A shorter radio play version of The Box of Delights aired as part of the 4th Dimension Christmas special on the BBC Radio 4 in 1974. A new script was written by Howard Jones, but Josephine Plummer, who had helmed two adaptations on Childrens Hour returned to produce. As was seemingly traditional now, a few familar voices returned from previous productions for this version .
It aired on Saturday, 21st December 1974 on BBC Radio 4, beginning at 4.02 PM and finishing at 5.00 PM
• Cole Hawlings - Timothy Bateson
• Kay Harker - Jean England
• Peter Jones - Judy Bennett
• Maria Jones - Norma Ronald
• The Bishop - Preston Lockwood *
• Abner Brown - Robert Eddison
• Sylvia Pouncer - Sheila Grant
• Foxy Man - Frank Duncan
• Chubby Man - Wilfred Babbage **
• Rat - Norman Shelley ***
• Arnold Todi - David March
* - returned from the 1966 radio play to the role
** - Wilfred Babbage had played Chubby Man in all the previous versions!
*** - Norman Shelley had played the Narrator in the three Childrens Hour productions, and Rat in the 1966 radio play