Tales of the Unexpected (1979–88)

The Vorpal Blade

(1983)

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| TV Episode | United Kingdom | Colour | Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
| Stars: Peter Cushing, Anthony Higgins, John Bailey
| S6 E8 | 28th May, 1983

An elderly aristocrat recalls a duel fought in Germany in the 1920s, and reveals a shocking secret

Tales of the Unexpected (1979-1988) | The Last Bottle in the World (1981) opening credits (1)
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

(16)
Photograph of British actor, Peter Cushing (1)
Karl Von Baden
Anthony Higgins
Rudolf Cassan
John Bailey
Winterluck
Andrew Bicknell
Gunnar Macker
Matthew Francis
Von Baden as a Student
Kirstie Pooley
Eva
Barrie Jaimeson
Josef
Denys Graham
Doctor
David Stacey
Referee
Dean Allen
Duellist
Brian Binns
Duellist
Stephen Brigden
Duellist
Michael Gardiner
Duellist
Nicholas Hall
Duellist
John Rankin
Duellist
Colin Russell
Duellist
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Production

(3)
John Jacobs
Director
Robin Chapman
Writer (dramatisation)
Edward D Hoch
Writer (story)

Companies

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Anglia Television
Production company