Tales of the Unexpected

Tales of the Unexpected (1979)


  • Genre: Drama
  • Creator: Roald Dahl
  • First Air Date: 1979-03-24
  • Last Air Date: 1988-05-13
  • Total Seasons: 9
  • Total Episodes: 112
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 25 min.
  • Production Company: ITV
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Networks: ITV
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Summary

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.

  • Keywords: anthology
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    Tales of the Unexpected Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1979-03-24
    9 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 1980-03-01
    16 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date: 1980-08-09
    9 Episodes

    Season 4

    First Air Date: 1981-04-05
    17 Episodes

    Season 5

    First Air Date: 1982-04-25
    18 Episodes

    Season 6

    First Air Date: 1983-04-09
    14 Episodes

    Season 7

    First Air Date: 1984-05-12
    15 Episodes

    Season 8

    First Air Date: 1985-03-30
    4 Episodes

    Season 9

    First Air Date: 1987-12-18
    10 Episodes

    Tales of the Unexpected Episodes

    Season 1 Episode 1
    Man from the South
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    Season 1 Episode 2
    Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat
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    Season 1 Episode 3
    William and Mary
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    Season 1 Episode 4
    Lamb to the Slaughter
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    Season 1 Episode 5
    The Landlady
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    Season 1 Episode 6
    Neck
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    Season 1 Episode 7
    Edward the Conqueror
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    Season 1 Episode 8
    A Dip in the Pool
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    Season 1 Episode 9
    The Way Up to Heaven
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    Season 2 Episode 1
    Royal Jelly
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    Season 2 Episode 2
    Skin
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    Season 2 Episode 3
    Galloping Foxley
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    Season 2 Episode 4
    The Hitch-hiker
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    Season 2 Episode 5
    Poison
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    Season 2 Episode 6
    Fat Chance
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    Season 2 Episode 7
    Taste
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    Season 2 Episode 8
    My Lady Love, My Dove
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    Season 2 Episode 9
    Georgy Porgy
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    Season 2 Episode 10
    Depart in Peace
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    Season 2 Episode 11
    The Umbrella Man
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    Season 2 Episode 12
    Genesis and Catastrophe
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    Season 2 Episode 13
    Mr. Botibol's First Love
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    Season 2 Episode 14
    Back for Christmas
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    Season 2 Episode 15
    The Orderly World of Mr. Appleby
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    Season 2 Episode 16
    The Man at the Top
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    Season 3 Episode 1
    The Flypaper
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    Season 3 Episode 2
    A Picture of a Place
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    Season 3 Episode 3
    Proof of Guilt
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    Season 3 Episode 4
    Vengeance is Mine Inc.
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    Season 3 Episode 5
    A Girl Can't Always Have Everything
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    Season 3 Episode 6
    Parson's Pleasure
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    Season 3 Episode 7
    The Stinker
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    Season 3 Episode 8
    I'll Be Seeing You
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    Season 3 Episode 9
    The Party
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    Season 4 Episode 1
    Would You Believe it?
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    Season 4 Episode 2
    Vicious Circle
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    Season 4 Episode 3
    The Boy Who Talked with Animals
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    Season 4 Episode 4
    The Best of Everything
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    Season 4 Episode 5
    A Woman's Help
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    Season 4 Episode 6
    Shatterproof
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    Season 4 Episode 7
    The Sound Machine
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    Season 4 Episode 8
    Never Speak Ill of the Dead
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    Season 4 Episode 9
    The Best Policy
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    Season 4 Episode 10
    The Last Bottle in the World
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    Season 4 Episode 11
    Kindly Dig Your Grave
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    Season 4 Episode 12
    Completely Foolproof
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    Season 4 Episode 13
    There's One Born Every Minute
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    Season 4 Episode 14
    Bosom Friends
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    Season 4 Episode 15
    A Glowing Future
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    Season 4 Episode 16
    The Way to Do It
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    Season 4 Episode 17
    Hijack
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    Season 5 Episode 1
    Blue Marigold
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    Season 5 Episode 2
    The Eavesdropper
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    Season 5 Episode 3
    Operation Safecrack
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    Season 5 Episode 4
    Run, Rabbit, Run
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    Season 5 Episode 5
    Stranger in Town
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    Season 5 Episode 6
    The Moles
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    Season 5 Episode 7
    Decoy
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    Season 5 Episode 8
    Pattern of Guilt
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    Season 5 Episode 9
    A Harmless Vanity
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    Season 5 Episode 10
    Death Can Add
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    Season 5 Episode 11
    Light Fingers
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    Season 5 Episode 12
    Death in the Morning
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    Season 5 Episode 13
    What Have You Been Up to Lately?
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    Season 5 Episode 14
    The Absence of Emily
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    Season 5 Episode 15
    In the Bag
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    Season 5 Episode 16
    A Man with a Fortune
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    Season 5 Episode 17
    Who's Got the Lady?
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    Season 5 Episode 18
    The Skeleton Key
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    Season 6 Episode 1
    A Passing Opportunity
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    Season 6 Episode 2
    The Memory Man
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    Season 6 Episode 3
    A Sad Loss
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    Season 6 Episode 4
    Clerical Error
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    Season 6 Episode 5
    Heir Presumptuous
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    Season 6 Episode 6
    Where's Your Sense of Humour?
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    Season 6 Episode 7
    Down Among the Sheltering Palms
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    Season 6 Episode 8
    The Vorpal Blade
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    Season 6 Episode 9
    The Wrong 'Un
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    Season 6 Episode 10
    The Luncheon
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    Season 6 Episode 11
    The Tribute
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    Season 6 Episode 12
    Hit and Run
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    Season 6 Episode 13
    Youth from Vienna
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    Season 6 Episode 14
    Turn of the Tide
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    Season 7 Episode 1
    The Dirty Detail
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    Season 7 Episode 2
    The Best Chess Player in the World
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    Season 7 Episode 3
    Proxy
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    Season 7 Episode 4
    Have a Nice Death
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    Season 7 Episode 5
    Number Eight
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    Season 7 Episode 6
    The Last of the Midnight Gardeners
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    Season 7 Episode 7
    The Gift of Beauty
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    Season 7 Episode 8
    Wet Saturday
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    Season 7 Episode 9
    Sauce for the Goose
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    Season 7 Episode 10
    Bird of Prey
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    Season 7 Episode 11
    I Like It Here in Wilmington
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    Season 7 Episode 12
    Accidental Death
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    Season 7 Episode 13
    The Reconciliation
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    Season 7 Episode 14
    The Mugger
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    Season 7 Episode 15
    The Open Window
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    Season 8 Episode 1
    People Don't Do Such Things
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    Season 8 Episode 2
    In the Cards
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    Season 8 Episode 3
    Nothin' Short of Highway Robbery
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    Season 8 Episode 4
    Scrimshaw
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    Season 9 Episode 1
    Skeleton in the Cupboard
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    Season 9 Episode 2
    The Colonel's Lady
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    Season 9 Episode 3
    The Surgeon
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    Season 9 Episode 4
    The Verger
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    Season 9 Episode 5
    The Facts of Life
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    Season 9 Episode 6
    Wink Three Times
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    Season 9 Episode 7
    The Dead Don't Steal
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    Season 9 Episode 8
    The Finger of Suspicion
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    Season 9 Episode 9
    A Time to Die
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    Season 9 Episode 10
    Mr. Know-All
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