The Worst Witch (1986) - Trailer
Genres: Fantasy, Comedy, Family, Musical
Cast: Tim Curry, Liz May Brice, Fairuza Balk, Anna Kipling, Julia Nagle, Kathryn Lacey, Nevena Kaley, Su Elliot, Caroline Woolf, Amy Shindler, Diana Rigg, Pui Fan Lee, Charlotte Rae, Sabina Franklyn, Danielle Batchelor, Kate Buckley, Leila Marr, Katrina Heath, Tara Stevenson, Laura Heath, Sophie Cook, Sophie Millett
Director(s): Robert Young
Trailer: The Worst Witch (1986)
Mildred is one of the young girls at a prestigious witch academy. She can"t seem to do anything right and is picked on by classmates and teachers. The headmistress of the school, Miss Cackle, has an evil twin sister (Agatha) who plans to destroy the school. Can Mildred foil the plan before the Grand Wizard (Tim Curry) comes to the Academy for the Halloween celebration you"ll never forget?!!
The Worst Witch is a 1986 television film based on the children's book of the same name by Jill Murphy. It was produced by Central Independent Television and HBO.
The film follows the plot of the 1974 book. The movie centers around Mildred Hubble, who is invariably the "Worst Witch" at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches; a school of magic. Mildred creates many mishaps, including being late for school and making all of her classmates fall down, the incidents of when Mildred and her friend unintentionally turn themselves invisible, and transforming Ethel into a pig. The climax surrounds Miss Cackle's notorious twin evil sister, Agatha, plotting to take over the Academy. Ultimately Agatha is foiled by Mildred and Mildred establishes herself as the hero for the academy.
Diana Rigg as Miss Hardbroom
Charlotte Rae as Miss Cackle/Agatha
Tim Curry as The Grand Wizard
Fairuza Balk as Mildred Hubble
Sabina Franklyn as Miss Spellbinder
Su Elliot as Delilah
Danielle Batchelor as Maud Warlock
Anna Kipling as Ethel Hallow
Kate Buckley as Donna
Leila Marr as Pixie Brown
Liz May Brice as Zoe Chant-Vestry
Katrina Heath as Sophie Hattrick
Tara Stevenson as Gloria Hobgoblin
Laura Heath as Misty Meadow
Sophie Cook as Natalie Sinister
Sophie Millett as Verity Sinister
Julia J. Nagle as Bubble Toil
Kathryn Lacey as Goodie Twocharm
Nevena Kaley as Dawn Undercover
Caroline Woolf as Julie Vanishing
Amy Shindler as Spinner Webb
Pui Fan Lee as Prefect
Production and broadcast
The film was shot at St. Michael's College in Tenbury Wells. Its opening and closing song "Growing Up Isn't Easy" was sung by Bonnie Langford. It was composed by Charles Strouse with lyrics by Don Black. They also wrote "Anything Can Happen on Halloween". This song was covered by British rock band Stonegarth in 2008. Denis King composed its score and wrote the song "My Little School".
This television film aired on HBO in the 1980s and The Disney Channel during its H via Jonathan Couchenour
Synopsis:Mildred is one of the young girls at a prestigious witch academy. She can't seem to do anything right and is picked on by classmates and teachers. The headmistress of the school, Miss Cackle, has an evil twin sister (Agatha) who plans to destroy the school. Can Mildred foil the plan before the Grand Wizard (Tim Curry) comes to the Academy for the Halloween celebration you'll never forget?!!