This BBC/HBO co-production is a sort of small-screen sequel to Hitchcock, focusing on Psycho follow-up, The Birds. But the tone is very different: cold and mirthless rather than fizzy. Toby Jones’ portrayal of Hitch as a doleful creature bent on possessing Tippi Hedren (Sienna Miller) feels one-
sided. Great period detail, mind.
Reviewed by Nick de Semlyen
Released: 07 January 2013
Zippy 20-minute ‘making of’ and pointless stills gallery.