Alfred Hitchcock Hour
Summary: Anthology series created, hosted, and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. Originally Alfred Hitchcock Presents, the show was expanded in September 1962 and renamed to the Alfred Hitchcock Hour. Airing between 1962 and 1965, each 60-minute episode presented stories involving crime, horror, drama, and/or comedy.
Bloch: “Having contributed to quite a few of Hitch’s half-hour shows, I continued the practice now that the program had expanded to hour length. After adapting Patricia Highsmith’s Annabel for the longer format I did the same for my prize-winning yarn which they purchased for that purpose. This wasn’t an easy task because the published story, “A Home Away From Home,” was another of my many variants on the old buddy Eddie Poe’s lunatics-take-over-the-asylum theme, and my version was only a few pages long. Somehow I managed.”
- Annabel (Season 1, episode 7; airdate: Nov 1, 1962); teleplay by Bloch based on the novel This Sweet Sickness by Patricia Highsmith.
- A Home Away From Home (Season 2, episode 1; Sept 27, 1963); teleplay by Bloch based on his short story.
- The Sign of Satan (Season 2, episode 27; May 8, 1964); teleplay by Barre Lyndon based on Bloch’s short story “Return to the Sabbath.”
- Water's Edge (Season 3, episode 3; airdate Oct 19, 1964); teleplay by Alfred Hayes based on Bloch’s short story.
- Final Performance (Season 3, episode 14; airdate Jan 18, 1965); teleplay by Clyde Ware based on Bloch’s short story.
- The Second Wife (Season 3, episode 27; airdate Apr 26, 1965); teleplay by Bloch based on a story by Richard Deming (aka Max Franklin).
- Off Season (Season 3, episode 29; airdate May 10, 1965); teleplay by Bloch based on a story by Edward D. Hoch.