Tales of the Unexpected (Complete Edition)

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  • Original run: 24 March 1979 — 13 May 1988
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    A British anthology series featuring tales of horror, mystery and suspense. Most episodes featured a twist ending, and many of them were based on short stories by well-known writer Roald Dahl, who also served as the show's host during its first two seasons.

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Tales of the Unexpected (Complete Edition) (Size: 19.33 GB)
  015 - 02x06 - fat chance.avi 233.02 MB
  019 - 02x10 - depart at peace.avi 232.97 MB
  018 - 02x09 - georgy porgy.avi 232.93 MB
  016 - 02x07 - taste.avi 232.9 MB
  024 - 02x15 - the orderly world of mr appleby.avi 175.07 MB
  005 - 01x05 - the landlady.avi 175.05 MB
  011 - 02x02 - skin.avi 175.03 MB
  060 - 05x09 - a harmless vanity.avi 174.99 MB
  082 - 06x13 - youth from vienna.avi 174.99 MB
  021 - 02x12 - gemesis and catastrophe.avi 174.98 MB
  089 - 07x06 - the last of the midnight gardners.avi 174.98 MB
  068 - 05x17 - whos got the lady.avi 174.98 MB
  079 - 06x10 - the luncheon.avi 174.98 MB
  092 - 07x09 - sauce for the goose.avi 174.98 MB
  061 - 05x10 - death can add.avi 174.98 MB
  003 - 01x03 - william and mary.avi 174.97 MB
  008 - 01x08 - a dip in the pool.avi 174.96 MB
  063 - 05x12 - death in the morning.avi 174.96 MB
  020 - 02x11 - the umbrella man.avi 174.95 MB
  059 - 05x08 - pattern of guilt.avi 174.93 MB
  103 - 09x01 - skeleton in the cupboard.avi 174.92 MB
  004 - 01x04 - lamb to the slaughter.avi 174.9 MB
  022 - 02x13 - mr rotibols first love.avi 174.89 MB
  007 - 01x07 - edward the conqueror.avi 174.89 MB
  077 - 06x08 - the vorpal blade.avi 174.88 MB
  094 - 07x11 - i like it here in wilmington.avi 174.88 MB
  046 - 04x12 - completely foolproof.avi 174.85 MB
  010 - 02x01 - royal jelly.avi 174.83 MB
  049 - 04x15 - a glowing future.avi 174.83 MB
  023 - 02x14 - back for christmas.avi 174.81 MB
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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 theme music for the series was written by Ron Grainer.

The series originally adapted various stories from Dahl's anthology books. Despite the low budget the series attracted guest stars of the highest calibre, such as Brian Blessed, Anna Neagle, Timothy West, Rod Taylor, John Gielgud, Elaine Stritch, John Mills, Julie Harris, Wendy Hiller, Ian Holm, Joan Collins, Joseph Cotten, Derek Jacobi, Janet Leigh, Andrew Ray, Siobhán McKenna and Cyril Cusack.

Dahl introduced all of his own stories himself, giving short monologues explaining what inspired him to write the story.

Although many of Dahl's stories are left open to reader's interperetation, the television series usually provided a conclusion to the story. For example, in the Dahl story "The Landlady", the character of Billy's ultimate fate is only hinted at, whereas in the TV version we are shown that the Landlady in question really has poisoned and preserved the guests of her bed and breakfast, and Billy is to suffer the same fate.

Midway through the second series, episodes ceased to be written by Dahl and other authors' stories were adapted for all episodes following. The title reflected this when it became Tales of the Unexpected - Introduced by Roald Dahl. From series three, Dahl no longer introduced the stories and the series continued this way until the end.

By 1988, critics felt that the quality of the series was starting to dip, and after the ninth series in 1988, the series was axed.

In the US, John Houseman succeeded Dahl as the opening narrator.

In 2006, ITV3 began repeating the series. Series 1 to 8 have been released on DVD.

In 1980, Peter Cook starred alongside a host of celebrities in the LWT special "Peter Cook & Co.". The show included many sketches including a Tales of the Unexpected spoof titled "Tales Of The Much As We Expected", which involved Cook as Roald Dahl explaining why he dropped the "n" in Ronald, the sketch ends with the fireplace spreading over the room.

Dahl had hosted a practically identical series for the American CBS network called Way Out in 1961, which was similar in concept and themes to Twilight Zone for 14 episodes on Saturday nights and actually used some stories which would later be adapted for Tales of the Unexpected. Dahl later published series for many other TV shows that became his.

Well Known And Much Beloved Works by Roald Dahl

Children's novels

The Gremlins (1943) · James and the Giant Peach (1961) · Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964) · The Magic Finger (1966) · Fantastic Mr Fox (1970) · Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (1972) · Danny, the Champion of the World (1975) · The Enormous Crocodile (1978) · The Twits (1980) · George's Marvellous Medicine (1981) · The BFG (1982) · The Witches (1983) · The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me (1985) · Matilda (1988) · Esio Trot (1989) · The Minpins (1991) · The Vicar of Nibbleswicke (1991)

Children's poetry

Revolting Rhymes (1982) · Dirty Beasts (1983) · Rhyme Stew (1989)

Adult novels

Sometime Never: A Fable for Supermen (1948) · My Uncle Oswald (1979)

Adult short story


Over to You: Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying (1946) · Someone Like You (1953) · Kiss Kiss (1960) · Switch Bitch (1974) · The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More (1977) · Tales of the Unexpected (1979) · More Tales of the Unexpected (1980) · Two Fables (1986) · Roald Dahl: Collected Stories (2006)


The Mildenhall Treasure (1946) · Boy: Tales of Childhood (1984) · Going Solo (1986) · Memories with Food at Gipsy House (1991) · Roald Dahl's Guide to Railway Safety (1991) · My Year (1993)

Film adaptations

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) · Danny, the Champion of the World (1989) · The BFG (1989) · The Witches (1990) · James and the Giant Peach (1996) · Matilda (1996) · Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) · Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)


The Honeys (1955)

Film scripts

You Only Live Twice (1967) · Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) · The Night Digger (1971) · Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Television series

Way Out (1961) · Tales of the Unexpected (1979

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Thank you so much, I never thought I would be able to find the whole series. Perfect.
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Thank you very much for another classic rare find. I remember some of this canadian 30 minute, mystery show.
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Thanks a great tv show can't wait to watch.
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Thanks for sharing, uploader. Great quality: sound/video - 10/10.
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