Radio: The Slanted Fact

"D'Artagnan! Where the hell is D'Artagnan?" bawled stocky Joseph Lerner in a Roman courtyard last week. D'Artagnan, played by Hollywood's Jeffrey Stone, popped up from among the chaos of generators, cameras, props, actors and Italian technicians crowded before the venerable Palazzo Taverna, and Lerner was able to get on with the shooting of his filmed TV series, The Three Musketeers.

Producer-Director Lerner has 39 half-hour films to go and fears that his voice may not make the course. It has sunk to a whisper in his effort to crash the language barrier; Lerner can no longer operate on the theory that the...

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