Tales of the Unexpected (1979)

Tales of the Unexpected is a British television series which aired between 1979 and 1988. Each episode told a story, often with sinister and wryly comedic undertones, with an unexpected twist ending. Early episodes were based on short stories by Roald Dahl collected in the books Tales of the Unexpected, Kiss Kiss and Someone Like You. The series was made by Anglia Television for ITV with interior scenes recorded at their Norwich studios whilst location filming mainly occurred across East Anglia. The theme music for the series was written by composer Ron Grainer. Although similar in theme and title, the show is not related to the American anthology television series, Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected, which ran for one season in 1977.

Writing:
  • Roald Dahl

Stars:
Release Date: 1979-03-24
Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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  • Country: GB
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 25
Shane Rimmer
Shane Rimmer
Charles Dance
Charles Dance
Valerie Mahaffey
Valerie Mahaf...
John Houseman
John Houseman
Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellow...
Dennis Christopher
Dennis Christ...
Peter Firth
Peter Firth
Wendy Hiller
Wendy Hiller
Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Conn...
Miriam Margolyes
Miriam Margol...
Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
William Hootkins
William Hootk...
Ed Begley Jr.
Ed Begley Jr.
Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing
Max Gail
Max Gail
Brenda Blethyn
Brenda Blethy...
Joan Collins
Joan Collins
Anthony Steel
Anthony Steel
Royce D. Applegate
Royce D. Appl...
Don Johnson
Don Johnson
John Carson
John Carson
Tom Bosley
Tom Bosley
Lou Jacobi
Lou Jacobi
Joanna Pettet
Joanna Pettet
Fulton Mackay
Fulton Mackay
Anthony Higgins
Anthony Higgi...
Stephanie Cole
Stephanie Col...
John Gielgud
John Gielgud
Joss Ackland
Joss Ackland
Dorothy Tutin
Dorothy Tutin
Allan Corduner
Allan Cordune...
Michael Gambon
Michael Gambo...
Ian Holm
Ian Holm
Robert Loggia
Robert Loggia
Malachy McCourt
Malachy McCou...
Lois Smith
Lois Smith
Cherie Lunghi
Cherie Lunghi
Charles Hallahan
Charles Halla...
Rod Taylor
Rod Taylor
Will Hare
Will Hare
Colin Blakely
Colin Blakely
Ann Doran
Ann Doran
Robert Morley
Robert Morley
Ron Moody
Ron Moody
Cyril Cusack
Cyril Cusack
Denis Quilley
Denis Quilley
Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritc...
Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
Carol Lynley
Carol Lynley
Julie Harris
Julie Harris
Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne
Robert Beatty
Robert Beatty
Joan Greenwood
Joan Greenwoo...
Heather Sears
Heather Sears
Joseph Cotten
Joseph Cotten
Arthur Hill
Arthur Hill
John Alderton
John Alderton
Richard Pearson
Richard Pears...
Anthony Quayle
Anthony Quayl...
George Peppard
George Peppar...
Deborah Harmon
Deborah Harmo...
Jenny O'Hara
Jenny O'Hara
Darren McGavin
Darren McGavi...
Frank Converse
Frank Convers...
John Mills
John Mills
Leslie Caron
Leslie Caron
Michael Kitchen
Michael Kitch...
Brad Dourif
Brad Dourif
Bud Cort
Bud Cort
Roger Rees
Roger Rees
Terry O'Quinn
Terry O'Quinn
Eamonn Walker
Eamonn Walker
Nigel Havers
Nigel Havers
Brian Blessed
Brian Blessed
Warren Clarke
Warren Clarke
Denholm Elliott
Denholm Ellio...
Stuart Wilson
Stuart Wilson
Caroline Goodall
Caroline Good...
Nigel Hawthorne
Nigel Hawthor...
Richard Briers
Richard Brier...
Frank Finlay
Frank Finlay
Timothy West
Timothy West
Elizabeth Spriggs
Elizabeth Spr...
Jane Asher
Jane Asher
Patricia Routledge
Patricia Rout...
Michael Brandon
Michael Brand...
Kenneth Tigar
Kenneth Tigar
James Faulkner
James Faulkne...
Roxanne Hart
Roxanne Hart
Lisa Eichhorn
Lisa Eichhorn
Warren Oates
Warren Oates
Tom Smothers
Tom Smothers
Michael Jayston
Michael Jayst...
Bernard Cribbins
Bernard Cribb...
Bradley Lavelle
Bradley Lavel...
Carol Drinkwater
Carol Drinkwa...
Joan Hackett
Joan Hackett
Bryan Marshall
Bryan Marshal...
Victoria Tennant
Victoria Tenn...
Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
David Suchet
David Suchet
Phyllida Law
Phyllida Law
Anna Massey
Anna Massey
Martin Benson
Martin Benson
Robert Morse
Robert Morse
Peter Davison
Peter Davison
Jemma Redgrave
Jemma Redgrav...
Zoë Wanamaker
Zoë Wanamaker
Peter Egan
Peter Egan
Tom Chadbon
Tom Chadbon
Sharon Gless
Sharon Gless
Kevin Dobson
Kevin Dobson
Bruce Boa
Bruce Boa
Stuart Whitman
Stuart Whitma...
Betsy Blair
Betsy Blair
Dick Smothers
Dick Smothers
Charles Keating
Charles Keati...
Benedict Taylor
Benedict Tayl...
Tim Woodward
Tim Woodward
Amanda Redman
Amanda Redman
Saeed Jaffrey
Saeed Jaffrey
Hugh Fraser
Hugh Fraser
Samantha Eggar
Samantha Egga...
Peter Bowles
Peter Bowles
Peter Cellier
Peter Cellier
Patrick O'Neal
Patrick O'Nea...
Clive Swift
Clive Swift
Keith Barron
Keith Barron
Richard Johnson
Richard Johns...
Edward Albert
Edward Albert
Michael Ontkean
Michael Ontke...
Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh
William Boyett
William Boyet...
Charles Kimbrough
Charles Kimbr...
Neville Phillips
Neville Phill...
Geoffrey Bayldon
Geoffrey Bayl...
Richard Greene
Richard Green...
Katy Jurado
Katy Jurado
Susan Strasberg
Susan Strasbe...
Michael Hordern
Michael Horde...
Van Johnson
Van Johnson
Michael Craig
Michael Craig
Marius Goring
Marius Goring
Dina Merrill
Dina Merrill
Jack Weston
Jack Weston
Chaim Topol
Chaim Topol
Hayley Mills
Hayley Mills
Richard Basehart
Richard Baseh...
Tony Longo
Tony Longo
Rita Gam
Rita Gam
Gloria Grahame
Gloria Graham...
Nina van Pallandt
Nina van Pall...
Joyce Redman
Joyce Redman
Anna Neagle
Anna Neagle
Margaretta Scott
Margaretta Sc...
Kathleen Doyle
Kathleen Doyl...
Bill Owen
Bill Owen
Pamela Stephenson
Pamela Stephe...
Judy Geeson
Judy Geeson
Geoffrey Beevers
Geoffrey Beev...
Elspeth March
Elspeth March
John Castle
John Castle
Sondra Locke
Sondra Locke
John Duttine
John Duttine
Thorley Walters
Thorley Walte...
George Sewell
George Sewell
David Buck
David Buck
Phil Brown
Phil Brown
Susan George
Susan George
Evelyn Laye
Evelyn Laye
Jennie Linden
Jennie Linden
Micheline Presle
Micheline Pre...
John Forgeham
John Forgeham
Caroline Langrishe
Caroline Lang...
Susan Penhaligon
Susan Penhali...
Patrick Mower
Patrick Mower
Eleanor Bron
Eleanor Bron
James Aubrey
James Aubrey
Gareth Thomas
Gareth Thomas
John Bailey
John Bailey
Lucy Gutteridge
Lucy Gutterid...
Pauline Collins
Pauline Colli...
Phyllis Calvert
Phyllis Calve...
Roy Marsden
Roy Marsden
Siobhán McKenna
Siobhán McKen...
Helmut Griem
Helmut Griem
Cyril Luckham
Cyril Luckham
Peter Jeffrey
Peter Jeffrey
Elaine Giftos
Elaine Giftos
Antony Carrick
Antony Carric...
John Nettleton
John Nettleto...
Jonathan Scott-Taylor
Jonathan Scot...
Tara Buckman
Tara Buckman
David Cassidy
David Cassidy
Suzanne Danielle
Suzanne Danie...
Harry H. Corbett
Harry H. Corb...
Paul Eddington
Paul Eddingto...
Michael Aldridge
Michael Aldri...
Elaine Paige
Elaine Paige
Robert Arden
Robert Arden
Berners
Sheila Burrell
Sheila Burrel...
Toyah Willcox
Toyah Willcox
Bernard Kay
Bernard Kay
Anthony Ainley
Anthony Ainle...
Peter Barkworth
Peter Barkwor...
Deryck Guyler
Deryck Guyler
Peter Copley
Peter Copley
June Ritchie
June Ritchie
Cyd Hayman
Cyd Hayman
Frank Sinatra Jr.
Frank Sinatra...
Julie Dawn Cole
Julie Dawn Co...
Jacqueline Hill
Jacqueline Hi...
Ivor Roberts
Ivor Roberts
Gary Burghoff
Gary Burghoff
John Bennett
John Bennett
Jennifer Hilary
Jennifer Hila...
Andrew Burt
Andrew Burt
Liza Goddard
Liza Goddard
Lynsey Baxter
Lynsey Baxter
Moray Watson
Moray Watson
Патрик О’Нил
Патрик О’Нил
Anthony Valentine
Anthony Valen...
Hilary Mason
Hilary Mason
Carmen Silvera
Carmen Silver...
Robert Lang
Robert Lang
Gary Bond
Gary Bond
Ray Lonnen
Ray Lonnen
Stephen Greif
Stephen Greif
Andrew Ray
Andrew Ray
Logan Ramsey
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