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
Stephen Greif
Stephen Greif
Joanna Pettet
Joanna Pettet
Jennifer Hilary
Jennifer Hila...
Robert Loggia
Robert Loggia
Warren Clarke
Warren Clarke
Victoria Tennant
Victoria Tenn...
Jennifer Holmes
Jennifer Holm...
Allan Corduner
Allan Cordune...
Benedict Taylor
Benedict Tayl...
Tim Woodward
Tim Woodward
Michael Kitchen
Michael Kitch...
Bud Cort
Bud Cort
Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
Cyril Cusack
Cyril Cusack
Toyah Willcox
Toyah Willcox
Phil Brown
Phil Brown
Malachy McCourt
Malachy McCou...
Judge
Jemma Redgrave
Jemma Redgrav...
Tom Chadbon
Tom Chadbon
Elizabeth Spriggs
Elizabeth Spr...
Michael Aldridge
Michael Aldri...
Deborah Harmon
Deborah Harmo...
Oscar James
Oscar James
John Bennett
John Bennett
Royden
Robert Morley
Robert Morley
Elaine Giftos
Elaine Giftos
Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne
Robert Beatty
Robert Beatty
Eamonn Walker
Eamonn Walker
Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
The Stranger
Marius Goring
Marius Goring
George Peppard
George Peppar...
Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing
Shane Rimmer
Shane Rimmer
Lisa Eichhorn
Lisa Eichhorn
Charles Kimbrough
Charles Kimbr...
Eric
Robert Lang
Robert Lang
Patrick O'Neal
Patrick O'Nea...
Sutton
Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
Laurence Payne
Laurence Payn...
Michael Ontkean
Michael Ontke...
Patsy Byrne
Patsy Byrne
Lois Smith
Lois Smith
Sara
Terry O'Quinn
Terry O'Quinn
Tara Buckman
Tara Buckman
Sally Fenton
Peter Barkworth
Peter Barkwor...
Hugh Fraser
Hugh Fraser
Jenny O'Hara
Jenny O'Hara
Royce D. Applegate
Royce D. Appl...
Deputy Eddie Ream
James Aubrey
James Aubrey
Brad Dourif
Brad Dourif
Steve Plytas
Steve Plytas
John Castle
John Castle
Sharon Gless
Sharon Gless
Anthony Steel
Anthony Steel
Hayley Mills
Hayley Mills
Ivor Roberts
Ivor Roberts
Charles Hallahan
Charles Halla...
Lynsey Baxter
Lynsey Baxter
Geoffrey Chater
Geoffrey Chat...
Peter Jeffrey
Peter Jeffrey
Kenneth Tigar
Kenneth Tigar
Bruce Boa
Bruce Boa
Paul Herzberg
Paul Herzberg
Joan Collins
Joan Collins
Chaim Topol
Chaim Topol
Denholm Elliott
Denholm Ellio...
Michael Craig
Michael Craig
Rod Taylor
Rod Taylor
Carol Lynley
Carol Lynley
Pamela Stephenson
Pamela Stephe...
Frances Tomelty
Frances Tomel...
Miriam Margolyes
Miriam Margol...
Sheila Gish
Sheila Gish
Daragh O'Malley
Daragh O'Mall...
Jonathan Scott-Taylor
Jonathan Scot...
Don Johnson
Don Johnson
Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellow...
Cherie Lunghi
Cherie Lunghi
Ann Doran
Ann Doran
Mary Deacon
Judy Geeson
Judy Geeson
Neville Phillips
Neville Phill...
Jack Weston
Jack Weston
John Alderton
John Alderton
Leslie Caron
Leslie Caron
Timothy West
Timothy West
Ed Begley Jr.
Ed Begley Jr.
Anna Massey
Anna Massey
Colin Blakely
Colin Blakely
Roxanne Hart
Roxanne Hart
Darren McGavin
Darren McGavi...
Sheriff Milt Singleton
Richard Briers
Richard Brier...
Deryck Guyler
Deryck Guyler
Will Hare
Will Hare
Caroline Goodall
Caroline Good...
Ray Lonnen
Ray Lonnen
Phyllida Law
Phyllida Law
Susan Strasberg
Susan Strasbe...
Andrew Burt
Andrew Burt
Warren Oates
Warren Oates
Sean Barrett
Sean Barrett
Steward
Peter Firth
Peter Firth
Gary Bond
Gary Bond
Heather Sears
Heather Sears
Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh
Harry H. Corbett
Harry H. Corb...
Edward Albert
Edward Albert
Margaretta Scott
Margaretta Sc...
Anthony Ainley
Anthony Ainle...
Nigel Hawthorne
Nigel Hawthor...
Dina Merrill
Dina Merrill
Elaine Paige
Elaine Paige
Van Johnson
Van Johnson
Peter Egan
Peter Egan
Keith
Joseph Cotten
Joseph Cotten
Lionel
Peter Cellier
Peter Cellier
Wilkins
Pauline Collins
Pauline Colli...
Carol Drinkwater
Carol Drinkwa...
Michael Hordern
Michael Horde...
Lou Jacobi
Lou Jacobi
David Suchet
David Suchet
Caroline Langrishe
Caroline Lang...
John Houseman
John Houseman
Dennis Christopher
Dennis Christ...
Katy Jurado
Katy Jurado
Jennie Linden
Jennie Linden
Faye
Joan Hackett
Joan Hackett
Brenda
Paul Eddington
Paul Eddingto...
Rita Gam
Rita Gam
Roger Rees
Roger Rees
Joss Ackland
Joss Ackland
Eleanor Bron
Eleanor Bron
Ronnie Stevens
Ronnie Steven...
Kevin Dobson
Kevin Dobson
David Cassidy
David Cassidy
Donald / David
Tom Bosley
Tom Bosley
Brenda Blethyn
Brenda Blethy...
Samantha Eggar
Samantha Egga...
Frank Converse
Frank Convers...
Brian Blessed
Brian Blessed
Bernard Cribbins
Bernard Cribb...
Richard Greene
Richard Green...
Rupert Frazer
Rupert Frazer
Patrick Mower
Patrick Mower
Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritc...
Jeremy Clyde
Jeremy Clyde
Joan Greenwood
Joan Greenwoo...
Tony Longo
Tony Longo
George Sewell
George Sewell
Bryan Marshall
Bryan Marshal...
Clive Swift
Clive Swift
Latham
Robert Morse
Robert Morse
Stephen Shaw
Sondra Locke
Sondra Locke
Arthur Hill
Arthur Hill
Cyril Luckham
Cyril Luckham
Geoffrey Bayldon
Geoffrey Bayl...
Peter Bowles
Peter Bowles
Valerie Mahaffey
Valerie Mahaf...
Patricia Routledge
Patricia Rout...
Carmen Silvera
Carmen Silver...
Simon Cadell
Simon Cadell
Co-Pilot
Moray Watson
Moray Watson
Sir Ian Masterson
Zoë Wanamaker
Zoë Wanamaker
Anthony Quayle
Anthony Quayl...
Keith Barron
Keith Barron
Bernard Kay
Bernard Kay
Det. Sgt. Jim Gordon
Helmut Griem
Helmut Griem
Joe Gladwin
Joe Gladwin
Peter Copley
Peter Copley
Siobhán McKenna
Siobhán McKen...
Peter Davison
Peter Davison
Betsy Blair
Betsy Blair
Geoffrey Beevers
Geoffrey Beev...
Nigel Havers
Nigel Havers
Thorley Walters
Thorley Walte...
Bill Owen
Bill Owen
Hilary Mason
Hilary Mason
Mrs. Pardoe
Martin Benson
Martin Benson
Vasco
Roland Culver
Roland Culver
Sir Alex Bullen
Godfrey James
Godfrey James
Lucy Gutteridge
Lucy Gutterid...
Ron Moody
Ron Moody
Richard Pratt
Susan Penhaligon
Susan Penhali...
Michael Brandon
Michael Brand...
Julie Harris
Julie Harris
John Nettleton
John Nettleto...
Roy Marsden
Roy Marsden
Benjamin Whitrow
Benjamin Whit...
Fergus Locke
Frank Finlay
Frank Finlay
Anthony Higgins
Anthony Higgi...
Logan Ramsey
Logan Ramsey
Michael Jayston
Michael Jayst...
Andrew Ray
Andrew Ray
Roger Carson
Joyce Redman
Joyce Redman
Julie Dawn Cole
Julie Dawn Co...
Emma
Richard Basehart
Richard Baseh...
Stuart Whitman
Stuart Whitma...
Gloria Grahame
Gloria Graham...
Olivia
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Bettye Ackerm...
Liza Goddard
Liza Goddard
Fulton Mackay
Fulton Mackay
Saeed Jaffrey
Saeed Jaffrey
Nina van Pallandt
Nina van Pall...
June Watson
June Watson
Audrey Locke
Wendy Hiller
Wendy Hiller
John Carson
John Carson
Joanne Lara
Joanne Lara
Maria
Timothy Carlton
Timothy Carlt...
Walter Jameson
Stephanie Cole
Stephanie Col...
Evelyn Laye
Evelyn Laye
Mrs. Standing
Gary Burghoff
Gary Burghoff
Devon Scott
Devon Scott
Frank Sinatra Jr.
Frank Sinatra...
Cotter
Jacqueline Hill
Jacqueline Hi...
Melanie Litmayer
Robert Arden
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Michael Troughton
Michael Troug...
Lisa Dunsheath
Lisa Dunsheat...
Gloria
George Hall
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George
Denis Quilley
Denis Quilley
Captain Waterhouse
Helen Fraser
Helen Fraser
June Ritchie
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Jenny Morrissey
Phyllis Calvert
Phyllis Calve...
Mabel Ince
Anna Neagle
Anna Neagle
Fanny Soane
Christopher Blake
Christopher B...
Frank Gatliff
Frank Gatliff
Thomas Keyes
Gabrielle Hamilton
Gabrielle Ham...
Doris
Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl
Himself
Jeremy Gittins
Jeremy Gittin...
Dominic
Mark Jax
Mark Jax
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Sheila Burrell
Sheila Burrel...
Lady Eleanor Benson
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Suzanne Danie...
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Alan Chuntz
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