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Mole's Cousin is a sixth episode from the first season of The Wind in the Willows. It was adapted by Rosemary Anne Sisson, and directed by Chris Taylor.


Mole's cousin, a famous literary figure called Auberon Mole, comes to stay after being invited by Toad to a 'literary soiree.' Mole's friends deem his dwelling and appearance too humble for the famous guest, and 'try to give him a little bit of style'. Toad and Rat redecorate Mole's house, and Badger sets out to teach Mole a smattering of Latin and Shakespearean drama. Eventually Mole decides to resist the attempts to have him present himself as someone he is not. Auberon and Mole have a lovely time, and the others are somewhat ashamed of their earlier actions.


  • Mole
  • Ratty
  • Badger
  • Toad
  • Auberon Mole


  1. The Wind in the Willows (theme, opening) - Ralph McTell
  2. You've Got to Have A Little Bit of Style - Toad, Ratty, Badger
  3. This Is My Home - Mole, Auberon Mole
  4. The Wind in the Willows (theme, closing) - Ralph McTell, Chorus


  • Richard Pearson as Mole
  • Peter Sallis as Ratty
  • Michael Hordern as Badger
  • David Jason as Toad
  • Howard Lloyd-Lewis as Auberon Mole
  • Brian Trueman as Thomas


  • Based on the Characters Created by Kenneth Grahame.
  • Story written by Rosemary Anne Sisson.
  • Voices by Richard Pearson, Peter Sallis, Sir Michael Hordern and David Jason.
  • Narrated by Ian Carmichael.
  • Other Voices: Howard Lloyd-Lewis and Brian Trueman.
  • Animators: Barry Purves and Sue Pugh.
  • 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 Jackie Cockle.
  • © Cosgrove Hall Productions Ltd 1984.