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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.

  1. Roald Dahl


Series Cast

  1. Roald Dahl as Self - Introduced By and Self - Introduced by(uncredited)

    Roald Dahl

    Self - Introduced By, Self - Introduced by(uncredited)

    36 Episodes

  2. Andrew Ray as Cranmer Oakes, Steve, Percy Hayward, Harry Pope, Jerry Wilde, and Roger Carson

    Andrew Ray

    Cranmer Oakes, Steve, Percy Hayward, Harry Pope and 2 more...

    6 Episodes

  3. Forbes Collins as Police Officer, Police Sergeant, Inspector, and Mr Ford

    Forbes Collins

    Police Officer, Police Sergeant, Inspector, Mr Ford

    4 Episodes

  4. Paul Herzberg as Henri and John Bannister

    Paul Herzberg

    Henri, John Bannister

    3 Episodes

  5. Lucy Gutteridge as Molly and Soroya

    Lucy Gutteridge

    Molly, Soroya

    3 Episodes

  6. Peter Tuddenham as Control Voice (voice), Tommy, and Control (voice)

    Peter Tuddenham

    Control Voice (voice), Tommy, Control (voice)

    3 Episodes

  7. William Hootkins as Peter Bligh and Harry Chester

    William Hootkins

    Peter Bligh, Harry Chester

    3 Episodes

  8. Mark Lewis as Carlo, The Man, and Showroom Manager

    Mark Lewis

    Carlo, The Man, Showroom Manager

    3 Episodes

  9. Richard Foxton

    Assistant Manager, Stage Manager, Security Guard

    3 Episodes

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Full Cast & Crew

Last Season

Season 9

1987 • 10 Episodes

Season 9 of Tales of the Unexpected premiered on December 18, 1987.

Mr Know-All

(9x10, May 13, 1988) Season Finale

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Tales of the Unexpected
Tales of the Unexpected


Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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