Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
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Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat 

Unable to show her dentist husband Cyril the fur coat her lover has given her Mrs. Bixby pawns it and pretends that she found the ticket. She gives it to Cyril to redeem on her behalf but ... See full summary »

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Simon Langton

Writers:

Roald Dahl, Ronald Harwood (adaptation)
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Episode complete credited cast:
Roald Dahl ... Himself - Introduced by
Julie Harris ... Mrs. Bixby
Michael Hordern ... Cyril Bixby
Richard Greene ... The Colonel
Frederick Farley Frederick Farley ... Pawnbroker
Sandra Payne Sandra Payne ... Miss Pulteney
Richard Hampton Richard Hampton ... Patient
Vass Anderson Vass Anderson ... Huntsman
Will Leighton Will Leighton ... Seamus
Alan Chuntz ... Taxi Driver
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Unable to show her dentist husband Cyril the fur coat her lover has given her Mrs. Bixby pawns it and pretends that she found the ticket. She gives it to Cyril to redeem on her behalf but is taught that two can play at her game when he comes home with rather less than she expected, and she sees that his dental assistant will be warm for the winter. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1979 (UK) See more »

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Anglia Television See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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21 January 2010 | by mrdonleoneSee all my reviews

I can tell a lot of things about women and their little crimes... doesn't every one of them is a little bit a tease? and if they are a tease, aren't they excited when a man does something terribly wrong, or even bad? now, if you watch this episode of 'Tales of the Unexpected', you'll discover that some women skip the male element of the exciting crime and become criminals themselves. but where male criminals often are experts of committing a crime, a female thug is more likely to make mistakes in it. so you want to know what I'm talking about? well, I won't reveal much, you'll have to watch this episode for your own good. but, so much I can say, you'll be disappointed, because what you just read, is a perfect synopsis of it, without revealing one thing about it.


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