Television: Flotsam & Jetsam

"It's awfully necessary for me to keep busy," says Australian-born Cyril Ritchard. one of the most resourceful actors and directors in show business. "I can't bear to be out of work. I'm stagestruck, I love variety and I cannot say no." To ward off purely imagined signs of creeping inactivity, peripatetic Actor Ritchard last week said yes to a new broadcasting venture: hosting "the best of BBC dramas" (daily at 2 p.m.) over Manhattan's city-owned, high-toned station WNYC.

The Cyril Ritchard Theater, designed to give radio drama a chance for a comeback against heavy TV odds, kicked off with a tape of...

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