Wizadora: The Fan-site

Wizadora, we still adore her!

The Wizadora Cast.
 
Wendy van der Plank
 
Wendy played the title role of trainee wizard Wizadora from 1993 to 1998, before starring on the show she had appeared in the spoof soap Spin Off (1988) which was part of the Saturday morning show Motormouth and also playing Hilly in Forever Green (1989 - 1992) alongside John Alderton and Pauline Collins. Other selected TV credits include The Bill & Casualty, she was also a member of the Boiling Kettle Theatre Company who toured the rural areas of the UK. 
 
Lizzie Mcphee
 
Lizzie temporarily took over from Wendy van der Plank in 1997 to play Wizadora, the series was a big departure for her because she had started her acting career playing more serious roles. Since the show ended Lizzie has appeared in such shows as The Bill, Dalziel and Pascoe, Holby City (appearing twice as different character's), Dream Team and many more. 
 
Joe Greco
Joe was the first actor to play the Scarecrow Tatty Bogle, before Wizadora he was in Spin Off (1988) (alongside Wendy van der Plank) and the fast-food sitcom Spatz (1990 - 1992). Other credits include the CITV show Jays World, ITV/Channel 4's Bug Alert and being the voice & puppeteer for Messy the Robot in Channel 5's Havakazoo.
 
Steve Ryde
 

Steve took over from Joe Greco as Tatty Bogle, he stayed in the role until the series ended. In 1993 & throughout his time on the show, he was the off-screen presenter for CITV, providing the voice-over links in-between programs. In 1998 he became producer of Children's ITV and oversaw it's relaunch when it returned to in-vision presenters. He is now best known for his work behind the camera and has produced some of CBBC's most successful shows. These include Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow, The Slammer, Harry Batt, Chute! and The Legend of Dick & Dom. He has won two BAFTA awards, one in 2003 & another in 2006

 
Brian Murphy
 

Brian Murphy has been a familiar face on British Television for the last 50 years. His CV pre-Wizadora is prolific, appearing in countless classic Film & TV Productions such as The AvengersZ Cars and Dixon of Dock Green. In the early seventies he was cast in the role which would turn him into a household name, that of henpecked husband George Roper in the sitcom Man About the House and it's successful spin-off George and Mildred

 Brian took on the role of shopkeeper Stan in Wizadora in 1993 and stayed with the show until it ended. Since then, he has notched up memorable appearances in The Bill, One Foot in the Grave, The Catherine Tate Show and Last of the Summer Wine as Alvin Smedley.  

 

Tessa Hatts

 

Tessa played Pippa the Postwoman in Wizadora from 1993 to 1998, as well as other TV and Film roles. She has acted on the stage in many Theatre productions, performing at the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival and as a regular on the Pantomime circuit.