The Wind in the Willows Complete Series Coming to DVD

Fabulous Films have announced they will be releasing the complete series of Cosgrove Hall’s Wind in the Willows adaptation on DVD.

The Wind in the Willows was written by Kenneth Grahame, and first published in 1908. The Cosgrove Hall film adaptation was made for Thames Television, first airing in 1983; It won a Bafta and an International Emmy. The film starred David Jason, Richard Pearson, Ian Carmichael and Michael Hordern as Toad, Mole, Rat and Badger respectively.

A sequel TV series first aired in 1984, keeping the stop motion animation technique of the original. Most of the main cast came back to play their roles from the film, with Ian Carmichael acting as narrator with his role of Rat being taken over by Peter. It ran for 52 episodes over 4 series. There was a 13 episode fifth series under the title Oh Mr. Toad. The series ended in 1990.

The DVD set encompasses all episodes of the series, the original movie and the feature length Christmas episode, A Tale of Two Toads.

This release is one of many classic children’s shows which have been brought to physical media by Fabulous Films. Other recent titles include HD restorations of the Wind in the Willows feature, Bagpuss, Ivor the Engine, The Clangers and The BFG. There has also been a DVD release of Jamie and the Magic Torch. Further releases expected in 2024 include Paddington and The Wombles.

The complete series of Cosgrove Hall’s Wind in the Willows is available to order from Fabulous Films. It will be released on the 13th of May 2024.

Jamie Dyer

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