Spike in the TV series
Name Spike
Species Brown Rat
Gender Male
Mate Unknown
Offspring Unknown
First Book Appearance Battle for the Park
First TV Appearance Comings and Goings
Voiced by Ron Moody (UK)
Martin Semmelrogge (Germany)
Henrik Mestad (Norway)

Spike is a brown rat who appears in the books and the TV series. He is one of Bully’s closest allies and the spy of the plague of brown rats who infiltrates the Farthing Wood Animals. In the books he is very vicious and threatening, killing Mossy during the final battle to take over the park, before being killed by Adder. In the TV series, he has what he calls a "kindly disposition" and, while initially only spying on the Farthing Wood Animals, strikes up a friendship with Toad and switches sides, saving Toad from Bully during the final battle, before permanently joining the Farthing Wood creatures.


Spike is one of the more senior rats of the plague and one of Bully’s lieutenants. Although he sometimes doubts Bully's confidence that the rats can take over the park, he always shows loyalty towards him and does as he is ordered. Spike is one of the rats that grabs Adder when they ambush him and is also one of the hunting party that kills Sinuous later on. During the final battle Spike kills Mossy after he surfaces from one of his tunnels, but he is later killed by Adder as revenge for the death of Sinuous.



TV Series

Major Characters
Main Characters
FoxVixenRangerCharmerPluckyWhisperTawny OwlAdderWeaselMeasleyBoldBadgerMoleToadKestrelWhistlerMossyShadowHurkelDash
Major Secondary Characters
The WardenSpeedyRolloThe Great StagSinuousFriendlyHollyCleoFido
ScarfaceLady BlueBullyBratSpikeTrey
Characters from Farthing Wood: The Adventure Begins
Main Characters
Stout FoxStout VixenLong-WhiskersLean FoxLean VixenSly Stoat
Major Secondary Characters
Lightning WeaselSleek OtterLame OtterQuick WeaselWily StoatSage Hedgehog
Slow OtterSmooth Otter
Minor Characters
Kindly BadgerJayNervous SquirrelYoung BadgerOtter CubsFarthing Wood OttersUnnamed fox cubOwl
Minor characters from the book series
The Animals of Farthing Wood
Barn OwlBetsy GriggsCarpFieldmouseHareHedgehogHorseHunting MasterJackLeveretLizardMrs HareMrs PheasantMrs VolePheasantPikeRabbitRooksSquirrelShrikeTom GriggsVole
In the Grip of Winter
Edible FrogsGinger CatPaddockPoachersStoat
Fox's Feud
BlazeDreamerMirthfulRanger's cousinRusset
The Fox Cub Bold
The Siege of White Deer Park
HuskyPaceRustyThe BeastTrip
In the Path of the Storm
Battle for the Park
Minor characters from the TV series
Series 1
Baby FieldmiceBaby NewtBaby RabbitsBarn OwlBetsy GriggsBrunoCarpFieldmouseHareHedgehogHorseHunting MasterMrs FieldmouseMrs HedgehogMrs HareMrs NewtMrs PheasantMrs RabbitMrs ShrewMrs SquirrelMrs VoleNewtPheasantPikeRabbitRooksShrewShrikeSquirrelThrushTomTom GriggsVole
Series 2
BounderCatCrowDreamerEdible FrogsLeveretMatelessPaddockPoachersRanger's sisterRed SquirrelsStoat
Series 3
HareBatsButchColonel DonkFarmyard PigFarthinghurst OwlFarthinghurst RookJeffLairdMoth-Eaten RookNatPigletRobinScraggSheepSootyTerrapinsWild BoarWildcatsWoodpecker