The Wind in the Willows

Season 4 Episode 5

Lord Toad

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Lord Toad
Badger finally has news about how far the railway has come. A newspaper article about an archaeological discovery made by the workers indicates that the railway is now within less than fifteen miles of the River Bank. Toad, of course, fails to appreciate his friends' concern over the railway's proximity, and is more interested by the article's mention of Lord Rushton, the famous archaeologist that investigated the find. Toad rapidly becomes obsessed with archeology (which he fails even to spell right), believing that it will lead him to becoming "Lord Toad of River Bank." His searches for treasures in the grounds of Toad Hall naturally prove useless, but he nevertheless proposes to open a Toad Hall Museum of Archeology. Unfortunately, he allows the weasels to "help" him get the exhibits, and Badger, Rat and Mole are less than convinced by the lecture he gives on his "finds"...moreless

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