The fifth episode of Catweazle honestly isn’t as funny as the previous ones, despite the casting of comedy star Hattie Jacques as a so-called fortune teller. I did enjoy the misunderstanding between Catweazle and the charlatan: she thinks he’s an entertainer like her, and he thinks – at first – that she’s a legitimate sorceress and her caged, talking bird some kind of demon.
I’m actually not familiar with Hattie Jacques. She was incredibly popular in her day, appearing in more than a dozen Carry On movies and over a hundred episodes of Sykes, a sitcom that ran, in various formats, for nineteen years, but I’ve never seen the show, nor a single Carry On. I know, it’s a hole in my edermekation.