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The Box of Delights


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by JOHN MASEFIELD dramatised by ALAN SEYMOUR in six episodes 5: Beware of Yesterday
The power and magic of the box allows Kay to travel back in time. But he who dares to go must face terrible dangers.
Studio lighting BRIAN CLEMETT Studio sound BARRY BONNER Video effects ROBIN LOBB Producer PAUL STONE Director RENNY RYE
(The final episode will be shown on Christmas Eve)


Author: John Masefield
Dramatised By: Alan Seymour
Studio Lighting: Brian Clemett
Studio Sound: Barry Bonner
Video Effects: Robin Lobb
Producer: Paul Stone
Director: Renny Rye
Kay Harker: Devin Stanfield
Abner Brown: Robert Stephens
Arnold of Todi: Philip Locke
Sylvia Daisy Pouncer: Patricia Quinn
Foxy Faced Charles: Geoffrey Larder
Chubby Joe: Jonathan Stephens
Inspector: James Grout
Chief Constable: Charles Pemberton
Herne the Hunter: Glyn Baker
Bishop of Tatchester: John Horsley
Caroline Louisa: Carol Frazer
Jemima: Heidi Burton
Susan: Flora Page
Maria: Joanna Dukes
Waterfall boy: Jason Kemp
Greek captain: Bruce White
Greek soldiers: Julian Sands
Greek soldiers: Angus Kennedy

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