Tales of the Unexpected

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Original run: 24 Mar 1979 – 13 May 1988

Country of origin: UK

Genre: Drama, Horror/Supernatural, Thriller

Network: itv UK

Watched by: 107 of 666 907 0.02%

Total running time: 1 day 22 hours 40 minutes

Episode duration: 25 minutes

IMDB rating: 7.7 of 10 1 498

kinopoisk.ru rating: 7.081 of 10 217

MyShows rating: 3.77 of 5 30


Tales of the Unexpected is a British television series originally aired between 1979 and 1988, made by Anglia Television for ITV. The series was an anthology of different tales. Initially episodes were based on the short stories collected in the books Tales of the Unexpected, Kiss Kiss and Someone Like You by Roald Dahl. The stories were sometimes sinister, sometimes wryly comedic, and usually had a twist ending. The upbeat theme music for the series was written by the prolific film and television composer Ron Grainer.

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