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Toad Of Toad Hall (BBC 1946, Kenneth More, Jon Pertwee)

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Monitor: Always On Sunday (BBC-2 1965 with Oliver Reed and Bryan Pringle)

Live action fantasy comedy drama Toad Of Toad Hall told stories of the extremely energetic Toad who manages to create havoc for his fellow riverbank chums.

This was the first of several productions of this all time classic and it was remounted a week later on the 6 January 1947 (this was standard operating procedure for live BBC performances at the time. Other BBC productions were mounted in 1949 and 1953.

production details
UK / BBC / 1×90 minute episode / 29 December 1946 black and white

Writer/Producer: Michael Barry / Play: A.A. Milne / Music: H. Fraser-Simson / Design: Barry Learoyd

cast
ALAN REID as Mr Toad
KENNETH MORE as Mr Badger
ANDREW OSBORN as Ratty
JACK NEWMARK as Mole
JON PERTWEE as Judge
JOHN THOMAS and VICTOR WOOLF as Alfred The Horse
JULIA BRADOCK as Marigold
MADOLINE THOMAS as Mother
MICHAEL ROSE as Chief Ferret and Goaler
PHILIP DALE as Chief Weasel
PETER ASSINDER as Chief Stoat
PAMELA WHITE as 1st Field Mouse and Duck
NINA SAPPER as 2nd Field Mouse
DESMOND KEITH as Policeman
HUMPHREY LESTOCQ as Usher
SHEILA WYNN as Turkey
MARY WINDUST as Phoebe
MARGUERITE YOUNG as Washerwoman
JACQUELINE BOITEUX
BARBARA BIRKINSHAW
KATHLEEN HELME
ZORA RADOVITCH
MORAG STANKEY
DORIS GROVES
MARY STALEY
JILL MASON
JACQUELINE JOINER

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