Tales of the Unexpected

Season 2 Episode 5

Poison

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Aired Unknown Mar 29, 1980 on ITV
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Harry Pope is a reformed alcoholic working in Kashmir, India, and hoping to go home to England soon. One hot night, Harry is reading in bed, when he feels something moving on his chest. He looks down to see a deadly little snake, a krait, which slides under his pyjamas and goes to sleep on his stomach. All Harry can do is to wait for his friend, Timber, to come home. When he arrives, Timber sends for a local doctor...

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    Judy Geeson

    Judy Geeson

    Sandra

    Guest Star

    Saeed Jaffrey

    Saeed Jaffrey

    Dr Kunzru Ganderbai

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    Anthony Steel

    Anthony Steel

    Timber Woods

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    Andrew Ray

    Andrew Ray

    Harry Pope

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    • QUOTES (2)

      • Roald Dahl: A very long time ago, when I was twenty, I was working for a large company out in East Africa in Dar-es-Salaam. And one morning, while I was shaving in the bathroom, I happened to glance out of the window at the gardener, who was raking the gravel on the driveway down below. Behind him, right at that moment, I saw a Black Mamba, six feet long, moving over the gravel towards him. "Look out, Udishu!" I yelled. "Behind you, a snake!" He swung around, too late, the mamba bit him on the ankle. I got him to hospital in ten minutes. But he died that day. The krait, K-R-A-I-T, is another of the killer snakes. And this one is almost more frightening than the mamba, because he is so tiny, he looks like a twig on the ground. This story is about a krait.

      • Dr Ganderbai: Mr Pope, you are of course quite sure you saw it in the first place?

    • NOTES (2)

      • This story was also adapted in 1958 for an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, with James Donald and Wendell Corey in the leading roles. Hitchcock himself directed it.

      • This episode is based on Roald Dahl's story Poison, first published in Colliers magazine in June 1950.

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