I've been a Catweazle fan for as long as I can remember. I caught the show on first run as a (nearly) five year old child and fell in love with it. Even though it's never been one of those series that was repeated ad infinitum, I never forgot it and consequently was delighted when the series was repeated by Channel 4 and then released on VHS and later DVD by Network.
A bit about me. I was born in the mid-60s, come from SE London, though am now living north of that unfriendly and overcrowded metropolis in somewhere much nicer and less frenetic. I was an educational technician for a quarter of a century before 'dropping out' to become a househusband. I write and publish my own books (via Hidden Tiger, see my signature) and have recently edited, designed and published a 50th anniversary collection of Catweazle memories, with chapters written by 40 brilliant writers, called 'Tis Magic! Our Memories of Catweazle'. Every sale of the book benefits the Catweazle Fan Club and is available from the Hidden Tiger website, Lulu.com and Amazon.
Last Edit: Nov 18, 2019 10:33:01 GMT by Alan Hayes
My name is Chas and I live in Hertfordshire, quite near to where the second series of Catweazle was filmed.
I was born in Kent in 1961 and at the age of 8, something magical happened..
I remember the hoo-har about the moon misson and the 'Eagle has landed' and it seemed to be on the tele for ages.. But that wasn't what was magical for me.
About 6 months later Catweazle had landed on our black and white PYE... and it was magic.
I, like a lot of my school friends dreaded Sunday because that meant bath and school the next day, but it was softened by the excitement that Catweazle was on..and the next day at school we would comment on the previous days enjoyment of watching.
I've never grown out of Catweazle.. It's timeless!.. and that is a testiment to the brilliant writing from Richard Carpenter and acting from Geoffrey Bayldon and others on the series.
Last Edit: Nov 18, 2019 13:36:33 GMT by ChasWeazle
Hello all! Newbie Stephen here from London but now residing in Manchester via a longish stint in Wales. Watched CATWEAZLE aged 11 when it first aired in 1970 and am 11 years old once again via the re-run on TalkingPicturesTV. I had the pleasure of working with and sharing a dressing room with Robin Davies at Northampton Rep in 1984. In 2010, I was deeply saddened to learn of his passing and I believe I contacted this club for a forwarding address to be able to pass my condolences to his wife and family. Thank you for that, once again. It’s been a while...... Regarding a restoraction of the series in HD, I contacted Network over the weekend and received this reply today : “Hi Stephen, it's not on our schedule at the moment but it may be something that we consider for the future.” Well, let’s hope so....
Good to have you on board brother! How lovely for you to have got that close to Robin. He was such a lovely and humble man. It is a tragedy that he left us at such an early age. He will live on though with all Weazlers.
Hello there. As mentioned on my other post on the forum, I found this place from re-searching the series following the broadcast of the episodes on TPTV.
I have enjoyed looking at the site and learning about all things Catweazle.
BTW, have your marketing bods thought of producing a T shirt emblazoned with the slogan "Catweazle says Mayhap" in the style of Frankie Goes To Hollywood and their "Frankie Says Relax" t shirt? I'd buy one
Started watching the series on Talking Pictures a few weeks ago, now I try to see every episode. I like this show, offers half an hour of easy viewing with simple characters and some insights of a bygone era. I know little about the main actor Geoffrey Blaydon but from having watched so far couldn't imagine anyone else in the role. It's a good watch for thirty minutes although the series was produced before my time although can remember Worzel Gummidge. For some reason always thought the series were related or similar but having watched Catweazle regularly now for a few weeks can see that isn't really the case.
I would like to have met Mr Blaydon at some stage up until now but sadly that cannot be possible. Would have talked about the series, his memories and best and worst parts of it. Hope to contribute some more soon and will keep tuning in weekdays at 5pm when aired. Didn't realise there was a Catweazle fan message board but upon discovery just felt a requirement to sign up and join in.
Although I have viewed this forum many times, I have today bitten the bullet and joined properly. I'm Mark and I was born after Catweazle was originally shown and caught it in the early 80's however my parents were fans so I'd always hear about it. I am a huge fan of British TV of this period and love the look of these shows when they could afford the location filming on 16mm. Indeed Catweazle and later Worzel Gummidge really made me yearn for the easy life of the countryside (or at least how it's depicted on TV), but alas not. One of my favourite pastimes is visiting locations of shows such as this and have very much enjoyed the rural drives around East Clandon. It's very much the same as 50 years ago, thankfuly. I'm also a big fan of library music. Unfortunately Catweazle is underserved by what's out there, so if anyone has any idea where I can obtian some of the incidental music in the programme by Raymond Jones, please let me know.
Anyway, thanks for having me thy brothers and sisters!