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Toad: Film Maker is an Episode of The Wind in the Willows

Toad's new craze is film-making, but with Badger, Mole and Rat preparing for the Winter he seeks other cast members. After the initial failure of a young Hedgehog and Billy Rabbit in the role of the orphan child, the heroine and her villainous father are replaced by the Henchman and Chief Weasel. The screening reveals a rough cut, and much hilarity, and even Badger is cheered by Mr. Toad's screen wedding to the Chief Weasel's Henchman.

Background Music used for Toad's film[]


  • 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 Jimmy Hibbert.
  • Animators: Marj Graham, Rachel Hall and Andrea Lord.
  • 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 Cathy Travis.
  • Rostrum Camera by Peter Kidd.
  • Film Editor: Nibs Senior.
  • Assistant Editor: Hilary Wyatt.
  • Associate Producer: Chris Taylor.
  • Executive Producer: John Hambley.
  • Produced by Mark Hall and Brian Cosgrove.
  • Directed by Brian Little.
  • © Cosgrove Hall Productions Ltd 1989.

Copyright Gag[]

Despite this episode being broadcasted in 1990, the roman numerals in the copyright credit reads 'MCMLXXXIX' as it is dated in 1989.


  • Recording date: January 9, 1989.