The Blind Man by Alfred Hitchcock, Ernest Lehman, Mark Gatiss

bookshelves: radio-4, play-dramatisation, autumn-2015, mystery-thriller, north-americas, unfinished-by-author, halloween-2015

Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Laura
Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read from November 02 to 03, 2015

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06l22pr

Description: The world premiere of Alfred Hitchcock and Ernest Lehman’s unfinished screenplay, the follow-up to North by Northwest – now completed by Mark Gatiss.

Adapted for radio by Laurence Bowen.

Set in 1961, a famous blind jazz pianist, Larry Keating, agrees to a radical new medical procedure – an eye transplant. The operation is a success but his new eyes are those of a murdered man, and captured on their retina is the image of his murderer. Larry and his new nurse, Jenny, begin a quest to track him down – before someone else dies.

The Blind Man is part of Unmade Movies, a season of radio adaptations of unproduced screenplays by the major authors of the 20th century – including Harold Pinter, Arthur Miller, Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock and Ernest Lehman.

How come this story is so familiar, who else has done the murderer scored onto the retina before?

Cast:
LARRY KEATING ………… Hugh Laurie
SYLVIA WHITEHEAD ………… Rebecca Front
VICTOR FARMER ………… Nicholas Woodeson
JENNY STILES ………… Kelly Burke
MORTIE LEVITT / CAPTAIN BARZONI ………… Andy Nyman
LINDA WHITEHEAD ………… Hilary Connell
HERMAN GRAUBNER ………… John Guerrasio
DR. MCGRAW ………… John Light
AUTOGRAPH GIRL ………… Hollie Burgess
NARRATOR, ALFRED HITCHCOCK ………… Peter Serafinowicz

4* North by Northwest
4* The Blind Man

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