Catweazle Dies

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Iread the headline on the BBC website: “British actor Geoffrey Bayldon has died at the age of ninety-three”. Poor dude, I thought, but who is Geoffrey Bayldon, his name doesn’t ring a bell. I clicked on the link and memories of one of my childhood favourites came flooding back. Geoffrey Bayldon was the actor who played Catweazle. He also played The Crowman in Worzel Gummidge. His film credits also included To Sir with Love and The Pink Panther Strikes Again, as well as big-screen versions of Porridge and Steptoe and Son. He famously turned down the lead role in Doctor Who twice, but did eventually make an appearance on the show in 1979.