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Unlikely Allies is an Episode of The Wind in the Willows. It first aired on March 5, 1987 and repeated on December 3, 1987.

A dark and mysterious stranger appears in the weasels’ den, and incites the henchman and other weasels to turn against the Chief. Under this new influence, they make even more mischief than usual, setting fire to haystacks and stealing Toad’s motorcar. Having forced out the Chief, they then plot to invade Toad Hall and seize it for themselves. For once in his life, the Chief decides to call for Badger’s help and so he is able to warn Toad of the impending attack.

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: Charles Gray, Brian Trueman, Brian Southwood and Jimmy Hibbert.
  • Animators: Sue Pugh and Paul Berry.
  • Model Characters Designed and Sculpted by Brain Cosgrove and Bridget Appleby.
  • Model Characters Constructed by Peter Saundrs, Noel Baker, Colin Batty, Peter Bentley, Clare Elliott and Marcia Pidgeon.
  • Models, Sets and Props by Chris Walker, Graham Maiden, Helen Plaumer, Paul Simpson, Pippa Greenwood and Rowena Watson.
  • Series Designed by Terry Brown.
  • 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 Bryan Parsley.
  • Rostrum Camera by Peter Kidd.
  • Dubbing Mixer: Ted Spooner.
  • Film Editor: Nibs Senior.
  • Associate Producer: Chris Taylor.
  • Executive Producer: John Hambley.
  • Produced by Mark Hall and Brian Cosgrove.
  • Directed by Jackie Cockle.
  • © Cosgrove Hall Productions Ltd 1986.

Copyright Gag[]

Despite this episode being broadcasted in 1987, the roman numerals in the copyright credit reads 'MCMLXXXVI' as it is dated in 1986.

Trivia[]

  • Recording date: September 26, 1986.
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