Tales of Mystery

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Tales of Mystery
Genre Horror
Presented by John Laurie
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 29
Producer(s) Peter Graham Scott
Running time 25 minutes
Original channel ITV
Original run 1961 (1961) – 1963 (1963)

Tales of Mystery was a British supernatural television drama anthology series based on the short stories of Algernon Blackwood.[1] It was broadcast by ITV (Associated-Rediffusion) and ran over three seasons from 1961-1963. Produced by Peter Graham Scott, each episode was 25 minutes long and introduced by John Laurie (as the author himself). None of the 29 episodes broadcast survive in any television archive, however.[2]


  1. The Terror of the Twins
  2. The Promise
  3. The Man Who Was Milligan
  4. The Tradition
  5. The Empty Sleeve
  6. Accessory Before The Fact
  7. The Woman's Ghost Story
  8. Decoy
  9. Confession
  10. Chinese Magic
  11. Max Hensig
  12. The Man Who Found Out[1]
  13. Nephele
  14. Ancient Sorceries
  15. Deferred Appointment
  1. The Pikerstaffe Cast
  2. The Telephone
  3. The Call
  4. Wolves of God
  5. Old Clothes
  6. The Doll
  7. Egyptian Sorcery
  8. The Damned
  9. The Second Generation
  10. A Case of Eavesdropping
  11. Petershin And Mr Snide
  12. The Lodger
  13. The Insanity of Jones
  14. Dream Cottage


  1. ^ a b Colavito, Jason (2008). Knowing fear: science, knowledge and the development of the horror genre (illustrated ed.). McFarland & Company. p. 280. ISBN 978-0-7864-3273-8. 
  2. ^ Wheatley, Helen. Gothic Television (Manchester University Press 2006) p35-36.

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