A Time of Reckoning
Vixen fights Lady Blue
Episode Information
Series 2
Episode No. 11 (24 overall)
UK Airdate 18 March 1994
Written by Valerie Georgeson
Episode Chronology
Preceded by Shadows
Succeeded by Blood Is Thicker Than Water

A Time of Reckoning is the 11th episode of the second series of The Animals of Farthing Wood. It was broadcast on 18 March 1994.


Now sharing a den, Bold and Whisper continue to grow closer. Bold later finds a dog called Rollo barking at Whisper, but Rollo turns out to be friendly and helps to make a hole in the wall so Bold can get back to the earth.

Whisper tells Bold that she is expecting his cubs and that she wants them to be born in White Deer Park to which Bold reluctantly agrees and they head off, but Bold struggles with the journey. On the way there, Bold is attacked by two dogs, but Crow and Rollo fight them off. Back in the park, Vixen and Lady Blue engage in a vicious fight, which leaves Vixen scarred on the shoulder and Lady Blue's right ear in tatters.


  • This is the only episode not to feature Weasel.
  • This episode shows scenes that are similar to that of The Lion King and Toy Story, such as Whisper convincing Bold to go back to White Deer Park, which is the same as Nala convincing Simba to go back to the Pride Lands, and the brief fight between Vixen and Lady Blue, which is much closer to the fight between Woody and Buzz, who thinks that Woody was trying to terminate him.
Series and Episodes
Series 1 (1993) • Series 2 (1994) • Series 3 (1995)
Series 1 episodes (1993)
The Wood in DangerThe Journey BeginsThrough Fire and Through WaterFalse HavenSnare for the UnwaryWho Shall Wear the Crown?New Friends, Old EnemiesFriends in NeedWhistler's QuarryBetween Two EvilsA Deathly CalmPandemoniumSo near and yet so far...
Series 2 episodes (1994)
A Heroes' WelcomeWinterSurvivalNew EnemiesA Joke BackfiresHome Is Where the Heart IsThe Feud BeginsLike Father, Like SonNarrow EscapesShadowsA Time of ReckoningBlood Is Thicker Than WaterReconciliation
Series 3 episodes (1995)
Comings and GoingsOut and AboutWater, WaterThe Missing Fox's FriendTiffs and TempersAdventure for the BirdsThe Long-Tailed VisitorScared Silly by SnakesA Bigger OinkThe Mole GameThe Worst Kind of HurricaneHomeward BoundBully-Bully-Bully