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Hitchcock's The Blind Man

Hitchcock and Lehman's unfinished screenplay, completed by Mark Gatiss, about a blind Jazz pianist who is given an eye transplant - but the eyes are those of a murder victim.

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.

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

Music by Blair Mowat
Sound Design by Wilfredo Acosta

Produced by Laurence Bowen and Peter Ettedgui
Co-Producer Laurent Bouzereau.Directed by Mark Gatiss

A Feelgood Fiction production for BBC Radio 4.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Larry Keating Hugh Laurie
Sylvia Whitehead Rebecca Front
Victor Farmer Nicholas Woodeson
Jenny Stiles Kelly Burke
Mortie Levitt Andy Nyman
Captain Barzoni Andy Nyman
Linda Whitehead Hilary Connell
Herman Graubner John Guerrasio
Dr McGraw John Light
Autograph Girl Hollie Burgess
Narrator Peter Serafinowicz
Alfred Hitchcock Peter Serafinowicz
Writer Alfred Hitchcock
Writer Ernest Lehman
Writer Mark Gatiss
Adaptor Laurence Bowen
Director Mark Gatiss

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