Radio: New Perennial

Television has been digging away at the antic works of Humorist James Thurber ever since the 1949 production of The Catbird Seat. Last week TV served up two hour-long helpings of Thurber. The Robert Montgomery Presents adaptation of The Greatest Man in the World was almost a complete failure, but on the Motorola TV Hour (alt. Tues. 9:30 p.m., ABC), Director Donald Richardson struck pure gold in his version of Thurber's fairy story, The Thirteen Clocks, set to music by Mark Bucci.

Seldom have characters leaped as brilliantly from the printed page to TV...

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