Tales of the Unexpected (1979 - 1988)

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Series Info

A British anthology of mystery and suspense, highlighted by plot twists and surprise endings. Many episodes were based on short stories by Roald Dahl. Among the guest stars: John Gielgud, Joan Collins, Jack Weston, Julie Harris and Susan George.

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Seasons

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1987, ITV, 10 episodes

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1985, ITV, 4 episodes

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1984, ITV, 15 episodes

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1983, ITV, 14 episodes

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1982, ITV, 18 episodes

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1981, ITV, 17 episodes

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1980, ITV, 9 episodes

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1980, ITV, 16 episodes

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1979, ITV, 8 episodes

Cast

Andrew Ray
as Harry Pope
John Mills
as William Perkins
Richard Johnson
as James Carpenter
Joan Collins
as Clare Duckworth and Julia Roach
John Alderton
as Rev. George Duckworth
Joss Ackland
as Jack Cutler
Julie Harris
as Mrs. Bixby
Elaine Stritch
as Mary Pearl
Siobhan McKenna
as The Landlady
Colin Blakely
as Dr. David Rankin
Susan Penhaligon
as Off. Mary Bryan
Roy Marsden
as Insp. Walters
Roald Dahl
as Himself
Peter Baldwin
as Second Desk Clerk
Charles Dance
as Robert Smythe
Geoffrey Beevers
as The Health Inspector
Nicholas Ball
as Ken Johnson
Michael Brandon
as Stephen Baker
Peter Frye
as Professor Maddox
Cyril Cusack
as Michael Fish
Sheila Gish
as Frances
Rachel Kempson
as Mrs. Marsh
Susan George
as Mary Marney
Jeremy Clyde
as Stamford
Anthony Valentine
as Roland Trent
Anthony Steel
as The Stranger
Lally Bowers
as Miss Elphinstone
Kate Harper
as Clodagh
Lynette Davies
as Sophie Kassoulas
Roland Culver
as Mr. Foster
Leonard Preston
as Billy Weaver
Elizabeth Richardson
as Clarissa Tower
John Castle
as John Burge
Michael Byrne
as Patrick Marney
Rod Taylor
as Paul Duveen
Shirley Knight
as Mrs. Bourdon
Dorothy Tutin
as Moira Henderson
Hayley Mills
as Claire Hawksworth
David Cassidy
as Donald/David
Don Johnson
as Reeve Baker
Tony Alleff
as Police Sergeant
Miriam Margolyes
as Mary Burge
John Gielgud
as Cyril Boggis
Denholm Elliott
as Harold Tinker
Hilary Tindall
as Vivienne Trent
Gayle Hunnicutt
as Susan Mandeville
Richard Dow
as Gregory
Benedict Taylor
as Nicholas Lillie
Glynis Barber
as Lilian / Sylvia Brett
Ron Moody
as Richard Pratt
Lorna Yabsley
as Sylvia Wilkinson
Robert Morley
as Henry Knox
Anthony Quayle
as Kyros Kassoulas
Ian Holm
as Alan Crowin
Bryan Marshall
as Frank Jesmond
Carol Lynley
as Elizabeth
Zoë Wanamaker
as Margaret Smythe
Bruce Boa
as Mr. Groober
Erika Hoffman
as Suzie Anderson
Tim West
as Albert Taylor
Robert Lang
as Arthur Appleby
Eli Wallach
as Gerry Williams
Micheline Presle
as Madame Lagrue
Telly Savalas
as Joe Brisson
Leslie Caron
as Nathalie Vareille
Peter Egan
as Keith Briscoe
Tom Bosley
as Ralph Stackpole
Hugh Fraser
as Paul Standing
Dick Smothers
as Humphrey Baxter
Fritz Weaver
as Mr. Princey
Meg Davies
as Caroline
Amanda Redman
as Anna Warrack
Geoffrey Bayldon
as Dr. Applegate
John Rees
as Clerk
Jimmy Mac
as William Pearl
Denis Quilley
as Capt. Waterhouse
Michael N. Harbour
as Oliver Platt
Richard Briers
as Albert Dobson
Ellis Dale
as First Desk Clerk
Pauline Letts
as Madame Cabon
Maureen O'Brien
as Janet DeTelagia
Patrick Field
as Rex Tobin
Nigel Hawthorne
as Charles Drummond
Rita Gam
as Lisa Brisson
Michael Craig
as Donald Henderson
Bill Owen
as Meakins
Keith Barron
as George Hitchman
Janet Leigh
as Joan Stackpole
Evelyn Laye
as Mrs. Standing
Sian Phillips
as Hermione Carpenter
James Warwick
as Dr. Scott
Frank Wylie
as Chief Insp.
Stuart Wilson
as Dave Brigham
Sharon Gless
as Caroline Coates
Sydney Swire
as Millicent
Francesca Brill
as Jane Fisher
Leslie Lyon
as Lizzie Cranley
Michael Hordern
as Cyril Bixby
Bernard Miles
as Mr. Rummins
Joyce Redman
as Linda Knox
Cheryl Hall
as Irene Rankin
Alison Fiske
as Betty Sandy
Richard Greene
as The Colonel
Robert Mill
as Brewster
Raymond Francis
as Mr. Peckham
Warren Clarke
as Bob Streeter
David Webb
as Ronnie carey
John Bailey
as Winterluck
Sheila Burrell
as Lady Eleanor
Buddy Owen
as Sailor
Paul Williamson
as Harry, the Solicitor
Lynne Ross
as Samantha
Pat Keen
as Mabel
Nat Jackley
as Mr. Deacon
Constantin de Goguel
as Jacques Vareille
Ray Lonnen
as Steve Hutchins
Philip Dunbar
as Henry Traile
Peter Davison
as Jeremy Tyler
Albert Welling
as Det. Insp. Gunter
Steffanie Pitt
as Angela Dalton
Phil Brown
as F. Milton Willis
Margaretta Scott
as Lady Birdwell
Alan Rowe
as Mr. Clements
Lee Montague
as Mr. Storker
Vic Tablian
as Arab Officer
Deborah Geffner
as Nurse Greco
Robert H. Thomson
as GrahamO'Toole
Bill LaVoie
as Moving Man
Jonathan Coy
as William Haddock
Brian Blessed
as Jack Nolan
Hana-Maria Pravda
as Frau Lemner
Margery Margery Mason
as Mrs. Saunders
Ian Redford
as Det. Harvey
Charles Keating
as Peter Madison
Hazel McBride
as Louise Medway
Stephen Hancock
as Mr. Lillie
Stefan Kalipha
as Chief Inspector Aziz
Belinda Mayne
as Anna Kleiber
Bernard Kay
as Jim Gordon
Janette Legge
as Eleanor Jesmond
Elliott Reid
as Dick Archer
Rick Crom
as Photographer
Mary Sinclair
as Mrs. Princey
John Hug
as Arthur
Matthew Jones
as Man on Phone
Tom Cotcher
as Det. Talbot
Phyllida Law
as Maggie Patton
Ian Tyler
as Bellhop
Jemma Redgrave
as Violette Charbonneau
Keith Drinkel
as Sim Hoskins
Aaron Shirley
as Mr. Brown
Peter Jeffrey
as Mr. Stewart
Burnell Tucker
as Peter Blundell
Daphne Neville
as Mrs. Lillie
Christopher Blake
as Israeli Officer
John Judd
as Police Inspector
Ann Doran
as Mary Deacon
Clifford Parrish
as Frank Muller
Steve Plytas
as Professor Daxatides
Paul Greenhalgh
as Mr. Simpson
Nancy Nevinson
as Grande Dame
Tony Osoba
as Dr. Hartley
Carlos Douglas
as Sous-Chef
Deryck Guyler
as Commissionaire
Sarah Webb
as Jackie
Kim Thomson
as Elly Somerton
Linda Liles
as Miss Graham
Liza Goddard
as Barbara Colport
Ivor Roberts
as Gas Inspector
Geoffrey Chater
as The Magistrate
David Suchet
as Yves Drouard
Nina Van Pallandt
as Marthe Drouard
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TV Network: ITV
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Genre: Mystery & Suspense
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