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Wayfarers All is the 9th episode from the first season of The Wind in the Willows, adapted by Rosemary Anne Sisson and directed by Chris Taylor. It first aired on November 23, 1984 and repeated on May 28, 1987.


Based on Chapter 9 of the original book, Rat is visited by a seafarer, who captivates him with stories of his travels and tricks him into taking a journey for south with him, on a ship ride to Constantinople. Mole needs Toad's help to catch him before he leaves the River Bank behind forever.


  • Ratty
  • Mole
  • Toad
  • Badger (not featured in the episode)
  • Chief Weasel
  • Alfred
  • Otter
  • Portly
  • Fieldmice
  • The Seafarer


  1. The Wind in the Willows (opening theme) - Ralph McTell
  2. Wayfarers All - The Seafarer, Chorus
  3. The Wind in the Willows (closing theme) - Ralph McTell, Chorus

Voice Cast[]

  • Ian Carmichael as the Narrator.
  • Peter Sallis as Ratty.
  • Delia Corrie and Kate Lee as the two Fieldmice.
  • Brain Southwood as Otter, Portly and Alfred the horse.
  • Richard Pearson as Mole.
  • Jack May as The Seafarer.
  • David Jason as the Chief Weasel and Toad.


  • Based on the Characters Created by Kenneth Grahame.
  • Story written by Rosemary Anne Sisson.
  • Voices by Richard Pearson, Peter Sallis, Sir Michael Horden and David Jason.
  • Narrated by Ian Carmichael.
  • Other Voices by Jack May, Brian Southwood, Delia Corrie and Kate Lee.
  • Animated by Andrea Lord and Paul Berry.
  • Model Characters Designed and Sculpted by Brain Cosgrove, Bridget Appleby and David Hayes.
  • Model Characters Constructed by Peter Saunders, Neal Scanlan, Rebecca Hunt and Bridget Smith.
  • Models, Sets and Props by Terry Brown, Chris Walker, Yvonne Fox, John Squire, Francis Vose, Jo Pierpoint-White and Steve Woodcock.
  • 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.
  • Based on a Story by Rosemary Anne Sisson.
  • Film Editors: John McManus and Eilis Ward.
  • Assistant Editors: Nibs Senior, Zygmunt Markiewicz and Jane Hicks.
  • Executive Producer: John Hambley.
  • Produced by Mark Hall and Brian Cosgrove.
  • Directed by Chris Taylor.
  • © Cosgrove Hall Productions Ltd 1984.