Catweazle

Catweazle

Release Date:  3/8/1970
Country of Release:  UK
Length:  30 minutes
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Medium:  Video
Genre:  ADV COM FAM FAN
Release Message:  Mrs Boddington a local council member is a frequent visitor to hexworth farm much to carott's dislike. He decides magic is needed to get rid of her and seeks out Catweazle (Geoffrey Bayldon)'s help.
Description:  Mrs Boddington a local council member is a frequent visitor to hexworth farm much to carott's dislike. He decides magic is needed to get rid of her and seeks out Catweazle's help. By using a spell from√ärapkyn's book it's decided to make a doll to represent Mrs Boddington and on the 7th chime of the church bell the spell will take effect.However they need a personal item from Mrs Boddington to make the spell complete.Looking in her car for a personal item they find nothing and Catweazle is forced to hide in the back of her car when she leaves the farm for a hairdresser's appointment. Carrott follows on his bike and they arrive in the local village and concoct a plan to obtain a personal item. Catweazle describing the hairdresser's as a torture chamber and saying that removing hair is a loss of strength as per Samson in the bible and realises this is the answer to their problem. Carrott enters the hairdresser and asks to speak to Mrs Boddington while Catweazle causes a distraction by calling the fellow customers ''foolish whenches'' and does a song and dance routine causing confusion and hysteria while Carrott pinches some of the removed hair of Mrs Boddington that had been cut and was on the floor. Using this to add to the voodoo doll and Catweazle adding a spell to make her become covered in spots is hoped will rid her from the farm. However it is later revealed that Mr Bennett was only being friendly towards Mrs Boddington so as to get council permission to add some building to his property.Realising his error Carrott worries about the outcome but it turns out that Catweazle's spell backfires somewhat and it's Mrs Boddington's main council rival that ends up with the spots and so approval is granted by the council as Mrs Boddington receives no opposition as her rival is unable to attend the meeting because she suddenly comes down with a bout of measles.