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The Open Road Again is the 8th episode from the first season of The Wind in the Willows. It first aired on November 16, 1984 and repeated on May 21, 1987.

On a Toad-inspired hiking trip attended by Mole and Rat, the trio soon bump into an old friend - Alfred the horse who once pulled Toad's caravan. Tired of the ghastly 3 quarters of a mile journey thus far, Toad leads the way to the derelict caravan full of desire to hit "the open road again". But then Toad is off on another craze astride his new Dersey-Patterson bicycle.

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: Allan Bardsley, Daphne Oxenford and Delia Corrie.
  • 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.

Copyright Gag[]

Despite this episode being repeated in 1987, the roman numerals in the copyright credit reads 'MCMLXXXIV' as it is dated in 1984.

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