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The Box of Delights


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by John Masefield dramatised by Alan Seymour in six episodes
1: When the Wolves Were Running
Young Kay Harker's adventures begin in the train on the way home for the Christmas holidays.
There is snow on the wind, and wild dogs roaming the countryside. Kay has the strangest feeling something very mysterious is about to happen.
OB lighting John Mason Designers
Bruce Macadie, David Buckingham Producer Paul Stone Director Renny Rye


Unknown: John Masefield
Dramatised By: Alan Seymour
Unknown: John Mason
Unknown: Bruce MacAdie
Unknown: David Buckingham
Producer: Paul Stone
Director: Renny Rye
Kay Harker: Devin Stanfield
Abner Brown: Robert Stephens
Cole Hawlings: Patrick Troughton
Foxy Faced Charles: Geoffrey Larder
Chubby Joe: Jonathan Stephens
Caroline Louisa: Carol Frazer
Peter: Crispin Mair
Maria: Joanna Dukes
Jemima: Heidi Burton
Susan: Flora Page
Bishop of Tatchester: John Horsley
Rat: Bill Wallis
Heme the Hunter: Glyn Baker
Old lady: Anne Dyson
Ellen: Helen Fraser
Old Jim: Johnny Cassino
Railway porter: Len Edwards

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