Tales of the Unexpected

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  • hitchcock presents a rip off

    5.5
    basically a rip off of alfred hitchcock presents
  • Tales of the Unexpected looks old-fashioned now, but that is part of its charm. After twenty years or more, it's still around on channels in many parts of the world: a tribute to Roald Dahl and the other writers and producers of this major show of suspens

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    Tales of the Unexpected looks very old-fashioned now, but that is all part of its charm. After twenty years or more, it's still around on channels in many parts of the world: a tribute to Roald Dahl and the other writers and producers of this major show of suspense and mystery.

    All of the early episodes were based on stories by Roald Dahl himself. As the years went by, original stories by a host of other 'twist-in-the-tail' writers were used, but they were always substantially re-worked by the producers at Anglia. Not only were the names of characters changed, sometimes even the plot itself was recast.

    Tales of the Unexpected is out there on DVD as well as VHS video-tape, so it's going to be around for anyone who wants it for a long time to come. Classic show, period piece, well worth keeping around.
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