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 ...
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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
The most expensive production for British Television at the time, with an estimated budget of 1.000.000 pounds. The special effects were innovative for that time period and were considered to be groundbreaking (namely the use of matte drawings, blending human and animated characters together and extensive use of blue screen and digital effects). See more »
[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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A wonderful piece of television magic especially at Christmas
I loved this series and I was 25 when it was shown, I taped all episodes and watched them over and over, I can only lament the loss of the tapes but I can thoroughly recommend "The box of delights" to anyone who hasn't lost their childhood magic. Patrick Troughton is one of my favorite actors and is marvelous as is Robert Stephens in a dastardly role, the effects are very good considering the budget with the BBC and the acting is great. The story is a classic, although I had never heard of John Masefield until this series much to my chagrin. I know that children of all ages will enjoy it.I know I did and would again.
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