Wombling Free

Wombling Free

Lionel Jeffries (1977)

U Certificate


Our Score
The litter-gathering Wombles of Wimbledon Common turned into movie stars after first conquering television and having a number of Top 20 hits. But director Lionel (The Railway Children) Jeffries's silly and charmless musical confection came far too late to revive the careers of the adult-sized furry creations or make them as globally popular as the Muppets. Here the creatures, invisible to mankind unless they believe (co-star Bonnie Langford does), lead a protest against pollution. Inoffensive child fare that will have anyone over the age of six rolling their eyes.


The litter-collecting creatures have their first encounter with humans when their Wimbledon Common burrow comes under threat. Musical based on the classic children's TV series, starring David Tomlinson, Frances de la Tour and Bonnie Langford, with the voices of David Jason and Jon Pertwee.

Cast & Crew

Roland Frogmorton David Tomlinson
Julia Frogmorton Frances de la Tour
Kim Frogmorton Bonnie Langford
Orinoco Marcus Powell
Great Uncle Bulgaria Jack Purvis
Arnold Takahashi Bernard Spear
Womble voice David Jason
Womble voice Jon Pertwee
Director Lionel Jeffries
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video and DVD
Children's Music