Who stars in the BBC One Christmas specials?

WORZEL Gummidge will be back on our screens during Christmas 2021.

The cast is slightly mixed for the two episodes which will be broadcast so who is the cast in 2021?


Thierry Wickins, left, Mackenzie Crook, center, and India Brown, left, featured on Worzel Gummidge.Credit: BBC

Who is in the cast of Worzel Gummidge 2021?

Mackenzie Crook as Worzel Gummidge

Mackenzie Crook continues to have a successful career.


Mackenzie Crook continues to have a successful career.Credit: Getty

Mackenzie Crook continues his role as the titular scarecrow Worzel Gummidge from the first season.

Not only does he star in the series, but he is also a screenwriter and director.

Mackenzie is already a household name after appearing on the UK version of the sitcom The Office and playing Ragetti in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

India Brown as Susan

India Brown's career, right, begins to fly.


India Brown’s career, right, begins to fly.Credit: BBC

India plays one of Worzel’s human friends, Susan.

India is still at the start of his career but has still had some great roles.

She appeared as Jamila Huston on the Apple TV + Invasion show and Lizzie on the CBBC Hetty Feather TV show.

Thierry Wickens as John

Thierry Wickens, right, is at the start of his career.


Thierry Wickens, right, is at the start of his career.Credit: BBC

Thierry plays John, one of Wrozel’s friends and Susan’s brother.

Worzel Gummidge is Thierry’s flagship role, having no other acting credits to his credit.

Rosie Cavaliero as Mrs. Braithwaite

Rosie returns.


Rosie returns.Credit: Rex Features

Rosie will reprise her role from previous seasons as Mrs. Braithwaite, John and Susan’s adoptive mother.

The Brazilian-born actress has appeared on numerous British television shows, including Hold The Sunset, Death In Paradise and Friday Night Dinner.

Steve Pemberton as Mr Braithwaite

Steve continues as Mr. Braithwaite.


Steve continues as Mr. Braithwaite.Credit: Getty Images – Getty

The other half of Ms. Braithwaite is played by Steve Pemberton.

Steve’s career exploded thanks to British comedy The League Of Gentleman.

He went on to act for British television, appearing in Doctor Who and Benidorm.

Bill Bailey as Mr. Peregrine

From strictly to Peregrine.


From strictly to Peregrine.Credit: Getty

Joining the cast is Bill Bailey, making an appearance in the episode titled Calliope Jane.

Bill is best known for his comedy work, but has become a household name again after winning the 2020 Strictly Come Dancing series, with his partner Oti Mabuse.

Nneka Okoye as Calliope Jane

Nneka returns as Calliope Jane.


Nneka returns as Calliope Jane.

Nneka will play the main character in the second episode which will air during the Christmas season.

The actress hasn’t had many leading roles in her career, but is expected to star in the live-action TV show based on the popular video game series Halo.

Who else is in the cast?

Aaron Neil will appear in the Twitches episode as Lee Dangerman.

He will appear alongside Francesca Mills who plays Earthy Mangold.

Toby Jones is set to return after playing a total of six characters in the Guy Fawkes episode, which aired earlier in 2021.

Vicki Pepperdine will return with her role as Aunt Sally.

When is Worzel Gummidge on the BBC?

Two episodes of Worzel Gummidge are slated to air over the Christmas period.

Twitchers will air on December 28, 2021 with Calliope Jane the next day, December 29, 2021.

Both episodes will air on BBC One at 7.15pm.

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