Belfry Witches

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Belfry Witches
Genre Family Television
Directed by Joy Perino
Starring Lucy Davis[1]
Laura Sadler[1]
Scott Charles
Paula Jacobs
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 13
Running time 25 minutes
Original network BBC One
Original release 29 September 1999 – 7 November 2000

Belfry Witches was a television show broadcast by the BBC during its CBBC slot. It ran for just over a year, airing in September 1999 and running its thirteenth and final episode in November 2000.

The show followed two witches, Skirty Marm (Laura Sadler) and Old Noshie (Lucy Davis) as they caused mischief in a quiet English village named Tranter's End, which they fled to after being banished their home on Witch Island. The show revolved around the two witches, the friendly of the church whose belfry they are in, Chris Tucker (played by Scott Charles), the resident "naughty boy", a nasty woman named Mrs. Bagg-Meanly (played by Paula Jacobs), and the Head Witch who banished Skirty Marm and Old Noshie - Mrs. Abercrombie (Jan Harvey). The show was called 'Belfry Witches' because the two witches lived in a church belfry. The show was axed due to poor ratings.

The show was based on the children's book series by author and journalist Kate Saunders. It was never released either on video or DVD.

Theme Tune[edit]

The theme tune was performed by the all-female pop group Atomic Kitten and was called 'Something Spooky'. It was released as a B-side on the 1999 single Right Now.


  1. ^ a b "Entertainment | Obituary: Laura Sadler". BBC News. 20 June 2003. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 

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