After 17 years of Hollywood typecasting as a know-it-all butler, British-born Cinemactor Arthur Treacher, 55, this week tried being a radio disc jockey. In a once-a-week broadcast over New York City station WNBC (Sun. 12:30 p.m.), his comment is entirely in verse; his records are all Gilbert & Sullivan.
Though Treacher delivered his lines with true Savoyard bounce and archness, his versifying scriptwriters often let him down. Sample:
"My name is Arthur Treacher
And I'm awfully glad to meet'cha,
And I know that you'll enjoy our DJ
For my very pleasant duties
Are to play...