Richmond is a suburban town in south-west London, 8.2 miles west-southwest of Charing Cross. It is on a meander of the River Thames, with a large number of parks and open spaces, including Richmond Park, many protected conservation areas, which include much of Richmond Hill. A specific Act of Parliament protects the scenic view of the River Thames from Richmond. Richmond was founded following Henry VII's building of Richmond Palace in the 16th century, from which the town derives its name. During this era the town and palace were associated with Elizabeth I, who spent her last days here. During the 18th century Richmond Bridge was completed and many Georgian terraces were built around Richmond Green and on Richmond Hill; these remain well preserved and many have listed building architectural or heritage status. The opening of the railway station in 1846 was a significant event in the absorption of the town into a expanding London. Richmond was part of the ancient parish of Kingston upon Thames in the county of Surrey.
In 1890 the town became a municipal borough, extended to include Kew, Ham and part of Mortlake. The municipal borough was abolished in 1965 when, as a result of local government reorganisation, Richmond was transferred from Surrey to Greater London. Richmond is now part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, has a population of 21,469, it has a significant retail centre with a developed day and evening economy. The name Richmond upon Thames is used, incorrectly, to refer to the town of Richmond: in fact, the suffix should properly be used only in reference to the London Borough; until 1501, Richmond was known as Shene. Shene was not listed in Domesday Book, although it is depicted on the associated maps as Sceon, its Saxon spelling. Henry VII had a palace built there and in 1501 he named it Richmond Palace in recognition of his earldom and his ancestral home at Richmond Castle in Yorkshire; the town that developed nearby took the same name as the palace. Henry I lived in the King's house in "Sheanes".
In 1299 Edward I, the "Hammer of the Scots", took his whole court to the manor house at Sheen, a little east of the bridge and on the riverside, it thus became a royal residence. Edward II, following his defeat by the Scots at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, founded a monastery for Carmelites at Sheen; when the boy-king Edward III came to the throne in 1327 he gave the manor to his mother Isabella. Edward spent over £ 2,000 on improvements, but in the middle of the work Edward himself died at the manor, in 1377. Richard II was the first English king to make Sheen his main residence, which he did in 1383. Twelve years Richard was so distraught at the death of his wife Anne of Bohemia at the age of 28 that, according to Holinshed, the 16th-century English chronicler, he "caused it to be thrown down and defaced, it was rebuilt between 1414 and 1422, but destroyed by fire in 1497. Following that fire Henry VII built a new residence at Sheen and in 1501 he named it Richmond Palace. There are unconfirmed beliefs.
When Elizabeth I became queen she spent much of her time at Richmond, as she enjoyed hunting stags in the "Newe Parke of Richmonde". She died at the palace on 24 March 1603; the palace was no longer in residential use after 1649, but in 1688 James II ordered its partial reconstruction: this time as a royal nursery. The bulk of the palace had decayed by 1779; this has five bedrooms and was made available on a 65-year lease by the Crown Estate Commissioners in 1986. Beyond the grounds of the old palace, Richmond remained agricultural land until the 18th century. White Lodge, in the middle of what is now Richmond Park, was built as a hunting lodge for George II and during this period the number of large houses in their own grounds – such as Asgill House and Pembroke Lodge – increased significantly; these were followed by the building of further important houses including Downe House, Wick House and The Wick on Richmond Hill, as this area became an fashionable place to live. Richmond Bridge was completed in 1777 to replace a ferry crossing that connected Richmond town centre on the east bank with its neighbouring district of East Twickenham.
Today, together with the well-preserved Georgian terraces that surround Richmond Green and line Richmond Hill to its crest, now has listed building status. As Richmond continued to prosper and expand during the 19th century, much luxurious housing was built on the streets that line Richmond Hill, as well as shops in the town centre to serve the increasing population. In July 1892 the Corporation formed a joint-stock company, the Richmond Electric Light and Power Company, this wired the town for electricity by around 1896. Like many other large towns in Britain, Richmond lost many young people in the First and Second World Wars. In the Second World War, 96 people were killed in air raids, which resulted in the demolition of 297 houses; the Richmond War Memorial, which now commemorates both wars, was installed in the 1920s at the end of Whittaker Avenue, between t
Fox's Feud is the third book of The Animals of Farthing Wood series. It was first published in 1982 and has since been included in a single book with both The Fox Cub Bold and In the Grip of Winter and in the "Omnibus" edition. Following the losses of the harsh winter in White Deer Park, the animals face a new danger when they are treated with hostility by many of the Park's residents, including the territorial fox, Scarface; the book begins with the birth of Vixen's four cubs: Bold, Friendly and Dreamer. Shortly afterwards an old scar faced fox, referred to as Scarface, approaches them, he tell them that his family has lived on this land since before it became a nature reserve and he does not like foxes from outside. Scarface watches Fox and Vixen training their cubs to hunt. Annoyed by how competent Bold is, Scarface attacks them and tries to kill Bold, but is beaten back by Bold and Vixen while the other cubs run away. Though Scarface is forced to retreat, Dreamer is found dead, her body having been brutally mauled, Fox has no doubt that Scarface was the culprit.
Fox and Vixen accompany their cubs at all times while they hunt, but Bold resents this and demands greater freedom. Upon being granted this freedom he leaves the part of White Deer Park where the Farthing Wood animals live, despite his father telling him to not leave this area. While exploring he meets Adder who warns him that Scarface patrols this area. Though Bold evades Scarface and Ranger, Scarface calls upon a dozen nearby foxes. Adder tells Hare that Bold has been captured, Hare informs Fox and Vixen. Fox calls the Farthing Wood animals together and everyone heads off together to rescue Bold. Fox, Vixen and Charmer go on ahead to face Scarface while the other animals remain behind. Bold suddenly appears and tell everyone that he was able to escape from Scarface's foxes by tricking one of the guards and outrunning the rest; when told by Kestrel that Fox is trying to rescue him Bold regrets his rash actions. The animals head towards Fox and find that the Great White Stag is mediating the conflict between Fox and Scarface, resolving it without any fighting.
The animals realise that Adder asked the Great White Stag to be the mediator. Scarface kills Hare's mate, Fox decides that Scarface has to be killed; as Scarface is the main threat and has no successor Fox is confident that killing Scarface will cause their problems to end. While Fox wants Adder to kill Scarface he knows that asking Adder directly will not work, so he has Bold and Friendly go and hint to Adder that killing Scarface is vital for everyone's safety; however Bold is not cunning enough to fool Adder and after mentioning that Hare's mate has been killed Adder promises to'even the score'. Adder poisons one of Ranger's cousins and returns to Fox only to learn that Fox wanted him to kill Scarface. Fox is angry with Bold for not passing on the message but Adder does accept part of the blame so Bold is not punished so harshly. Fox has his family, Tawny Owl, Weasel act as guards during the night. Charmer and Ranger meet one start to fall in love. Friendly learns of this but decides not to tell anyone else.
Meanwhile, Adder decides to hide and wait for Scarface, however due to the cold weather he has to leave his shelter and bask in the sunlight. Ranger tells his father. Scarface sneaks up on Adder and tries to kill him but only manages to bite off the end of Adder's tail. Adder waits for Scarface to leave. Scarface tries to determine whether Adder was the one that killed one of his foxes, but Adder refuses to tell him so he leaves. Due to being maimed Adder is annoyed with himself for helping Fox and plots revenge against Scarface. Meanwhile, Charmer fails to meet Ranger. Ranger finds her; this causes Fox and Vixen to find out about Ranger and Charmer's relationship and Fox and Bold oppose it. After his failure to kill Adder, Scarface decides to launch an attack on the Farthing Wood animals with a dozen foxes. Ranger goes to warn the Farthing Wood animals but runs into Scarface, testing the lie of the land. Thinking this is why Ranger is here Scarface praises him and they go hunting together. Ranger tries to persuade Scarface to call off the attack, but this annoys Scarface and he calls Ranger a coward.
The next day Scarface's group of foxes is seen by Kestrel. The hares hide in the rabbits' warren, the squirrels hide in trees, the rest of the animals hide in Badger's set. Finding the woods empty and seeing Kestrel overhead Scarface realise that the animals have been warned and has Ranger track them down. Ranger follows the scent of Charmer leads the rest of the foxes in the wrong direction so they lose the scent. Mole thinks the foxes are his friends and tunnels upwards to see what is happening, he is able to retreat before the foxes can eat him. After much searching, Ranger finds and enter the set where the animals are hiding but plans to tell his father than this set is empty; this impresses Fox, but Scarface knows they are in the set and demand they come out or be starved to death. Fox emerges from the set and challenges Scarface to single combat. Though Scarface puts up a fierce fight, Fox gets the upper hand and injures him, but lets him live; when the Warden arrives all the foxes flee. As a result of his defeat, the other foxes will no longer follow Scarface.
When Scarface has regained his strength, he makes a solo
The Independent is a British online newspaper. Established in 1986 as a politically independent national morning newspaper published in London, it was controlled by Tony O'Reilly's Independent News & Media from 1997 until it was sold to Russian oligarch Alexander Lebedev in 2010; the last printed edition of The Independent was published on Saturday 26 March 2016, leaving only its digital editions. Nicknamed the Indy, it began as a broadsheet, but changed to tabloid format in 2003; until September 2011, the paper described itself on the banner at the top of every newspaper as "free from party political bias, free from proprietorial influence". It tends to take a pro-market stance on economic issues; the daily edition was named National Newspaper of the Year at the 2004 British Press Awards. In June 2015, it had an average daily circulation of just below 58,000, 85 per cent down from its 1990 peak, while the Sunday edition had a circulation of just over 97,000. Launched in 1986, the first issue of The Independent was published on 7 October in broadsheet format.
It was produced by Newspaper Publishing plc and created by Andreas Whittam Smith, Stephen Glover and Matthew Symonds. All three partners were former journalists at The Daily Telegraph who had left the paper towards the end of Lord Hartwell's ownership. Marcus Sieff was the first chairman of Newspaper Publishing, Whittam Smith took control of the paper; the paper was created at a time of a fundamental change in British newspaper publishing. Rupert Murdoch was challenging long-accepted practices of the print unions and defeated them in the Wapping dispute. Production costs could be reduced which, it was said at the time, created openings for more competition; as a result of controversy around Murdoch's move to Wapping, the plant was having to function under siege from sacked print workers picketing outside. The Independent attracted some of the staff from the two Murdoch broadsheets who had chosen not to move to his company's new headquarters. Launched with the advertising slogan "It is. Are you?", challenging both The Guardian for centre-left readers and The Times as the newspaper of record, The Independent reached a circulation of over 400,000 by 1989.
Competing in a moribund market, The Independent sparked a general freshening of newspaper design as well as, within a few years, a price war in the market sector. When The Independent launched The Independent on Sunday in 1990, sales were less than anticipated due to the launch of the Sunday Correspondent four months prior, although this direct rival closed at the end of November 1990; some aspects of production merged with the main paper, although the Sunday paper retained a distinct editorial staff. In the 1990s, The Independent was faced with price cutting by the Murdoch titles, started an advertising campaign accusing The Times and The Daily Telegraph of reflecting the views of their proprietors, Rupert Murdoch and Conrad Black, it featured spoofs of the other papers' mastheads with the words The Rupert Murdoch or The Conrad Black, with The Independent below the main title. Newspaper Publishing had financial problems. A number of other media companies were interested in the paper. Tony O'Reilly's media group and Mirror Group Newspapers had bought a stake of about a third each by mid-1994.
In March 1995, Newspaper Publishing was restructured with a rights issue, splitting the shareholding into O'Reilly's Independent News & Media, MGN, Prisa. In April 1996, there was another refinancing, in March 1998, O'Reilly bought the other shares of the company for £30 million, assumed the company's debt. Brendan Hopkins headed Independent News, Andrew Marr was appointed editor of The Independent, Rosie Boycott became editor of The Independent on Sunday. Marr introduced a dramatic if short-lived redesign which won critical favour but was a commercial failure as a result of a limited promotional budget. Marr admitted his changes had been a mistake in My Trade. Boycott left in April 1998 to join the Daily Express, Marr left in May 1998 becoming the BBC's political editor. Simon Kelner was appointed as the editor. By this time the circulation had fallen below 200,000. Independent News spent to increase circulation, the paper went through several redesigns. While circulation increased, it did not approach the level, achieved in 1989, or restore profitability.
Job cuts and financial controls reduced the quality of the product. Ivan Fallon, on the board since 1995 and a key figure at The Sunday Times, replaced Hopkins as head of Independent News & Media in July 2002. By mid-2004, the newspaper was losing £5 million per year. A gradual improvement meant. In November 2008, following further staff cuts, production was moved to Northcliffe House, in Kensington High Street, the headquarters of Associated Newspapers; the two newspaper groups' editorial and commercial operations remained separate, but they shared services including security, information technology and payroll. On 25 March 2010, Independent News & Media sold the newspaper to Russian oligarch Alexander Lebedev for a nominal £1 fee and £9.25m over the next 10 months, choosing this option over closing The Independent and The Independent on Sunday, which would have cost £28m and £40m due to long-term contracts. In 2009, Lebedev had bought a controlling stake in the London Evening Standard. Two weeks editor Roger Alton resigned.
In July 2011, The Independent's columnist Johann Hari was stripped of the Orwell Prize he had won in 2008 after claims, to which Hari admitted, of plagiarism and inaccuracy. In January 2012, Chris Blackhurst
Battle for the Park
Battle for the Park is the seventh book of The Animals of Farthing Wood series. It was first published in 1992 and has since been included with The Siege of White Deer Park and In the Path of the Storm in the "Second Omnibus" edition, it is spring in White Deer Park and Dash the young hare, confident that she is quicker than every other animal in the reserve, wants to test her speed properly by running on the downland. She tells Plucky that she will find somebody to help her dig under the boundary fence and the young fox worries about her, but she soon forgets her remark and decides to remain in the reserve. However, when Plucky goes missing Dash employs the rabbits to help her get under the fence to look for him. Meanwhile the animals discover that several other animals have gone missing from the park including Weasel, they hear from Toad and Tawny Owl that several brown rats have entered the park and Fox tells everybody to kill any rat they see. Dash gives up her search and returns to the reserve only to discover that several humans are rounding up various animals using traps.
She tells Fox and Vixen who go to investigate and when the humans leave in their van, Dash follows them out of the park gates and chases them across the downland towards a large enclosure surrounded by large walls. When Dash informs the others Fox decides to set up a rescue party to go and help their friends who have been captured. Fox puts Badger in charge of the animals' battle against the rats, several more rats arrive at the park and thrive, despite the animals' best efforts to combat the threat; the rescue party sets off for the second reserve and Tawny Owl flies over the wall to look for Weasel. Plucky hears his calls and fetches Weasel, but neither animal knows of any way in which they can escape so Tawny Owl is forced to leave; the animals continue their battle against the rats, who have been discovered by the humans, so they decide to temporarily retreat and return to the park when the humans think the threat has gone. Meanwhile, Fox asks Whistler to fly to the new reserve and carry Weasel back to the park, which he soon does, but Plucky is forced to remain behind until he can find a way to escape.
After biding their time in the sewers, the rats return to the park over many nights and soon grow in huge numbers, but their caution means that the true scale of their invasion does not become apparent to the other animals for some time. When the animals become aware of the rats' renewed presence in the Hollow, they launch an attack on them and drive them out of their corner of the reserve. However, several more rats gather at the pond and attack the frogs, but Toad voices his protest and the rats attack him too; the rats' leader, warns Toad that they will soon take over the whole reserve. As the white deer arrive to drink at the pond, Bully attacks Toad with his retreats. Whistler arrives at the pond and discovers the badly wounded Toad, who asks the heron to carry him to the Hollow. Whistler does so; the animals form another hunting party and continue to attack the rats to drive them away from the Hollow, but more rats keep on coming and they appear to be fighting a losing battle. Meanwhile, Plucky comes up with a plan to escape from the other reserve.
After the Warden finishes one of his checks of the reserve, Plucky jumps into the back of his Land Rover and is taken out through the gates, before jumping out and setting off for his home reserve, where he is reunited with the other animals. The rats continue to overrun the reserve despite the efforts of Adder and Sinuous to kill as many as they can; as the snakes launch an attack and several of his followers await them and grab hold of Adder as he enters the nest. Sinuous escapes and tells Plucky, who goes to Adder's rescue, he arrives at the nest and negotiates Adder's freedom by promising not to dig into the rats' nest and attack them. Bully offers Plucky a truce so that all the animals can concentrate on raising their young instead of battling, makes a plan to attack the animals while their guard is down. Fox comes up with a plan to alert the Warden of the rats' presence in the park and the animals leave several rat carcasses outside his lodge. Meanwhile, Bully organizes a hunting party of the largest rats to dispose of Adder, the rats find Sinuous and attack her.
Sinuous strikes and kills Brat, one of Bully's lieutenants, but the other rats gnaw at her body and only release her when they are sure she is dead. The Warden becomes aware of the rats and searches for them on his rounds, the animals are satisfied that he will deal with the threat; the attacks against the rats have tired Badger out and he finds it difficult to move. A young female badger named Frond, driven out of her home by the rats, discovers Badger's set and asks for shelter collects food for him while he is unable to move. Badger enjoys being looked after and Frond stays with Badger to look after him; the Warden locates the rats and sets out poison for them, but they are too experienced to take the bait and it achieves nothing. Bully decides to launch his attack on the Farthing Wood animals and the huge colony of rats swarm into their corner of the reserve. Mossy is spotted and killed by Bully's lieutenant, before Holly notices the attack and alerts Tawny Owl. Soon the battle rages, but the Farthing Wood animals are overrun by the rats so Leveret and Dash head off to alert all the other animals in the reserve, who arrive to join the fight.
With the other animals' help the rats are forced to retreat and Adder avenges the death of Sinuous by killing Spike. Vixen pursues Bully and crushes him with her jaws tosses him over the boundary fence and out of the reserve. Within hours the p
The Siege of White Deer Park
The Siege of White Deer Park is the fifth book of The Animals of Farthing Wood series. It was first published in 1985 and has since been included in a single book with In the Path of the Storm and Battle for the Park in the "Second Omnibus" edition. Of the Farthing Wood animals Kestrel has moved away from White Deer Park to hunt without the risk of killing his friends and Rabbit have died of old age, as original Farthing Wood smaller animals have and have so many descendents with the animals native to White Deer Park the oath no longer applies to them; the Farthing Wood animals' third winter in White Deer Park has come to an end. As spring arrives there is an influx of animals from outside the park. Fox suspects that something outside the park is driving these animals to take shelter in the park, so Tawny Owl and Whistler search outside the park for clues, they find nothing, but word starts to spread of a fierce beast making raids in the park during the night. After searching the reserve and finding no sightings of the mysterious creature, Tawny Owl takes refuge in a tree in a small area of woodland within the park to rest.
Before dawn he is awakened by the thought he is being watched. Looking down, he sees the head of a large creature with bright eyes looking at him in a menacing way. Knowing this is what he is looking for, Owl flies further up the tree out of reach notices the strange creature has disappeared in an instant. Owl flies off to warn Fox and the others of his sighting just as the sun rises. Tawny Owl gives Fox a description of. Adder hears of these developments. Though Adder says nothing, Fox thinks. Adder finds Toad and asks him about some large paw prints he has found near the now deserted Edible Frog's pond. Adder explains. Toad tells him these prints. A meeting is called and Toad informs the animals of the footprints seen by himself and Adder. Badger states that the graceful nature of this animal reminds him of the Warden's cat and suggests that the animal might be a sort of cat. Tawny Owl pooh-poohs this suggestion. Not long afterwards meeting the Beast kills one of the white deer herd and Friendly discovers the carcass talks to some of his younger relatives about his plan to track the creature down.
The Beast kills a white deer fawn and leaves few remains as evidence, so Friendly and the other foxes do not notice what has happened. The Warden does notice the losses and patrols the area with a gun, but the Beast is not discovered. While fishing Whistler spots the Beast when it drinks from the stream, sees that it is a large cat, he tells Adder, who notices that the footprints are the same ones that he had seen before, he decides to pursue the cat with the idea of poisoning it. However, the Beast traps Adder with its paw and toys with him knocking him into the stream which allows him to escape. Whistler tells Fox and Vixen of the creature he has seen and Weasel heads off to tell Badger the news, he arrives at Badger's set and discovers Badger talking to a young mole named Mossy, trying to tell Badger that Mole is his father. As Badger is unable to accept that Mole is dead Weasel asks Mossy to pretend to be Mole for Badger's sake, he tells the other animals, who agree to go along with this idea.
As the vixens are looking after their cubs Friendly gathers a group of male foxes - made up of Pace, Ranger and Trip - to join him on an expedition to search out the Beast. They head to the stream where the creature was seen by Whistler and follow its trail into an area of woodland. Friendly notices something stir in the undergrowth and heads off after it, but he is unable to stay on its trail; the foxes wait for the Beast to return but Friendly lets the young foxes look for food, they come across another young deer, killed by the Beast. They feed off the remains of the carcass and head back, but the Beast watches them from a tree as they do so. Meanwhile, Adder comes across a female adder and tries to impress her with the story of his attack by the Beast, but she shows no interest in him and Adder slides away from her. Adder tries to find the female adder but is unable to; the next day Whistler discovers that the Warden is setting up a pen by the perimeter of the reserve, when Tawny Owl tells the animals that the deer are being rounded up they realise that the humans have decided to watch over them to keep them safe.
The Beast realises what the Warden is doing and decides to bide its time so the Warden will think it has left the Park. That evening Friendly and his group of foxes go in search of the Beast again, its trail leads them to a small copse. Ranger thinks it is a trap but Friendly insists they go on, they enter cautiously but the Beast leaps down from a tree and grabs Husky in its jaws, before leaping back up carrying the young fox. The other foxes realise they leave to fetch help. Once they are gone the Beast drops Husky to the ground. Friendly and the young foxes look for Fox and Vixen, but they find Badger instead and tell him what has happened. Fox and Vixen soon return and Badger decides to offer himself to the Beast in exchange for Husky, he heads off but the foxes leave soon afterwards and reach the copse before him, only to discover that Husky is dead, the Beast is long gone. Fox comes up with a plan and instructs the other animals to spread the word across the park that every inhabitant of the reserve must keep a lookout for clues and report anything they see immediately.
The Warden realises that his attempt to lure the Beast has been unsuc
The Animals of Farthing Wood (TV series)
The Animals of Farthing Wood is a British-French animated series commissioned by the European Broadcasting Union between 1992 and 1995, is based on the series of books written by English author Colin Dann. It was produced by Telemagination, based in London, La Fabrique, based in Montpellier in France, but aired in other European countries; the first countries to air the series were Norway, The Netherlands, Ireland and the United Kingdom, in January 1993. On 3 October 2016, Network Distributing released all three series of The Animals of Farthing Wood onto a DVD Box Set; this is the first time all episodes have been released in English as an complete set. The television series followed the basic plots of the series of books, although certain elements were changed, it followed the animals of Farthing Wood, who were forced to flee their homes after humans started destroying the wood to build suburban tract houses. Led by Fox, guided by Toad, the animals left Farthing Wood on a journey to White Deer Park, a nature reserve where they would be protected.
Unlike other children's series and films, The Animals of Farthing Wood did not feature much comedic content but rather relied on its strong storyline and plot, multiple main characters are killed or die during the journey. Series 1 chronicled the journey to White Deer Park, Series 2 took place in White Deer Park and chronicled the feud between the Farthing Wood animals and the hostile blue foxes, the third, final series chronicled the invasion of the rats into White Deer Park and the animals' attempts to fight them off; the episodes were made in both the France. Because of this, in Series 1 the motorway's carriageways have traffic driving on the right hand carriageway of the motorway. However, they are seen in Series 3 driving on the left hand side; when the series aired in the US, 2 versions were shown, the UK version, a new version released on home video with some of the voices changed, for example, the role of Fox was replaced by Ralph Macchio, there were added songs as well, but some of the death scenes were left untouched.
Jeremy Barrett as Mr. Rabbit, Mole, Friendly, Mossy, Measley, Mr. Shrew, others. Rupert Farley as Fox, Mr. Hare, Mr. Pheasant, Trey and others. Jon Glover as Scarface, The Warden, others. Sally Grace as Owl, Weasel and others. Stacy Jefferson as Vixen, Kestrel, Mrs. Hare, Mrs. Rabbit and others. Pamela Keevilkral as Dash, Speedy, Mrs. Squirrel, Mrs. Hedgehog, others. Ron Moody as Badger, Whistler, Spike, Rollo, Mr. Hedgehog, Mr. Vole, Mr. Mouse, The Great White Stag, others. Maria Warburg as Whisper Peter Woodthorpe as Whistler and The Great White Stag Timothy Bateson as Measley, Fox and others Fox, the leader of the Animals of Farthing Wood, was voiced by Rupert Farley in the UK and Ireland version but in the US version he was played by Ralph Macchio. In France, Italy and Sweden the cast included the following: These are based upon the characters in the television series; some parts had happened differently. "Farewell to the Wood" "The Adventure Begins" "Fire" "A New Friend" "Heroes" "The Silent Field" "The Storm Shelter" "Journey's End" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "Mrs Rabbit’s Bad Day" "" "" "Weasel Gets The Sniffles" "" "" "A New Home" "Badger in Danger" "Unwelcome Visitors" "Spring Awakening" "Bold" "Tummy Ache" "Trouble in the Park" "Showdown" "Peace" "Strangers in the Park" "The Weasels' Adventure" "To the Rescue" "The Rat Spy" "What is Buzz Book 21 Called?"
In France the programme is known as Les Animaux du Bois de Quat'sous. It first aired on France 2 in 1994, in Switzerland at the same time on TSR, it aired in the following countries: Australia Austria, as Als die Tiere den Wald Verließen Belgium, as Beestenbos is Boos and Les Animaux du Bois de Quat'Sous Brazil, as Os animais do bosque dos vinténs Bulgaria, as Животните от старата гора Croatia, as Pustolovine Šumske Družine Denmark, as Dyrene Fra Lilleskoven Finland, both in Finnish and Swedish, as Kaukametsän Pakolaiset and De Vilda Djurens Flykt Sweden, as De vilda dj