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Mr. Toad of "The Times" is an episode of The Wind in the Willows

Annoyed that there is no mention of his speech in the local newspaper, Toad decides to write his own. He interviews his friends, but this does not work out. Mole has nothing exciting to tell Toad for his most exciting experience is winning second-prize at a flower show and Toad is bored by Badger's account of his travels around the world. He attempts to photograph a fake boating accident with Rat, but this ends in disaster. However, Toad finally gets the paper together and sets out to make copies of it with his new printing press. Toad's fantasising about when his newspaper is a success. Billy Rabbit, is seen shouting "Read all about it!", as he attempts to sell "The Toad Hall Times".

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: Brian Trueman and Allan Bardsley.
  • 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.
  • 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: Geoff Lawson.
  • 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 21, 1988.
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