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Cult | News | 27 September 2004

Box of Delights

Classic Christmassy childrens cult series coming out on DVD.

Released on DVD for the first time on 1st November, The Box of Delights is based on a novel by John Masefield and stars Devin Stanfield as Kay Harker.

Given a tatty old box by a mysterious Punch and Judy man (Patrick Troughton), he discovers that the box has the power to transport the bearer through space and time - and finds himself having to protect it from the evil Abner Brown (Robert Stephens) and his band of wolves.

The release also contains the following extras:

  • Specially recorded reunion interview with the Director, Renny Rye and Devin Stansfield
  • Behind the Scenes Archive from 1984
  • Blue Peter Interview with Devin Stansfield, Simon Barry and Patrick Troughton
  • Take Two Interview with Renny Rye
  • Pebble Mill Interview with Robin Lobb who created the special effects, Alan Seymour who wrote the screenplay, and Devin Stansfield
  • Box of Delights trivia quiz
  • Photo gallery
  • Profile of John Masefield

For more on The Box of Delights, take a look at our I Love TV section on the series by clicking the link below.

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