Radio: Repeat Performance

Radio networks usually operate on the worthy theory that practically nothing on the air is worth hearing twice. But last week, CBS for the fourth time in two years scheduled a tense 30-minute drama, Sorry, Wrong Number, starring Agnes Moorehead (CBS, Thurs., Sept. 6, 8-8:30 p.m., E.W.T.). CBS says it has had thousands of requests for this repeat. Repeat or no, it is radio's best half hour of thrills & chills.

The story:

A nervous, high-strung, bedridden woman (Agnes Moorehead), alone in her Manhattan apartment, keeps phoning her husband at his office, gets nothing...

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