Worst Witch, The
Worst Witch, The (movie)(religion, spiritualism, and occult)
This 1986 comedy movie, directed by Robert M. Young, was based on Jill Murphy's children's story and starrs Fairuza Balk, Tim Curry (as the Grand Wizard), Charlotte Rae (as Miss Cackle) and Diana Rigg (as Miss Hardbroom). The story tells of a witch's academy run by a sorceress and her assistants who teach the black arts. One of the new witches, Mildred Hubble (Balk), is too good to be a witch, bringing all sorts of problems on herself at the academy.
In 1998 a television series based on the books began. It was a UK/Canada coproduction, initially directed by Andrew Morgan. In the series, the part of Mildred Hubble is played by Georgina Sherrington, Miss Cackle by Clare Coulter and Miss Hardbroom by Kate Duchëne.