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. Although similar in theme and title, the show is not related to the American anthology television series, Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected, which ran for one season in 1977.

TitleTales of the Unexpected
First Air DateMarch 24th, 1979
Last Air DateMay 13th, 1988
GenreDrama
NetworkITV
Production CompanyAnglia Television
Number of Seasons9 Seasons
Number of Episodes112 Episodes
Plot Keywordanthology
John Houseman
John Houseman