Yoto The Wind in the Willows (BBC Children’s Classics)
None other than Alan Bennett, aided by the cast of his National Theatre production, bring to life the antics of Mole and Toad in this sprightly dramatisation of Kenneth Grahame’s novel.
Richard Briers, Adrian Scarborough and Terence Rigby star in this full-cast dramatisation, narrated by Alan Bennett. When Mole abandons his spring cleaning one morning, he surfaces into the sunlight and encounters the Water Rat. Mole stays with Ratty in his snug waterside home, and soon he meets Ratty’s friends: Badger, who lives in the Wild Wood, and the incorrigible Toad of Toad Hall. This timeless tale of waterside Britain has been loved by generations of children and acclaimed as a classic. The story of Mole, Ratty, Badger and Toad and their escapades never fails to enchant. Many of the original cast from Alan Bennett's acclaimed National Theatre production appear in this Radio 4 dramatisation, including Richard Briers as Rat, Adrian Scarborough as Mole and Terence Rigby as Albert – with Alan Bennett as the narrator.
Author: Kenneth Grahame
Read by: Alan Bennet; Richard Briers; full cast
Running time: 2hours 20minutes
Content type: Stories
Age range: 5-8, 8-12+