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Issue Details: First known date: 1935... 1935 The Box of Delights
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form y separately published work icon The Box of Delights Alan Seymour , ( dir. Renny Rye ) England : British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Lella Productions , 1984 6573680 1984 series - publisher film/TV fantasy children's

A young boy, Kay Harker, comes into contact with a magical box, which allows him to shrink in size, fly swiftly, travel into the past, and experience the magical wonders within the box itself. He takes custody of the box from an old Punch-and Judy man, Cole Hawlings, and must protect the box from the villains who want it for themselves.

John Masefield's novel, one of his best-known works, was adapted by Australian playwright Alan Seymour during the latter's long period of work for the BBC.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      United Kingdom (UK),
      Western Europe, Europe,
      Heinemann ,
      1935 .
      Extent: 309pp.p.


1985 winner British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards Best Children's Program: Entertainment / Drama
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