This is way before my time but when a programme is this good it matters not. I used to watch this sometime in the 1980's with my Dad and it was one of my favourite programmes at the time but it wasn't this series, it was the later series called New Alfred Hitchcock Presents because I can remember it being in colour, but anyway the presentation and music (very uplifting for something so dark) was exactly the same as this. Although I can't really remember all of the stories from those colour episodes, there was one in particular that involved somebody accidentally being buried alive after a plan went wrong and it put me off ever wanting to be buried when I die.
I love the way this series is presented by Alfred Hitchcock, he was a national treasure and I particularly like his witty remarks before and after each episode I really hope they release every series of this on DVD, it would be a tragedy if it wasn't. Just like the first series there are 39 episodes at roughly 23 minutes each and a good variety of stories all with some kind of twist at the end. I don't think that this is as well known as say for example The Twilight Zone (another classic that as aged beautifully) or to younger people like myself, but if you like that and anything similar, then even at over fifty years old (and as I have already mentioned this is way before my time) I would recommend this classic programme to anyone.
One last thing that I must mention is that if you own the first series of this on DVD, then you will know that the style of packaging is done in the book style, just thought you might be interested to know that the design of this second series boxset is different, it is the thin separate cases style, I personally prefer this particular style as you can take one out of the box at a time and it also takes up less space. I own some other universal playback DVD boxsets and for some reason they seem to have a habit of changing the design on separate series of whichever programme it is, anyway like I said, just thought you might be interested to know this.