WGBH Openvault

Long Ago and Far Away; Wind in the Willows, The



License Clip

More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email archive_requests@wgbh.org.

Undigitized item: Request Digitization

Untranscribed item: Request Transcription

Long Ago and Far Away
Wind in the Willows, The
Program Number


Series Description

Long Ago and Far Away captures the spirit of children's literature in a weekly series showcasing international television programs of classic and contemporary children's books, folktales, and fairy tales. The animated and dramatic productions recall the magic of storytelling. Series release date: 1988

Program Description

Bob Hoskins (Badger), Imelda Staunton (Barge Lady) and Anna Maxwell Martin (the Gaoler's daughter) bring Kenneth Grahame's classic story to life a lavish adaptation of one of the most popular children's books ever written. Adapted by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) the film also stars Michael Murphy as the Judge, Matt Lucas as Toad, Lee Ingleby as Mole, Jim Carter as the engine driver and Mark Gatiss as Rat. The Riverbank, the Wild Wood, Toad Hall and the Open Road are brought vividly to life as the shy Mole is introduced to the countryside outside his hole.

The Wind in the Willows is a Box TV production for the BBC, produced in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, WGBH Boston and NBDtv.



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Chicago: “Long Ago and Far Away; Wind in the Willows, The,” 01/09/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7C621EC808CB49899252C1F532C5382C.
MLA: “Long Ago and Far Away; Wind in the Willows, The.” 01/09/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 26, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7C621EC808CB49899252C1F532C5382C>.
APA: Long Ago and Far Away; Wind in the Willows, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7C621EC808CB49899252C1F532C5382C
If you have more information about this item, we want to know! Please contact us, including the URL.