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The Box of Delights


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Last of three episodes dramatised by ALAN SEYMOUR Fire and Flood
The power and magic of the box allows Kay to travel back in time. But he who dares to go must face terrible dangers.
Director RENNY RYE (R)


Unknown: John Masefield
Dramatised By: Alan Seymour
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
Herne the hunter: Glyn Baker
Old lady: Anne Dyson
Ellen: Helen Fraser
Old Jim: Johnny Cassino
Railway porter: Len Edwards
Inspector: James Grout
Mouse: Simon Barry
Pirate rats: Stewart Harwood
Pirate rats: Nick Berry
Sylvia Daisy Pouncer: Patricia Quinn
Alf: Paul Wilce
Mrs Calamine: Joyce Latham
Bishop's butler: Brian Matheson
Puppeteer: John Styles
Monk: Gordon Coulson
Arnold of Todi: Philip Locke
Chief Constable: Charles Pemberton
Waterfall boy: Jason Kemp
Bronze head: Nicholas Chagrin
Greek captain: Bruce White
Greek soldiers: Julian Sands
Greek soldiers: Angus Kennedy
Electrician: Dave Mitty
Tatchester choirboys: Michael Lewis
Tatchester choirboys: Ben Gallagher,
Tatchester choirboys: Ben Leak

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