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Burglary at Toad Hall is an episode of The Wind in the Willows. It first aired on December 7, 1984 and repeated on June 11, 1987.

Toad opens Toad Hall to the public in order to (modestly) show off his many family heirlooms. But the weasels have a dastardly plan to sabotage his efforts. All Toads possessions begin to disappear, causing him terrible embarrassment. Fortunately, Badger is on hand to save the day and Toad learns his lesson of too much showing off.


  • Based on the Characters Created by Kenneth Grahame.
  • Story written by Brian Trueman.
  • Voices by Richard Pearson, Peter Sallis, Sir Michael Hordern and David Jason.
  • Narrated by Ian Carmichael.
  • Other Voices: Brian Trueman, Daphne Oxenford, Peter Wheeler and Delia Corrie.
  • Animators: Marj Graham, Andrea Lord and Paul Berry.
  • Model Characters Designed and Sculpted by Brain Cosgrove, Bridget Appleby and David Hayes.
  • Model Characters Constructed by Peter Saunders, Neil Scanlan, Rebecca Hunt and Bridget Smith.
  • Models, Sets and Props by Terry Brown, Chris Walker, Yvonne Fox, John Squire, Francis Vose, Jo Pierpoint-White and Steve Woodcock.
  • Costume Design by Nigel Cornford.
  • Illustration by Beverley Bush.
  • Stills Photography by Richard Smiles.
  • Music Composed by Keith Hopwood and Malcolm Rowe.
  • Music Arranged by Brian Ibbleston.
  • Wind in the Willows sung by Ralph McTell.
  • Model Camera by Joe Dembinski and Jerry Andrews.
  • Rostrum Camera by Frank Hardie.
  • Dubbing Mixer: Ted Spooner.
  • Based on a story by Rosemary Anne Sisson.
  • Film Editors: John McManus and Eilis Ward.
  • Assistant Editors: Nibs Senior, Zygmunt Markiewicz and Jane Hicks.
  • Executive Producer: John Hambley.
  • Produced by Mark Hall and Brian Cosgrove.
  • Directed by Chris Taylor.
  • © Cosgrove Hall Productions Ltd 1984.