our Street: Simon and the Witch (1985) See more »

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A magical gem
5 February 2003 | by glc19garethSee all my reviews

I fondly remember this from the first time round, and recently saw it again on a BBC cable channel, it had lost very little of its charm. The acting was generally superb (especially Spriggs and Sims), but the child actors were good in their roles too.

The premise is a good one, and the episodes fast paced with 'punchy' cliff hanger endings. Brings back happy memories of 1980s childhood, just before the dawn of a new safety age where children still had some opportunity to go off out on their own.

One last thing, the scenes in the english primary school were really realistic I thought, and the teachers treatment of the witch (who they saw as a slightly demented old lady) excellent.


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