CBBC Release Teaser Trailer For The Worst Witch

CBBC has released a teaser trailer to accompany the announcement that its 13-part adaptation of Jill Murphy’s The Worst Witch will air on Wednesdays at 4.30pm, from 11th January 2017.

Mildred (Bella Ramsey), who doesn’t come from a family of witches, is enjoying a normal day when a witch called Maud Spellbody lands on her balcony on the way to selection day at Cackle’s Academy. Persuaded by Maud to go with her, Mildred’s life is changed forever.

Although she tries her best, Mildred’s lack of magical knowledge means that she is constantly getting things wrong, and the series follows her adventures as she strives not to be The Worst Witch.

The cast includes Clare Higgins (Downton Abbey) as Headmistress Miss Cackle, Raquel Cassidy (Teachers) as Deputy Head Miss Hardbroom, Wendy Craig (The Royal) as Miss Bat, and Kacey Ainsworth (Call The Midwife) as Miss Gullet.