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Barmy Aunt Boomerang
Starring Toyah Willcox
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 30
Running time 30 minutes
Original network CBBC
Original release 16 September 1999 (1999-09-16) – 21 December 2000 (2000-12-21)

Barmy Aunt Boomerang is a children's comedy television series broadcast on BBC1 in the United Kingdom from 16 September 1999 to 21 December 2000. Sebastian's world is turned upside down by the arrival of his unconventional Australian aunt Boomerang. It is revealed in the first episode that Aunt Boomerang is in fact a ghost who was starring in an Australian soap when she was killed on set. She now acts as something of a "fairy godmother" to Sebastian. The show ran for two series.

Alex Harvey (born October 1959), the son of the Scottish musician of the same name, played the part of police sergeant Keen.

Series guide

  • Series 1 - 15 episodes broadcast 16 September 1999 – 23 December 1999
  • Series 2 - 15 episodes broadcast 14 September 2000 – 21 December 2000

(Source : BBC Motion Gallery)


  • Toyah Willcox as Aunt Boomerang
  • Kern Falconer as Mr Diplock
  • Terry Neason as Mrs Belcher
  • Laura McKenzie as Meryl
  • Lawrie McNicol as Kevin Simpkins
  • Richard Madden as Sebastian Simpkins
  • Sharon MacKenzie as Tracey Simpkins
  • Alex Harvey as Sergeant Keen
  • Blaine Slater as Ashley

Ratings (CBBC Channel)

Saturday 29 June 2002- 40,000 (2nd most watched on CBBC that week)
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