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Unsolved Mysteries

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Unsolved Mysteries was a TV show from probably early/mid 70's. This was a series (I think) where Magnus Magnusson went round the country talking about creepy mysteries like screaming skulls, princes in the Tower etc. His accent suited the ghost stories just right. Very scary for a ten year old!


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Unsolved Mysteries Last post by remember
26 September 2007

Do You Remember Unsolved Mysteries?

Do You Remember Unsolved Mysteries?

  • Anonymous user
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    I have very fond memories of this programme. It was first broadcast in the autumn of 1971, in the children's TV slot on BBC1. I remember the theme tune, rather like an old folk song. Magnus presented the show in a set that looked like the interior of an old cottage with books on shelves and a fireplace. He sat in an old leather chair and introduced the subject for the week. I loved the edition on sea monsters, as it included clips from Ray Harryhausen's The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms.
  • Anonymous user
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    I have been trying to trace info on episodes from this show. I couldn't even remember the title till I saw this forum chat, so thank you. I think there was an episode on the assassination of the Russian royal family, possibly the mystery surrounding Anastasia, but this is a vague memory. I also remember studio scenes in a library like setting. Really would like more details.
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember it well. I usually saw it during the summer hols. It was called 'Tales of History and Mystery'. I always used to enjoy it. Wish there was some on you tube!
    • steveB
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      Yes, I loved this show. Summer holiday mornings. It's a mystery to me why there isn't anything on youtube and very little about it on line in general.
  • Anonymous user
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    I think I remember this show, was it a kid's tea-time show...about 4:30 ish after school. All I can remember is part of the theme tune/song that went..."of histories and mysteries and..." I can sing those words in tune but you never see anything about the show.