Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
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The Umbrella Man 

An elderly con-man works a scam whereby he steals an umbrella from a rack in a public building and sells it to another person, who needs it to shield them from the rain. In the process, a ... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Whatham

Writers:

Roald Dahl (story), Ronald Harwood (dramatisation)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Roald Dahl ... Himself - Introduced by
John Mills ... The Man
John Carson ... Arthur
Michael Gambon ... Andrew
Jennifer Hilary ... Wendy
John Rees John Rees ... Clerk
Michael Sheard ... Inspector
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Storyline

An elderly con-man works a scam whereby he steals an umbrella from a rack in a public building and sells it to another person, who needs it to shield them from the rain. In the process, a mix-up with the umbrellas means that he exposes a couple who are cheating on the woman's husband and leads to fisticuffs. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1980 (UK) See more »

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Anglia Television See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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