Screenshot from the ‘Bosom Friends’ (1981) episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88) (1)

Tales of the Unexpected (1979–88)

Bosom Friends

(1981)

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| TV Episode | United Kingdom | Colour | Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 25min
| Stars: Rachel Kempson, Joan Greenwood, Nat Jackley
| S4 E14

An impoverished lady invites an old school-friend to lodge with her, but soon regrets her decision

Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88) screenshot (3) | ‘Bosom Friends’ (1981)
Tales of the Unexpected (1979–88)
Star-studded sinister and amusing stories, each with a twist in the tale, created by Roald Dahl.

Plot

Nell and Emma were best friends at school, but after a reunion weekend they find things more difficult. Emma who is retired and poor, asks Nell to let her a spare room in her house. Nell agrees and Emma moves in but she quickly proves to be completely penniless and seems willing to drag Nell down to poverty, too…

Episode cast

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Tales of the Unexpected (1979-1988) | Bosom Friends screenshot (6) | Rachel Kempson
Rachel Kempson
Nell Bridges
Screenshot from the 1981 ‘Bosom Friends’ episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-1988) (5) featuring Joan Greenwood
Emma Adkins
Tales of the Unexpected (1979-1988) | Bosom Friends screenshot (4) | Nat Jackley
Nat Jackley
Mr Deacon
Tales of the Unexpected (1979-1988) | Bosom Friends screenshot (7) | Aaron Shirley
Aaron Shirley
Mr Brown
Patricia Browning
Ward Sister
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Pictures

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Screenshot from the 1981 ‘Bosom Friends’ episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-1988) (7) featuring Aaron Shirley
Screenshot from the 1981 ‘Bosom Friends’ episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-1988) (6) featuring Rachel Kempson
Screenshot from the 1981 ‘Bosom Friends’ episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-1988) (5) featuring Joan Greenwood
Screenshot from the 1981 ‘Bosom Friends’ episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-1988) (4) featuring Nat Jackley
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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Production

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Graham Evans
Director
Robin Chapman
Writer (dramatisation)
Dana Lyon
Writer (story)

Companies

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Anglia Television
Production company