Main title from the 1980 ‘Poison’ episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88) (5)

Tales of the Unexpected (1979–88)

Poison

(1980)

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| TV Episode | United Kingdom | Colour | Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 23min
| Stars: Roald Dahl, Andrew Ray, Anthony Steel
| S2 E5

A young teacher working in India is petrified when he wakes to discover a poisonous snake sleeping on his stomach

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.

Episode cast

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Roald Dahl
Himself – Introduced by
Andrew Ray
Harry Pope
Screenshot from the 1980 ‘Galloping Foxley’ episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-1988) (2) featuring Anthony Steel
‘Timber’
Judy Geeson
Sandra
Saeed Jaffrey
Dr Kunzru
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Pictures

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Main title from the 1980 ‘Poison’ episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88) (5)

Production

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John Rosenberg
Producer
Graham Evans
Director
Robin Chapman
Writer (dramatisation)
Roald Dahl
Writer (story)

Companies

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Anglia Television
Production company