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: Sunday Cricket: The Player's County League: Middlesex v. Yorkshire

On the opening day of this new competition the reigning County Champions meet Middlesex at the headquarters of cricket. BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the whole of the forty-over match, which should provide a fascinating indication of the potential of this new format.
The commentary team at Lord's Cricket Ground: John Arlott, Brian Johnston, Jim Laker
The series is introduced by Frank Bough who also provides the latest news from today's other fixtures Kent v. Hampshire, Somerset v. Leicestershire, Surrey v. Worcestershire, Sussex v. Lancashire, Essex v. Nottinghamshire, Gloucester v. Warwickshire, Northants v. Glamorgan
See page 35
(to 18.30)


Commentator: John Arlott
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentator: Jim Laker
Presenter: Frank Bough
Television presentation/series producer: Alan Mouncer
Television presentation: Roy Norton

: News Review

The best of the week's newsfilm from all over the world, together with other subjects of interest. For the deaf and hard of hearing a commentary appears visually
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Robert Dougall
Producer: Bill Northwood

: Music, Music, Music

Starring The George Mitchell Singers
featuring John Boulter, Dai Francis, Tony Mercer
with The Television Toppers
and Lois Lane, Margaret Savage, Delia Wicks, Penny Jewkes, Les Rawlings

(John Boulter, Dai Francis, and Tony Mercer are in "The Black and White Minstrel Show" at the Victoria Palace, London)


Singer: John Boulter
Singer: Dai Francis
Singer: Tony Mercer
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Singer: Lois Lane
Singer: Margaret Savage
Dancer: Delia Wicks
Singer/Dancer: Penny Jewkes
Singer: Les Rawlings
Choreographer: Jan Colet
Vocal Arrangements/Orchestra conducted by: George Mitchell
Orchestrations: Alan Bristow
Orchestra Leader: Freddie Clayton
Orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Lighting: Tom Moncrieff
Settings: Martin Collins
Devised by/Producer: George Inns

: Civilisation: 10: The Smile of Reason

A personal view by Kenneth Clark
'The smile of reason... it seems to us shallow-we've got into deep water in the last fifty years... but it didn't preclude some strongly held beliefs-belief in natural law, belief in justice, in toleration, in humanitarianism.'
The sensible, sophisticated men and women who met in the salons of eighteenth-century Pans wanted to change society. In the end they got more of a change than they had bargained for. The polite reunions in those elegant salons became precursors of revolutionary politics. Sir Kenneth Clark's theme takes him from great palaces like Blenheim and Versailles, to Edinburgh, and to the hills of Virginia where Thomas Jefferson made his home in the 1760s.
Repeated on Friday at 9.5 p.m.
The narrative of this programme will be printed in 'The Listener' of May 1


Presenter: Kenneth Clark
Stills photography director: Ann Turner
Lighting cameraman: A. A. Englander
Camera operator: Kenneth Macmillan
Supervising film editor: Allan Tyrer
Director/producer: Michael Gill
Producer: Peter Montagnon

: Music Now

The monthly review of what is happening in Music Now

In this month's edition;
Gerard Souzay accompanied by Dalton Baldwin
sings Strauss, Poulenc, and Roussel

Charles Groves in Liverpool

Alexander Goehr
discusses the state of contemporary music and introduces his setting of a poem by Blake with The John Alldis Singers and Elgar Howarth (trumpet)

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra

The Orion Piano Trio
winners of the recent BBC Beethoven Trio Competition



Baritone: Gerard Souzay
Accompanied by: Dalton Baldwin
Subject: Charles Groves
Item presenter: Alexander Goehr
Singers: The John Alldis Singers
Trumpeter: Elgar Howarth
Musicians: The National Youth Jazz Orchestra
Pianists: The Orion Piano Trio
Reporter: Judith Jackson
Reporter: Leonard Pearcey
Director: Geoffrey Haydon
Director: David Heeley
Director: Rhona Shaw
Editor: John Drummond

: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

A series of programmes of lunacy and laughter starring, as your hosts, Dan Rowan and Dick Martin featuring a regular company of crazy characters and a bewildering array of guests


Comedian: Dan Rowan
Comedian: Dick Martin
Produced for N.B.C. by: George Schlatter
Produced for N.B.C. by: Ed Friendly

: News Summary


followed by Sunday Cricket Results and reports

: Film Night

Late Night Line-Up's weekly look at the cinema with stars-previews - and a dig into the past
Introduced by Tony Bilbow with Philip Jenkinson


Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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