Tales of Mystery

Tales of Mystery was a British supernatural television drama anthology series based on the short stories of Algernon Blackwood.[1] It was broadcast by ITV (Associated-Rediffusion) and ran over three seasons from 1961-1963. Produced by Peter Graham Scott, each episode was 25 minutes long and introduced by John Laurie (as the author himself). None of the 29 episodes broadcast survive in any television archive, however.[2]

Tales of Mystery
GenreHorror
Mystery
Presented byJohn Laurie
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series3
No. of episodes29
Production
Producer(s)Peter Graham Scott
Running time25 minutes
Release
Original networkITV
Original release1961 –
1963

Episodes

Season 1

  1. The Terror of the Twins
  2. The Promise
  3. The Man Who Was Milligan
  4. The Tradition
  5. The Empty Sleeve
  6. Accessory Before The Fact
  7. The Woman's Ghost Story
  8. Decoy

Season 2

  1. Confession
  2. Chinese Magic
  3. Max Hensig
  4. The Man Who Found Out[1]
  5. Nephele
  6. Ancient Sorceries
  7. Deferred Appointment
  8. The Pikerstaffe Cast
  9. The Telephone
  10. The Call
  11. Wolves of God

Season 3

  1. Old Clothes
  2. The Doll
  3. Egyptian Sorcery
  4. The Damned
  5. The Second Generation
  6. A Case of Eavesdropping
  7. Petershin And Mr Snide
  8. The Lodger
  9. The Insanity of Jones
  10. Dream Cottage

References

  1. ^ a b Colavito, Jason (2008). Knowing fear: science, knowledge and the development of the horror genre (illustrated ed.). McFarland & Company. p. 280. ISBN 978-0-7864-3273-8.
  2. ^ Wheatley, Helen. Gothic Television (Manchester University Press 2006) p35-36.

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Tales of Mystery

Tales of Mystery was a British supernatural television drama anthology series based on the short stories of Algernon Blackwood. It was broadcast by ITV (Associated-Rediffusion) and ran over three seasons from 1961-1963. Produced by Peter Graham Scott, each episode was 25 minutes long and introduced by John Laurie (as the author himself). None of the 29 episodes broadcast survive in any television archive, however.

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