Tales of the Unexpected

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| TV Programme | | UK | Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Stars: Roald Dahl, Joan Greenwood, Joseph Cotten

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

Partial Episode List (3)

Season 1 (2 episodes)

Season 4 (1 episode)

Main Cast (5)

Roald Dahl
2 episodes
Himself – Introduced by
A new picture of the talented and lovely British actress Joan Greenwood under contract to the J. Arthur Rank Organisation. 1 episode
Emma Adkins
British actor, Roland Culver 1 episode
Mr Foster
British actress Wendy Hiller in a photograph from Carol Reed’s 1951 film, Outcast of the Islands 1 episode
Louisa
Rachel Kempson
1 episode
Nell Bridges
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Series Director

Graham Evans
1 episode
Simon Langton
1 episode
Rodney Bennett
1 episode

Series Producer

John Rosenberg
2 episodes

Series Writer

Robin Chapman
(dramatisation) 1 episode
Dana Lyon
(story) 1 episode
Roald Dahl
(dramatisation) 2 episodes
Ronald Harwood
(dramatisation) 2 episodes

Production company


Anglia Television

Pictures (9)

Main title from the 1979 episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88), Edward the Conqueror (3).  Joseph Cotton
Tales of the Unexpected | Edward the Conqueror opening credits (3)
Main title from the 1979 episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88), Edward the Conqueror (2).  Joseph Cotton
Tales of the Unexpected | Edward the Conqueror opening credits (2)
Main title from the 1979 episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88), Edward the Conqueror (1).  Wendy Hiller
Tales of the Unexpected | Edward the Conqueror opening credits (1)
Main title from the 1979 episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88), The Way Up to Heaven (1979) opening credits (3)
Tales of the Unexpected | The Way Up to Heaven opening credits (4)
Main title from the 1979 episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88), The Way Up to Heaven (1979) opening credits (2).  Julie Harris
Tales of the Unexpected | The Way Up to Heaven opening credits (2)
Screenshot from the ‘Bosom Friends’ (1981) episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88) (3)
Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88) screenshot (3) | ‘Bosom Friends’ (1981)
Screenshot from the ‘Bosom Friends’ (1981) episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88) (2)
Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88) screenshot (2) | ‘Bosom Friends’ (1981)
Screenshot from the ‘Bosom Friends’ (1981) episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88) (1)
Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88) screenshot (1) | ‘Bosom Friends’ (1981)
Tales of the Unexpected DVD
Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88) DVD cover (1) | ‘Bosom Friends’ (1981)

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