Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.
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A British anthology series featuring tales of horror, mystery and suspense. Most episodes featured a twist ending, and many of them were based on short stories by well-known writer Roald Dahl, who also served as the show's host during its first two seasons. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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24 March 1979 (UK)  »

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Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected  »

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When filming Shaun of the dead, the zombie horde outside the Winchester were told not to make their arm movements too "tales of the unexpected" for the shadows that would be projected on to the curtains. See more »

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Some brilliant some boring
17 January 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I'm in my 30s and loved watching this show in the early 80s before it lost the plot(s) ,literally, in the mid-80s. My favourite epsiode was one I saw in the early 80s starring Derek Jacobi as a Jester type character called Columbus. A couple of years ago I bought two, three tape sets of eighteen Tales of the Unexpected and they were the most boring episodes, so be warned!


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