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: Sunday Cricket

Surrey v Gloucestershire
FRANK BOUGH introduces today's match in the Player's County League
When Lancashire became the worthy first-ever League champions way back on 24 August, interest in this competition naturally shifted to the battle for second and third places and their respective prizes of £ 500 and E250.
Surrey could still participate in this prize list if they win this their final Sunday fixture. As their late run of form also made them serious challengers for the County Championship title there is added interest in this match with Gloucestershire, who for so long this season headed the Championship table
Commentary team at The Oval, JOHN ARLOTT , BRIAN JOHNSTON
Today's other fixtures: Sussex v Glamorgan
Warwickshire v Derbyshire
Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire
Produced by BOB DUNCAN and DON SAYER
Series producer ALAN MOUNCER


Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Brian Johnston
Produced By: Bob Duncan
Produced By: Don Sayer
Producer: Alan Mouncer

: Closedown

: 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 Presenter MICHAEL DE MORGAN
Producer BILL NORTHWOOD followed by Weather

: The World About Us

The Perfect Traveller
Alexander von Humboldt in Mexico
Today is the 200th anniversary of the birth of this famous scientist and writer, best-known for his prodigious four-year journey across South America and for the Pacific current which bears his name. Foremost among the many Latin-American nations to celebrate this event will be Mexico, visited by Humboldt in 1803-4 and where he is revered as one of the founders of the country's independence from Spain
In this birthday tribute ROBERT CUNDY follows Humboldt's route across Mexico from ocean to ocean, Acapulco to Vera Cruz. He descends silver mines and climbs recently erupted volcanoes to present a portrait of a country whose diverse landscape and mysterious past presented an irresistible challenge to a scientist and humanist fascinated by everyone and everything
The voice of Humboldt CARL jaffe
Filmed and narrated by ROBERT CUNDY
Executive producer
(from BBC South and West)


Unknown: Alexander von Humboldt
Unknown: Robert Cundy
Unknown: Vera Cruz.
Unknown: Robert Cundy
Unknown: Christopher Parsons

: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

In part of the first Promenade Concert to be given by this world-famous orchestra from Prague Vaclav Neumann conducts
Smetana Overture: The Bartered Bride
Smetana Symphonic Poem Blanik (Ma vlast)
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2, in B flat major with Eva Bernathova (piano)
Introduced by RICHARD BAKER
Directed by BRIAN LARGE


Piano: Eva Bernathova
Introduced By: Richard Baker
Directed By: Brian Large

: A Walk through the Alps

Earlier this year JOHN HILLABY , a 52-year-old Yorkshireman, set out to walk through Europe. He has done this sort of thing before: a 1,000-mile walk through Africa to Lake Rudolph in 1960; a 1,100-mile walk through Britain from Land's End to John o'Groats in 1965. This year it was to be 1,400 miles, from the flatlands of Holland to the rocky coast of the Mediterranean
He walks 20 to 30 miles a day for day after day, observing the countryside and the people through the trained eye of a journalist and scientist. To most people he meets en route he is an incomprehensibly eccentric Englishman. But how eccentric is it to want to be free; to sleep out on a carpet of flowers in an Alpine meadow; to escape from what Hillaby calls ' the plastic bag in which we live '?


Unknown: John Hillaby
Unknown: Lake Rudolph
Directed By: Robert Thorpe
Produced By: Christopher Brashee

: Show of the Week

Mantovani and his
Concert Orchestra
Leader DAVID MCCALLUM featuring
Richard Kiley Ann! Anderson and SIDNEY JOHNSON The Dancers,
Designer DAVID CHANDLER Production JOHN STREET (Richard Kiley is appearing in ' Man of La Mancha ' at the Piccadilly Theatre, London)


Leader: David McCallum
Unknown: Richard Kiley
Unknown: Sidney Johnson
Dancers: Georgina Allen
Dancers: Celia Hetherington
Unknown: Hugh Barker
Designer: David Chandler
Unknown: Richard Kiley

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Remote Control

by Hugo Charteris
The setting is Cassino, Italy, in 1944: a company fighting in the forward area is commanded by a Regular Officer who has no previous experience under fire
When this play was first shown last year the Daily Telegraph wrote: '...there was scope for Barrie Ingham to give a beautifully judged performance as Boy'
(Barrie Ingham is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Writer: Hugo Charteris
Designer: Ian Watson
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Alan Gibson
Sentry: Malcolm Patton
Boy: Barrie Ingham
Jack: Jeremy Child
Paul: Christopher Chittell
Flea: Nicholas Young
Company Sgt-Major: Mike Murray
Peter: Nigel Terry
German Officer: Graham Mallard

: News Summary

followed by Sunday Cricket Scoreboard

: Line-Up: Film Night

A weekly look at the cinema with stars - previews - and a dig into the past
This week's guest Michael Caine
The boy from Billingsgate who has become Britain's hottest box-office ' property ', Michael has just completed Too Late the Hero in the Philippines and is now co-starring with Omar Sharif in A Lost Valley, which is about the Thirty Years War


Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Omar Sharif
Introduced By: Tony Bilbow
Unknown: Philip Jenkinson
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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