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Masterchef is an Episode of The Wind in the Willows. It first aired on February 19, 1987 and repeated on November 19, 1987.

After staying with Mole's cousin Auberon in London, Toad excitedly tells his three friends of the wonderful French cuisine he ate whilst there, and promptly announces his plans to host a special dinner at Toad Hall, which Toad himself will prepare. He sets to work on preparing the various dishes, with disasterous results. Upon receiving their error-strewn invitations, Badger, Rat and Mole agree to attend, and fearing the worst, take their own provisions with them...

Credits[]

  • 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.
  • Animators: Sue Pugh and Paul Berry.
  • Model Characters Designed and Sculpted by Brain Cosgrove and Bridget Appleby.
  • Model Characters Constructed by Peter Saundrs, Noel Baker, Colin Batty, Peter Bentley, Clare Elliott and Marcia Pidgeon.
  • Models, Sets and Props by Chris Walker, Graham G. Maiden, Jim Bridge, Pippa Greenwood, Rick Kent, Paul Simpson, Jeff Spain and Rowena Watson.
  • Series Designed by Terry Brown.
  • 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.
  • Music 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.
  • Associate Producer: Chris Taylor.
  • Executive Producer: John Hambley.
  • Produced by Mark Hall and Brian Cosgrove.
  • Directed by Jackie Cockle.
  • © Cosgrove Hall Productions Ltd 1986.

Copyright Gag[]

Despite this episode being broadcasted in 1987, the roman numerals in the copyright credit reads 'MCMLXXXVI' as it is dated in 1986.

Trivia[]

  • Recording date: September 24, 1986.
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