Welcome to The Box Of Delights Archives

The Box Of Delights Archives website was launched on 21st of November 2014 the 30th anniversary of the 1984 BBC TV series. Based on the book The Box Of Delights or “When the Wolves Were Running” by John Masefield published in 1935. The book has been adapted for Radio, Television and Theatre.

See The Box Of Delights filming locations photos for TV Series 1984 and cast interviews for TV series 1984.

Further images and details of the book and adaptations for Radio, Television, Theatre and other related information.

Theatre: Stage show adaptation was at Wilton’s Music Hall London from 1st December 2017.
Cinema: Selected Picturehouse Cinemas screened the 1984 TV adaptation on 2nd December 2017.

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Can you help?

We are interested in hearing from anyone involved in adaptations or those who remember seeing them, if you have any photos, videos, information, newspaper or magazine clippings, memories etc, see can you help.

This is an unofficial and non-profit information website, see the copyright disclaimer.

By: The Box Of Delights Archives
Published: November 20, 2014 Modified: February 7, 2018

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18 thoughts on “Welcome to The Box Of Delights Archives

  1. Thanks for a great website. I bought the series on DVD just before Christmas, having not seen it since it first aired, and watched it with my daughter. She was transfixed and I was transported back to my childhood. As magical and menacing as ever.

    Your interview with Geoffrey Larder is excellent, by the way. Charles was always my favourite character, and Geoffrey gave such a generous and heartfelt interview. It’s a shame he’s done relatively little over the years. Do you know what he’s been up to lately?


  2. This series was with me through childhood and my late mother and I were very fond of it. I think after it there was the Children of Green Knowe. Did they ever make a series of The Midnight Folk. Great website wish I had found it ages ago. Thanks for the very happy memories.


  3. Hi, just found your wonderful site. And like a lot of other posters, I watch the DVD every Christmas and was thrilled to find all the locations here on the site. I love it, it’s so much part of my Christmas and thank you for going to all this trouble…


  4. Hello. I’m Gary. I was flummoxed and flabbergasted to find this wonderful sight. I love, The box of delights, I have literally seen it dozens and dozens of times. I know the entire script by heart and I love to watch it every Christmas eve if I can. A blu ray release would be nice consisting of the six episode series and also an uninterrupted full version. Great to see others that share my love of, The box of delights. Got to go, time and tide and buttered eggs…


  5. I watched The Box of Delights in 1984 as an 11 year old and have watched it pretty much every year since at Christmas. My two daughters now watch it with me every year and they love it. We have just returned from a short break in Worcester and I used your excellent website to arrange a surprise tour of the locations nearby, which included a ride on the steam train from Bewdley to Arley. They both loved it!


  6. Just found this awesome site – great work. Watched this on BBC1 when it first aired in 84. Bought the omnibus VHS from the BBC store the next year and watched it every Christmas since (switching over, of course, to the DVD a few years ago). Now living in the US and I watched this again with my family yesterday evening.

    Last night in Texas….the wolves were running…


  7. Fantastic page dedicated to “The Box of Delights”. This was one of my all time classics produced by the legendard Alan Seymour who produced “The Chronicles of Narnia” as well.
    This was also the first time I met Devin Stanfield and I had a huge crush on him as a 10 year old..so maybe that was the first time I found out about love. Sorry for being soppy!!!


  8. Great website, I am a big fan of The Box of Delights, one of my favourite children’s Drama serials.

    I enjoyed looking at the location photographs, yesterday.

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