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A week of intriguing tales inspired by Hithcock's favourite plot device.

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01Willy's List20061106A week of intriguing tales inspired by Hithcock's favourite plot device.By Louise Welsh, read by Jimmy Chisholm.
Fearing for their lives, a group of friends set out to assassinate a politician with the little help of a little cardboard box filled with nothing but air.
02The Cuckquean20061107By Hannah McGill, read by Mary Riggans.|A widow finds herself moved by the possibilities of power when her famous husband dies.
03The Man Who Knew Too Little20061108By James Robertson, read by Richard Greenwood.|Having lived an uninspired life, Roger Townsend is a troubled man ? but will meeting a psychiatrist ease or inflame his lifetime?s obsession with an enigmatic woman and her little black box?
04Night's High Noon20061109By Linda Cracknell, read by Robin Laing.
A darkly atmospheric tale in which one man's desire for fame becomes a sinister need for notoriety.
05 LASTThe Pawnbroker's Melody20061110By Usual Suspects writer Christopher McQuarrie.|An emotionless man steals a priceless cello.|Read by Angus Macinnes