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
themoviedb icon 6.8/10
  • Country: GB
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 25
Charles Dance
Charles Dance
Nigel Havers
Nigel Havers
Clive Swift
Clive Swift
Brad Dourif
Brad Dourif
Fulton Mackay
Fulton Mackay
Joseph Cotten
Joseph Cotten
Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
Dick Smothers
Dick Smothers
Bud Cort
Bud Cort
Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Conn...
Michael Gambon
Michael Gambo...
Don Johnson
Don Johnson
William Hootkins
William Hootk...
Ian Holm
Ian Holm
Martin Benson
Martin Benson
Shane Rimmer
Shane Rimmer
Phil Brown
Phil Brown
Kenneth Tigar
Kenneth Tigar
Edward Albert
Edward Albert
Caroline Langrishe
Caroline Lang...
Robert Morse
Robert Morse
Lois Smith
Lois Smith
Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing
Saeed Jaffrey
Saeed Jaffrey
Joan Hackett
Joan Hackett
John Houseman
John Houseman
Peter Cellier
Peter Cellier
Colin Blakely
Colin Blakely
Robert Loggia
Robert Loggia
Peter Davison
Peter Davison
Ivor Roberts
Ivor Roberts
Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh
Warren Oates
Warren Oates
Stephanie Cole
Stephanie Col...
Sharon Gless
Sharon Gless
Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
Royce D. Applegate
Royce D. Appl...
Tom Smothers
Tom Smothers
William Boyett
William Boyet...
Cyril Cusack
Cyril Cusack
Lynsey Baxter
Lynsey Baxter
Ed Begley Jr.
Ed Begley Jr.
Jemma Redgrave
Jemma Redgrav...
Stuart Wilson
Stuart Wilson
Bruce Boa
Bruce Boa
Frank Finlay
Frank Finlay
Rod Taylor
Rod Taylor
Dennis Christopher
Dennis Christ...
Kevin Dobson
Kevin Dobson
Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
Michael Brandon
Michael Brand...
Peter Egan
Peter Egan
Eleanor Bron
Eleanor Bron
George Peppard
George Peppar...
Denholm Elliott
Denholm Ellio...
John Bennett
John Bennett
Arthur Hill
Arthur Hill
Roger Rees
Roger Rees
Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
Samantha Eggar
Samantha Egga...
Pamela Stephenson
Pamela Stephe...
Michael Ontkean
Michael Ontke...
Michael Jayston
Michael Jayst...
Zoë Wanamaker
Zoë Wanamaker
Brenda Blethyn
Brenda Blethy...
Susan George
Susan George
David Suchet
David Suchet
Joss Ackland
Joss Ackland
Robert Morley
Robert Morley
Sheila Burrell
Sheila Burrel...
Wendy Hiller
Wendy Hiller
Nigel Hawthorne
Nigel Hawthor...
Patricia Routledge
Patricia Rout...
Marius Goring
Marius Goring
Terry O'Quinn
Terry O'Quinn
Jane Asher
Jane Asher
Tom Chadbon
Tom Chadbon
Lou Jacobi
Lou Jacobi
Miriam Margolyes
Miriam Margol...
Allan Corduner
Allan Cordune...
Amanda Redman
Amanda Redman
Anna Massey
Anna Massey
Carol Drinkwater
Carol Drinkwa...
Elizabeth Spriggs
Elizabeth Spr...
Hugh Fraser
Hugh Fraser
Gary Burghoff
Gary Burghoff
Max Gail
Max Gail
Bradley Lavelle
Bradley Lavel...
Stuart Whitman
Stuart Whitma...
Richard Johnson
Richard Johns...
Susan Strasberg
Susan Strasbe...
Robert Beatty
Robert Beatty
Charles Kimbrough
Charles Kimbr...
James Aubrey
James Aubrey
John Mills
John Mills
Peter Firth
Peter Firth
Hayley Mills
Hayley Mills
Ann Doran
Ann Doran
Malachy McCourt
Malachy McCou...
Anthony Quayle
Anthony Quayl...
Ron Moody
Ron Moody
Joan Collins
Joan Collins
Leslie Caron
Leslie Caron
Chaim Topol
Chaim Topol
Anthony Higgins
Anthony Higgi...
Eamonn Walker
Eamonn Walker
Thorley Walters
Thorley Walte...
David Buck
David Buck
Van Johnson
Van Johnson
Bill Owen
Bill Owen
Anthony Steel
Anthony Steel
James Faulkner
James Faulkne...
John Gielgud
John Gielgud
Phyllida Law
Phyllida Law
Darren McGavin
Darren McGavi...
Charles Hallahan
Charles Halla...
Tom Bosley
Tom Bosley
Frank Converse
Frank Convers...
Peter Bowles
Peter Bowles
John Bailey
John Bailey
Jenny O'Hara
Jenny O'Hara
Gloria Grahame
Gloria Graham...
Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritc...
Michael Craig
Michael Craig
Michael Kitchen
Michael Kitch...
John Carson
John Carson
George Sewell
George Sewell
Julie Harris
Julie Harris
Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellow...
Timothy West
Timothy West
John Castle
John Castle
Patrick O'Neal
Patrick O'Nea...
Roxanne Hart
Roxanne Hart
Tony Longo
Tony Longo
Victoria Tennant
Victoria Tenn...
Caroline Goodall
Caroline Good...
Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne
Will Hare
Will Hare
Joyce Redman
Joyce Redman
Richard Basehart
Richard Baseh...
Joanna Pettet
Joanna Pettet
Kathleen Doyle
Kathleen Doyl...
Brian Blessed
Brian Blessed
Lucy Gutteridge
Lucy Gutterid...
Lisa Eichhorn
Lisa Eichhorn
Charles Keating
Charles Keati...
Elaine Paige
Elaine Paige
David Cassidy
David Cassidy
John Duttine
John Duttine
Michael Hordern
Michael Horde...
Richard Briers
Richard Brier...
Sondra Locke
Sondra Locke
Julie Dawn Cole
Julie Dawn Co...
Anthony Valentine
Anthony Valen...
Joan Greenwood
Joan Greenwoo...
Geoffrey Beevers
Geoffrey Beev...
Richard Greene
Richard Green...
Siobhán McKenna
Siobhán McKen...
Carol Lynley
Carol Lynley
Rita Gam
Rita Gam
Valerie Mahaffey
Valerie Mahaf...
Bernard Cribbins
Bernard Cribb...
Warren Clarke
Warren Clarke
Tim Woodward
Tim Woodward
Cherie Lunghi
Cherie Lunghi
Margaretta Scott
Margaretta Sc...
Bernard Kay
Bernard Kay
Helmut Griem
Helmut Griem
John Forgeham
John Forgeham
Tara Buckman
Tara Buckman
Dina Merrill
Dina Merrill
Roy Marsden
Roy Marsden
Dorothy Tutin
Dorothy Tutin
Richard Pearson
Richard Pears...
Keith Barron
Keith Barron
Patrick Mower
Patrick Mower
Jack Weston
Jack Weston
Katy Jurado
Katy Jurado
Harry H. Corbett
Harry H. Corb...
Judy Geeson
Judy Geeson
Jennie Linden
Jennie Linden
Suzanne Danielle
Suzanne Danie...
Benedict Taylor
Benedict Tayl...
Geoffrey Bayldon
Geoffrey Bayl...
Susan Penhaligon
Susan Penhali...
Nina van Pallandt
Nina van Pall...
Micheline Presle
Micheline Pre...
Betsy Blair
Betsy Blair
Toyah Willcox
Toyah Willcox
Cyd Hayman
Cyd Hayman
John Alderton
John Alderton
Elspeth March
Elspeth March
Neville Phillips
Neville Phill...
Phyllis Calvert
Phyllis Calve...
Evelyn Laye
Evelyn Laye
Robert Arden
Robert Arden
Berners
Liza Goddard
Liza Goddard
Anna Neagle
Anna Neagle
June Ritchie
June Ritchie
Gareth Thomas
Gareth Thomas
Denis Quilley
Denis Quilley
Peter Copley
Peter Copley
Pauline Collins
Pauline Colli...
Peter Barkworth
Peter Barkwor...
Deborah Harmon
Deborah Harmo...
Paul Eddington
Paul Eddingto...
Hilary Mason
Hilary Mason
Jan Francis
Jan Francis
Heather Sears
Heather Sears
Moray Watson
Moray Watson
Anthony Ainley
Anthony Ainle...
Frank Sinatra Jr.
Frank Sinatra...
Deryck Guyler
Deryck Guyler
Jonathan Scott-Taylor
Jonathan Scot...
Antony Carrick
Antony Carric...
Jennifer Hilary
Jennifer Hila...
Elaine Giftos
Elaine Giftos
Godfrey James
Godfrey James
Carmen Silvera
Carmen Silver...
Andrew Ray
Andrew Ray
Write one

Sorry, no results found.