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Tales of the Unexpected: The Umbrella Man

In town, Wendy meets a smooth-talking man who carelessly forgot to bring his wallet. He offers to sell her an umbrella worth £20 for taxi fare home, a mere £5. At first she hesitates, but his insight and soothing comments win her over. Later, she sees the same man with an umbrella and another woman, and follows him to learn that he steals umbrellas and sells them! When she meets her husband Arthur that night with a new umbrella, and their friend Andrew does not have his, Arthur jumps to conclusions. Wendy can forestall marital disaster only by identifying the man who sold her the umbrella. But will she?

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x11
Airdate: Saturday May 10th, 1980

Director: Claude Whatham
Story: Roald Dahl
Teleplay: Ronald Harwood

Guest Stars
John MillsJohn Mills
As The Man

Co-Guest Stars
John ReesJohn Rees
As Clerk
Michael SheardMichael Sheard
As Inspector
Main Cast
Roald DahlRoald Dahl
As Presenter
Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerJohn Woolf
ProducerJohn Rosenberg (1)
MusicRon Grainer
Sound EditorJohn Tebble
Sound MixerJohn Havart
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