Tales of the Unexpected

Tales of the Unexpected

1983 - 2002, Crime
Star-studded sinister and amusing stories, each with a twist in the tale.
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Episode Guide

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Mr. Know-All (Season 9 Episode 10)
    Season 9 Episode 10:

    Mr. Know-All

    A hotel worker is charmed by a guest.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - A Time to Die (Season 9 Episode 9)
    Season 9 Episode 9:

    A Time to Die

    Yves's marriage has gone stale, and his mistress has announced that she's pregnant.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Finger of Suspicion (Season 9 Episode 8)
    Season 9 Episode 8:

    The Finger of Suspicion

    Safe-cracker Steve is threatened with extradition for a crime he says he didn't commit.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Dead Don't Steal (Season 9 Episode 7)
    Season 9 Episode 7:

    The Dead Don't Steal

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Wink Three Times (Season 9 Episode 6)
    Season 9 Episode 6:

    Wink Three Times

    A timid provincial solicitor visiting London gets embroiled in a case of mistaken identity.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Facts of Life (Season 9 Episode 5)
    Season 9 Episode 5:

    The Facts of Life

    Nicholas gets caught up in a strange adventure while visiting London.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Verger (Season 9 Episode 4)
    Season 9 Episode 4:

    The Verger

    Albert is forced to resign, and sets out to build a new life.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Surgeon (Season 9 Episode 3)
    Season 9 Episode 3:

    The Surgeon

    A doctor finds that a gifted jewel is a liability.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Colonel's Lady (Season 9 Episode 2)
    Season 9 Episode 2:

    The Colonel's Lady

    George Peregrine's life is disturbed when his wife writes a raunchy novel.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Skeleton in the Cupboard (Season 9 Episode 1)
    Season 9 Episode 1:

    Skeleton in the Cupboard

    The secret Robert Smythe has kept for 20 years has come back to haunt him.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Scrimshaw (Season 8 Episode 4)
    Season 8 Episode 4:

    Scrimshaw

    A stranded girl meets an old friend.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Nothin' Short of Highway Robbery (Season 8 Episode 3)
    Season 8 Episode 3:

    Nothin' Short of Highway Robbery

    A greedy gas-station owner tries to cheat a couple of motorists.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - In the Cards (Season 8 Episode 2)
    Season 8 Episode 2:

    In the Cards

    A woman reads in the cards that a man will inherit a fortune from a relative.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - People Don't Do Such Things (Season 8 Episode 1)
    Season 8 Episode 1:

    People Don't Do Such Things

    A wife falls for a writer (Don Johnson).

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Open Window (Season 7 Episode 15)
    Season 7 Episode 15:

    Open Window

    A man encounters an unhappy young woman.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Mugger (Season 7 Episode 14)
    Season 7 Episode 14:

    The Mugger

    A woman may end a politician's career.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Reconciliation (Season 7 Episode 13)
    Season 7 Episode 13:

    The Reconciliation

    A husband has his "boring" wife watched.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Accidental Death (Season 7 Episode 12)
    Season 7 Episode 12:

    Accidental Death

    A couple tries to rob an old eccentric.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - I Like It Here in Wilmington (Season 7 Episode 11)
    Season 7 Episode 11:

    I Like It Here in Wilmington

    Partners scheme to acquire a trust fund.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Bird of Prey (Season 7 Episode 10)
    Season 7 Episode 10:

    Bird of Prey

    A pet parrot dies after laying a huge egg.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Sauce for the Goose (Season 7 Episode 9)
    Season 7 Episode 9:

    Sauce for the Goose

    A woman's husbands seem accident-prone.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Wet Saturday (Season 7 Episode 8)
    Season 7 Episode 8:

    Wet Saturday

    George Pricey's daughter kills a man, so he tries to cover it up.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Gift of Beauty (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    The Gift of Beauty

    A woman wants to become more beautiful.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Last of the Midnight Gardeners (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    The Last of the Midnight Gardeners

    A husband concocts a perfect murder story.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Number Eight (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    Number Eight

    A driver picks up a strange hitchhiker.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Have a Nice Death (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    Have a Nice Death

    A sexist writer gets threatening calls.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Proxy (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    Proxy

    A loyal chauffeur tries to save his boss.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Best Chess Player in the World (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    The Best Chess Player in the World

    A chess player learns his wife is untrue.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Dirty Detail (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    The Dirty Detail

    A Vietnam vet wants revenge on a sergeant.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Turn of the Tide (Season 6 Episode 14)
    Season 6 Episode 14:

    The Turn of the Tide

    Changing tides interfere with a murder.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Youth From Vienna (Season 6 Episode 13)
    Season 6 Episode 13:

    Youth From Vienna

    An unusual discovery links three people.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Hit and Run (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    Hit and Run

    A doctor's wife walks out on him.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Tribute (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    The Tribute

    Three women try to honor a deceased nanny.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Luncheon (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    The Luncheon

    A lady deceives an aspiring film writer.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Wrong 'Un (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    The Wrong 'Un

    A lady spells trouble for a businessman.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Vorpal Blade (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    The Vorpal Blade

    An old aristocrat recalls watching a duel.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Down Among the Sheltering Palms (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    Down Among the Sheltering Palms

    A former U.S. airman meets a stranger.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Riders (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Riders

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Where's Your Sense of Humor? (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Where's Your Sense of Humor?

    A compulsive prankster goes too far.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Heir Presumptuous (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Heir Presumptuous

    Twin brothers are suspected in a murder.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Clerical Error (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Clerical Error

    A son learns his late father's secret.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - A Sad Loss (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    A Sad Loss

    A hotel owner may lose her inheritance.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Memory Man (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    The Memory Man

    A memory instructor spies an opportunity.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - A Passing Opportunity (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    A Passing Opportunity

    A man wants revenge on a rich ex-classmate.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Skeleton Key (Season 5 Episode 18)
    Season 5 Episode 18:

    The Skeleton Key

    A girl rejects a kind suitor for another.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Who's Got the Lady? (Season 5 Episode 17)
    Season 5 Episode 17:

    Who's Got the Lady?

    A gallery owner plans a clever art fraud.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - A Man With a Fortune (Season 5 Episode 16)
    Season 5 Episode 16:

    A Man With a Fortune

    A vintner traces his family in England.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - In the Bag (Season 5 Episode 15)
    Season 5 Episode 15:

    In the Bag

    A safecracker reluctantly helps a girl.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Absence of Emily (Season 5 Episode 14)
    Season 5 Episode 14:

    The Absence of Emily

    A woman thinks her sister has been killed.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - What Have You Been Up to Lately? (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    What Have You Been Up to Lately?

    Two desperate, failed actors meet.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Death in the Morning (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Death in the Morning

    An aristocrat's new wife feels unwanted.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Light Fingers (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    Light Fingers

    A manufacturer plots to catch a thief.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Death Can Add (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Death Can Add

    A sly accountant finds fraudulent deals.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - A Harmless Vanity (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    A Harmless Vanity

    A wife decides to fight for her husband.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Pattern of Guilt (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Pattern of Guilt

    A husband falls again for his ex-wife.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Decoy (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Decoy

    A policewoman is used as a decoy to catch a murderer preying on young women.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Moles (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    The Moles

    Amateur crooks enlist help to rob a bank.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - A Stranger in Town (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    A Stranger in Town

    A wanderer enchants a town's children.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Run, Rabbit, Run (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Run, Rabbit, Run

    A writer hears a tale about a French hero.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Operation Safecrack (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Operation Safecrack

    A safecracker comes out of retirement.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Eavesdropper (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    The Eavesdropper

    A wife suspects her husband has a lover.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Blue Marigold (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Blue Marigold

    At the height of her fame, Myra, a fashion model, is suddenly out of favor with her agencies and deserted by her boyfriend; years later, she sees an opportunity to win her ex back.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Hijack (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    Hijack

    A hijacker threatens to blow up a plane.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Way to Do It (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    The Way to Do It

    A bored man begins losing big at a casino.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - A Glowing Future (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    A Glowing Future

    A girl learns her beau is to wed another.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Bosom Friends (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    Bosom Friends

    A poor woman takes advantage of a friend.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - There's One Born Every Minute (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    There's One Born Every Minute

    A man's land investment begins to go sour.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Completely Foolproof (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Completely Foolproof

    A greedy wife has a cunning plan to get rid of her wealthy husband, but he has a few tricks of his own up his sleeve.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Kindly Dig Your Grave (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Kindly Dig Your Grave

    The owner of an art gallery cheats starving artists.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Last Bottle in the World (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    The Last Bottle in the World

    A man has plans for a rare wine vintage.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Best Policy (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    The Best Policy

    A banker probes fiscal irregularities.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Never Speak Ill of the Dead (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Never Speak Ill of the Dead

    A country doctor's young wife disappears.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Sound Machine (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    The Sound Machine

    A man invents a machine that hears sounds.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Shatterproof (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Shatterproof

    A wife hires a hit man to kill her spouse.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - A Woman's Help (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    A Woman's Help

    A wife plans to stop her cheating spouse.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Best of Everything (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    The Best of Everything

    A man needs style to attract a woman.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Boy Who Talked With Animals (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    The Boy Who Talked With Animals

    A boy begs his father to buy a turtle.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Vicious Circle (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Vicious Circle

    A widow decides to reform a young thug.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Would You Believe It? (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Would You Believe It?

    An unscrupulous archaeologist robs a tomb.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Party (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    The Party

    A worker isn't asked to a takeover party.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - I'll Be Seeing You (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    I'll Be Seeing You

    A husband plans murder to marry his lover.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Stinker (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    The Stinker

    An ex-bully is nice to an ex-tattletale.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Parson's Pleasure (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Parson's Pleasure

    A swindler in antiques meets his match.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - A Girl Can't Always Have Everything (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    A Girl Can't Always Have Everything

    A poor actress flaunts a backer's gifts.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Vengeance Is Mine, Inc. (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Vengeance Is Mine, Inc.

    Two men plan revenge on a columnist.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Proof of Guilt (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Proof of Guilt

    A murder suspect can't be proved guilty.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - A Picture of a Place (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    A Picture of a Place

    An antiques dealer makes a ridiculous offer for an eccentric's furniture.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Fly Paper (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Fly Paper

    A child molester targets a 15-year-old girl.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Man at the Top (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    The Man at the Top

    A sailor turns to a prostitute for help.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Orderly World of Mr. Appleby (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    The Orderly World of Mr. Appleby

    A wife knows her new spouse's evil secret.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Back for Christmas (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Back for Christmas

    A doctor plans the perfect marital murder.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Mr. Botibol's First Love (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Mr. Botibol's First Love

    A woman wants to share a man's fantasy.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Genesis & Catastrophe (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Genesis & Catastrophe

    A frustrated couple finally has a child.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Umbrella Man (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    The Umbrella Man

    Someone follows the Umbrella Man.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Depart in Peace (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Depart in Peace

    Two women vie for an eligible bachelor.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Georgy Porgy (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Georgy Porgy

  • Tales of the Unexpected - My Lady Love, My Dove (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    My Lady Love, My Dove

    A woman decides to wiretap her guests.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Taste (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Taste

    A woman becomes the prize in a wine bet.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Fat Chance (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Fat Chance

    A man plots to kill his overweight wife.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Poison (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Poison

    A man plans to leave his job in India.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Hitch-Hiker (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    The Hitch-Hiker

    A hitchhiker urges a driver to speed.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Galloping Foxley (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Galloping Foxley

    A man thinks he sees a cruel school bully.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Skin (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Skin

    A man is offered a fortune for his tattoo.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Royal Jelly (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Royal Jelly

    A man experiments on his infant's growth.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Way Up to Heaven (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    The Way Up to Heaven

    A husband enjoys delaying his wife's trip.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - A Dip in the Pool (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    A Dip in the Pool

    The wind may rob a seagoing man of a bet.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Edward the Conqueror (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Edward the Conqueror

    A woman takes in a stray cat against the wishes of her husband.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Neck (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Neck

    A sculpture snares a philandering wife.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - The Landlady (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Landlady

    A new tenant begins to feel a bit uneasy.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Lamb to the Slaughter (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Lamb to the Slaughter

    A pregnant girl's police husband is slain.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - William and Mary (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    William and Mary

    A bullied wife plots to keep her freedom.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat

    A wife tries to explain a lover's gift.

  • Tales of the Unexpected - Man From the South (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Man From the South

    A stranger involves a sailor in a bet.

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