Alfred Hitchcock Presents

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  • CBS (Later NBC) Television Program produced from 1955–1962
  • What Dahl Did: contributed several stories and teleplays for the show
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    • Episode 106 (Season 3, No. 28): “Lamb to the Slaughter”
    • Episode 113 (Season 3, No. 35): “Dip in the Pool”
    • Episode 118 (Season 4, No. 1): “Poison”
    • Episode 168 (Season 5, No. 15): “Man From the South”
    • Episode 192 (Season 6, No. 1): “Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel’s Coat”
    • Episode 210 (Season 6, No. 19): “The Landlady”
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This series was hosted by noted filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and welcomed viewers to stories of terror, horror, suspense and twisted endings. The stories would often appear to end with evil triumphant – in strict violation of the television code of ethics. This situation was always resolved following the last commercial, when Hitchcock would return to explain what silly mistake or chance occurrence had finally done the villain in. When the show was expanded to an hour in the fall of 1962, the title was changed to The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.

Several of Roald Dahl’s stories were adapted for this program, many directed by Hitchcock himself. “Lamb to the Slaughter” is undoubtedly the most famous and well-remembered.

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