Mackenzie Crook to star in new episode of Worzel Gummidge alongside his former Detectorists co-star Toby Young  

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Detective stars Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones are set to reunite on screen in a new episode of Verzel Gummies, it has been announced.

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The 49-year-old scoundrel, who starred as the popular Walking, Talking Scarecrow on the BBC program, has created three new episodes of his show inspired by the classic books by Barbara Eufan Todd.

His adaptation of the story, which was also previously shown on television screens in the 70s and 80s, first aired on the BBC in 2019.

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Star Power: Detective stars Mackenzie Crook (pictured) and Toby Jones are set to reunite on screen in a new episode of the adaptation of the Worzel Gummies, it has been announced.

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In the new episode, Jones will be seen playing all six roles on a village committee in an episode titled Guy Forks.

He previously starred alongside Crook in the BBC comedy series Detectives.

Virzel Gummies will also star comedian Bill Bailey, Gentleman Jack star Rosie Cavaliero, Afterlife actor Paul Kaye, Getting On’s Vicki Pepperdine and The Stranger actress India Brown.

Returning co-star: Toby Jones will appear with Mackenzie, when they previously appeared together on Comedy Detectors from 2014 to 2017

Returning co-star: Toby Jones will appear with Mackenzie, when they previously appeared together on Comedy Detectors from 2014 to 2017

Multi-talented: Jones will be seen playing all six roles on a village committee in an episode titled Guy Forxo in the new episode

Multi-talented: Jones will be seen playing all six roles on a village committee in an episode titled Guy Forxo in the new episode

Crook, who wrote and directed the new episodes, said: ‘I’m thrilled to bring three new episodes of Virzel Gummies to audiences this year and announce an amazing cast.

‘We had a happy summer making these films and I hope to see some of them hit the screens.’

Executive Producer Christian Smith said: ‘It is always the greatest joy and privilege to be at Scatterbrook and Ten Acre Field.

The 49-year-old badass, who starred as the popular Walking, Talking Scarecrow on the BBC program, has created three new episodes of his show inspired by the classic books by Barbara Eufan Todd.

The 49-year-old badass, who starred as the popular Walking, Talking Scarecrow on the BBC program, has created three new episodes of his show inspired by the classic books by Barbara Eufan Todd.

‘Our exceptional cast and crew make the whole experience so enjoyable. Mackenzie Crook leads with humanity and that translates into these beautiful films.

‘Our three original stories will captivate and entertain audiences of all ages.’

Tanya Qureshi, head of comedy at the BBC, said: ‘The magical cast of characters who live in Vorzel and Scatterbrook are back once again and we can’t wait for viewers to see what Mackenzie and crew play in these new installments. What has brought alive .

‘These amazing movies are the perfect relaxing tonic we can use right now.’

He added: 'I'm thrilled to bring three new episodes of Virzel Gummies to audiences this year and to announce an amazing cast'

He added: ‘I’m thrilled to bring three new episodes of Virzel Gummies to audiences this year and to announce an amazing cast’

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