It’s no secret that the BBC and HBO make some of the finest television around, and so when the two partner together for a feature film, with Toby Jones and Sienna Miller in the leading roles, you know it’s going to be good.

The film is due to air on both channels in a few months’ time, and now HBO have released a rather excellent first teaser trailer for the film.

“Alfred Hitchcock (Toby Jones) was at the height of his fame and creativity when, in 1962, he chose an unknown fashion model to star in his most ambitious film – The Birds. But as he sculpted Tippi Hedren (Sienna Miller) into the perfect Hitchcock blonde of his imagination, he became obsessed with the impossible dream of winning the real woman’s love. His failure arguably destroyed both of their careers.”

Julian Jarrold (Becoming Janes, Brideshead Revisited) is behind the camera, directing from a script by Gwyneth Hughes (Five Days), with Imelda Staunton, Penelope Wilton, and Candice D’Arcy completing the cast.

The Girl is set to be broadcast on HBO on 20th October. No official word yet when it will air on BBC Two, but I’d imagine it will be around the same time, if not the same day. For now, enjoy this very promising first teaser trailer.

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