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VIDEO REVIEW - Winter Sports (Series 2, Episode 1)

January 26, 2020

The 60th of my video reviews, aimed at us nostalgic adults, dedicated to the making of Cosgrove Hall's 1980's film and series of 'The Wind in the Willows', featuring 'picture in picture' and the odd 'behind the scenes' image too, including archival photos of existing costumes and props and original drawings! This one is for Episode 1 from Series 2, 'Winter Sports' (originally transmitted in the UK on 24th December 1985). It was also released multiple times on the 'Winter Tales' video from 1986, before finally becoming available on DVD from 2003. I consider this one a true classic, having been available on home video from pretty much the very beginning!

 

As a winter episode this one feels apt for the time of year, with the weather growing colder and snow (perhaps) on the way here in the UK. We delve into late winter with my review for the final snowy episode, 'The Rescue' (Series 2, Episode 3), on Sunday 2nd February 2020.

 

All 52 episodes have been sorted into a special 'seasonal' order. The remaining 13 'bonus' episodes (Series 5/the 'Oh! Mr Toad!' spin-off episodes) are being reviewed, one by one, as 'additions' every 4 weeks. Comments very welcome. :)

 

All copyright-held video and audio content belong to the respective owners - I don't claim to own any of it, and will not make any profit from it, but just merely want to celebrate and acknowledge it.

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