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Tales of the Unexpected (1979)

A British television anthology of stories, often with sinister and wryly comedic undertones, and a twist at the end. With early episodes written and presented by Roald Dahl, the series featured a plethora of big name guest stars.

  • Roald Dahl
Release Date: Sat, Mar 24, 1979

Country: GB
Language: En
Runtime: 25

Season 9:

Skeleton in the Cupboard
Episode 1: Skeleton in the Cupboard (Dec 18, 1987)
Robert Smythe is a ruthless executive with a dangerous twenty year old secret. An echo from the past prompts him into a new cover up of the truth, but his wife becomes suspicious.
The Colonel's Lady
Episode 2: The Colonel's Lady (Jan 08, 1988)
A colonel's comfortable life is disturbed when his wife writes a bestselling book of poetry. Is this evidence that she's having an affair?
The Surgeon
Episode 3: The Surgeon (Jan 15, 1988)
When wealthy Prince Zawi gives surgeon Robert Sandy a diamond for saving his life, the doctor finds that his new jewel is really more of a liability than an asset.
The Verger
Episode 4: The Verger (Jan 22, 1988)
When devoted verger Albert is forced to resign, he sets out to build a new life. But can he succeed in a modern world that has little time for his old-fashioned ways?
The Facts of Life
Episode 5: The Facts of Life (Jan 29, 1988)
When sheltered young son Nicholas travels to London to complete in a fencing competition, he gets caught up in a very strange adventure.
Wink Three Times
Episode 6: Wink Three Times (Apr 15, 1988)
A timid provincial solicitor visits a smart London hotel on a business trip, and becomes embroiled in a curious case of mistaken identity.
The Dead Don't Steal
Episode 7: The Dead Don't Steal (Apr 22, 1988)
Ken Johnson runs a charter plane service with his lover and air stewardess Lilian, who indulges in a little smuggling on his behalf. Then disaster strikes for him when his wife discovers his affair.
The Finger of Suspicion
Episode 8: The Finger of Suspicion (Apr 29, 1988)
Happily married and living in the Middle East, American safe-cracker Steve is suddenly threatened with extradition for a crime he says he didn't commit.
A Time to Die
Episode 9: A Time to Die (May 06, 1988)
Yves's marriage has gone stale and his young mistress has announced that she is pregnant. But he then makes a decision which changes everyone's lives.
Mr Know-All
Episode 10: Mr Know-All (May 13, 1988)
When pretty hotel worker Elly is charmed by a guest, archaeologist Max Kelada, it seems that he might not be the man he claims to be.

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