Tales of the Unexpected (1979)

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. Early episodes were based on short stories by Roald Dahl collected in the books Tales of the Unexpected, Kiss Kiss and Someone Like You. The series was made by Anglia Television for ITV with interior scenes recorded at their Norwich studios whilst location filming mainly occurred across East Anglia. The theme music for the series was written by composer Ron Grainer.

Writing:
  • Roald Dahl

Stars:
Release Date: 1979-03-24
Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 25
Anna Massey
Anna Massey
Timothy West
Timothy West
Robert Loggia
Robert Loggia
William Hootkins
William Hootk...
Dina Merrill
Dina Merrill
Charles Hallahan
Charles Halla...
Julie Harris
Julie Harris
Miriam Margolyes
Miriam Margol...
Michael Kitchen
Michael Kitch...
Patrick O'Neal
Patrick O'Nea...
Stephen Greif
Stephen Greif
Terry O'Quinn
Terry O'Quinn
Cherie Lunghi
Cherie Lunghi
Allan Corduner
Allan Cordune...
Lois Smith
Lois Smith
Caroline Goodall
Caroline Good...
Clive Swift
Clive Swift
Latham
Cyril Cusack
Cyril Cusack
Royce D. Applegate
Royce D. Appl...
Don Johnson
Don Johnson
Charles Keating
Charles Keati...
James Faulkner
James Faulkne...
Brian Blessed
Brian Blessed
Lisa Eichhorn
Lisa Eichhorn
Valerie Mahaffey
Valerie Mahaf...
Stuart Whitman
Stuart Whitma...
Pauline Collins
Pauline Colli...
Joanna Pettet
Joanna Pettet
Stuart Wilson
Stuart Wilson
Ed Begley Jr.
Ed Begley Jr.
Michael Ontkean
Michael Ontke...
Edward Albert
Edward Albert
Bud Cort
Bud Cort
David Suchet
David Suchet
John Houseman
John Houseman
George Peppard
George Peppar...
Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
John Gielgud
John Gielgud
Tim Woodward
Tim Woodward
Kevin Dobson
Kevin Dobson
Roger Rees
Roger Rees
Jack Weston
Jack Weston
John Bennett
John Bennett
Royden
Sondra Locke
Sondra Locke
Daragh O'Malley
Daragh O'Mall...
Eamonn Walker
Eamonn Walker
Jemma Redgrave
Jemma Redgrav...
Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritc...
Amanda Redman
Amanda Redman
Charles Kimbrough
Charles Kimbr...
Eric
Peter Firth
Peter Firth
Bradley Lavelle
Bradley Lavel...
Keith Barron
Keith Barron
Rod Taylor
Rod Taylor
Nigel Havers
Nigel Havers
Miller
Brad Dourif
Brad Dourif
Dennis Christopher
Dennis Christ...
Shane Rimmer
Shane Rimmer
Arthur Hill
Arthur Hill
Frank Finlay
Frank Finlay
Joan Collins
Joan Collins
Peter Davison
Peter Davison
Betsy Blair
Betsy Blair
Anthony Ainley
Anthony Ainle...
Colin Blakely
Colin Blakely
John Forgeham
John Forgeham
Chaim Topol
Chaim Topol
Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
Susan Strasberg
Susan Strasbe...
John Mills
John Mills
Siobhán McKenna
Siobhán McKen...
Tara Buckman
Tara Buckman
Godfrey James
Godfrey James
Moray Watson
Moray Watson
Gloria Grahame
Gloria Graham...
Olivia
Joseph Cotten
Joseph Cotten
Lionel
Victoria Tennant
Victoria Tenn...
Frances Tomelty
Frances Tomel...
Tom Bosley
Tom Bosley
Robert Morley
Robert Morley
Zoë Wanamaker
Zoë Wanamaker
Anthony Quayle
Anthony Quayl...
Leslie Caron
Leslie Caron
Peter Jeffrey
Peter Jeffrey
Stephanie Cole
Stephanie Col...
Peter Egan
Peter Egan
Keith
Samantha Eggar
Samantha Egga...
Anthony Valentine
Anthony Valen...
Lucy Gutteridge
Lucy Gutterid...
Ivor Roberts
Ivor Roberts
Jan Francis
Jan Francis
Darren McGavin
Darren McGavi...
James Aubrey
James Aubrey
Gary Burghoff
Gary Burghoff
Brenda Blethyn
Brenda Blethy...
Geoffrey Beevers
Geoffrey Beev...
Phyllida Law
Phyllida Law
John Alderton
John Alderton
Thorley Walters
Thorley Walte...
Wendy Hiller
Wendy Hiller
Hugh Fraser
Hugh Fraser
Rita Gam
Rita Gam
Roy Marsden
Roy Marsden
George Sewell
George Sewell
Michael Hordern
Michael Horde...
Roxanne Hart
Roxanne Hart
Max Gail
Max Gail
Anthony Steel
Anthony Steel
Bryan Marshall
Bryan Marshal...
Helmut Griem
Helmut Griem
Denis Quilley
Denis Quilley
Captain Waterhouse
Richard Briers
Richard Brier...
Hilary Mason
Hilary Mason
Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh
Patricia Routledge
Patricia Rout...
Judy Geeson
Judy Geeson
Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing
Michael Brandon
Michael Brand...
Will Hare
Will Hare
Eleanor Bron
Eleanor Bron
Andrew Ray
Andrew Ray
Michael Craig
Michael Craig
Ann Doran
Ann Doran
Susan Penhaligon
Susan Penhali...
Pamela Stephenson
Pamela Stephe...
Jennifer Hilary
Jennifer Hila...
Anthony Higgins
Anthony Higgi...
Richard Basehart
Richard Baseh...
Hayley Mills
Hayley Mills
Geoffrey Bayldon
Geoffrey Bayl...
Richard Johnson
Richard Johns...
Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellow...
Kenneth Tigar
Kenneth Tigar
Joan Greenwood
Joan Greenwoo...
Tom Chadbon
Tom Chadbon
David Buck
David Buck
Harry H. Corbett
Harry H. Corb...
Joyce Redman
Joyce Redman
Logan Ramsey
Logan Ramsey
Michael Jayston
Michael Jayst...
Anna Neagle
Anna Neagle
Ron Moody
Ron Moody
Carol Drinkwater
Carol Drinkwa...
Sean Barrett
Sean Barrett
Steward
Caroline Langrishe
Caroline Lang...
Liza Goddard
Liza Goddard
John Castle
John Castle
Cyril Luckham
Cyril Luckham
Joan Hackett
Joan Hackett
Brenda
William Boyett
William Boyet...
Michael Aldridge
Michael Aldri...
Robert Arden
Robert Arden
Berners
Warren Oates
Warren Oates
Toyah Willcox
Toyah Willcox
Deryck Guyler
Deryck Guyler
Katy Jurado
Katy Jurado
Kathleen Doyle
Kathleen Doyl...
Gareth Thomas
Gareth Thomas
Bernard Kay
Bernard Kay
Det. Sgt. Jim Gordon
Elizabeth Spriggs
Elizabeth Spr...
Marius Goring
Marius Goring
Sheila Burrell
Sheila Burrel...
Peter Barkworth
Peter Barkwor...
Jenny O'Hara
Jenny O'Hara
Carol Lynley
Carol Lynley
Denholm Elliott
Denholm Ellio...
Peter Cellier
Peter Cellier
Wilkins
Peter Copley
Peter Copley
Deborah Harmon
Deborah Harmo...
Dick Smothers
Dick Smothers
Jennie Linden
Jennie Linden
Faye
Julie Dawn Cole
Julie Dawn Co...
June Ritchie
June Ritchie
Phil Brown
Phil Brown
Suzanne Danielle
Suzanne Danie...
Elaine
Martin Benson
Martin Benson
Robert Morse
Robert Morse
Stephen Shaw
Robert Beatty
Robert Beatty
Simon Cadell
Simon Cadell
Co-Pilot
John Nettleton
John Nettleto...
Bernard Cribbins
Bernard Cribb...
Bruce Boa
Bruce Boa
Malachy McCourt
Malachy McCou...
Neville Phillips
Neville Phill...
Nina van Pallandt
Nina van Pall...
David Cassidy
David Cassidy
Phyllis Calvert
Phyllis Calve...
Frank Sinatra Jr.
Frank Sinatra...
Patrick Mower
Patrick Mower
Carmen Silvera
Carmen Silver...
Elaine Paige
Elaine Paige
Margaretta Scott
Margaretta Sc...
Evelyn Laye
Evelyn Laye
Jacqueline Hill
Jacqueline Hi...
Elaine Giftos
Elaine Giftos
Frank Converse
Frank Convers...
John Bailey
John Bailey
Sandra Payne
Sandra Payne
Ray Lonnen
Ray Lonnen
Ronnie Stevens
Ronnie Steven...
Paul Eddington
Paul Eddingto...
Lou Jacobi
Lou Jacobi
Bill Owen
Bill Owen
Tony Longo
Tony Longo
Christopher Blake
Christopher B...
Cyd Hayman
Cyd Hayman
Jonathan Scott-Taylor
Jonathan Scot...
Heather Sears
Heather Sears
Joe Gladwin
Joe Gladwin
Peter Tuddenham
Peter Tuddenh...
Control Voice (voice)
Sheila Gish
Sheila Gish
Gary Bond
Gary Bond
Robert Lang
Robert Lang
Avril Elgar
Avril Elgar
Jennifer Holmes
Jennifer Holm...
Rupert Frazer
Rupert Frazer
Andrew Burt
Andrew Burt
Steve Plytas
Steve Plytas
Mark Jones
Mark Jones
Laurence Payne
Laurence Payn...
Michael Troughton
Michael Troug...
Lisa Dunsheath
Lisa Dunsheat...
Gloria
Paul Herzberg
Paul Herzberg
Devon Scott
Devon Scott
Helen Fraser
Helen Fraser
Bettye Ackerman
Bettye Ackerm...
Joanne Lara
Joanne Lara
Maria
Jeremy Gittins
Jeremy Gittin...
Frank Gatliff
Frank Gatliff
Thomas Keyes
Geoffrey Chater
Geoffrey Chat...
James Hamilton
Brian Capron
Brian Capron
Airport Official
Ted Gehring
Ted Gehring
Bartender
Anthony Dawes
Anthony Dawes
Clergyman
Jacob Witkin
Jacob Witkin
Boris Duckworth
Annie McGreevey
Annie McGreev...
Nurse
Keith Drinkel
Keith Drinkel
Sim
Albert Welling
Albert Wellin...
Det. Insp. Gunter
Angus MacKay
Angus MacKay
Walker
Edward Grover
Edward Grover
Bailout
Erika Hoffman
Erika Hoffman
Suzie Anderson
Alan Foss
Alan Foss
Hector Wilcox
Kirstie Pooley
Kirstie Poole...
eva
Rob Spendlove
Rob Spendlove
Det. Inspector Hook
Roger Milner
Roger Milner
Mr. Hawkins
Edward Jewesbury
Edward Jewesb...
Psychiatrist
Morris Barry
Morris Barry
Mr. Wilbur
Hugh Cross
Hugh Cross
Police Doctor
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