Tales of the Unexpected
This collection of bizarre, macabre, sinister and amusing stories, each with a twist in the tail, showcases the wit and skill of writers such as Ruth Rendell, Jeffrey Archer, C S Forester, W Somerset Maugham and the master storyteller himself, Roald Dahl.
1. The Man from the South
The flamboyant stranger goads a young sailor into taking a frightening bet while on holiday in Jamaica.
2. Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Fur Coat
Mrs Bixby has been having an affair with a wealthy retired hunting colonel.
3. William and Mary
The bossed and bullied wife of a brilliant academic continues to be dominated by her husband even after his death
4. Lamb to the Slaughter
A distraught pregnant wife arrives home to find her policeman husband strangely murdered.
5. The Landlady
Arriving in Bath to take up his first job away from home young Billy Weaver decides to take a room with a charmingly maternal if eccentric landlady.
Invited to a weekend house party by Sir Basil Turton and his younger wife, a man is struck by the lady's infidelity.
8. A Dip in the Pool
An American gambler on a trans-Atlantic liner goes into the pool that bets on how far ship sails each day.
Dumb snd boring.Have seen better from Hammer House of Horror tv series
Absolutely love this series, and like the other reviewers I need some more! My favourites have to be The Man from the South or Neck; nasty, funny little tales. The pin-sharp quality is better than most people saw them when originally broadcast and watched on older TV sets. I love the intros from Dahl himself, he comes across as uptight and granfathery but sets a tone that works so well with the inevitable moral comeuppances of the main characters. Absolute gold - please give us some more!!
i hope they do more, its a great anthology
Love Love LOVE this series. Any chance of more seasons?
They are all good. I love these old series from the 70s and 80s. Keep them coming please Shudder!