Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
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A Dip in the Pool 

An American gambler on a trans-Atlantic liner goes into the pool that bets on how far ship sails each day. Expecting bad weather, he bets a low distance, but then the weather fines up. He must come up with a plan to slow the ship down.

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Himself - Introduced by
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William Botibol
Gladys Spencer ...
Sylvia
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Renshaw
Davyd Harries ...
Purser
Jana Shelden ...
Mrs. Renshaw
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Steward
David Healy ...
Auctioneer
Paula Tilbrook ...
Maggie
Bill Reimbold ...
Bill Wilson
Elaine Ives-Cameron ...
Sarah Grant, Woman Bidder (as Elaine Ives Cameron)
Ken Buckle ...
Sailor
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On board an Atlantic liner gambler Mr. Botibol takes part in a sweep-stake betting on how long it will take the ship to reach its destination. Mr. Botibol decides that if he can slow the ship down a little he will win the sweep and that if he 'falls' overboard this will most definitely slow the liner down as he is rescued. However, he must first find somebody who will witness his fall and raise the alarm. Unfortunately he could not have picked a worse choice. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Horror | Thriller

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12 May 1979 (UK)  »

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When Botibol is talking to the steward on deck, the morning after rough weather which had slowed the ship down had unexpectedly cleared up, he is thinking of a way to guarantee the success of his Low Field bet. However, the clock behind his head reads 11:55 ... in other words, 5 minutes before the captain would actually announce the results of the previous 24 hours sailing, and much too late to do anything about it. See more »

Connections

Version of Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Dip in the Pool (1958) See more »

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