Mole's Christmas

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Mole's Christmas
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The VHS cover
Genre TV Special
Created by Kenneth Grahame (novel)
Directed by Martin Gates
Produced by Martin Gates
Written by Marion Edwards and Sue Radley (script)
Starring Richard Briers (Rat)
Peter Davison (Mole)
Ellie Beaven (Young Girl)
Imelda Staunton (Village mother)
Music by Tony Britten
Editing by Neville Donoghue (video)
Kevin Brazier (sound)
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Original channel ITV
Original airing 25 December 1994 (1994-12-25)
Running time 25 min.

Mole's Christmas (also known as The Wind in the Willows: Mole's Christmas) is a 30 minute animated film shot in 1994. Its main stars are Richard Briers (Rat), Peter Davison (Mole) and Ellie Beaven (Young Girl) with Imelda Staunton. Directed by Martin Gates, it is based on Kenneth Grahame's novel and is part of the Wind in the Willows series.

The film is light hearted and aimed at a younger audience. The plot involves a tired Mole and his friend Rat trudging through the snow one Christmas Eve when suddenly Mole wishes he could be home. Once at his home Mole and Rat decorate it for Christmas and prepare a Christmas feast which they share with a group of mice carolers.

The 30-minute programme is the most exported UK-made TV show for the period between 1993–2003 and has been seen in 213 countries.[citation needed]

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