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Midsummer Night's Disaster is an episode of The Wind in the Willows

Toad decides to produce the Summer Entertainment, after Badger, who usually does the job, decides to take a year off. Toad decides to do a drastically re-written version of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The show includes the Fairy Characters: Oberon, the King: who turns out to be Robin Hood in disguise, Titania and her attendants, but it also includes D'Artagnan, Ophelia from Hamlet, and most of the cast of Robin Hood. Mole plays Friar Tuck, and Ratty is the Sheriff of Nottingham, but the Chief Weasel and his bumbling Henchman are out to sabotage the production. They make scenery and then steal from Toad Hall during the production, but fortunately it all goes wrong....

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.
  • Other Voices: Jimmy Hibbert and Brian Trueman.
  • Animators: Andrea Lord and Stuart Sutcliffe.
  • 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 Jerry Andrews.
  • Rostrum Camera by Peter Kidd.
  • Film Editor: Nibs Senior.
  • Assistant Editor: Therese Lynch.
  • Associate Producer: Chris Taylor.
  • Executive Producer: John Hambley.
  • Produced by Mark Hall and Brian Cosgrove.
  • Directed by Francis Vose.
  • © Cosgrove Hall Productions Ltd 1988.

Copyright Gag[]

Despite this episode being broadcasted in 1990, the roman numerals in the copyright credit reads 'MCMLXXXVIII' as it is dated in 1988.

Trivia[]

  • Recording date: November 17, 1988.
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