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In the 1920s, Alfred Hitchcock, the son of a shopkeeper, embarked on a career in the fledgling movie industry, and things were never the same again. From silence to sound, from monochrome to colour, from cinema to television, no other film director would stake such a large claim to entertainment in the twentieth century.

In this special series of episodes, hear all about Hitchcock's beginnings, his triumphs and failures, the battles that raged behind the scenes, the people that helped him become the most iconic director of all time, and the darkness inside him that emerged from time to time to cause damage to himself and to those closest to him....

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Adam your work is amazing

Loved every word, everything about this was fascinating and the end had me in tears. Ive listen to all of Adams work available. I do hope he does more. There is nothing like it, truly great for anyone who loves films and film makers

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An excellent addition to the series

Another interesting listen in the consistently entertaining 'The Secret History of Hollywood' series. Can we be greedy and ask for an audiobook on Charlie Chaplin?

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What a cracker

I have only just discovered Adam Roche and his titles (I have them all) I am completely captivated by his delivery and the quality and passion, which is evident by the quality of his narration. He comes across as devoted to his subject and the content detail to all the stories is fantastic. More titles please, I could listen to you all day long.

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Brilliant!

Love everything he does but the research and narrative in this one is brilliant, really needs to be listened too.

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Excellent history of a great film maker

Excellent history of a great film maker. Loved the side stories of the people and characters that they met.

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Highly recommend for any cinema fan not just fans of Alfred.

I thought I knew Alfred Hitchcock, being a massive fan I thought I knew it all and this would be a crash course. But this is a beautifully put together warts and all look at the man himself
Beyond his body work or work and beyond all the stories and rumours that circulate so often. It’s also amazing how Adam Roche’s voice can take me from laughing to bawling like a fully grown man baby in a matter of seconds.

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Many a tear shed by me

I was not sure about listening to this but I was hooked from the start. I found it very informative not just about Hitch but lots of other actors. I really didn't want it to end . So glad I decided to listen ,certain parts of it had me crying. Well done to all involved in the making of this. More please

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Amazing Story

This is so well written and narrated it draws you in and its enthralling presentation keeps you going back till the end. What an amazing life he had and how he shaped the way movies and TV shows were made changed for ever.

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Absolutely Fascinating!

A brilliant and fascinating look into the life of Alfred Hitchcock. I knew very little about this director except his more famous works and it's incredibly to see what he did with his life and how he was at the birth of almost all of cinema's greatest achievements, along with his wife Alma. Truly remarkable man

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Enthralling!

I was captivated from the first episode, Adam Roche has done a remarkable feat with this audio series, Roche"s voice is worth the listen alone but the content and research is exceptional also. A valuable addition on the life and times of a complex and extraordinary director for dedicated fans and those just discovering Hitch.

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