Tales of the Unexpected

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.

Writing:
  • Roald Dahl
Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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  • Release Date: 1979-03-24
  • Language: English
  • Country: GB
  • Runtime: 25

Brad Dourif

Hitch-hiker

Patricia Routledge

Milly Dobson

Ellen Geer

Stella Archer

Gretchen Corbett

Martha Parker

Charles Hallahan

Jack Lowry

Sharon Gless

Caroline Coates

Kenneth Tigar

Merrifield

Darren McGavin

Sheriff Milt Singleton

Ron Moody

Richard Pratt

Hugh Fraser

Paul Standing

Neville Phillips

English Passenger

Oscar James

William - Fisherman

Robert Loggia

Harry Elton

Phil Brown

F. Milton Willis

Harry Andrews

Klausner

Carol Lynley

Elizabeth

Leslie Caron

Nathalie Vareille

Benjamin Whitrow

Fergus Locke

Elaine Stritch

Pamela Beauchamp

Harry H. Corbett

George Balsam

George Sewell

Laughlin

Sharon Duce

Sophie Trent

James Aubrey

Robert Simpson

John Judd

Police Inspector

Simon Cadell

Co-Pilot

Nat Jackley

Mr. Deacon

Damian London

Mr. Grunge

Betsy Blair

Mrs. Wilbur

Gary Burghoff

Harry Flock

Glynis Barber

Lilian / Sylvia Brett

Charles Keating

Peter Madison

Edward Burnham

Henry Bliss

Siobhán McKenna

Mrs. Grady

Max Gail

Charlie

John Gielgud

Cyril Boggis

Peter Howell

Louis Kendall

Brian Capron

Airport Official

Jim Broadbent

Mr. Lovejoy

Phyllida Law

Maggie Patton

Caroline Goodall

Holly Peverill

John Castle

Derek Johnstone

Allan Corduner

Store Assistant

Samantha Eggar

Gwen Carter

David Suchet

Yves Drouard

Sheila Gish

Frances

Paul Herzberg

John Bannister

Geoffrey Chater

James Hamilton

Kevin Dobson

Fred Pearson

Ted Gehring

Bartender

Joan Greenwood

Emma Adkins

Richard Briers

Albert Dobson

Roger Brierley

Jack Parsons

George Hall

George

Will Hare

Old Man

Jemma Redgrave

Violette Charbonneau

Michael Brandon

Stephen Baker

Frank Henson

Van Driver

Jack Weston

William Botibol

Peter Bowles

Major Haddock

Robert Morse

Stephen Shaw

Tim Woodward

Timothy Burton

Eleanor Bron

Polly Knox

Denholm Elliott

Harold Tinker / Colonel Tinker

Alfred Burke

Herbert

Vince Howard

Detective

Anthony Dawes

Clergyman

Christopher Blake

Israeli Officer

Jonathan Scott-Taylor

Young Bruce Foxley

Roger Rees

James Howgill

David Cassidy

Donald / David

Bernard Kay

Det. Sgt. Jim Gordon

Anna Neagle

Fanny Soane

Peter Copley

Man at Railway Station

Geoffrey Beevers

The Health Inspector

Andrew Bicknell

Giles Wimbourne

Tom Chadbon

Frank Parker

Peggy Thorpe-Bates

Mrs. Wilkinson

Dudley Sutton

Det. Sgt. Jack Sherrard

Bryan Marshall

Frank Jesmond

Nina van Pallandt

Marthe Drouard

Anthony Valentine

Roland Trent

Bernard Miles

Mr. Rummins

Anthony Quayle

Kyros Kassoulas

Ray Lonnen

Dr. Steve Hutchins

Elliott Reid

Dick Archer

Roland Culver

Mr. Foster

June Watson

Audrey Locke

Marius Goring

Dr. John Landy

Sean Barrett

Steward

Susan Strasberg

Madame Myra

Royce D. Applegate

Deputy Eddie Ream

Deryck Guyler

Commissionaire

Kate Harper

Mary Tregallas

Jacqueline Hill

Mrs. Milvain

Timothy Carlton

Walter Jameson

Bernard Cribbins

Charlie Krebs

Joyce Redman

Linda Knox

Nancy Nevinson

Grande Dame

Steve Plytas

Professor Daxatides

Tom Bosley

Ralph Stackpole

John Mills

The Man

Geoffrey Bayldon

Dr. Applegate

Philip Jackson

George Forester

Michael Hordern

Cyril Bixby

Rachel Kempson

Nell Bridges

Rupert Frazer

Basil Dashwood

John Horsley

Giles Rowley

Raad Rawi

Crown Prince Zawi

Jeremy Clyde

Charlie Prince

Jonathan Coy

William Haddock

Hayley Mills

Claire Hawksworth

Ian Redford

Detective Sergeant Harvey

Derek Jacobi

The Stranger

William Hootkins

Harry Chester

Ed Begley Jr.

George Princey

Shirley Knight

Elizabeth Bourdon

Robert Lang

Arthur

Shane Rimmer

Arthur Beauchamp

Burnell Tucker

Peter Blundell

Roy Marsden

Gerald Overton

Ian Holm

Alan Corwin

Peter Cushing

Von Baden

Fritz Weaver

Princey

Robert Morley

Henry Knox

Constantine Gregory

Jacques Vareille

John Beck

Unknown

Ann Beach

Miss Unwin

Hilary Mason

Mrs. Pardoe

Brian Blessed

Detective Sergeant Jack Nolan

Zoë Wanamaker

Margaret Smythe

Nadim Sawalha

Zayid Halim

John Nettleton

Hotel Manager

Albert Welling

Det. Insp. Gunter

Stephanie Cole

Miss Harrison

Tara Buckman

Sally Fenton

John Alderton

Rev. George Duckworth

Tony Osoba

Police Officer

Belinda Mayne

Anna Kleiber

Colin Blakely

Dr. David Rankin

Hana Maria Pravda

Frau Lemner

Peter Davison

Jeremy Tyler

Ralph Bates

Paul Foster

Frank Gatliff

Thomas Keyes

Michael Jayston

G.B. Shaw

Denis Quilley

Captain Waterhouse

Andrew Ray

Harry Pope

Carmen Silvera

Carmen La Rosa

Laurence Payne

Collingwood

Cyril Luckham

Mr. Gainsborough

Michael Sheard

Inspector

Peter Jeffrey

Mr. Stewart

Heather Sears

Margaret Pearson

Keith Barron

Unknown

Susan Penhaligon

Mary Ashburn

Amanda Boxer

Jenny Overton

Frank Finlay

Arthur Pearson

Pat Keen

Vera

Eli Wallach

Gerry Williams

Bud Cort

Newt

Michael O'Hagan

Det. Superintendent Burke

Nigel Hawthorne

Charles Drummond
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