Readers of a certain age will recognise the name immediately, a warm blast of nostalgia and a highlight of their childhood TV. But just as a reminder, in case one is needed, and for those too young to have experienced him at the time, Catweazle is an eleventh century sorcerer who is accidentally catapulted into the present day.
In this reworked and updated feature version, Catweazle is discovered by twelve-year-old Benny, a forester’s son, the grumpy, unwilling, medieval time traveller hiding in his cellar. Once trust and friendship have been established, the two set off on an adventurous mission to recover Catweazle’s magic staff, the only way to return him to his time. The problem: it’s on display as the pride and joy of the local history museum.