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Tales of the Unexpected

The Stinker (Season 3, Episode 7)
TV Episode | 24 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

Meek accountant Harold Tinker, despised by his ambitious, younger wife Phyl, meets Jack Cutler, an old school contemporary. Cutler used to call Harold 'Stinker Tinker' and generally made his life a misery. Now, with little recollection of ...See moreMeek accountant Harold Tinker, despised by his ambitious, younger wife Phyl, meets Jack Cutler, an old school contemporary. Cutler used to call Harold 'Stinker Tinker' and generally made his life a misery. Now, with little recollection of the past, Cutler offers Harold a well-paid job, which he takes, chiefly for Phyl's sake. But Cutler still calls him 'Stinker' and, at a dinner party with the two men and their wives, Harold is convinced by her behaviour that Phyl is having an affair with his boss. It is time for the worm to turn, with fatal results. Written by don @ minifie-1 See less
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Director
Writers
Julian Bond (dramatisation) | Julian Symons (story)
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Richard Crafter (lighting cameraman)
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Edit Released
Updated Dec 7, 1980

Release date
Dec 7, 1980 (United Kingdom)
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11 cast members
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Denholm Elliott
Harold Tinker / Colonel Tinker Harold Tinker / Colonel Tinker   See fewer
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Joss Ackland
Jack Cutler Jack Cutler   See fewer
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Patricia Quinn
Phyl Tinker Phyl Tinker   See fewer
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Diane Holland
Blanche Cutler Blanche Cutler   See fewer
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Paul Sherman
Jack Cutler - The Boy Jack Cutler - The Boy   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.3 / 10 | 113 votes