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Chemist John Burge has become disenchanted with his wife Mary, who has gained a great deal of weight because she is a compulsive eater. He has taken a lover named Frances, and things are coming to a head: she has demanded that he leave his wife for her. Since Frances is also friends with Mary, she finds out that Mary would not simply allow John to divorce her; she'd soak him for every dollar the court would give her. Burge has a doctor on a string: Doctor Applegate is addicted to painkillers the chemist provides. Perhaps the doctor can help her - or perhaps he can help Burge, should Burge elect to solve his problems another way...

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x6
Airdate: Saturday April 05th, 1980

Story: Robert Bloch
Teleplay: Denis Cannan

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Guest Stars
John CastleJohn Castle
As John Burge
Sheila GishSheila Gish
As Frances
Geoffrey BayldonGeoffrey Bayldon
As Dr. Applegate
Miriam MargolyesMiriam Margolyes
As Mary Burge

Co-Guest Stars
Nigel CaliburnNigel Caliburn
As Stage Manager
Anthony RoyeAnthony Roye
As James
Katie FlowerKatie Flower
As Annie
Jean KitsonJean Kitson
As Mavis
Michael QuintoMichael Quinto
As Person in Dressing Room
Carol ThorntonCarol Thornton
As Person in Dressing Room
Main Cast
Roald DahlRoald Dahl
As Presenter
Warning: Tales of the Unexpected season 2 episode 6 guide may contain spoilers
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