The Box of Delights (1984– )

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Based on the classic children's novel by John Masefield, the story follows the exploits of a young boy, Kay Harker, who finds himself drawn into a world of magic and danger when he ... See full summary »

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Young Kay Harker inherits responsibility for a mystical and magical box with unimaginable powers.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Devin Stanfield ...
 Kay Harker (6 episodes, 1984)
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 Abner Brown (6 episodes, 1984)
Geoffrey Larder ...
 Foxy Faced Charles (6 episodes, 1984)
Jonathan Stephens ...
 Chubby Joe (6 episodes, 1984)
Heidi Burton ...
 Jemima (6 episodes, 1984)
Joanna Dukes ...
 Maria (6 episodes, 1984)
Flora Page ...
 Susan (6 episodes, 1984)
James Grout ...
 Inspector (5 episodes, 1984)
Carol Frazer ...
 Caroline Louisa (5 episodes, 1984)
Crispin Mair ...
 Peter (5 episodes, 1984)
Glyn Baker ...
 Herne the Hunter (5 episodes, 1984)
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 Sylvia Daisy Pouncer (4 episodes, 1984)
John Horsley ...
 Bishop of Tatchester (4 episodes, 1984)
Helen Fraser ...
 Ellen (4 episodes, 1984)
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 Cole Hawlings (3 episodes, 1984)
Anne Dyson ...
 The Old Lady (3 episodes, 1984)
Nick Berry ...
 Pirate Rat (3 episodes, 1984)
Stewart Harwood ...
 Pirate Rat (3 episodes, 1984)
Bill Wallis ...
 Rat (2 episodes, 1984)
Charles Pemberton ...
 Chief Constable (2 episodes, 1984)
Johnny Casino ...
 Old Jim (2 episodes, 1984)
Simon Barry ...
 Mouse (2 episodes, 1984)
Jason Kemp ...
 Waterfall Boy (2 episodes, 1984)
John Styles ...
 Puppeteer (2 episodes, 1984)
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Based on the classic children's novel by John Masefield, the story follows the exploits of a young boy, Kay Harker, who finds himself drawn into a world of magic and danger when he encounters an old Punch and Judy man. Written by <markh@centurione.com>

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1 November 1984 (UK)  »

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La caja mágica  »

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Although Abner Brown is the major antagonist and the leading character Kay Harker is in the same room with him on many occasions , the two of them do not exchange a single line of dialogue during the course of the entire series . See more »

Quotes

Abner Brown: [running his finger through the flame from a match] And as for that boy. What I won't do to that boy.
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Was It a Dream...?
17 January 2005 | by (Upstate NY) – See all my reviews

I, too, came across this film on PBS' 'Wonderworks'. I watched it mostly for Patrick Troughton, who I knew from 'Doctor Who', and wound up falling in love with the story. My family watches it every Christmas, as well. The juxtaposition of magic and Christmas makes for a wonderful holiday treat. All in all, a satisfying adaptation of a wonderful novel.

'The Box of Delights' *is* available on video in NTSC format. I got mine through eBay, if I recall correctly. Be careful, though. There are two versions: a two-hour version and a three-hour version. Do *not* get the two-hour version; it cuts out every mention of the police, which leaves Peter's line (What? The bloodhounds of the law?) making no sense.


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