79 x 30 minutes, live action drama (6 series)
Based on the multi-million selling book series by Jill Murphy
Pre-dating Harry Potter by many years, Jill Murphy’s captivating stories about so-called ‘worst witch’ Mildred Hubble’s trials and tribulations at Cackle’s Academy for trainee witches have become children’s classics, with book sales exceeding four million in the UK alone.
The TV series based on these books have sold in over sixty countries. At the start, the accident-prone Mildred Hubble seems incapable of ever qualifying as a fully fledged witch, especially when her talents are compared to those of her nemesis, the super confident, but sly, Ethel Hallow. But innate goodness will out and by the end of the third series, Mildred has become a star pupil, gaining a place at Weirdsister College, Cambridge, and even attracting the grudging admiration of the formidable Miss Hardbroom, the teacher who has been a constant thorn in her side. Series Four chronicles Mildred’s time at Cambridge, while Series 5 and 6 star her equally accident prone cousin, Hettie Hubble.