Tales of the Unexpected - "Original British Version" (Opening, 1979)

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Here is the British opening for the creepy show Tales of the Unexpected. (The version that ran in America was different). This ran on early Sunday mornings (after Saturday Night Live) at around 12:30 or 1am in Chicago on NBC 5.

Here's some info that I found on the web about the American version of the opening (which was different than the one seen here, although the music was the same):

"A wise man believes only in lies, trusts only in the absurd, and learns to expect the unexpected... So began each episode of a new British anthology show in the late 1970s when it hit American television. A light would turn on the various features of the faces of wooden horses in a carousel as each line was read, then when the theme kicked in, the horses would suddenly be on their ever-circling journey to nowhere. So were the opening credits in the American copies of this series."

Does anyone remember watching this on American TV? IMDB says that John Houseman hosted the show after Roald Dahl left, but the DVD's don't have his intros. Some people have said that those intros were lost after the show left syndication. Anyone have any idea? I'd love to see the other version of the opening that I remember.


Date Uploaded: 10/16/2007

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Does anyone remember watching this on American TV? IMDB says that John Houseman hosted the show after Roald Dahl left, but the DVD's don't have his intros. Some people have said that those intros were lost after the show left syndication. Anyone have any idea? I'd love to see the other version of the opening that I remember." /> Share

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