Set in 1961, narrated by Alfred Hitchcock, The Blind Man, a Hitchcock movie Alfred Hitchcock never made.
World première, using the original script, dramatised for radio and broadcast BBC Radio 4 on Halloween.
A blind jazz pianist is given a set off eyes.
What if, a dramatic event, as the man dies, is seared into his retina? What if, the last sight was of the man who killed him?
BBC only retains for 30 days.
The Blind Man was intended to be the follow-up to North by Northwest.
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.
Another unmade movie, was Orson Welles’ Heart of Darkness. Excellent. I got half way through, now it has gone.
BBC must re-broadcast, but why, oh why, do they not retain on-line?