Arriving in Bath to take up his first job away from home young Billy Weaver decides to take a room with a charmingly maternal if eccentric landlady. Her dog and cat are both stuffed and the... See full summary »

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Arriving in Bath to take up his first job away from home young Billy Weaver decides to take a room with a charmingly maternal if eccentric landlady. Her dog and cat are both stuffed and the only other names in her guest-book seem vaguely familiar to him from the newspaper but he cannot think why. Sadly he will never find out as he drinks the landlady's poisoned tea and dies as the landlady plans to add him to her collection of stuffed creatures! Written by don @ minifie-1

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21 April 1979 (UK)  »

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Version of Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Landlady (1961) See more »

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My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
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Traditional Scottish
Performed by Siobhan McKenna
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"What would you like for breakfast?" "Nothing thanks, I'm stuffed!"
7 January 2013 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

18 year-old Billy Weaver (Leonard Preston) travels from London to Bath for a regional work placement but he hasn't booked a room to stay. Rather than find a hotel, he goes for the cheaper option: a B&B run by an eccentric old lady who seems just a little too friendly for comfort.

Take my advice: never book into a B&B without informing friends or family of your whereabouts; I did once, and it freaked me out (my imagination goes wild in such situations). Mind you, had I seen this delightfully dark episode of Tales of the Unexpected beforehand, I probably would have slept in my car instead. From the moment the landlady (played by Siobhan McKenna) locks her front door shut behind Weaver, I was thinking 'where's the meat cleaver?'; I wasn't quite right with my assumption, but suffice to say that young Billy would have been much better off shelling out for a night in a Travelodge.


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