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The Lovesong of Alfred J. Hitchcock is a radio play by David Rudkin, who won a Society of Authors Silver Award for best original script. Richard Griffiths won a Sony Award for his performance[1]. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 14 March 1993. The running time is 2 hours 4 minutes.

Plot[]

Part biographical exploration and part psychological study of the filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock. A unique blend of first-person narration, voice collage, and film tropes.

Cast[]

  • Alfred Hitchcock - Richard Griffiths
  • Hitchcock as a boy - Judy Bennett
  • Mother - Kate Binchy
  • Camera - Michael Fitzgerald
  • Many Voices - Steve Nallon
  • Alma - Gillian Goodman
  • Priest - Frank Grimes
  • LA Lawyer - Dominic Taylor
  • Screenwriter - Clark Peters
  • Sound by Mark Dekker
  • Music by Bernard Herman
  • Directed at Pebble Mill by Phillip Martin

Critical Reception[]

Winner of the Society of Authors Silver Award for best original script, and a Sony Award for its star, Lovesong has met with great acclaim. It has been praised for its use of filmic imagery and unique structure[2].

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