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Toad of Toad Hall

Summary
1946 BBC Television production of A. A. Milne’s Toad of Toad Hall, which he based on Kenneth Grahame’s novel for children The Wind in the Willows.
Theatre play
Toad of Toad Hall by A. A. Milne (1882-1956) [more information]
Date of transmission
Sunday 29 December 1946
Time
8.30-10.00pm
Channel
BBC Television
Production company
BBC

Credits

Producer
Michael Barry
Playwright
A. A. Milne (1882-1956)
Writer
Kenneth Grahame (wrote The Wind in the Willows, on which Milne based the play)
Adapted for Television by
Michael Barry
Orchestra Directed by
Alan [or Allan] Bixter
Sets / Settings
Barry Learoyd
Dances Arranged by
Kathleen de Vos
Commentator
H. Fraser-Simson
Cast
Peter AssinderChief Stoat
Barbara Birkinshawa minor part
Jacqueline Boiteuxa minor part
Julia BradockMarigold
Philip DaleChief Weasel
Doris Grovesa minor part
Kathleen Helmea minor part
Jacqueline Joynera minor part
Desmond KeithPoliceman
Humphrey LestocqUsher
Jill Masona minor part
Kenneth MoreMr Badger
Jack NewmarkMole
Andrew OsbornWater Rat
Jon PertweeJudge
Zora Radovitcha minor part
Alan ReidToad
Michael RoseChief Ferret / Gaoler
Nina SapperSecond Field Mouse
Mary Staleya minor part
Morag Stankeya minor part
John ThomasAlfred, the Horse
Madoline ThomasMother
Pamela WhiteFirst Field Mouse; Duck
Mary WindustPhoebe
Victor WoolfAlfred, the Horse
Sheila WynnTurkey
Marguerite YoungWasherwoman

Additional details

Origination
Live from studio
Vision original
Monochrome
Later transmissions
Presented again at 3.00pm on Monday 6 January 1947.
Notes
Michael Barry produced the play again a year later, and although many of the original 1946 cast played the same parts in 1947, there are sufficient differences to identify it as a new production.
Extant status
No archival copy is known to exist.
Play tags
adaptation of novel; children’s drama

Print sources

Title
Radio Times, 27 December 1946 (Magazine)
Linking notes
article on p. 23 and listing on p. 25
Title
Television (Newspaper listing)
Reference
The Times, 28 December 1946, p. 6

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