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The Storm is an Episode of The Wind in the Willows. It first aired on January 28, 1986 and repeated on July 30, 1987.

It is Badger's birthday, and his friends come bearing gifts. Meanwhile, a storm is brewing. While Ratty secures his boat, Mole and Otter go on ahead to join Toad and Badger in the Wild Wood. Alone, and on his way to Badger's house, Ratty is caught by a falling tree. While the others speculate that Rat has stayed at home, Mole is sure that Ratty would make the trip on Badger's birthday. Mole ventures into the Wood to find the incapacitated Rat, but cannot shift the tree, and he is lost. He seeks the Chief Weasel's assistance, who reluctantly tries to help, before giving up on the unfortunate pair. The others notice Mole's absence and come to the rescue. Rat recuperates at Toad Hall.

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 Southwood.
  • Animators: Andrea Lord and Monica McCartney.
  • Model Characters Designed and Sculpted by Brain Cosgrove and Bridget Appleby.
  • Model Characters Constructed by Peter Saunders, Peter Bentley, Claire Elliott, Bridget Smith and Marcia Pidgeon.
  • Designed by Terry Brown.
  • Models, Sets and Props by Chris Walker, Helen Plaumer, Paul Simpson, Graham Maiden, Rowena Watson and Pippa Lewis.
  • 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.
  • Film Editors: 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 Barry Purves.
  • © Cosgrove Hall Productions Ltd 1985.

Copyright Gag[]

Despite this episode being broadcasted in 1986, the roman numerals in the copyright credit reads 'MCMLXXXV' as it is dated in 1985.

Trivia[]

  • Recording date: September 20, 1985.
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