Tales of the Unexpected, ep 104: Lamb to the Slaughter (1979) tv, live action – Britain


crime, horror, thriller

director: John Davies

writers: Roald Dahl, Robin C Chapman

starring: Susan George, Brian Blessed, Michael Byrne

Based on the short story “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl. And in case you were wondering, no, it isn’t for children even if people seem to think he only wrote for children (in fact, aside from the teacher ho first introduced me to this story a few years ago, I haven’t met anyone that knows he wrote for adults, and if they do, they never mention it). Anyway, in this a woman comes home from shopping for dinner to find her husband dead.

Now, SPOILER, maybe. For a better description: a woman kills her husband with a leg of lamb then feeds it to the investigators. End of SPOILER.

Well anyway, watch. It’s entertaining enough with that slight cheesiness that makes it a little funny.


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