Tales of the Unexpected 45 years old

Tales of the Unexpected

Tales of the Unexpected is a British television series which aired between 1979 and 1988. Each episode told a story, often with sinister and wryly comedic undertones, with an unexpected twist ending. Early episodes were based on short stories by Roald Dahl collected in the books Tales of the Unexpected, Kiss Kiss and Someone Like You. The series was made by Anglia Television for ITV with interior scenes recorded at their Norwich studios whilst location filming mainly occurred across East Anglia. The theme music for the series was written by composer Ron Grainer.

Credits

Cast

Name Character
Bud Cort He was 30 , now 76 years old
Brenda Blethyn She was 33 , now 78 years old
Terry O'Quinn He was 26 , now 71 years old
Chaim Topol He was 43 , now 88 years old
Phyllida Law She was 46 , now 92 years old
Janet Leigh She was 51 , 77 years old when she died
Frank Sinatra, Jr. He was 35 , 72 years old when he died
Stuart Whitman He was 51 , now 96 years old
Dennis Christopher He was 23 , now 68 years old
Charles Dance He was 32 , now 77 years old
Leslie Caron She was 47 , now 92 years old
Caroline Goodall She was 19 , now 64 years old
Joan Collins She was 45 , now 90 years old
Lucy Gutteridge She was 22 , now 67 years old
Wendy Hiller She was 66 , 90 years old when she died
Valerie Mahaffey She was 25 , now 70 years old
Jim Broadbent He was 29 , now 74 years old
Sondra Locke She was 34 , 74 years old when she died
Ian Holm He was 47 , now 92 years old
Jenny O'Hara She was 37 , now 82 years old
Peter Cushing He was 65 , 81 years old when he died
Michael Gambon He was 38 , now 83 years old
Eamonn Walker He was 16 , now 61 years old
David Suchet He was 32 , now 78 years old
Joseph Cotten He was 73 , 88 years old when he died as Lionel
Robert Loggia He was 49 , 85 years old when he died
Eli Wallach He was 63 , 98 years old when he died
Frank Finlay He was 52 , 89 years old when he died
Denholm Elliott He was 56 , 70 years old when he died
Susan George She was 28 , now 73 years old
Peter Firth He was 25 , now 70 years old
Anthony Higgins He was 31 , now 77 years old
Don Johnson He was 29 , now 74 years old
Brad Dourif He was 29 , now 74 years old
Carol Lynley She was 37 , 77 years old when she died
Pauline Collins She was 38 , now 83 years old
Brian Blessed He was 42 , now 87 years old
Logan Ramsey He was 58 , 79 years old when he died
Darren McGavin He was 56 , 83 years old when he died
John Mills He was 71 , 97 years old when he died as Sam Morrissey
Susan Strasberg She was 40 , 60 years old when she died
James Faulkner He was 30 , now 75 years old
Julie Harris She was 53 , 87 years old when she died
Gloria Grahame She was 55 , 57 years old when she died as Olivia
Cherie Lunghi She was 26 , now 72 years old
Zoë Wanamaker She was 29 , now 75 years old
John Gielgud He was 74 , 96 years old when he died
Roger Rees He was 34 , 71 years old when he died
Julian Fellowes He was 29 , now 74 years old
Betsy Blair She was 55 , 85 years old when she died

Crew

Name Job title
Sidney Carroll Writing He was 66 , 75 years old when he died Story
John Rosenberg Production He was 26 , 38 years old when he died Producer
Philip Leacock Directing He was 61 , 72 years old when he died Director
Alastair Reid Directing He was 53 , 85 years old when he died Director
Ross Thomas Writing He was 2 , now 42 years old Writer
Herbert Wise Directing He was 54 , 90 years old when he died Director
Johnny Byrne Writing He was 39 , 60 years old when he died Writer
Michael Tuchner Directing He was 45 , 83 years old when he died Director
Claude Whatham Directing He was 51 , 80 years old when he died Director
Norman Lloyd Directing He was 64 , 55 years old when he died Director
Ronald Harwood Writing He was 44 , now 89 years old Writer
John Collier Writing He was 129 , 130 years old when he died Writer
Simon Langton Directing He was 37 , now 82 years old Director
Wendy Toye Directing She was 61 , 92 years old when she died Director
Peter Hammond Directing He was 55 , 87 years old when he died Director
John Howard Davies Directing He was 40 , 72 years old when he died Director
Wolf Mankowitz Writing He was 54 , 73 years old when he died Writer
Ray Danton Directing He was 47 , 60 years old when he died Director
Gordon Hessler Directing He was 53 , 88 years old when he died Director
Leo Penn Directing He was 57 , 77 years old when he died Director
Denis Cannan Writing He was 59 , 92 years old when he died Writer
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Tales of the Unexpected (45 years)

Ended

  • First Air Date: 1979-03-24
  • Runtime: [25,30] minutes
  • Number of Episodes: 112