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Tales of the Unexpected

Tales of the Unexpected
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John Glenister John Glenister


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Roald Dahl Roald Dahl
 Himself - Introduced by 32 episodes, 1979-1985
Andrew Ray Andrew Ray
 Cranmer Oakes / ... 6 episodes, 1980-1984
Forbes Collins Forbes Collins
 Inspector / ... 4 episodes, 1981-1984
Richard Johnson Richard Johnson
 James / ... 3 episodes, 1980-1982
Joan Collins Joan Collins
 Clare Duckworth and Julia Roach / ... 3 episodes, 1979-1980
Sheila Gish Sheila Gish
 Frances / ... 3 episodes, 1980-1983
John Mills John Mills
 Sam Morrissey / ... 3 episodes, 1980-1982
Lucy Gutteridge Lucy Gutteridge
 Josie / ... 3 episodes, 1980-1988


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Robin Chapman Robin Chapman


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Description: A British television series that aired between 1979 and 1988. Each episode told a story, often with sinister and wryly comedic undertones, with an unexpected twist ending. The series originally adapted various stories from Roald Dahl's anthology books. Dahl introduced all of his own stories himself, giving short monologues explaining what inspired him to write them. Despite being produced on a low budget the series attracted guest stars of high calibre such as Joseph Cotten, Cyril Cusack, John Gielgud, Julie Harris, Wendy Hiller, Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Derek Jacobi, Janet Leigh, Siobhán McKenna, John Mills, Anna Neag ... (more)
UPC: 054961726592
Tags: Tv Series (2), Anthology (1), Thriller (1), Horror (1), Ended 1988 (1), Started 1979 (1), 1979 (1), Long-Running (1), British (1), Dark (1), 9 Seasons (1)
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"Years: 1979-1988 Broadcaster: ITV Genre: Horror, Thriller Written by: Robin Chapman, Roald Dahl, Dennis Cannan, Ronald Harwood, Ross Thomas, John Collier, Henry Slesar, Jack Ritchie, Bert Salzman, Julian Bond, Stanley Ellin, W. Somerset Maugham, Tony Wilmot and many others. Episodes: 112 Episode Average: 6.777BEST EPISODES: The Way Up to Heaven (1979), A Harmless Vanity (1982)"


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