Mr. Majeika

Season 1 Episode 1

He Came from Walpurgis

Aired Sunday 4:30 PM Mar 13, 1988 on ITV
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He Came from Walpurgis
After failing his sorcery exams for the 17th time, Apprentice Wizard Majeika's punishment is banishment to Britland, where he is forced to become a schoolteacher. After being literally pushed out of Walpurgis, Majeika falls to earth and is ordered to make his way to the village of Much Barty. It is the first day of a new school term and Mr Potter, the head master of St Barty's Academy has been unable to find a replacement teacher for Class Three, after their previous teacher, Miss Jelley suffered a nervous breakdown, caused by Hamish Bigmore, the school bully. After appointment as replacement teacher, two of his students, Thomas Grey, and Melanie Brace-Girdle discover Mr Majeika's little 'secret' after Hamish is accidentally turned into a frog when he attacks Majeika's magic tricycle. Hamish escapes captivity from his 'jar' and Majeika has to find him before he can reverse the spell. Fortunately the way to do this is by immersion in water, Hamish the frog jumps into a swimming pool party his mother is holding with friends causing chaos, and emerges a boy.moreless

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