Tales of the Unexpected

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Tales of the Unexpected is a British television series which aired between 1979 and 1988. Each episode told a story, often with sinister and wryly comedic undertones, with an unexpected twist ending. Every episode of Series 1, eight episodes of Series... read more

Tales of the Unexpected is a British television series which aired between 1979 and 1988. Each episode told a story, often with sinister and wryly comedic undertones, with an unexpected twist ending. Every episode of Series 1, eight episodes of Series 2 and one episode of Series 3 were based on short stories by Roald Dahl collected in the books Tales of the Unexpected, Kiss Kiss and Someone Like You.

Original Release

03/24/1979

Cast

# Title Air Date
1 Skeleton in the Cupboard Friday, 18 December 1987
2 The Colonel's Lady Friday, 08 January 1988
3 The Surgeon Friday, 15 January 1988
4 The Verger Friday, 22 January 1988
5 The Facts of Life Friday, 29 January 1988
6 Wink Three Times Friday, 15 April 1988
7 The Dead Don't Steal Friday, 22 April 1988
8 The Finger of Suspicion Friday, 29 April 1988
9 A Time to Die Friday, 06 May 1988
10 Mr. Know-All Friday, 13 May 1988
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Directors

Graham Evans, John Gorrie, Alan Gibson, Herbert Wise, John Jacobs, John Peyser, Giles Foster, Peter Hammond, Bert Salzman, Ray Danton, Paul Annett, Claude Whatham, Rodney Bennett, Philip Dudley, Barry Davis, John Bruce, Leo Penn, Alastair Reid, Michael Tuchner, Peter Duffell, Simon Langton, Norman Lloyd, Leonard Lewis, John Glenister, William Slater, Donald McWhinnie, Wendy Toye, Christopher Lukas, Graham Williams, Gareth Davies, Philip Leacock, Gordon Hessler, Christopher Miles, John Davies, John Howard Davies, Dezsö Magyar, Chris Lovett

Writers

Robin Chapman, Roald Dahl, Denis Cannan, Ronald Harwood, Ross Thomas, Henry Slesar, John Collier, Bert Salzman, Jack Ritchie, Julian Bond, Tony Wilmot, Stanley Ellin, W. Somerset Maugham, Chaim Bermant, Paul Ableman, Alan Seymour, Peter Ransley, David Scott Milton, Donald Honig, Patricia Moyes, Robert L. Fish, Ruth Rendell, Edward D. Hoch, Kevin Goldstein-Jackson, Julian Symons, Bill Pronzini, Aileen Wheeler, Roy Russell, John Gorrie, Johnny Byrne, Jeremy Paul, Gerald Savory, Nicholas Monsarrat, Ferenc Molnár, George Baxt, C.S. Forester, James Gould Cozzens, Helen Nielsen, Bernard Eismann, Talmage Powell, Philip Ketchum, Antonia Fraser, C.B. Gilford, Robert Quigley, Sidney Carroll, David Trainer, Joseph Dougherty, Robert Bloch, Wolf Mankowitz, Richard Huggett, Miriam Bienstock, Tonita S. Gardner, Pat Hoddinott, John Bakkenhoven, Ruth Wissman, Zia Kruger, Theda O. Henle, J.J. Maling, Jane Gardam, Lawrence Block, Patricia McGerr, Robert Arthur, Peter Lovesey, James Andrew Hall, Dana Lyon, Michael Brett, Elizabeth Taylor, Noella Smith, Robert Edmond Alter, Brian Garfield, Patricia Highsmith, Jeffrey Archer, Hector Hugh Munro, Luther Murdoch, John Charters, Ella Griffiths

Cast

Producers

Editors

Ralph Forsdick, Stephen Peart, Michael O'Halloran, Kevin Waters, Philip Bunn, Keith Judge, Phil Connick, Ralph Javes, Elodie Keene, Armond Lebowitz, Clive Dunn, Giles Tuffield, Alan Newton, Michael S. Murphy, Roger Beavis, Denys Coppard, Andy Smith

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