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Toad in Love is an episode of The Wind in the Willows

Toad has a new craze of filming and goes London to buy a film camera. While he is there Toad visits a music hall to see a show where he falls in love with a singer that he sees performing called Lottie D'Urbeville (whose real name is Lettuce Pommefrite and never actually appears) which puts him off filming, food and even motoring! Badger discovers that she is already married to a tightrope walker so he has to find a way to break the news to Toad gently....


  • 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.
  • "The Boy I Love is Up in the Gallery" Sung by Sue Quin.
  • Animators: Andrea Lord and Stuart Sutcliffe.
  • 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 Joe Dembinski.
  • Rostrum Camera by Peter Kidd.
  • Film Editor: Nibs Senior.
  • Assistant Editor: Therese Lynch.
  • Associate Producer: Chris Taylor.
  • Executive Producer: John Hambley.
  • Produced by Mark Hall and Brian Cosgrove.
  • Directed by Francis Vose.
  • © Cosgrove Hall Productions Ltd 1988.

Copyright Gag[]

Despite this episode being broadcasted in 1990, the roman numerals in the copyright credit reads 'MCMLXXXVIII' as it is dated in 1988.


  • Recording date: November 24, 1988.