Sunday, 7 December 2014
29 The Wind In The Willows
First watched : 1970
Back to ITV and the only thing I think I may have watched in the week 17-23 January 1970. On Tuesdays and Thursdays ITV had a storytelling spot that was in direct competition with Jackanory. It didn't have celebrity presenters and the narration was offscreen , requiring more illustrations.
The Wind In The Willows was narrated by actor Paul Honeyman and illustrated by John Worsley ( above ). Worsley was a commissioned war artist in WWII who had carelessly allowed himself to be taken prisoner by the Germans but redeemed himself by designing a dummy which was used in a successful escape attempt.