Very often, it's the celebrities in programmes which make it enjoyable, no matter how shallow the storyline is. That is true of these four Tales of the Unexpected. The first centres around a business man who is seduced by a woman. This in turn starts the wheels in motion for a swindle of indirect blackmail. John Duttine and Susan Penhaligan make the second tale another fine performance whereby a man is continually harassed by his wife. She vanishes. Leaves the obligatory note. Sounds like a Dr Crippen story? Almost, but remember this has a twist.
The third tale is 'Have and nice death' and features Simon Cadell - of Hi-de-hi fame -as an English male-chauvinist writer, who appears on an American chat show to promote his new book. He then receives threatening phone calls, as expected. Who are the calls coming from? Most probably women, but what kind of women could they be? It is this which makes this gives this story a sting in the tale. The Reconciliation has to be the worst programme I have ever witnessed. The plot is : a man wants a divorce from his wife, but she refuses to give him one. Yet he is jealous of her. Now there's something unexpected for you!