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1. The River Bank

Mole leaves his spring cleaning to explore the world above. There he meets the Rat and the two set off for a leisurely row down river.

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Thu 30 Apr 2015 03:30

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  • An end to spring cleaning

    Mole leaves his spring and meets the Rat at the river.

    Duration: 03:25

  • The River

    Mole meets Otter and Badger and has a first sight of Toad.

    Duration: 07:38

  • Messing around in boats

    Mole is determined to try his paw at rowing.

    Duration: 03:57

Synopsis

The Mole leaves his spring cleaning to explore the world above. He meets the Water Rat and the two set off for a leisurely row down the river.

The two animals stop to enjoy their picnic and Mole has a first meeting with Otter and Badger and a first sighting of Toad, who is also out on the river. When they resume Mole grows a little jealous of the Rat and decides he would like to have a go at rowing...with disasterous consequences.

They return to Water Rat's home and Mole goes to sleep listening to his new friend - the river - lapping at the sill of his window.

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