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: Sunday Cricket

A series of matches played under 'knock-out' rules.
The International Cavaliers XI
Captain, Denis Compton (Middlesex and England)
who today play, for a purse of 100 guineas
The Cambridge University XI-Past and Present
Captain, Ted Dexter (Sussex and England)
at Fenners, Cambridge.
Among those playing in today's match are: Mushtaq Mohammed (Northampton and Pakistan), Peter Walker (Glamorgan and England), Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie (Hants), Jim Laker (Surrey and England).
Introduced by Frank Bough.
Organised by the International Cavaliers Cricket Club in association with Rothmans of Pall Mall in aid of Cambridge University Cricket Club
See page 14
(to 16.00)


Captain (The International Cavaliers XI): Denis Compton
Captain (The Cambridge University XI-Past and Present): Ted Dexter
Cricketer: Mushtaq Mohammed
Cricketer: Peter Walker
Cricketer: Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie
Cricketer: Jim Laker
Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator: Sir Learie Constantine
Commentator: John Arlott
Television presentation: Alan Mouncer
Television presentation: John McGonagle

: Sunday Cricket

A further visit to Cambridge for the second session of play and the match result.
(to 18.25)

: News Review

for the deaf and hard of hearing
A look at the news of the week.


Presenter: Michael De Morgan
Translator: Joan Turner
Producer: Bill Northwood

: Take a Pair of Private Eyes: Part 4

A serial in six parts by Peter O'Donnell.

Dominique returns from keeping watch near Feinster's house to find Ambrose slumped in their car. There is a dagger protruding from his chest.
(Repeated next Saturday evening)


Writer: Peter O'Donnell
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: Alan Bromly
Director: Christopher Barry
Ambrose Frayne: Derek Fowlds
Dominique Frayne: Jeanne Roland
Charles Charles: Henry McGee
Feinster: John Bryans
Roger Curran: Peter Forbes-Robertson
Hearse driver: John Rapley
Police constable: George Lee
Sam: Roy Denton
Hector Frayne: Sam Kydd
Crozier: John Sharp
Cornelia: Bridget Armstrong
M. Brienne: Ivor Salter
Cokey Brock: Victor Maddern
Doreen: Margaret Nolan
Inspector Roth: Campbell Singer
Marian: Jeanne Moody
Girl in club: Clare Jenkins
Vocalist: Lorna Lester
Musician: Tom McCall
Musician: Derek Price

: People to Watch: U Thant

U Thant, Secretary-General of the United Nations talks to Robert McKenzie and Erskine Childers.
A sound recording: Friday at 9.30 p.m. (Home)
See page 15


Interviewee: U Thant
Interviewer: Robert McKenzie
Interviewer: Erskine Childers
Producer: Anthony D. Smith

: Life: Wild Chimpanzees

Life ...in the animal world
A fortnightly programme.
Introduced this week by Dr. John Napier.

Wild Chimpanzees
Years of patient observation of a group of these shy creatures in East Africa has revealed hitherto unsuspected details of their behaviour and provided evidence for a unique study. Jane van Lawick-Goodall discusses her work with Dr. John Crook, University of Bristol and Dr. Richard Andrew, University of Sussex.

Film sequences by permission of National Geographic Society and filmed by Hugo Van Lawick
From the West
See page 14


Presenter: Dr. John Napier
Interviewee: Jane van Lawick-Goodall
Interviewer: Dr. John Crook
Interviewer: Dr. Richard Andrew
Film sequences filmed by: Hugo Van Lawick
Producer: Ronald Webster

: Theatre 625: Semi-Detached

by David Turner.
[Starring] Leonard Rossiter, Alison Leggatt
with Barrie Ingham and William Kendall
See page 15


Writer: David Turner
Designer: Jean Peyre
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Gilchrist Calder
Fred Midway: Leonard Rossiter
Tom Midway: Michael Cadman
Hilda Midway: Alison Leggatt
Eileen Midway: Angela Crow
Robert Freeman: Barrie Ingham
Avril Hadfield: Bridget Turner
Mrs. Hadfield: Joan Sanderson
Nigel Hadfield: John Quentin
Arnold Makepiece: William Kendall

: Insurrection: The Easter Rising of 1916: 8: Friday, May 12, 1916: Nothing in Heaven or Earth

The eighth and final part of this dramatic reconstruction by the Irish Television Service written by Hugh Leonard.
The Easter Rising of 1916 has lasted for five days, two hours, - and thirty minutes. Three days after the surrender, courts martial are set up, and many leading insurgents are executed.
Produced and directed by Louis Lentin for Telefis Eireann


Writer: Hugh Leonard
For the series - Designer: Alpho O'Reilly
For the series - Film director: Michael Garvey
Produced and directed by: Louis Lentin
James Connolly: Ronnie Walsh
Mrs. Connolly: Sheila Sullivan
Nora Connolly: Fionnula Flanagan
P.H. Pearse: Eoin O Suilleabhain
Tom Clarke: Jim Norton
Thomas McDonagh: Edward Byrne
Miss Grace Clifford: Kathleen Watkins
Joseph Plunkett: Declan Harvey
George Bernard Shaw: Michael Monaghan
General Sir: John Maxwell
General Sir: Howard Marion-Crawford
Herbert Asquith: Christopher Casson
Sir Francis Vane: Martin Bradley
[Actors]: Members of the Defence Forces of the Irish Republic
Reporter: Gerry Alexander
Reporter: Maurie Taylor
Reporter: Jim Mooney
Co-ordinator: Ray McAnally

: News Summary

: Late Night Line-Up

Stay up a little longer with Denis Tuohy, Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow and whoever else turns up.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Tony Bilbow

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