Radio: The Week in Review

Last year TV was having a crime wave; now it is waiving crime. Many a producer has proved to his dissatisfaction that, with stereotyped plots and persistently uniform characters, crime does not pay. But while a large number of crime shows have been canceled, a select few have survived and even been joined by a handful of new ones.

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (Sun. 9:30 p.m., CBS) is the naked title of one of the new crime shows, and the movie director with the fine hand for murder and mayhem should be recommendation enough for TV fans of terror and torment. Unhappily, the...

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