Cosgrove Hall Wiki

Toad's Harvest is an episode of The Wind in the Willows

It is Autumn, and Rat, Mole and Badger are making preparations for winter, exchanging their home-made jams and preserves. Toad's garden supplies most of the fruits and vegetables for his friends, but Toad himself prefers to buy his own Winter provisions in a hamper from London, much to Badger’s distaste. Determined to impress them all, Toad buys a tinning machine imported from the USA. However, having refused to wash the vegetables througly before putting them into the tins, the impression he makes when they are opened is not the sort he planned.

Voice Cast[]

  • Richard Pearson as Mole.
  • Peter Sallis as Ratty.
  • Sir Michael Horden as Badger.
  • David Jason as Toad.
  • Ian Carmichael as the Narrator.


  • Based on the Characters Created by Kenneth Grahame.
  • Story written by Brian Trueman.
  • Voices by Richard Pearson, Peter Sallis, Sir Michael Horden and David Jason.
  • Narrated by Ian Carmichael.
  • Animation by Sue Pugh and Paul Berry.
  • Model Characters Designed and Sculpted by Brain Cosgrove and Bridget Appleby.
  • Model Characters Constructed by Peter Saunders, Colin Batty, Clare Elliott,
    Noel Baker, Peter Bentley, Marcia Pidgeon and Bridget Smith.
  • Models, Sets and Props by Chris Walker, Jim Bridge, Rick Kent, Jeff Spain,
    Graham G. Malden, Pippa Greenwood, Paul Simpson and Rowena Watson.
  • Costume Design by Nigel Cornford.
  • Costume Assistant: Helen Plaumer.
  • Illustration by Beverley Bush.
  • Stills Photography by Richard Smiles.
  • Music Composed by Keith Hopwood and Malcolm Rowe.
  • 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.
  • 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 Jackie Cockle.
  • © Cosgrove Hall Productions Ltd 1987.

Copyright Gag[]

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


  • Recording date: November 9, 1987.