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The Box Of Delights (Original Television Soundtrack)
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Roger Limb & The BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Silva Screen Records
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December 14, 2018

Poet Laureate John Masefield’s classic 1935 fantasy was brought to TV screens in 1984 at a cost of £1 million, the most expensive children’s series to date in the history of the BBC. A forerunner to the work of CS Lewis, Roald Dahl and JK Rowling, the series remains a golden memory of 80s childhood. Starring Patrick Troughton and Robert Stephens and filmed in a variety of scenic locations in the UK, it’s the story of a young schoolboy whose ownership of a magic box allows him to shrink, fly, revisit the past and experience incredible wonders and creatures. The series was renowned for its ambitious special effects scooping three BAFTA awards, one for best children’s series and two for television craft. Composer Roger Limb, a specialist in electronic music and working with The BBC Radiophonic Workshop is famed for his Doctor Who work but his range extended much further than science-fiction and includes Martin Luther: Heretic and the Look And Read serials. Much like the visuals the music matches with a truly innovative score combining real instruments with synthesised sounds. Included on this CD release is the delightful original theme, Victor Hely-Hutchinson’s Carol Symphony: Andante quasi lento e cantabile performed by the Pro Arte Orchestra.

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 The Box of Delights - Opening Titles 0:59 Buy

    The Box of Delights - Opening Titles

  2. 2 The Time That Likings are Made 0:21 Buy

    The Time That Likings are Made

  3. 3 A Warning of Wolves 1:18 Buy

    A Warning of Wolves

  4. 4 A Tosser to my Kick 0:39 Buy

    A Tosser to my Kick

  5. 5 The White Rider 1:50 Buy

    The White Rider

  6. 6 Phoenix in the Fire 0:51 Buy

    Phoenix in the Fire

  7. 7 Out of the Cold 0:52 Buy

    Out of the Cold

  8. 8 A Mountain in Switzerland 1:05 Buy

    A Mountain in Switzerland

  9. 9 Last Minute Christmas Shopping 1:29 Buy

    Last Minute Christmas Shopping

  10. 10 King Arthur?s Camp 2:03 Buy

    King Arthur?s Camp

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