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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When filming Shaun of the Dead (2004), the zombie horde outside the Winchester were 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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i love this show!
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one evening my dad made me sit down and watch this show with the family and i thought what rubbish it seemed! however once i watched one episode i was hooked! ok so the storylines are silly but they are surprsingly entertaining. unfortunately granarda plus have stopped showing them!


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