'Way Out

-July 1961-

In 1961 'Way Out, presented by Roald Dahl, runs for 14 episodes on American TV channel CBS

July 1961

-July 1961-

From July 1961, 'Way Out, presented by Roald Dahl, runs for 14 episodes on American TV channel CBS.

Each 25-minute episode begins with an introduction by Roald and showcases a TV adaptation of a short fantasy horror or science-fiction story. The first episode centres on Roald's own short story William and Mary.

The series, and Roald's dry commentary, both gain positive critical reviews but the run is relatively short due to uneven viewing figures.

Roald would go on to host a similar TV series in Britain in the 1980s called Tales of the Unexpected.

William and Mary features in...

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