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Monster of the Wild Wood is an Episode of The Wind in the Willows

With only a few days to Halloween, the Riverbank youngsters are extremely excited. Meanwhile Toad is planning a party for the youngsters and to make the best Halloween mask and costume. Billy Rabbit and the others venture into the Wild Wood to go play Trick-or-Treat and they are scared by a Monster. When the youngsters come running to his house for help, Toad determines to investigate (After Billy and the others have to help him remove his mask which has become glued to his face). In the Wild Wood, his nerves get the better of him, and terror ensues when the monster reappears, hot on the tail of the weasels. The following day Toad has taken to his bed in fright and Badger explains that the "Monster" was, in fact, a steam traction engine, part of the construction effort in the Wild Wood. Toad feels silly and pretends to Badger he knew it was not a Monster after all!.

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.
  • Other Voices: Delia Corrie, Daphne Oxenford, Brian Southwood, Kate Lee, Brian Trueman and Jimmy Hibbert.
  • Animators: Andrea Lord and Stuart Sutcliffe.
  • Model Characters Designed and Sculpted by Brain Cosgrove and Bridget Appleby.
  • Model Characters Constructed by Peter Saunders, Noel Baker, Colin Batty, Peter Bentley, Clare Elliott, Marcia Pidgeon and Bridget Smith.
  • Models, Sets and Props by Chris Walker, Graham G. Maiden, Jim Bridge, Pippa Greenwood, Rick Kent, Paul Simpson, Jeff Spain and Rowena Watson.
  • Costume Design by Nigel Cornford.
  • Costume Assistant by 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.
  • Based on a story by Rosemary Anne Sisson.
  • 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 Francis Vose.
  • © Cosgrove Hall Productions Ltd 1987.

Copyright Gag[]

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

Trivia[]

  • Recording date: November 10, 1987.
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