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Tales Of The Unexpected: The Complete Second Series

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Backed by one of the most memorable theme tunes and title sequences in TV history, the late, great Roald Dahl introduces 16 more twist-driven stories in the second series of the classic British anthology show. John Mills, Michael Gambon and Derek Jacobi are just a few of those who crop up in this batch of episodes, which range from tales of births, deaths, murders and childhood traumas to stories involving a deranged bee-keeper. Nicknamed Tales Of The Expected by detractors, the show’s twist endings certainly seem tame in our post-The Sixth Sense world and each episode’s dramatic impact is also seriously limited by the meagre 26-minute running time. Nevertheless, the Dahl-inspired stories are all nicely varied and well told, which ultimately makes for an enjoyable trip down memory lane.

BEST BIT: Saucy Joan Collins plays seductress to a lonely vicar. More T&A, vicar?

 

Film Details

  • PG
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: July 24th 2006

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