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"Lamb to the Slaughter" is a short story written by Roald Dahl in
1954. It was part of the "Someone like You" collection of short stories.

Alfred Hitchcock produced 5 TV Seasons from 1955 to 1962. Lamb to the Slaughter was in Season 3, Episode 28. It was released on 13th April 1958.

When Mary Maloney's police chief husband is found murdered, the police investigate and have a hard time trying to find the murder weapon.

Barbara Bel Geddes .... Mary Maloney
Alfred Hitchcock ........ Himself - Host
Harold J. Stone ......... Lieutenant Jack Noonan
Allan Lane ................ Patrick Maloney
Ken Clark ................. Mike O'Malley
Otto Waldis .............. Sam

Presentations to TV shows By Alfred Hitchcock

He gave me this ticket for blocking an aisle during the rush-hour. I don´t understand, I was in the slow lane. I´d just stopped a moment at the condimentshop where the store´s having a get-acquainted sale on Low Calorie Calories. Tonights play is not unrelated to this milieu. It is called ‘Lamb To The Slaughter’. But before we see it, the store has asked that I direct your attention to their very best bargain.

Well, that´s the way the old meat ball bounces. As for Mary Maloney, she would have gone scotfree if she hadn´t tried to do in her second husband the same way. Unfortunately he was the forgetful type and had forgotten to plug in the freezer. The meat was as soft as jelly. Speaking of plugs, that is precisely what our sponsor wants to do for his product. After which I´ll wheel back. (clip) And now, ladies and gentlemen, those of us who work in television, have a technical term for this part of the programme. We call it, The End. Next week we should be back with another story. (honk, honk) I must be going, I can´t risk another ticket. Good night.


complete text (3 parts)
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complete TV episode transcript
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worksheet on Part Two
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worksheet on video extract murder - phone calls
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extracts and activities

is Mary Maloney guilty? Forum yougotthepoint.online.fr

free essay freeessays.tv

activities online roalddahlfans.com

matching exercise Part One projectx2002.org

matching exercise Part Two projectx2002.org

questionnaire englishrocks1.tripod.com

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Hitchcock presents Lamb to the Slaughter

Mary Maloney killing her husband Patrick

Mary Maloney thinking

Mary Maloney with inspectors Noonan and O'Malley

Inspectors and policemen eating the leg of lamb

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buy Someone like You online priceminister.com

biography, filmofraphy, FAQ... hitchcock.tv

Alfred Hitchcock en.wikipedia.org

Alfred Hitchcock Presents en.wikipedia.org

biography britmovie.co.uk

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