1 9 9 8 – 2 0 0 0 (UK)
23 x 30 minute episodes
Based on the books by award-winning children’s author Malorie Blackman, this ITV series was about the titular alien (not much more than a floating furry face the size of a rugby ball with tiny hands stuck on it) who lived in Nottingham with the earthling Sinclair family after crash landing on the roof of their house.
Whizziwig was a “wish-giver” from the planet Oricon and granted wishes, providing that the wishing was done unselfishly on behalf of another.
In doing so, she involved her 11-year-old human friend Ben Sinclair (Louis McKenzie) and his best friend Steve (Matthew Barker) in all sorts of escapades.
Mona Hammond (Blossom in EastEnders) played Ben’s eccentric aunt, Dottie.
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