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The Box of Delights


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The last of six episodes dramatised by ALAN SEYMOUR Leave Us Not Little, Nor Yet Dark
'One last great wickedness,' says Abner Brown.
Kay is trapped in the dungeons below. Can he find his magic box and prevent Abner's terrible plans?
Animation IAN EMES
Visual effects TONY HARDING Videotape editor


Unknown: John Masefield
Dramatised By: Alan Seymour
Unknown: Abner Brown.
Unknown: Ian Emes
Unknown: Tony Harding
Unknown: Stephen Newnham.
Producer: Paul Stone
Director: Renny Rye
Kay Harker: Devin Stanfield
Cole Hawlings: Patrick Troughton
Abner Brown: Robert Stephens
Sylvia Daisy Pouncer: Patricia Quinn
Bishop of Tatchester: John Horsley
Caroline Luisa: Carol Frazer
Inspector: James Grout
Foxy Faced Charles: Geoffrey Larder
Chubby Joe: Jonathan Stephens
Peter: Crispin Mair
Jemima: Heidi Burton
Susan: Flora Page
Maria: Joanna Dukes
Bronze head: Nicholas Chagrin
Waterfall boy: Jason Kemp
Chief constable: Charles Pemberton
Heme the Hunter: Glyn Baker
Old lady: Anne Dyson
Electrician: Dave Mitty
Tatchester choirboys: Michael Lewis

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