Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Tales of the Unexpected was a British anthology series based (for the first few years, anyway) on the short stories of Roald Dahl, taken from his collections, Tales of the Unexpected, Someone Like You, and Kiss, Kiss.  Dahl introduced the stories himself, a format he would also use in his short-lived US series Way Out.

Here's an episode from April 26, 1980, during the show's second season, "Georgy Porgy."  Directed by Graham Evans and adapted by Robin Chapman, it tells the story of George Duckworth (played by John Alderton), a vicar who likes to imagine all his female parishioners naked, until lovely Julia Roach (played by lovely Joan Collins) comes to his parish.  Julia, unfortunately for George, is what is sometimes referred to as a maneater...

Enjoy this episode, one of the most unexpected of the Unexpected.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure I read "Georgy Porgy" but it certainly fits snugly, from the evidence here, between Highsmith's "The Terrapin" and Janet Fox's "Screaming to Get Out" (which the introduction certainly encourages thoughts of). Philip Wylie would approve. Haven't looked at one of these in nearly thirty years, I think...surprised that this and the contemporary RAY BRADBURY THEATER haven't been dusted off more consistently by, say, Chiller or Fear.Net, at least, if not SyFyllis Channel.