Main title from the 1980 ‘The Umbrella Man’ episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-1988) (5)

Tales of the Unexpected (1979–88)

The Umbrella Man

(1980)

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| TV Episode | United Kingdom | B&W | Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 25min
| Stars: Roald Dahl, John Mills, John Carson
| S2 E9 | 10th May, 1980

A well-dressed old man sells an umbrella, claiming he needs money for the fare home – but then spends the proceeds in a pub

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
Screenshot from the 1980 ‘Galloping Foxley’ episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-1988) (1) featuring John Mills
The Man
John Carson
Arthur
Michael Gambon
Andrew
Jennifer Hilary
Wendy
John Rees
Clerk
Michael Sheard
Inspector
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Pictures

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Main title from the 1980 ‘The Umbrella Man’ episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-1988) (5)

Production

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John Rosenberg
Producer
Claude Whatham
Director
Ronald Harwood
Writer (dramatisation)
Roald Dahl
Writer (story)

Companies

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Anglia Television
Production company