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Monday, 13 September 2010

The Late Alfred Hitchcock presents....

This is a neat idea - BBC Radio 7 are producing stories originally intended for the Alfred Hitchcock television series but rejected because of their rather gruesome nature. Actor Michael Roberts does a great impression of the later master director for the introduction to each story.

"The late Alfred Hitchcock introduces a week of horror stories in this reprise of his famous series - from beyond the grave. Read by Michael Roberts, with stories by AM Burrage, Saki, Margaret St. Clair, Arthur Williams and Jerome K. Jerome."

The first episode is now available online - HERE

2 comments:

Jerry House said...

The Saki tale has been televised several times, but never by Hitchcock.

Being a Murderer Myself, however, did appear on Hitchcock's show in 1959 under the title of "Arthur". (Arthur being the name of the murderer and of the supposed author.)

I'm looking forward to this series.

Paul Gant said...

I recall that in Hitchcock's vignette at the end of the show, he related that the murderer had met his comeuppance! Stating that because of the fine food the chickens had been given, they grew to enormous size, and "One day as he shouldered his way through the flock … " He went on to state that the rest was too gruesome to describe … … …