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Masterpiece Theatre; Wind In The Willows, The


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Masterpiece Theatre
Wind In The Willows, The
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Series Description

Program premiered in 1971 with The First Churchills. Hosted by Alastair Cooke. Intended as a showcase for the best of British television drama. Spawned MYSTERY! in 1980. Current executive producer Rebecca Eaton. All promotion of program done by Frank Goodman & Associates (see below). Synopsis, cast information and producers listed by individual title. Series release date: 1971

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.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Wind In The Willows, The,” 01/01/2007, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_92B2FBB6D6474C56817E6752F49FD803.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Wind In The Willows, The.” 01/01/2007. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 23, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_92B2FBB6D6474C56817E6752F49FD803>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Wind In The Willows, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_92B2FBB6D6474C56817E6752F49FD803
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