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
Robert Loggia
Robert Loggia
Ed Begley Jr.
Ed Begley Jr.
Frank Finlay
Frank Finlay
James Greene
James Greene
Robert Morley
Robert Morley
Charles Dance
Charles Dance
Victoria Tennant
Victoria Tenn...
Brenda Blethyn
Brenda Blethy...
Roxanne Hart
Roxanne Hart
Brad Dourif
Brad Dourif
Arthur Hill
Arthur Hill
Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritc...
Anna Massey
Anna Massey
Patrick Mower
Patrick Mower
Bradley Lavelle
Bradley Lavel...
Denis Quilley
Denis Quilley
Captain Waterhouse
Tim Woodward
Tim Woodward
Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
Ron Moody
Ron Moody
Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing
Bud Cort
Bud Cort
Brian Blessed
Brian Blessed
Roger Rees
Roger Rees
Terry O'Quinn
Terry O'Quinn
Joseph Cotten
Joseph Cotten
Shane Rimmer
Shane Rimmer
Pamela Stephenson
Pamela Stephe...
Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
The Stranger
Eamonn Walker
Eamonn Walker
Kevin Dobson
Kevin Dobson
Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
Jane Asher
Jane Asher
Peter Egan
Peter Egan
Keith
Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh
Rod Taylor
Rod Taylor
Katy Jurado
Katy Jurado
Richard Briers
Richard Brier...
Susan Strasberg
Susan Strasbe...
Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellow...
Michael Brandon
Michael Brand...
Rita Gam
Rita Gam
Warren Oates
Warren Oates
John Gielgud
John Gielgud
Richard Johnson
Richard Johns...
Darren McGavin
Darren McGavi...
Dennis Christopher
Dennis Christ...
Frank Sinatra Jr.
Frank Sinatra...
Betsy Blair
Betsy Blair
Michael Jayston
Michael Jayst...
Allan Corduner
Allan Cordune...
Joss Ackland
Joss Ackland
Siobhán McKenna
Siobhán McKen...
Elizabeth Spriggs
Elizabeth Spr...
John Houseman
John Houseman
Marius Goring
Marius Goring
Caroline Langrishe
Caroline Lang...
Lucy Gutteridge
Lucy Gutterid...
Elaine Paige
Elaine Paige
Roy Marsden
Roy Marsden
Dick Smothers
Dick Smothers
Tom Smothers
Tom Smothers
Kathleen Doyle
Kathleen Doyl...
Cherie Lunghi
Cherie Lunghi
Tara Buckman
Tara Buckman
Harry H. Corbett
Harry H. Corb...
Martin Benson
Martin Benson
Leslie Caron
Leslie Caron
John Mills
John Mills
Helmut Griem
Helmut Griem
Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
Peter Copley
Peter Copley
Tony Longo
Tony Longo
Denholm Elliott
Denholm Ellio...
William Hootkins
William Hootk...
Phyllis Calvert
Phyllis Calve...
Richard Greene
Richard Green...
Miriam Margolyes
Miriam Margol...
Nigel Hawthorne
Nigel Hawthor...
Geoffrey Bayldon
Geoffrey Bayl...
Timothy West
Timothy West
Robert Morse
Robert Morse
Sheila Burrell
Sheila Burrel...
Lisa Eichhorn
Lisa Eichhorn
Valerie Mahaffey
Valerie Mahaf...
Joan Collins
Joan Collins
Richard Pearson
Richard Pears...
Joanna Pettet
Joanna Pettet
Caroline Goodall
Caroline Good...
Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne
Michael Gambon
Michael Gambo...
Charles Hallahan
Charles Halla...
Ian Holm
Ian Holm
Phyllida Law
Phyllida Law
Sharon Gless
Sharon Gless
Jonathan Scott-Taylor
Jonathan Scot...
Tom Bosley
Tom Bosley
Peter Firth
Peter Firth
David Suchet
David Suchet
Michael Hordern
Michael Horde...
Robert Arden
Robert Arden
Berners
Richard Basehart
Richard Baseh...
John Duttine
John Duttine
Warren Clarke
Warren Clarke
John Castle
John Castle
Neville Phillips
Neville Phill...
Ann Doran
Ann Doran
Max Gail
Max Gail
Carol Lynley
Carol Lynley
Phil Brown
Phil Brown
Kenneth Tigar
Kenneth Tigar
Nina van Pallandt
Nina van Pall...
Michael Ontkean
Michael Ontke...
Clive Swift
Clive Swift
Latham
John Bennett
John Bennett
Tom Chadbon
Tom Chadbon
Peter Davison
Peter Davison
Benedict Taylor
Benedict Tayl...
Michael Kitchen
Michael Kitch...
Charles Keating
Charles Keati...
James Faulkner
James Faulkne...
Lois Smith
Lois Smith
John Alderton
John Alderton
Bruce Boa
Bruce Boa
Bill Owen
Bill Owen
James Aubrey
James Aubrey
Chaim Topol
Chaim Topol
Jenny O'Hara
Jenny O'Hara
Pauline Collins
Pauline Colli...
Gloria Grahame
Gloria Graham...
Hugh Fraser
Hugh Fraser
William Boyett
William Boyet...
Peter Cellier
Peter Cellier
Thorley Walters
Thorley Walte...
Samantha Eggar
Samantha Egga...
Sondra Locke
Sondra Locke
Elaine Giftos
Elaine Giftos
Jack Weston
Jack Weston
Joan Hackett
Joan Hackett
Robert Beatty
Robert Beatty
Lou Jacobi
Lou Jacobi
Anthony Quayle
Anthony Quayl...
Edward Albert
Edward Albert
Fulton Mackay
Fulton Mackay
Cyril Cusack
Cyril Cusack
Anthony Steel
Anthony Steel
Wendy Hiller
Wendy Hiller
Julie Harris
Julie Harris
Dina Merrill
Dina Merrill
Stuart Whitman
Stuart Whitma...
Amanda Redman
Amanda Redman
Bernard Kay
Bernard Kay
Det. Sgt. Jim Gordon
Joan Greenwood
Joan Greenwoo...
Colin Blakely
Colin Blakely
Nigel Havers
Nigel Havers
Eleanor Bron
Eleanor Bron
Lynsey Baxter
Lynsey Baxter
Andrew Ray
Andrew Ray
Patrick O'Neal
Patrick O'Nea...
Anthony Higgins
Anthony Higgi...
Margaretta Scott
Margaretta Sc...
Gareth Thomas
Gareth Thomas
Sean Barrett
Sean Barrett
Steward
David Cassidy
David Cassidy
Deborah Harmon
Deborah Harmo...
Anthony Ainley
Anthony Ainle...
Keith Barron
Keith Barron
Moray Watson
Moray Watson
Anthony Valentine
Anthony Valen...
Carmen Silvera
Carmen Silver...
John Forgeham
John Forgeham
Peter Jeffrey
Peter Jeffrey
Logan Ramsey
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