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Hitchcock season at BFI

Mosiac of Hitchcock at Leytonstone Underground Station Credit: ITN

A season of films by the legendary London born director Alfred Hitchcock launches at the British Film Institute on the South Bank today.

Hitchcock, who was born in Leytonstone, launched his film career in the capital before moving to Hollywood.

He went on to make some of the best known films of all time, including Psycho, The Birds and Vertigo.

The season of Hitchcock films will start will four of the first 10 silent films the director made, moving onto a full retrospective later in the year.