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The Sunday Play


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The Box of Delights or When the Wolves were Running A fantasy by JOHN MASEFIELD freely dramatised for radio by JOHN KEIR CROSS
' A work not only for young folk but for readers and listeners of all ages: full of charm and villainy, of magic black and magic white, of tremendous fun, of heroism, of tenderness, of hosts of engaging characters - above all, of the true spirit of Christmas ... ' Cast in order of speaking
Produced bv DAVID DAVIS


Unknown: John Masefield
Unknown: John Keir
Kay Harker, a man: Harman Grisewood
Kay Harker, a boy: Patricia Hayes
Cole Hawlings: Cyril Shaps
Foxy-faced man: Henry Stamper
Chubby man: Wilfred Babbage
Miss Caroline Louisa: Carol Marsh
The Lady of the Ring: Noel Hood
Maria Jones jo: Manning Wilson
Susan Jones: Sian Davies
Peter Jones: Eva Haddon
The Bishop: Preston Lockwood
Abner Brown: Felix Felton
Rat: Norman Shelley
Alf Rat: Stanley Unwin
Police Inspector: Hecmr Ross
Sylvia Daisy Pouncer: Joan Matheson

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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