Tales of Unease was a short lived anthology of spooky, strange and occasionally scary half hour dramas. Like the later Tales of the Unexpected the 30 minute format works well as the tension in each story mounts and doesn’t out stay its welcome.
The productions, of which there were only seven, were all glossy and well mounted and several had the feel of the European horror thriller that was then very much in vogue. As was somewhat typical with the ITV regions of the late sixties and early seventies Tales of Unease went out at different times in different regions. The broadcast dates below are for the London Weekend Television region (LWT made the show).
The series was also strongly cast with appearances from the likes of Susan George, James Hazledine, Michael Culver, Talfryn Thomas, Tessa Wyatt, Roy Dotrice and Terence Rigby.
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television – Duet Films / 7×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 30 October – 11 December 1970
Executive Producer: Peter Wildeblood / Producer: Paul Knight
RIDE RIDE (30 October 1970)
CALCULATED NIGHTMARE (6 November 1970)
THE BLACK GODDESS (13 November 1970)
IT’S TOO LATE NOW (20 November 1970
SUPERSTITIOUS IGNORANCE (27 November 1970)
BAD BAD JO JO (4 December 1970)
THE OLD BANGER (11 December 1970)