Tales of the Unexpected

1983, TV Show

Cast & Details

Premiered: April 15, 1983
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Premise: 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.

Cast

Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl
Host
1979–1980
John Houseman
John Houseman
Host
1980–1984

Guest Cast & Credits

Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 All
Celebrity Role Episode Airdate
Charles Kimbrough Eric Season 8, Episode 4
Scrimshaw
Joan Hackett Brenda Season 8, Episode 4
Scrimshaw
Arthur Hill Carter Season 8, Episode 1
People Don't Do Such Things
Don Johnson Reeve Baker Season 8, Episode 1
People Don't Do Such Things
Samantha Eggar Gwen Season 8, Episode 1
People Don't Do Such Things
Dina Merrill Marjorie Season 7, Episode 15
The Open Window
Valerie Mahaffey Jane Season 7, Episode 15
The Open Window
Amanda Boxer Jenny Season 7, Episode 14
The Mugger
Kate Harper Mary Season 7, Episode 14
The Mugger
Roy Marsden Gerald Overton Season 7, Episode 14
The Mugger
John Castle Derek Season 7, Episode 13
The Reconciliation
Meg Davies Caroline Season 7, Episode 13
The Reconciliation
Roger Rees James Season 7, Episode 13
The Reconciliation
Andrew Ray Steve Season 7, Episode 12
Accidental Death
Cyril Cusack Percy Hampton Season 7, Episode 12
Accidental Death
John Hug Arthur Season 7, Episode 12
Accidental Death
Lynsey Baxter Jane Season 7, Episode 12
Accidental Death
Robert Loggia Harry Season 7, Episode 11
I Like It Here in Wilmington
Susan Strasberg Roberta Season 7, Episode 11
I Like It Here in Wilmington
Tom Smothers Marvin Season 7, Episode 11
I Like It Here in Wilmington
Charles Hallahan Charlie Season 7, Episode 10
Bird of Prey
Frank Converse Jack Season 7, Episode 10
Bird of Prey
Sondra Locke Edna Season 7, Episode 10
Bird of Prey
Gloria Grahame Olivia Season 7, Episode 9
Sauce for the Goose
Robert Morse Stephen Season 7, Episode 9
Sauce for the Goose
Ed Begley Jr. George Season 7, Episode 8
Wet Saturday
Fritz Weaver Mr. Princey Season 7, Episode 8
Wet Saturday
Mary Sinclair Mrs. Princey Season 7, Episode 8
Wet Saturday
Carol Lynley Elizabeth Season 7, Episode 7
The Gift of Beauty
George Hall George Season 7, Episode 7
The Gift of Beauty
Randall Edwards Rebecca Season 7, Episode 7
The Gift of Beauty
Celia Gregory Edna Season 7, Episode 6
The Last of the Midnight Gardeners
Jane Asher Jane Season 7, Episode 6
The Last of the Midnight Gardeners
Patrick Mower Walter Season 7, Episode 6
The Last of the Midnight Gardeners
Brad Dourif Actor Season 7, Episode 5
Number Eight
Dennis Christopher Actor Season 7, Episode 5
Number Eight
Barbara Rosenblat Interviewer Season 7, Episode 4
Have a Nice Death
Kate Harper Clodagh Season 7, Episode 4
Have a Nice Death
Simon Cadell Sam Luke Season 7, Episode 4
Have a Nice Death
Patrick O'Neal Actor Season 7, Episode 3
Proxy
Tom Smothers Actor Season 7, Episode 3
Proxy
Andrew Ray Jerry Season 7, Episode 2
The Best Chess Player in the World
Clifford Parrish Frank Muller Season 7, Episode 2
The Best Chess Player in the World
Lynette Davies Paula Season 7, Episode 2
The Best Chess Player in the World
Michael Jayston Actor Season 7, Episode 2
The Best Chess Player in the World
George Peppard Actor Season 7, Episode 1
The Dirty Detail
Kevin Dobson Actor Season 7, Episode 1
The Dirty Detail
Gretchen Corbett Martha Season 6, Episode 14
Turn of the Tide
Nicholas Hormann Spalding Season 6, Episode 14
Turn of the Tide
Richard Basehart Slade Season 6, Episode 14
Turn of the Tide
Dick Smothers Humphrey Baxter Season 6, Episode 13
Youth from Vienna
Elliott Reid Dick Archer Season 6, Episode 13
Youth from Vienna
James Carroll Jordan Alan Bordie Season 6, Episode 13
Youth from Vienna
Sharon Gless Caroline Coates Season 6, Episode 13
Youth from Vienna
Brenda Blethyn Carol Season 6, Episode 12
Hit and Run
John Duttine Roger Ashburn Season 6, Episode 12
Hit and Run
Ray Lonnen Steve Hutchins Season 6, Episode 12
Hit and Run
Susan Penhaligon Mary Ashburn Season 6, Episode 12
Hit and Run
Anna Neagle Fanny Season 6, Episode 11
The Tribute
Eleanor Bron Polly Season 6, Episode 11
The Tribute
Phyllis Calvert Mabel Season 6, Episode 11
The Tribute
Sheila Burrell Lady Eleanor Season 6, Episode 11
The Tribute
Bosco Hogan Tony Medway Season 6, Episode 10
The Luncheon
Gayle Hunnicutt Susan Mandeville Season 6, Episode 10
The Luncheon
Andrew Ray Oakes Season 6, Episode 9
The Wrong 'Un
Constantine Gregory Weinrich Season 6, Episode 9
The Wrong 'Un
Lucy Gutteridge Molly Season 6, Episode 9
The Wrong 'Un
Andrew Bicknell Macker Season 6, Episode 8
The Vorpal Blade
Anthony Higgins Cassan Season 6, Episode 8
The Vorpal Blade
John Bailey Winterluck Season 6, Episode 8
The Vorpal Blade
Peter Cushing Von Baden Season 6, Episode 8
The Vorpal Blade
Geoffrey Bayldon Sid Season 6, Episode 7
Down Among the Sheltering Palms
Margaret Courtenay Marge Season 6, Episode 7
Down Among the Sheltering Palms
Van Johnson Gerry Season 6, Episode 7
Down Among the Sheltering Palms
Ann Doran Mary Deacon Season 6, Episode 5
Heir Presumptions
Darren McGavin Sheriff Season 6, Episode 5
Heir Presumptions
David Cassidy Donald/David Season 6, Episode 5
Heir Presumptions
Tara Buckman Sally Season 6, Episode 5
Heir Presumptions
David Webb Ronnie carey Season 6, Episode 4
Clerical Error
Evelyn Laye Mrs. Standing Season 6, Episode 4
Clerical Error
Hugh Fraser Paul Standing Season 6, Episode 4
Clerical Error
Hayley Mills Claire Hawksworth Season 6, Episode 3
A Sad Loss
Lally Bowers Aunt Alicia Season 6, Episode 3
A Sad Loss
Phyllida Law Maggie Patton Season 6, Episode 3
A Sad Loss
Stuart Wilson Dave Brigham Season 6, Episode 3
A Sad Loss
Bernard Cribbins Charlie Season 6, Episode 2
The Memory Man
Colin Blakely Colin Season 6, Episode 2
The Memory Man
John Judd Police Inspector Season 6, Episode 2
The Memory Man
Judy Geeson Mary Season 6, Episode 2
The Memory Man
Bryan Marshall Frank Jesmond Season 6, Episode 1
A Passing Opportunity
Charles Keating Peter Madison Season 6, Episode 1
A Passing Opportunity
George Sewell Laughlin Season 6, Episode 1
A Passing Opportunity
Janette Legge Eleanor Jesmond Season 6, Episode 1
A Passing Opportunity
John Duttine Max Season 5, Episode 18
The Skeleton Key
Peter Jeffrey Mr. Stewart Season 5, Episode 18
The Skeleton Key
Peter Machin Andy Season 5, Episode 18
The Skeleton Key
Tony Osoba Dr. Hartley Season 5, Episode 18
The Skeleton Key
Olivier Pierre Arnaud Season 5, Episode 17
Who's Got the Lady?
Richard Johnson Actor Season 5, Episode 17
Who's Got the Lady?
Victoria Tennant Bernice Season 5, Episode 17
Who's Got the Lady?
Cyd Hayman Eva Season 5, Episode 16
A Man with a Fortune
Donald Eccles Vicar Season 5, Episode 16
A Man with a Fortune
Elizabeth Richardson Janet Season 5, Episode 16
A Man with a Fortune
Shane Rimmer Actor Season 5, Episode 16
A Man with a Fortune
Edward Albert Sam Season 5, Episode 15
In the Bag
Roxanne Hart Cara Season 5, Episode 15
In the Bag
Terry O'Quinn Cop Season 5, Episode 15
In the Bag
Anthony Valentine Bob Season 5, Episode 14
The Absence of Emily
Frances Tomelty Norma Season 5, Episode 14
The Absence of Emily
Patsy Byrne Jean Season 5, Episode 14
The Absence of Emily
Benjamin Whitrow Fergus Season 5, Episode 13
What Have You Been up to Lately?
June Watson Audrey Season 5, Episode 13
What Have You Been up to Lately?
Maggie Fitzgibbon Melissa Season 5, Episode 13
What Have You Been up to Lately?
Peter Barkworth Richard Season 5, Episode 13
What Have You Been up to Lately?
Carol Drinkwater Linda Season 5, Episode 12
Death in the Morning
Cherie Lunghi Karen Season 5, Episode 12
Death in the Morning
Moray Watson Ian Season 5, Episode 12
Death in the Morning
Frank Sinatra Jr. Cotter Season 5, Episode 11
Light Fingers
Janet Leigh Joan Stackpole Season 5, Episode 11
Light Fingers
Kenneth Tigar Semple Season 5, Episode 11
Light Fingers
Tom Bosley Ralph Stackpole Season 5, Episode 11
Light Fingers
Ian Holm Alan Crowin Season 5, Episode 10
Death Can Add
Jan Francis Leila Season 5, Episode 10
Death Can Add
Roland Culver Sir Alex Bullen Season 5, Episode 10
Death Can Add
Keith Barron George Hitchman Season 5, Episode 9
A Harmless Vanity
Sheila Gish Mary Hitchman Season 5, Episode 9
A Harmless Vanity
Bernard Kay Jim Gordon Season 5, Episode 8
Pattern of Guilt
Jennie Linden Faye Season 5, Episode 8
Pattern of Guilt
Peter Egan Keith Briscoe Season 5, Episode 8
Pattern of Guilt
Suzanne Danielle Elaine Season 5, Episode 8
Pattern of Guilt
Frank Wylie Chief Insp. Season 5, Episode 7
Decoy
Ian Redford Det. Harvey Season 5, Episode 7
Decoy
Susan Penhaligon Off. Mary Bryan Season 5, Episode 7
Decoy
Tom Cotcher Det. Talbot Season 5, Episode 7
Decoy
Bill Owen Meakins Season 5, Episode 6
The Moles
Fulton Mackay Edward Season 5, Episode 6
The Moles
Harry H. Corbett George Season 5, Episode 6
The Moles
Bruce Clark Boy Season 5, Episode 5
Stranger in Town
Clive Swift Latham Season 5, Episode 5
Stranger in Town
Derek Jacobi The Stranger Season 5, Episode 5
Stranger in Town
Jennifer Connelly Girl Season 5, Episode 5
Stranger in Town
James Aubrey Robert Season 5, Episode 4
Run, Rabbit, Run
Leslie Caron Nathalie Vareille Season 5, Episode 4
Run, Rabbit, Run
David Healy Jack Season 5, Episode 3
Operation Safecrack
Edward Burnham Henry Season 5, Episode 3
Operation Safecrack
John Mills Sam Morrissey Season 5, Episode 3
Operation Safecrack
June Ritchie Jenny Season 5, Episode 3
Operation Safecrack
Bernice Stegers Kaye Season 5, Episode 2
The Eavesdropper
Dorothy Tutin Moira Henderson Season 5, Episode 2
The Eavesdropper
Michael Craig Donald Henderson Season 5, Episode 2
The Eavesdropper
Sheila Ruskin Louise Season 5, Episode 2
The Eavesdropper
Ralph Bates Paul Season 5, Episode 1
The Blue Marigold
Sharon Duce Sophie Season 5, Episode 1
The Blue Marigold
Toyah Willcox Myra Season 5, Episode 1
The Blue Marigold
Denis Quilley Capt. Waterhouse Season 4, Episode 17
Hijack
Simon Cadell Copilot Season 4, Episode 17
Hijack
Suzanne Danielle Milly Season 4, Episode 17
Hijack
Andrew Ray Roger Season 4, Episode 16
The Way to Do It
Elaine Paige Susie Season 4, Episode 16
The Way to Do It
Elizabeth Spriggs Aunt May Season 4, Episode 16
The Way to Do It
Martin Benson Vasco Season 4, Episode 16
The Way to Do It
Joanna Pettet Betsy Season 4, Episode 15
A Glowing Future
John Beck Jack Season 4, Episode 15
A Glowing Future
Joan Greenwood Emma Season 4, Episode 14
Bosom Friends
Nat Jackley Mr. Deacon Season 4, Episode 14
Bosom Friends
Rachel Kempson Nell Season 4, Episode 14
Bosom Friends
Andrew Burt Edward Season 4, Episode 13
There's One Born Every Minute
Deryck Guyler Commissionaire Season 4, Episode 13
There's One Born Every Minute
Frank Finlay Arthur Season 4, Episode 13
There's One Born Every Minute
Heather Sears Margaret Season 4, Episode 13
There's One Born Every Minute
Belinda Mayne Anna Kleiber Season 4, Episode 12
Completely Foolproof
Rita Gam Lisa Brisson Season 4, Episode 12
Completely Foolproof
Telly Savalas Joe Brisson Season 4, Episode 12
Completely Foolproof
Alan Gifford Edward Season 4, Episode 11
Kindly Dig Your Grave
Celia Gregory Fatima Season 4, Episode 11
Kindly Dig Your Grave
Gerard Lartigau Henri Season 4, Episode 11
Kindly Dig Your Grave
Micheline Presle Madame Lagrue Season 4, Episode 11
Kindly Dig Your Grave
Anthony Quayle Kyros Kassoulas Season 4, Episode 10
The Last Bottle in the World
Gary Bond Max Season 4, Episode 10
The Last Bottle in the World
Lynette Davies Sophie Kassoulas Season 4, Episode 10
The Last Bottle in the World
Nigel Hawthorne Charles Drummond Season 4, Episode 10
The Last Bottle in the World
Deborah Harmon Daisy Season 4, Episode 9
The Best Policy
Edward Grover Bailout Season 4, Episode 9
The Best Policy
Gary Burghoff Flock Season 4, Episode 9
The Best Policy
Logan Ramsey Filbert Season 4, Episode 9
The Best Policy
Cheryl Hall Irene Rankin Season 4, Episode 8
Never Speak Ill of the Dead
Colin Blakely Dr. David Rankin Season 4, Episode 8
Never Speak Ill of the Dead
Keith Drinkel Sim Hoskins Season 4, Episode 8
Never Speak Ill of the Dead
Warren Clarke Bob Streeter Season 4, Episode 8
Never Speak Ill of the Dead
Harry Andrews Klausner Season 4, Episode 7
The Sound Machine
James Warwick Dr. Scott Season 4, Episode 7
The Sound Machine
Eli Wallach Gerry Williams Season 4, Episode 6
Shatterproof
Deborah Geffner Nurse Greco Season 4, Episode 5
A Woman's Help
Shirley Knight Mrs. Bourdon Season 4, Episode 5
A Woman's Help
Tony Franciosa Actor Season 4, Episode 5
A Woman's Help
Brewster Mason Horton Season 4, Episode 4
The Best of Everything
Jeremy Clyde Charlie Prince Season 4, Episode 4
The Best of Everything
Judi Bowker Ann Season 4, Episode 4
The Best of Everything
Michael Kitchen Arthur Season 4, Episode 4
The Best of Everything
Rachel Kempson Mrs. Marsh Season 4, Episode 4
The Best of Everything
David Buck Father Season 4, Episode 3
The Boy Who Talked with Animals
Stuart Whitman Sam Season 4, Episode 3
The Boy Who Talked with Animals
Vivien Heilbron Mother Season 4, Episode 3
The Boy Who Talked with Animals
Siobhan McKenna Mrs. Grady Season 4, Episode 2
Vicious Circle
Christopher Blake Israeli Officer Season 4, Episode 1
Would You Believe It?
Nigel Havers Miller Season 4, Episode 1
Would You Believe It?
Richard Johnson Tanner Season 4, Episode 1
Would You Believe It?
Amanda Redman Pat Season 3, Episode 9
The Party
Joyce Redman Linda Knox Season 3, Episode 9
The Party
Raymond Francis Mr. Peckham Season 3, Episode 9
The Party
Robert Morley Henry Knox Season 3, Episode 9
The Party
Amanda Redman Anna Warrack Season 3, Episode 8
I'll Be Seeing You
Anthony Valentine Roland Trent Season 3, Episode 8
I'll Be Seeing You
Denholm Elliott Harold Tinker Season 3, Episode 7
The Stinker
Diane Holland Blanche Cutler Season 3, Episode 7
The Stinker
Joss Ackland Jack Cutler Season 3, Episode 7
The Stinker
Bernard Miles Mr. Rummins Season 3, Episode 6
Parson's Pleasure
John Gielgud Cyril Boggis Season 3, Episode 6
Parson's Pleasure
Lee Montague Mr. Storker Season 3, Episode 6
Parson's Pleasure
Brewster Mason Herbert Season 3, Episode 5
A Girl Can't Always Have Everything
James Faulkner Patrick Season 3, Episode 5
A Girl Can't Always Have Everything
Joan Collins Suzy Starr Season 3, Episode 5
A Girl Can't Always Have Everything
Nancy Nevinson Grande Dame Season 3, Episode 5
A Girl Can't Always Have Everything
Pauline Collins Pat Lewis Season 3, Episode 5
A Girl Can't Always Have Everything
Bosco Hogan Tom Season 3, Episode 4
Vengeance Is Mine, Inc.
Julian Fellowes George Season 3, Episode 4
Vengeance Is Mine, Inc.
Elizabeth Richardson Clarissa Tower Season 3, Episode 3
Proof of Guilt
Jeremy Clyde Stamford Season 3, Episode 3
Proof of Guilt
Roy Marsden Insp. Walters Season 3, Episode 3
Proof of Guilt
Bill Maynard Merv Season 3, Episode 2
A Picture of a Place
Jessie Matthews Hazel Season 3, Episode 2
A Picture of a Place
Michael Troughton Andrew Season 3, Episode 2
A Picture of a Place
Alfred Burke The Man Season 3, Episode 1
Flypaper
John Rees Barman Season 2, Episode 16
The Man at the Top
Peter Firth Hardy Season 2, Episode 16
The Man at the Top
Rachel Davies Diane Season 2, Episode 16
The Man at the Top
Cyril Luckham Mr. Gainsborough Season 2, Episode 15
The Orderly World of Mr. Appleby
Elizabeth Spriggs Martha Season 2, Episode 15
The Orderly World of Mr. Appleby
Robert Lang Arthur Appleby Season 2, Episode 15
The Orderly World of Mr. Appleby
Cyril Luckham Gavin Season 2, Episode 14
Back for Christmas
Richard Johnson James Carpenter Season 2, Episode 14
Back for Christmas
Sian Phillips Hermione Carpenter Season 2, Episode 14
Back for Christmas
Alan Rowe Mr. Clements Season 2, Episode 13
Mr. Botibol's First Love
Anna Massey Irene Season 2, Episode 13
Mr. Botibol's First Love
Jack Weston William Botibol Season 2, Episode 13
Mr. Botibol's First Love
Helmut Griem Alois Season 2, Episode 12
Genesis and Catastrophe
Zhivila Roche Klara Season 2, Episode 12
Genesis and Catastrophe
Jennifer Hilary Wendy Season 2, Episode 11
The Umbrella Man
John Carson Arthur Season 2, Episode 11
The Umbrella Man
John Mills The Man Season 2, Episode 11
The Umbrella Man
John Rees Clerk Season 2, Episode 11
The Umbrella Man
Michael Gambon Andrew Season 2, Episode 11
The Umbrella Man
Joseph Cotten Lionel Season 2, Episode 10
Depart in Peace
Maureen O'Brien Janet DeTelagia Season 2, Episode 10
Depart in Peace
Elaine Stritch Pamela Season 2, Episode 8
My Lady Love, My Dove
Ron Moody Richard Pratt Season 2, Episode 7
Taste
Geoffrey Bayldon Dr. Applegate Season 2, Episode 6
Fat Chance
John Castle John Burge Season 2, Episode 6
Fat Chance
Miriam Margolyes Mary Burge Season 2, Episode 6
Fat Chance
Sheila Gish Frances Season 2, Episode 6
Fat Chance
Andrew Ray Harry Pope Season 2, Episode 5
Poison
Anthony Steel Timber Season 2, Episode 5
Poison
Judy Geeson Sandra Season 2, Episode 5
Poison
Cyril Cusack Michael Fish Season 2, Episode 4
The Hitch-hiker
Rod Taylor Paul Duveen Season 2, Episode 4
The Hitch-hiker
Anthony Steel The Stranger Season 2, Episode 3
Galloping Foxley
John Mills William Perkins Season 2, Episode 3
Galloping Foxley
Derek Jacobi Drioli Season 2, Episode 2
Skin
Susan George Mabel Taylor Season 2, Episode 1
Royal Jelly
Julie Harris Mrs. Foster Season 1, Episode 9
The Way up to Heaven
Roland Culver Mr. Foster Season 1, Episode 9
The Way up to Heaven
Jack Weston Actor Season 1, Episode 8
A Dip in the Pool
Siobhan McKenna The Landlady Season 1, Episode 5
The Landlady
Brian Blessed Jack Nolan Season 1, Episode 4
Lamb to the Slaughter
Michael Byrne Patrick Marney Season 1, Episode 4
Lamb to the Slaughter
Susan George Mary Marney Season 1, Episode 4
Lamb to the Slaughter
Elaine Stritch Mary Pearl Season 1, Episode 3
William and Mary
Marius Goring Dr. Landy Season 1, Episode 3
William and Mary
Julie Harris Mrs. Bixby Season 1, Episode 2
Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat
Michael Hordern Cyril Bixby Season 1, Episode 2
Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat
Richard Greene The Colonel Season 1, Episode 2
Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat
Jose Ferrer Carlos Season 1, Episode 1
Man from the South
Katy Jurado Woman Season 1, Episode 1
Man from the South
Michael Ontkean Tom Season 1, Episode 1
Man from the South

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