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Tales Of The Unexpected - Series 5 - Complete [DVD]

Sharon Duce , Toyah Wilcox    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Sharon Duce, Toyah Wilcox, Mikey Craig, James Aubrey, Derek Jacobi
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Nov 2007
  • Run Time: 450 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000V6AEPY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 105,028 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

All 18 stand-alone episodes from the fifth series of the macabre television drama, based on the stories by popular author Roald Dahl. In this series: A fashion model sees a way to win back her boyfriend; a wife embarks on a disastrous path after overhearing a conversation that plants the seed of jealousy in her mind; a retired thief is determined to get his money's worth after being persuaded to open a new kind of safe as a publicity stunt. The episodes comprise: 'Blue Marigold', 'The Eavesdropper', 'Operation Safecrack', 'Run, Rabbit, Run', 'Stranger In Town', 'The Moles', 'Decoy', 'Pattern Of Guilt', 'A Harmless Vanity', 'Death Can Add', 'Light Fingers', 'Death In The Morning', 'What Have You Been Up To Lately?', 'The Absence Of Emily', 'In The Bag', 'A Man With A Fortune', 'Who's Got The Lady?' and 'The Skeleton Key'.


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good old Tales of the Unexpected.... 5 Feb 2008
Format:DVD
As per usual Roald and the gang (although not Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected anymore) come up with the goods. The idea is not to get your expectations up to high with this or any of the series as they are usually wobbly set type episodes, but despite that, hold a real magic for me. I love tales with a twist and having to think about what might happen next and although some are fairly obvious you do get the occasional one that baffles right to the very end.

The Eavesdropper is a good one here, and without giving the game away to prospective buyers, is one worth watching if you like the "woman scorned" type of story.

Toyah Willcox as Blue Marigold didn't really hit the spot for me, I found the story dull and I was expecting to see Rik Mayall or Adrian Edmondson pop up at some stage to liven things up, alas they didn't...

The Moles with a quality cast, Fulton Mackay, Bill Owen and Harry H Corbett trying to get some much needed cash, with a great ending...

I found the Decoy a little scary and maybe a little contraversial in todays' high crime climate. However, a good story, well written.

The last one to receive my praise is A Harmless Vanity, less wobbly sets and more outdoor acting with a fantastic ending.

Overall, a mixed bag of episodes, some good, some really good, some poor - heck, it's Tales of the Unexpected.....
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tales of the unexpected - Series 5 26 April 2009
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Marvellous - has stood the test of time. Excellent acting and screenplay, not dated at all.
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