Tales of the Unexpected: Living or Dead?

Which cast members of British television series Tales of the Unexpected have died?

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British television series

Tales of the Unexpected

Seasons 9
Episodes 112
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About Tales of the Unexpected

Tales of the Unexpected (Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected) is a British television series which aired between 1979 and 1988. Each episode told a story, often with sinister and wryly comedic undertones, with an unexpected twist ending. Every episode of Series 1, eight episodes of Series 2 and one episode of Series 3 were based on short stories by Roald Dahl collected in the books Tales of the Unexpected, Kiss Kiss and Someone Like You. The series was made by Anglia Television for ITV with interior scenes recorded at their Norwich studios whilst location filming mainly occurred across East Anglia. The theme music for the series was written by composer Ron Grainer. Although similar in theme and title, the show is not related to the American anthology television series, Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected, which ran for one season in 1977.

Cast and crew

The following people were involved in the making of Tales of the Unexpected:

Patricia Routledge
English actress, singer
Alive
Zoë Wanamaker
American-born English actress
Alive
Hayley Mills
English actress
Alive
Lois Smith
American actress
Alive
Derek Jacobi
British actor and film director
Alive
Ed Begley, Jr.
American actor and environmentalist
Alive
David Suchet
English actor
Alive
Peter Davison
English actor
Alive
Sharon Gless
American actress
Alive
Shirley Knight
American actress
Dead
Janet Leigh
American actress
Dead
Samantha Eggar
English film, television and voice actress
Alive
Judy Geeson
English actress
Alive
Jemma Redgrave
British actress
Alive
Jenny O'Hara
American actress
Alive
Cherie Lunghi
English film, television and theatre actress
Alive
Brad Dourif
American actor
Alive
Joanna Pettet
English actress
Alive
Victoria Tennant
British actress
Alive
Caroline Goodall
English actress
Alive
Beth Porter
American actress
Alive
Timothy West
English film, stage, and television actor
Alive
Phoebe Nicholls
English actress
Alive
Patricia Quinn
Northern Irish actress and singer
Alive
Caroline Langrishe
British actress
Alive
Tom Bosley
American actor
Dead
Roxanne Hart
American actress
Alive
Darren McGavin
actor
Dead
Lynsey Baxter
British actress
Alive
Mary Gross
American actress
Alive
Janice Lynde
American actress
Alive
Terry O'Quinn
American actor
Alive
June Ritchie
British actress
Alive
Robert Morse
American actor
Alive
Edward Albert
American television and film actor
Dead
Clive Swift
British actor (1936-2019)
Dead
Gary Burghoff
American actor
Alive
Michael Brandon
American actor
Alive
Michael Ontkean
Canadian actor
Alive
Gareth Thomas
British actor
Dead
Ellen Geer
Actress, director
Alive
Richard Johnson
English actor
Dead
William Hootkins
actor
Dead
Dennis Christopher
American actor
Alive
Kevin Dobson
American film and television actor
Alive
Dean Cundey
American cinematographer
Alive
Stuart Wilson
actor
Alive
Jacqueline Hill
English actress
Dead
Simon Cadell
British actor
Dead