THE BIRDS IS COMING! THE BIRDS IS COMING! @ 2 May 2010 02:02 PM
That wasn't bad grammar -- it was the tag line for Alfred Hitchcock's horror classic The Birds when it was first released. Remember the Mad Magazine parody, in which Tippi Hedren ran into the classroom and frantically screamed, "The birds is coming?" Disney fans will note that the legendary Ub Iwerks worked on the matte effect for the movie.


Tippi-action Barbie

This week on BBC Radio, they're presenting a dramatization of mystery writer Daphne DuMaurier's novella (I wonder if the Scooby-Doo character was named after her?) with a full cast. The novella has a different ending than the movie.
You can hear "The Birds" for free today and for the next five days by clicking here.

And also on BBC Radio:

Rockumentary Rollercoaster
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0088nhm
"With a limitless supply of hyperbolic characters, bizarre situations, and in-concert set pieces, the rock world is a gift to the documentary filmmaker. Film critic and music broadcaster Andrew Collins looks at the place where his twin passions meet: the rockumentary."
Available here today and for the next five days.

The Art of The Public Address
Attention K-Mart shoppers! Ever wonder if there was a way to make public announcements better? So did the BBC's Laurie Taylor.
Available here today and for the next five days.

The Indian in the Cupboard
Lynne Reid Banks' fine children's fantasy/adventure, which was of course also a superb film, is dramatized in this one hour program.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00s50mt
Available here today and for the next five days.



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