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Paperchase is an episode of The Wind in the Willows. It is the opening episode of the 3rd season and first aired on December 30, 1986 and repeated on October 1, 1987.

When the riverbank youngsters accidentally smash one of Mr. Toad's windows while playing cricket, Badger, Ratty and Mole decide a good clean paperchase is in order. With Badger in charge, and Ratty and Mole as checkpoint stewards, the race is complicated by one "Aloysius Weasel" (represented, in fact, by two runners in disguise), and Mr. Toad, who cannot resist using his beloved motorcar. Unfortunately for the cheats, there is a booby prize.

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: Brian Trueman, Jimmy Hibbert, Delia Corrie, Daphne Oxenford, Brian Southwood and Kate Lee.
  • 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 Maiden, Helen Plaumer, Paul Simpson, Pippa Greenwood and Rowena Watson.
  • Series Designed by Terry Brown.
  • 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 Jerry Andrews.
  • Rostrum Camera by Peter Kidd.
  • Dubbing Mixer: Ted Spooner.
  • Based on a story by Rosemary Anne Sisson.
  • Film Editor: John McManus and Eilis Ward.
  • Assistant Editor: Jane Hicks.
  • Associate Producer: Chris Taylor.
  • Executive Producer: John Hambley.
  • Produced by Mark Hall and Brian Cosgrove.
  • Directed by Jackie Cockle.
  • © Cosgrove Hall Productions Ltd 1986.

Trivia[]

  • Recording date: September 15, 1986.
  • The paperchase in this episode is referenced by Toad in Piano-Roll Toad.
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