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. Although similar in theme and title, the show is not related to the American anthology television series, Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected, which ran for one season in 1977.

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: En
  • Runtime: 25
Saeed Jaffrey
Saeed Jaffrey
Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
The Stranger
John Gielgud
John Gielgud
Brad Dourif
Brad Dourif
Neville Phillips
Neville Phill...
Jane Asher
Jane Asher
John Houseman
John Houseman
John Forgeham
John Forgeham
Dorothy Tutin
Dorothy Tutin
Allan Corduner
Allan Cordune...
Terry O'Quinn
Terry O'Quinn
Cherie Lunghi
Cherie Lunghi
John Alderton
John Alderton
Ian Holm
Ian Holm
Michael Gambon
Michael Gambo...
John Duttine
John Duttine
Clive Swift
Clive Swift
Latham
Joyce Redman
Joyce Redman
Denis Quilley
Denis Quilley
Captain Waterhouse
Caroline Goodall
Caroline Good...
Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
Charles Dance
Charles Dance
Tim Woodward
Tim Woodward
Charles Hallahan
Charles Halla...
Frank Finlay
Frank Finlay
Zoë Wanamaker
Zoë Wanamaker
Nigel Hawthorne
Nigel Hawthor...
Bernard Cribbins
Bernard Cribb...
Miriam Margolyes
Miriam Margol...
Ed Begley Jr.
Ed Begley Jr.
Geoffrey Beevers
Geoffrey Beev...
Stuart Wilson
Stuart Wilson
Toyah Willcox
Toyah Willcox
Sean Barrett
Sean Barrett
Steward
Julie Harris
Julie Harris
David Suchet
David Suchet
Edward Albert
Edward Albert
Roger Rees
Roger Rees
Michael Hordern
Michael Horde...
Max Gail
Max Gail
Joseph Cotten
Joseph Cotten
William Hootkins
William Hootk...
Shane Rimmer
Shane Rimmer
Denholm Elliott
Denholm Ellio...
Peter Davison
Peter Davison
Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne
Elizabeth Spriggs
Elizabeth Spr...
Richard Johnson
Richard Johns...
Michael Kitchen
Michael Kitch...
Marius Goring
Marius Goring
Jan Francis
Jan Francis
Tom Chadbon
Tom Chadbon
Van Johnson
Van Johnson
Wendy Hiller
Wendy Hiller
Lou Jacobi
Lou Jacobi
Carol Drinkwater
Carol Drinkwa...
Arthur Hill
Arthur Hill
Richard Briers
Richard Brier...
George Peppard
George Peppar...
Antony Carrick
Antony Carric...
Patrick Mower
Patrick Mower
Joan Hackett
Joan Hackett
Robert Beatty
Robert Beatty
Joanna Pettet
Joanna Pettet
Lois Smith
Lois Smith
Gloria Grahame
Gloria Graham...
Sharon Gless
Sharon Gless
George Sewell
George Sewell
Bruce Boa
Bruce Boa
John Carson
John Carson
Tom Smothers
Tom Smothers
Anna Neagle
Anna Neagle
Patrick O'Neal
Patrick O'Nea...
Chaim Topol
Chaim Topol
Caroline Langrishe
Caroline Lang...
Lucy Gutteridge
Lucy Gutterid...
Michael Ontkean
Michael Ontke...
Bill Owen
Bill Owen
Peter Bowles
Peter Bowles
Anna Massey
Anna Massey
Robert Loggia
Robert Loggia
Richard Pearson
Richard Pears...
Thorley Walters
Thorley Walte...
Gareth Thomas
Gareth Thomas
Deborah Harmon
Deborah Harmo...
Lisa Eichhorn
Lisa Eichhorn
Brian Blessed
Brian Blessed
Michael Craig
Michael Craig
Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
Eleanor Bron
Eleanor Bron
Frank Converse
Frank Convers...
Pamela Stephenson
Pamela Stephe...
James Faulkner
James Faulkne...
Tony Longo
Tony Longo
Brenda Blethyn
Brenda Blethy...
Hugh Fraser
Hugh Fraser
Roxanne Hart
Roxanne Hart
Stephanie Cole
Stephanie Col...
Katy Jurado
Katy Jurado
Kevin Dobson
Kevin Dobson
Warren Clarke
Warren Clarke
Timothy West
Timothy West
Jack Weston
Jack Weston
Rita Gam
Rita Gam
Darren McGavin
Darren McGavi...
Leslie Caron
Leslie Caron
Harry H. Corbett
Harry H. Corb...
Valerie Mahaffey
Valerie Mahaf...
Nina van Pallandt
Nina van Pall...
Kenneth Tigar
Kenneth Tigar
Phyllida Law
Phyllida Law
Ann Doran
Ann Doran
Rod Taylor
Rod Taylor
John Mills
John Mills
Judy Geeson
Judy Geeson
Fulton Mackay
Fulton Mackay
Malachy McCourt
Malachy McCou...
Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritc...
Nigel Havers
Nigel Havers
Benedict Taylor
Benedict Tayl...
Betsy Blair
Betsy Blair
Colin Blakely
Colin Blakely
Jemma Redgrave
Jemma Redgrav...
Robert Morley
Robert Morley
Phyllis Calvert
Phyllis Calve...
Warren Oates
Warren Oates
Cyril Cusack
Cyril Cusack
Peter Firth
Peter Firth
Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing
Michael Jayston
Michael Jayst...
Patricia Routledge
Patricia Rout...
Dennis Christopher
Dennis Christ...
Geoffrey Bayldon
Geoffrey Bayl...
Martin Benson
Martin Benson
Royce D. Applegate
Royce D. Appl...
Joss Ackland
Joss Ackland
Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
Bud Cort
Bud Cort
Sondra Locke
Sondra Locke
Susan Penhaligon
Susan Penhali...
Kathleen Doyle
Kathleen Doyl...
Micheline Presle
Micheline Pre...
Siobhán McKenna
Siobhán McKen...
Tara Buckman
Tara Buckman
Cyd Hayman
Cyd Hayman
Stuart Whitman
Stuart Whitma...
Joan Collins
Joan Collins
Amanda Redman
Amanda Redman
Anthony Higgins
Anthony Higgi...
Tom Bosley
Tom Bosley
Anthony Quayle
Anthony Quayl...
Anthony Steel
Anthony Steel
Keith Barron
Keith Barron
Samantha Eggar
Samantha Egga...
Roy Marsden
Roy Marsden
Richard Basehart
Richard Baseh...
John Castle
John Castle
Pauline Collins
Pauline Colli...
Jenny O'Hara
Jenny O'Hara
Charles Keating
Charles Keati...
Sheila Burrell
Sheila Burrel...
Carol Lynley
Carol Lynley
Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh
Charles Kimbrough
Charles Kimbr...
Hayley Mills
Hayley Mills
Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellow...
Dina Merrill
Dina Merrill
Susan Strasberg
Susan Strasbe...
Ron Moody
Ron Moody
Helmut Griem
Helmut Griem
James Aubrey
James Aubrey
Eamonn Walker
Eamonn Walker
Joan Greenwood
Joan Greenwoo...
Richard Greene
Richard Green...
Margaretta Scott
Margaretta Sc...
Phil Brown
Phil Brown
William Boyett
William Boyet...
Anthony Ainley
Anthony Ainle...
Robert Arden
Robert Arden
Berners
Bernard Kay
Bernard Kay
Det. Sgt. Jim Gordon
Heather Sears
Heather Sears
David Buck
David Buck
David Cassidy
David Cassidy
Peter Cellier
Peter Cellier
Elaine Giftos
Elaine Giftos
Peter Egan
Peter Egan
Keith
Dick Smothers
Dick Smothers
Susan George
Susan George
Daragh O'Malley
Daragh O'Mall...
Don Johnson
Don Johnson
Bradley Lavelle
Bradley Lavel...
Gary Burghoff
Gary Burghoff
Evelyn Laye
Evelyn Laye
Robert Morse
Robert Morse
Will Hare
Will Hare
Michael Brandon
Michael Brand...
Bryan Marshall
Bryan Marshal...
Suzanne Danielle
Suzanne Danie...
Elaine
Jennie Linden
Jennie Linden
Faye
John Bennett
John Bennett
Julie Dawn Cole
Julie Dawn Co...
Frank Sinatra Jr.
Frank Sinatra...
Jennifer Hilary
Jennifer Hila...
Godfrey James
Godfrey James
Peter Copley
Peter Copley
Патрик О’Нил
Патрик О’Нил
Moray Watson
Moray Watson
Jonathan Scott-Taylor
Jonathan Scot...
Carmen Silvera
Carmen Silver...
Anthony Valentine
Anthony Valen...
Peter Jeffrey
Peter Jeffrey
Logan Ramsey
Logan Ramsey
Andrew Ray
Andrew Ray
Gary Bond
Gary Bond
Stephen Greif
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