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: Sunday Cricket: The Player's County League: Somerset v. Surrey

Introduced by David Vine

Today BBC-2 colour cameras visit the West Country for the first time in this series. In the charming rural setting of the Brislington Cricket Club on the outskirts of Bristol, Somerset, led by their new captain Brian Langford, are hosts to Surrey whose 1969 aspirations must have been checked by the premature retirement of Ken Barrington. Today, however, he joins the BBC commentary team of Peter West and Neil Durden Smith to provide constructive comment on the performances of his recent fellow players.
Today's other fixtures: Essex v. Middlesex, Hampshire v. Yorkshire, Kent v. Warwickshire, Leicestershire v. Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire v. Lancashire
(to 18.30)


Presenter: David Vine
Captain (Somerset): Brian Langford
Commentator: Ken Barrington
Commentator: Peter West
Commentator: Neil Durden Smith
Television presentation/series producer: Alan Mouncer
Television presentation: Bill Taylor

: 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: Michael De Morgan
Producer: Bill Northwood

: Around the World: Lord of the Forest: Masters of the Congo Jungle

Presenting a selection of outstanding feature-length travel and adventure films reflecting man's curiosity in the world around him

A unique film which reveals the wild life of the Congo Jungle and discovers the affinity between man, beast, and nature.
Produced by the International Scientific Foundation of Belgium


Narrator: Orson Welles
Narrator: William Warfield
Director: Heinz Sielmann
Director: Henry Brandt
Executive Producer: Henri Storck

: Alwin Nikolais

Multi-Media Maestro plugged into a high-voltage fantasy world where stage and sound effects share equal billing with the dancers
Alwin Nikolais, the American choreographer extraordinary, talks to Ronald Eyre the night before the first London appearance of the Dance Theatre of Alwin Nikolais
with extracts from
Totem: a film by Edmund Emswhiller and Alwin Nikolais
Limbo: visual electronics by Alwin Nikolais
an award-winning C.B.S.-TV special



Interviewee: Alwin Nikolais
Interviewer: Ronald Eyre
Producer: Margaret Dale

: The Fragile Universe

A portrait of Alun Lewis, poet and soldier

Before he died in Burma in 1944 Lewis wrote some of the most moving and memorable poems to come out of the Second World War. His character was paradoxical: a pacifist who became a soldier, a lieutenant happier with the rank and file than in the officers' mess, a man of action who often suffered intense periods of withdrawal.

Tonight's film, which contains passages from unpublished journals, includes accounts of Lewis by his mother, his wife, and Lord Chalfont, a brother officer in the South Wales Borderers. Side by side with his poems these contributions make an examination of what Lewis once called 'the fragile universe of self.'
Poems spoken by Henley Thomas
From Wales


Interviewee: Lord Chalfont
Reader: Henley Thomas
Narration: Arthur Phillips
Producer: John Ormond

: Show of the Week: Tony Bennett and The Count Basie Orchestra

A musical spectacular with these two great artists.
Tony Bennett sings:
Just in Time, If I Ruled the Word, Old Devil Moon, Yesterday I Heard the Rain, What the World Needs Now, I Left My Heart in San Francisco, There Will Never Be Another You, Play It Again Sam, Sing You Sinners, For Once in My Life, The Trolley Song, People
The Count Basie Orchestra play:
It's Oh So Nice, Good Times Blues, Whirlybird



Singer: Tony Bennett
Musicians: The Court Basie Orchestra
Tony Bennett's Musical Director: John Bunch
Costumes: Sonia Kerr
Make-up: Cecile Hay-Arthur
Sound: Len Shorey
Lighting: Harry Thomas
Designer: Peter Brachacki
Producer: Terry Henebery

: News Summary

followed by Sunday Cricket Scoreboard

: 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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