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WGBH Forum Network; Spiders Web: Wind in the Willows

04/01/1977

Francis Schrand, reader and other voices Peter Johnson, Mole, Toad, Badger Joseph Schrand, Rat and other voices This 1977 reading of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows is from the Spider's Web radio series, one of WGBH's earliest productions aimed at promoting literacy. The Spider's Web debuted on 89.7 in 1970. Emerging from his home at Mole End one spring, his whole world changes when he hooks up with the good-natured, boat-loving Water Rat, the boastful Toad of Toad Hall, the society-hating Badger who lives in the frightening Wild Wood, and countless other mostly well-meaning creatures. Grahame's The Wind in the Willows has enchanted readers for four generations.


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Series
WGBH Forum Network
Program
Spiders Web: Wind in the Willows
Program Number

1931; 1932

Series Description

The WGBH Forum Network is an audio and video streaming Website dedicated to curating and serving live and on-demand lectures given by some of the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policy makers and community leaders. These events are hosted by world-class cultural and educational organizations in the Greater Boston area. Through this online service thousands of interested people across the world partake of these lectures from the comfort of their home or office at any time they choose. We are proud of the role we serve in our community, of protecting and projecting the public voice; and of informing and inspiring that public voice to foster deeper understanding of and civic engagement in important issues.

Program Description

Francis Schrand, reader and other voices Peter Johnson, Mole, Toad, Badger Joseph Schrand, Rat and other voices

This 1977 reading of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows is from the Spider's Web radio series, one of WGBH's earliest productions aimed at promoting literacy. The Spider's Web debuted on 89.7 in 1970.

Emerging from his home at Mole End one spring, his whole world changes when he hooks up with the good-natured, boat-loving Water Rat, the boastful Toad of Toad Hall, the society-hating Badger who lives in the frightening Wild Wood, and countless other mostly well-meaning creatures. Grahame's The Wind in the Willows has enchanted readers for four generations.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Audio

Genres
Event Coverage
Citation
Chicago: “WGBH Forum Network; Spiders Web: Wind in the Willows,” 04/01/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_58049889016248FDB7CC5A3AFF346146.
MLA: “WGBH Forum Network; Spiders Web: Wind in the Willows.” 04/01/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_58049889016248FDB7CC5A3AFF346146>.
APA: WGBH Forum Network; Spiders Web: Wind in the Willows. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_58049889016248FDB7CC5A3AFF346146
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