Having some catch-up time for the TV I watched the two episodes of the new Worzel Gummige and was very surprised and pleased. The writing by (Mackenzie Crook) and casting was great also the location was superb.
Having watched earlier how and why the series was made I was rathe sceptic about the reasons, was this going to be another brain-washing exercise for the younger end of the audience, with great surprise I found that this was not the case.
The first part gave you an in-site to the farms’ troubles and the hint of global warming, not just the fact that the seasons were changing, and the old traditions were coming to the forefront. Remembering the past harsh and poor weather.
The second part explains in a nice fairy-tale way how the weather had changed, we meet the Green Man who controls the countryside. It is worth watching for the dialog at the end of the show. I suppose I liked it for the fact I agreed with the dialog.
So, please watch it with your children, you may have to explain some of the scenes and dialog to them, then the next chance you have; take them out for a walk and point out all the things you have seen on the show. This is from a professional Hedgelayer and green wood worker who has seen changes in the countryside and weather patterns over the years