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Tales of the Unexpected 

Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.
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Roald Dahl ...  Himself - Introduced by 32 episodes, 1979-1985
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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) See more »

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Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected See more »

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Holt, Norfolk, England, UK See more »

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Anglia Television See more »
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Wonderful Kitsch from The 70's
5 August 2002 | by desmondoramaSee all my reviews

Regardless of what some viewers may think, I had a great time watching this series as a young adult late in the evenings and before the station screening it closed for the night.

It was brilliantly written by the fabulous Mr Roald Dahl and the theme soundtrack was worth the wait for 'the Unexpected Tale' with a usually camp and fascinating end to unfold.

The series starred many budding and now household names from the British Theatre world and yes, the costumes, sets and furnishings were glam and stylish for the period when the world was a more innocent and romantic place to be.

I wish it could be screened again in Australia for older and even newer audiences to enjoy again; especially now that the 70's are hip and back!


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