Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
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The police are dragging the marshes for a missing school-girl and a sinister man is approaching other young girls. Young Sylvia is on a bus on the way home from school when a friendly old ... See full summary »

Director:

Graham Evans

Writers:

Robin Chapman (dramatisation), Elizabeth Taylor (story)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Roald Dahl ... Self - Introduced by
Alfred Burke Alfred Burke ... Herbert
Pat Keen Pat Keen ... Vera
Lorna Yabsley Lorna Yabsley ... Sylvia
Peggy Thorpe-Bates Peggy Thorpe-Bates ... Mrs. Wilkinson
Stephanie Cole ... Miss Harrison
Anthony Smee Anthony Smee ... Vicar
Giles Phibbs Giles Phibbs ... Bus Conductor
Bernadette Windsor Bernadette Windsor ... Louise
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The police are dragging the marshes for a missing school-girl and a sinister man is approaching other young girls. Young Sylvia is on a bus on the way home from school when a friendly old man begins to talk to her. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Quotes

Herbert: It's the sweetness that attracts them hem, you see. And then it's the stickiness that prevents them from getting away.
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Soundtracks

Für Elise
(uncredited)
By Ludwig van Beethoven
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Genuinely disturbing!
4 October 2020 | by dj-38722See all my reviews

Just switched over the TV on a rainy Sunday morning to watch this episode. I'm now unnerved having watched this. This really is a nightmare of an episode. Tales of the unexpected? How about tales from the darkest region of a twisted mind.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 1980 (UK) See more »

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Anglia Television See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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