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Thursday April 25th 2024

The Wind In The Willows | 1996

The Wind In The Willows location: Kentwell Hall, Suffolk
The Wind In The Willows location: Mr Toad’s ‘Toad Hall’: Kentwell Hall, Suffolk | Photograph: Wikimedia / Ben Babcock

Ex-Python star Terry Jones directs, and stars in, this amiable adaptation of the classic children’s story.

‘Toad Hall’ is the red-brick Tudor Kentwell Hall, Long Melford in Suffolk.

Kentwell Hall had previously appeared in a very different kind of film, Michael Reeves’ brilliantly nasty Witchfinder General, with Vincent Price as witch-hunter Matthew Hopkins.

The railway scenes were filmed on the Bluebell Railway – a five mile stretch of track between Horsted Keynes and Sheffield Park, northeast of Haywards Heath in East Sussex.