On the run from the invading Normans, an eccentric wizard named Catweazle is cast into the future accidentally travelling through time to the present day.
With the help of farmer's son 'Carrot', he endeavours using his rather wayward magic powers to find out how to get back to the year 1066.
Catweazle, originally a British television series, was created and written by Richard Carpenter and produced by London Weekend Television under the LWI (London Weekend International) banner, and screened in the UK on ITV in 1970.
There were two seasons with 13 episodes of 25 minutes each. The series was immensely popular in Great Britain, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Germany,
Australia, Sweden, Norway, and Czechoslovakia.
The series featured Geoffrey Bayldon as the title character, an eccentric, incompetent, dishevelled and smelly (but lovable) old 11th century wizard who accidentally travels through time to the year 1970 and befriends a young red-headed boy, nicknamed Carrot (Robin Davies), who spends most of the rest of the series attempting to hide Catweazle from his father and farmhand Sam. Meanwhile Catweazle searches for a way to return to his own time whilst hiding out in 'Castle Saburac', a disused water tower, with his 'Familiar', a toad called Touchwood.