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The Box of Delights


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by JOHN MASEFIELD dramatised by ALAN SEYMOUR in six episodes
3: In Darkest Cellars Underneath
Kay has shrunk to the size of a half-a-crown piece and, with Mouse's help, has travelled swiftly to the Prince Rupert Arms. There he spies Abner Brown , the Rat and a mysterious lady.
Outside broadcast sound ALAN TAYLOR
Costume designer CHRISTINE RAWLINS Make-up artist
Producer PAUL STONE Director RENNY RYE


Unknown: John Masefield
Dramatised By: Alan Seymour
Unknown: Prince Rupert Arms.
Unknown: Abner Brown
Unknown: Alan Taylor
Designer: Christine Rawlins
Artist: Heather Squire
Artist: Paul Stone
Director: Renny Rye
Kay Harker: Devin Stanfield
Abner Brown: Robert Stephens
Sylvia Daisy Pouncer: Patricia Quinn
Rat: Bill Wallis
Foxy Faced Charles: Geoffrey Larder
Chubby Joe: Jonathan Stephens
Inspector: James Grout
Caroline Louisa: Carol Frazer
Bishop of Tatchester: John Horsley
Old lady: Anne Dyson
Herne the Hunter: Glyn Baker
Peter: Crispin Mair
Maria: Joanna Dukes
Jemima: Heidi Burton
Susan: Flora Page
Ellen: Helen Fraser
Mouse: Simon Barry
Alf: Paul Wilce
Mrs Calamine: Joyce Latham
Bishop's butler: Bryan Matheson
Pirate rats: Nick Berry
Pirate rats: Stewart Harwood
Puppeteer: John Styles

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