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Hitchcock muse Tippi Hedren on the director's dark side

20 September 2012 Last updated at 18:40 BST

He was the master of suspense - and she was one of his greatest muses.

But for Tippi Hedren, her relationship with Alfred Hitchcock during the filming of Marnie and The Birds was a somewhat horrifying experience in itself.

As the British Film Institute holds a major retrospective of the director's work, Tippi Hedren talks to Marzieh Mashkoori about her memories of the man.