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Box of Delights DVD £4.49 @ Amazon
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The Blurb - from Play...

Based on the classic children's novel by John Masefield, this tale follows the adventures of Kay Harker, a young boy who finds himself lured into a world of fantasy and danger, after a chance encounter with an old Punch and Judy man.

A magical mix of animation and live-action, this spectacular production is guaranteed to thrill the fantasies of children and adults alike. Seldom is a story so sophisticated as to draw its audience, spellbound, into a series of such enchanting adventures as those we share with young Kay Harker.

As he travels home on the train for the Christmas holidays Kay Harker has the strangest feeling something very mysterious is about to happen... there is snow on the wind and wild dogs are roaming the countryside. Then a chance meeting with an old Punch and Judy man, Cole Hawlins, the guardian of the elixir of life and a shabby box of powers, pulls Kay into an array of fantastic worlds where he encounters ancient heroes, wolves, Romans, rats, flashing rings and flying ponies.

This memorable production was first shown just before Christmas 1984. The enchanting adventures and magical atmosphere hold fond memories for many, and are sure to delight a new generation of children. Now available for the first time on DVD with a myriad of special features, you can enjoy this very special production for years to come.

19 Comments

Great series.. gets you really in the mood for christmas
heat added

Awsome stuff, I have had this on DVD for a number of years now and it always gets a dusting off come Christmas, great price

MM

Is this the one with the unforgettable theme tune?

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matedodgy

Is this the one with the unforgettable theme tune?



It certaily is. I could never listen to 'Noel' without thinking of this series... and remembering how much it freaked me out!

I remember rushing home from school on those dark winter evenings to watch this,a definite childhood television highlight,highly recommended.

Blueto

I remember rushing home from school on those dark winter evenings to … I remember rushing home from school on those dark winter evenings to watch this,a definite childhood television highlight,highly recommended.


Same here. One of my fondest memories is sitting down with my Mom to watch this. I've watched it with my kids since, and they loved it too. HOT!

One episode per night leading up to Christmas - every year.

great programme - but same price at HMV + Quidco so hardly a hot deal

Heat. Great Christmas pressie.

matedodgy

Is this the one with the unforgettable theme tune?

I've forgotten it so no

Adrian_Busby

One episode per night leading up to Christmas - every year.


I never saw it as a kid, but the misses has the whole family watching it (as said, an episode a night before xmas) - Needless to say you need to get 'the snowman' for xmas eve, and probably 'Scrooge' Alistair Simms version as well).

Edited by: "superdry09" 31st Oct 2010

Same here, loved this show. Coming home from school in 1984 (wasn't it?), memories...

Ordered. Thanks op.:)

I'm afraid that's me too. The tune pops into my head quite often and I've not seen this since 1984! Brill series and so Christmassy - ahhh those were the days...

For the fans of the theme tune, it's an extract from "A Carol Symphony: III. Andante quasi lento e contabile" by "City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra & Gavin Sutherland". It's available on iTunes. The familiar bit starts at around 2:15. An amazing piece of music.

itunes.apple.com/gb/…659
Edited by: "Leigh" 31st Oct 2010

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Leigh

For the fans of the theme tune, it's an extract from "A Carol Symphony: … For the fans of the theme tune, it's an extract from "A Carol Symphony: III. Andante quasi lento e contabile" by "City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra & Gavin Sutherland". It's available on iTunes. The familiar bit starts at around 2:15. An amazing piece of music.http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/a-carol-symphony-iii-andante/id6134679?i=6134659



Great, Thank you!

Ive had it on video for years but havent seen it for so long! remember those wolves dressed as clergymen and the stag horn the hunter? ;-)

November 1st - things are getting Christmassy.

Mmmmm....1984..... I was 9 years old, this made a BIG impression and I've been putting off rewatching it incase it's a bit rubbish...what ya reckon?
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