Tales of the Unexpected

Season 1 Episode 5

The Landlady

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Aired Unknown Apr 21, 1979 on ITV
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The Landlady
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A young Londoner arrives in a strange city and finds a room for the night. Something about his landlady's guest book rings a bell - and she has a curious hobby.

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      • Roald Dahl: I personally think this story is funny, but if your sense of humour doesn't happen to be the same as mine, than I'm afraid you're going to be a bit disturbed by what goes on. And by the way, if any of you is tempted to think it's all pretty far fetched, then you should stop and think and ask yourself seriously whether such a thing as this could really happen. The answer is Yes, of course it could, even to you.

      • Billy Weaver: Haven't there been any other guests here except them in the last two or three years?
        The old lady: No, my dear. Only you.

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      • This story was also adapted for Alfred Hitchcock Presents with Dean Stockwell and Patricia Collinge in the leads.

      • This episode is based on Roald Dahl's story The Landlady, first published in The New Yorker magazine on 28 November 1959.

      • Dahl was fascinated by mass murderers - but here he created a new kind of serial killer, a little old lady who poisoned people in order to feed her hobby of taxidermy.

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