Friday, September 29, 2006


I found out how to do it! For those of you that were unlucky and missed out on the wonderment that was 'Tales Of The Unexpected', here is the oh-so-familiar opening sequence. It was an early 80's weekly TV drama, each one from a Roald Dahl short story, and had a (terrifying to a little Pod) twist. I remember one had the lovely Joan Collins in it even! I wanted to play the music to open the post below, so this will have to do. Was anyone else frightened by the music? And where is the dancing lady now I wonder?


Blogger little purl one said...

Love it, but have to say I was more excited about the Anglia ident - I've been looking for that for ages!! I have to get my better half over here - he really likes that silver knight on his shiny horse.....

(Oh and that lady.....
......she's trapped in my fire now - she dances for bagels and honey and the occassional strange tale)

5:22 PM  
Blogger jason's brain said...

oh those good old hey-days of anglia! i sat here and ate two cup cakes and watched that four times- simply mesmerizing, simply mesmerizing. (by the way, ive eaten ten or so cupcakes in the last hour or so. should i stop?)
love little katie pinkwhistle xxx

5:57 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

not a momemt too soon katie pinkwhistle! i am not surprised that it was the anglia ditty that bought you outta the woodwork!! i had to keep watching it too. the combination of anglia nd the anticipation of the opening bars of 'tales'. oh the joy! it takes me right back. please stop eating cupcakes! great to hear from you x

purlers! funny how those old jingles strike up so much nostalgia. i wonder whats around today that will have the same effect on the kiddies of today? you are so selfish keeping that lady behind your fire, please share!

8:41 AM  
Blogger rockmother said...

I love that Anglia ident - they used to have it on before Mr & Mrs as well...and from Norwich! It's Derek Batey with Mrrrr aaand Mrs!

Tales of The Unexpected was brilliant - I wish I could see the whole of The Mugger now. Thanks for putting it up.

5:51 PM  
Blogger Pod said...

rockmother - good to see you again! derek batey! my goodness. and sale of the century was live from norwich too! there were some great 'tales'. apparently john gielgud was in an episode, and susanna george of course. she was in everything. perfect sunday night viewing!

6:09 PM  
Blogger rockmother said...

Sale of the Century - with Nickerless Parsons Nose as we used to refer to him (goodness what a hilarious family we were!).

Susan Hampshire - she was always in Tales wasn't she? I might have to purchase the box set. I got given the entire box det of The Sweeney last Christmas - I was so happy. Such a saddo!

10:24 PM  
Blogger Pod said...

Ha Haaa! Nickerless Parsons Nose. I do larf. My family was silly like that too, thank heavens. How funny. Susan Hampshire was in everything, or was that Susanna Yorke? I always mix them up. I fear I may have to get the 'Tales' boxset too, just to see how much i remember. I can recollect an ending shot of the close-up of a mans arm, with fuzzy bee-hair growing out from under his cuff, and him saying (or buzzing) 'bzzzzzzz'

11:08 PM  
Blogger rockmother said...

Ooh - Royal Jelly - that story is sooo scary.

12:06 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

that does it! i know what i am getting for christmas!

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