A new drama in the macabre genre was broadcast each week hosted by Roald Dahl.
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Roald Dahl ...  Himself - Host / ... 10 episodes, 1961
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A new drama in the macabre genre was broadcast each week hosted by Roald Dahl.

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Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

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USA

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English

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31 March 1961 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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CBS Television Network See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Show's official title ('Way Out) actually begins with an apostrophe, to indicate that it is short for Away Out. See more »

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Roald Dahl: I have a maiden aunt in Norway who was actually rolled out of bed onto the floor three nights running, by a ghost. But then she lives in what was once a very old trysting place. About 400 years ago, they bricked up a naughty girl in the wall of that room: that sort of thing always produces a ghost. If your wife is extremely delicate, and you tickle her to death, that will produce a ghost, too - so you have to be careful. We have another one for you next week at the same time. Good night and ...
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Featured in Science Fiction: A Journey Into the Unknown (1994) See more »

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Very creepy and unsettling. Surprisingly so for a mainstream show.
25 July 2005 | by guancheSee all my reviews

The "galaxybeing" did a good job of describing this series and did so with a good deal more specificity than I could. The show was genuinely frightening. I do remember the episode about the love affair with the headless "electric woman". It gave me nightmares as a child. One of the most chilling things about the show (I hope I'm remembering this correctly) was the lead in at the beginning. I recall hands sticking up out of sand and writhing to the tempo of beatnik bongo drums. As the drum crescendo increased in intensity, the hands would burn up.

No wonder it lasted just fourteen episodes in the days of Ward and June Cleaver! Definitely ahead of its time.


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