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.
About 20 years ago I found a paperback of "The Best of Roald Dahl" sitting on top of a gas pump. I didn't know how long it had been there, but I began reading and was blown away. This series is also on Amazon Prime but includes other seasons. Please Shudder add these seasons, your viewers need to experience the film version of "Skin".
So good to revisit these short stories, I remember watching them as a child. Hope the other series will be added!
Watched these growing up in the uk. The show before bed. Didnt sleep well after watching. It would play on my mind for weeks. Great storys, decent actors, well writen
I really enjoyed these. I hope there will be more.
Very entertaining short stories. I hope the later seasons are added soon!