The Box of Delights

The Box of Delights (1984)

  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Family, Kids
  • Creator: Alan Seymour
  • First Air Date: 1984-11-21
  • Last Air Date: 1984-12-24
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 6
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 30 min.
  • Production Company: BBC
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Networks: BBC One
  • Director: Renny Rye
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Patrick Troughton stars in this children's fantasy tale with dark undertones. When a young schoolboy is given a box for safekeeping by a mysterious magician, little does he know the wondrous things he’ll soon discover.

  • Keywords: wolf, mouse, magic, based on children's book, box, christmas, 1930s
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    The Box of Delights Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date:
    1 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1984-11-21
    6 Episodes

    The Box of Delights Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1When the Wolves Were Running30 min
    Season 1Episode 2Where Shall the 'nighted Showman Go25 min
    Season 1Episode 3In Darkest Cellars Underneath25 min
    Season 1Episode 4The Spider in the Web30 min
    Season 1Episode 5Beware of Yesterday30 min
    Season 1Episode 6Leave Us Not Little, Nor Yet Dark35 min
    • Patrick Troughton

      as Cole Hawlings
    • Devin Stanfield

      as Kay Harker
    • Robert Stephens

      as Abner Brown
    • Joanna Dukes

      as Maria
    • Patricia Quinn

      as Sylvia Daisy Pouncer
    • John Horsley

      as Bishop of Tatchester
    • James Grout

      as Inspector
    • Glyn Baker

      as Herne the Hunter
    • Nick Berry

      as Pirate Rat
    • Angus Kennedy

      as Greek Soldier
    • Julian Sands

      as Greek Soldier
    Production Paul Stone Producer
    Directing Renny Rye Director
    Writing Alan Seymour Writer