Tales of the Unexpected

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| TV Programme | | UK | Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Stars: Roald Dahl, Roland Culver, John Gielgud

Star-studded sinister and amusing stories, each with a twist in the tale, created by Roald Dahl

Partial Episode List (9)

Season 1 (3 episodes)

Season 2 (2 episodes)

Season 3 (1 episode)

Season 4 (1 episode)

Season 5 (1 episode)

Season 9 (1 episode)

Main Cast (5)

Roald Dahl
6 episodes
Himself – Introduced by
British actor, Roland Culver 2 episodes
Mr Foster
British actor, John Gielgud, a GB star 2 episodes
Jelks
Handsome British film star Anthony Steel, as he appears in the role of Mark Loring, in the new Raymond Stross production, A Question of Adultery (1958), and in which he co-stars with Julie London.  The film was directed by Don Chaffey and will be released by Eros Films Ltd. 2 episodes
The Stranger
A new picture of the talented and lovely British actress Joan Greenwood under contract to the J. Arthur Rank Organisation. 1 episode
Emma Adkins
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Series Director

Graham Evans
3 episodes
Simon Langton
1 episode
Rodney Bennett
1 episode
Barry Davis
1 episode
Christopher Miles
1 episode
Claude Whatham
1 episode
John Bruce
1 episode

Series Producer

John Rosenberg
7 episodes
David Deutsch
1 episode

Series Writer

Robin Chapman
(dramatisation) 4 episodes
Dana Lyon
(story) 1 episode
Roald Dahl
(dramatisation) 6 episodes
Ronald Harwood
(dramatisation) 3 episodes
Johnny Byrne
(dramatisation) 1 episode
Philip Ketchum
(story) 1 episode
W Somerset Maugham
(story) 1 episode
Denis Cannan
(dramatisation) 1 episode

Production company

Anglia Television

Pictures (19)

Main title from the 1979 ‘Neck’ episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-1988) (5)
Main title from the 1982 episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88), The Colonel’s Lady (1982) opening credits (4). By W Somerset Maugham
Main title from the 1982 episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88), Death Can Add (1982) opening credits (7). With Jan Francis Geoffrey Chater
Main title from the 1982 episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88), Death Can Add (1982) opening credits (6). Dramatized by Johnny Byrne
Main title from the 1982 episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88), Death Can Add (1982) opening credits (5). By Philip Ketchum
Main title from the 1982 episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88), Death Can Add (1982) opening credits (4). Roland Culver
Main title from the 1982 episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88), Death Can Add (1982) opening credits (3). Michael N Harbour
Main title from the 1982 episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88), Death Can Add (1982) opening credits (2). Ian Holm
Main title from the 1982 episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88), Death Can Add (1982) opening credits (1)
Main title from the 1979 episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88), Edward the Conqueror (3).  Joseph Cotton
Main title from the 1979 episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88), Edward the Conqueror (2).  Joseph Cotton
Main title from the 1979 episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88), Edward the Conqueror (1).  Wendy Hiller
Main title from the 1979 episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88), The Way Up to Heaven (1979) opening credits (3)
Main title from the 1979 episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88), The Way Up to Heaven (1979) opening credits (3).  Roland Culver
Main title from the 1979 episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88), The Way Up to Heaven (1979) opening credits (2).  Julie Harris
Screenshot from the ‘Bosom Friends’ (1981) episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88) (3)
Screenshot from the ‘Bosom Friends’ (1981) episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88) (2)
Screenshot from the ‘Bosom Friends’ (1981) episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88) (1)
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