Toad of Toad Hall (film)

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Toad of Toad Hall
Based on Toad of Toad Hall adapted by A.A. Milne from novel by Kenneth Grahame
Written byMichael Barry
Directed byMichael Barry
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
Running time90 mins
Production companyBBC
Original networkBBC
Original release29 December 1946 (1946-12-29)

Toad of Toad Hall is a 1946 British TV adaptation of the 1929 play Toad of Toad Hall by A. A. Milne, [1] itself an adaptation of the 1908 novel The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.


It was produced by Michael Barry who presented the same play again the following year with many different cast members. [2] It was an early television appearance by Kenneth More who reprised the role several times on stage. [3] [4]

The adaptation aired every Christmas for four years' running. [5]


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  2. "Toad of Toad Hall · British Universities Film & Video Council".
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