The Wind in the Willows (Dramatised)

  • by Kenneth Grahame
  • Narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi
  • 1 hrs and 18 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

A wonderful, highly-acclaimed dramatic performance of Kenneth Grahame's classic novel.Many of the original cast from Alan Bennett's acclaimed National Theatre production appear in this special dramatisation for BBC Radio 4, including Richard Briers as Rat, Adrian Scarborough as Mole, and Terence Rigby as Albert.When Mole goes boating with the Water Rat instead of spring-cleaning, he discovers a new world. As well as the river and the Wild Wood, there is Toad's craze for fast travel and motor-cars that leads them all on a timeless adventure.

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Wonderful narration, not the full text though...

Being a fan of Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, I was pleased to find this reading my Derek Jacobi! He does a lovely job of narrating and capturing the various character's personalities. I was only saddend to find out (due to not paying attention) that this is not the full text of the book, but a 1hr condenced dramatized version. I would love to hear Jacobi read the full book!
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- Julia P

What a treasure!

I grew up with the stories of Ratty, Badger, Mole and, of course, Toad. I have named all my houses "Toad Hall" to remind me that life is meant to be enjoyed and friends are the salt to keep the flavor fresh and fun. At 67, I suppose I should become stodgy and earnest, but what's the point? Derek Jacobi relates the tale the way it was meant to be and I have found yet another reason to appreciate his mountainous talent. Great thanks to all involved in this treasure.
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- John Scott

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-08-2006
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited