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Hip-Hip Soiree! is an episode of The Wind in the Willows

Bored by Badger's intellectual slide show, Toad decides to hold a big party at Toad Hall. He starts with a game of charades, but when his opening charade of the Three Musketeers goes wrong, he stops and decides to play Pin the Tail on the Donkey instead. This game goes wrong as well when a blindfolded host falls down a flight of stairs. Badger suggests an impressions game, but Rat's impression of Toad offends him, and he storms off to bed, vowing never to speak to them again. He then has a strange dream.


  • 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.
  • Other Voices: Brian Trueman.
  • Animators: Marj Graham and Rachel Hall.
  • Model Characters Designed and Sculpted by Brain Cosgrove and Bridget Appleby.
  • Illustration by Beverley Bush.
  • Costume Design by Nigel Cornford.
  • Costume Assistant Design by Helen Plaumer.
  • Model Characters Constructed by Peter Saunders, Colin Batty, Clare Elliott, Ian McKinnon, Noel Baker, Peter Bentley, Marcia E. Pidgeon and Bridget Smith.
  • Models, Sets and Props by Graham G. Maiden, Pippa Greenwood, Paul Simpson, Rowena D. Kidd, Jim Bridge, Rick Kent, Jeff Spain and Steve Howarth.
  • Production Controller: Chris Walker
  • Music Composed by Keith Hopwood and Malcolm Rowe.
  • Dubbing Mixer: Ted Spooner.
  • Model Camera by Bryan Parsley.
  • Rostrum Camera by Peter Kidd.
  • Film Editor: Nibs Senior.
  • Assistant Editor: Bob Ashton.
  • Associate Producer: Chris Taylor.
  • Executive Producer: John Hambley.
  • Produced by Mark Hall and Brian Cosgrove.
  • Directed by Brian Little.
  • © Cosgrove Hall Productions Ltd 1989.

Copyright Gag[]

Despite this episode being broadcasted in 1990, the roman numerals in the copyright credit reads 'MCMLXXXIX' as it is dated in 1989.