Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
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The Hitch-Hiker 

Flash American Paul Duveen stops to give elderly Irish vagrant Michael Fish a lift in his new BMW. Michael is a pickpocket, which comes in very handy after his encouragement to Paul to ... See full summary »

Director:

Alastair Reid

Writers:

Robin Chapman (dramatisation), Roald Dahl (story)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Roald Dahl ... Self - Introduced by
Rod Taylor ... Paul Duveen
Cyril Cusack ... Michael Fish
John Forgeham ... Police Officer
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Storyline

Flash American Paul Duveen stops to give elderly Irish vagrant Michael Fish a lift in his new BMW. Michael is a pickpocket, which comes in very handy after his encouragement to Paul to break the speed limit has attracted the attention of a traffic cop on a motor-bike, who waves them over. After the cop has gone Michael shows a happy Paul that he stole the cop's notebook and evidence but before long Paul will be anything but happy. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1980 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Anglia Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

Mike Fish lifts a cigarette rolling paper to his lips to moisten it and an instant later produces a fully rolled cigarette, an example of his amazing dexterity. But in shots of the ensuing conversation, the unused paper is in plain view on actor Cyril Cusack's lap. See more »

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