Worzel Gummidge returns tonight (Thursday, 24 December) returns with a new Christmas episode and it’s a fitting tribute to Barbara Windsor who played Saucy Nancy

The lovable scarecrow by Mackenzie Crook enchanted viewers last year with a new adaptation of the novels by Barbara Euphan Todd

And now it’s back for a brand new Christmas Eve episode on BBC One, with a notable addition to the cast: Saucy Nancy

Shirley Henderson narrates the role of Saucy Nancy, but in the original series, Dame Barbara brought her to life

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She played Moaning Murtle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Star Mackenzie Crook says this episode pays homage in some ways to the late legend who died earlier this month

“She played the original version and a lot of people will remember it fondly,” he told The Sun

John Pertwee played the lovable Scarecrow in this classic series as well as Doctor Who between 1970 and 1974

Charlotte Coleman, who played young Sue, tragically died in 2001 at the age of 33 from a severe bronchial asthma attack

At 83, Una has had an outstanding career and has appeared in Sherlock, Benidorm and most recently in The Durrells

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