Tales of the Unexpected
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The Complete Eighth Series
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- Catalogue Number: 7952857
- Time: 225 mins approx
- Region: 2 / PAL (UK & Europe)
- Subtitles: None
- Sound: Mono / English
- Picture: 1.33:1 / Colour
- Number of Discs: 2
- Classification: 12
- Barcode: 5027626285746
- Although widely-regarded as one of the greatest childrenís authors of all-time, Roald Dahl also wrote chilling adult fiction, taking the twisted ideas used to entertain children and thrilling adults with similar themes. Much-gossiped about in its day, the surprising stories Ė usually with a sting in the tale Ė enthralled a nation the moment the iconic titles started.
Sinister and with a touch of the macabre, Tales of the Unexpected holds, at its heart, a core of black humour that makes each story both compelling and surprising, with a twist in each tale that delighted audiences across the country.
- This complete eighth series, first transmitted to critical acclaim in 1988, features nine outstanding episodes showcasing powerful performances from a heavyweight cast that includes Joss Ackland, Pauline Collins, John Alderton, Richard Briers, Patricia Routledge, Jim Broadbent, Peter Davison, Glynis Barber, Michael Brandon and David Suchet.
The Colonelís Lady
Retired colonel George Peregrine is horrified when his wife Evie writes a poetic best seller about a past love affair. How can she have deceived him?
Surgeon Robert Sandy saves the life of a wealthy patient and receives a wonderful gift. But to Robert and his wife, Betty, their new asset proves a fearful liability...
Albert Dobson and his wife Milly have given sixteen years of service to the local church. When a new vicar plans changes, conflict arises over Albertís long-held secret.
The Facts of Life
Naive country boy Nicholas Lillie, a promising young fencer, is constantly being held back by his parents. That is, until a national fencing contest lands Nicholas in the middle of a rather bizarre situation...
Wink Three Times
Barbara Colport is shy and lacking in confi dence. A dating agency seems to be the answer. But her plan backfires when feeble out-of-town solicitor Jeremy Tyler tries a one-night stand.
The Dead Donít Steal
Lilian Brett, a beautiful air hostess, is a woman in turmoil. Her lover, charter firm boss Ken Johnson, has been masterminding a drugs running operation in order to fund their illicit affair. But his troubles start when Lillian says she wants to end both their romance and their illegal double life...
The Finger of Suspicion
An idyllic life in the Middle East is shattered for American safe-cracker Steve Baker and his beautiful Arabian wife when Steve is threatened with extradition for a crime he says he didnít commit...
A Time to Die
Yves Drouard is an electronics expert whose marriage to the beautiful Marthe has lost its spark. The romantic Frenchman seeks warmth from his young mistress Violette, but news of her pregnancy forces Yves into a decision...
Pretty medical student Elly Somerton falls for the charms of womanising professor Max Kelada. He is a brilliant archaeologist but his mind is more on the extra curricular activities on offer...
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