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Tales Of Mystery (ITV 1961-1963, John Laurie)

Tales Of Mystery was an anthology of dramas with a supernatural or spooky angle hosted by John Laurie as ghost story writer Algernon Blackwood (although initially he was just billed as the narrator).

Some interesting guest stars popped up including Harry H. Corbett, Raymond Huntley, Dinsdale Landen, Naunton Wayne and Michael Bates.

production details
UK / ITV – Associated Rediffusion / 29×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 29 March 1961 – 14 March 1963

Producer: Peter Graham Scott

cast
John Laurie as Algernon Blackwood

THE EPISODES
SEASON ONE 29 March – 17 May 1961
1. THE TERROR OF THE TWINS (29 Mar 61)
2. THE PROMISE (5 Apr 61)
3. THE MAN WHO WAS MILLIGAN (12 Apr 61)
4. THE TRADITION (19 Apr 61)
5. THE EMPTY SLEEVE (26 Apr 61)
6. ACCESSORY BEFORE THE FACT (3 May 61)
7. THE WOMAN’S GHOST STORY (10 May 61)
8. THE DECOY (17 May 61)

SEASON TWO 4 July – 12 September 1962
1. THE CONFESSION (4 Jul 62)
2. CHINESE MAGIC (11 Jul 62)
3. MAX HENSIG (18 Jul 62)
4. THE MAN WHO FOUND OUT (25 Jul 62)
5. NEPHELE (1 Aug 62)
6. ANCIENT SORCERIES (8 Aug 62)
7. DEFERRED APPOINTMENT (15 Aug 62)
8. THE PIKESTAFFE CASE (22 Aug 62)
9. THE TELEPHONE (29 Aug 62)
10. THE CALL (5 Sep 62)
11. WOLVES OF GOD (12 Sep 62)

SEASON THREE 10 January – 14 March 1963
1. OLD CLOTHES (10 Jan 63)
2. THE DOLL (17 Jan 63)
3. EGYPTIAN SORCERY (24 Jan 63)
4. THE DAMNED (31 Jan 63)
5. THE SECOND GENERATION (7 Feb 63)
6. A CASE OF EAVESDROPPING (14 Feb 63)
7. PETERSHIN AND MR SNIDE (21 Feb 63)
8. THE LODGER (28 Feb 63)
9. THE INSANITY OF JONES (7 Mar 63)
10. DREAM COTTAGE (14 Mar 63)





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