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Lord Toad is an Episode of The Wind in the Willows

Just miles away from the riverbank, Lord Rushton, a famous archaeologist, has uncovered an ancient burial ground. Tired of the inconspicuous life of a country squire, Toad resolves to become "Lord Toad", a famous archaeologist. Toad's excavations find a tunnel that the Chief Weasel and his henchman are digging. Lamenting his lack of finds, Toad is convinced by the Weasels that he has found treasure. But is that a Roman shield, or a dustbin lid? He soon finds out.

Voice Cast[]

  • Richard Pearson as Mole.
  • Peter Sallis as Ratty.
  • Sir Michael Horden as Badger.
  • David Jason as Toad and the Cheif Weasel.
  • Ian Carmichael as the Narrator.
  • Brian Trueman as the Weasel Henchman.


  • Based on the Characters Created by Kenneth Grahame.
  • Story written by Brian Trueman.
  • Voices by Richard Pearson, Peter Sallis, Sir Michael Horden and David Jason.
  • Narrated by Ian Carmichael.
  • Other Voices by Brian Trueman.
  • Animated by Sue Pugh and Paul Berry.
  • Model Characters Designed and Sculpted by Brain Cosgrove and Bridget Appleby.
  • Model Characters Constructed by Peter Saunders, Colin Batty, Clare Elliott,
    Noel Baker, Peter Bentley, Marcia Pidgeon and Bridget Smith.
  • Models, Sets and Props by Chris Walker, Jim Bridge, Rick Kent, Jeff Spain,
    Graham G. Malden, Pippa Greenwood, Paul Simpson and Rowena Watson.
  • Costume Design by Nigel Cornford.
  • Costume Assistant: Helen Plaumer.
  • Illustration by Beverley Bush.
  • Stills Photography by Richard Smiles.
  • Music Composed by Keith Hopwood and Malcolm Rowe.
  • Arranged by Brian Ibbleston.
  • Wind in the Willows sung by Ralph McTell.
  • Model Camera by Bryan Parsley.
  • Rostrum Camera by Peter Kidd.
  • Dubbing Mixer: Ted Spooner.
  • Film Editor: Nibs Senior.
  • Assistant Editor: Leo Casserly.
  • Associate Producer: Chris Taylor.
  • Executive Producer: John Hambley.
  • Produced by Mark Hall and Brian Cosgrove.
  • Directed by Jackie Cockle.
  • © Cosgrove Hall Productions Ltd 1987.

Copyright Gag[]

Despite this episode being broadcasted in 1988, the roman numerals in the copyright credit 'MCMLXXXVII' as it is dated in 1987.


  • Recording date: November 3, 1987.