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The Box of Delights


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by JOHN MASEFIELD dramatised in six parts by ALAN SEYMOUR
4: The Spider in the Web More knobbling and scrobbling force Kay to search for Abner's headquarters. Kay and Peter fly to the Chester Hills to unravel the mystery of the kidnappings.


Unknown: John Masefield
Unknown: Alan Seymour
Unknown: Chester Hills
Unknown: Bruce MacAdie
Producer: Paul Stone
Director: Renny Rye
Kay Harker: Devin Stanfield
Abner Brown: Robert Stephens
Sylvia Daisy Pouncer: Patricia Quinn
Inspector: James Grout
Foxy Faced Charles: Geoffrey Larder
Chubby Joe: Jonathan Stephens
Caroline Louisa: Carol Frazer
Peter: Crispin Mair
Susan: Flora Page
Jemima: Heidi Burton
Maria: Joanna Dukes
Ellen: Helen Fraser
Old Jim: Johnny Cassino
Monk: Gordon Coulson
Graphic designer: Stewart Austin

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