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: Cricket: The Player's County League: Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire

Two of the finest cricketers in the world captain these two County sides - Brian Close, whose inspiration has been such a strength to Yorkshire that they have won the Championship title three times out of the last four years, and Garfield Sobers, the great West Indian all-rounder who now leads Nottinghamshire in their bid for County honours.

During today's tea interval at approximately 4.0 pm Lord's Taverner James Ellis (right) reads the story "Herecombe v Therecombe" by Herbert Farjeon.

Frank Bough introduces the programme which includes news of all today's other fixtures: Leicestershire v Kent, Northamptonshire v Somerset, Surrey v Gloucestershire, Warwickshire v Derbyshire, Worcestershire v Glamorgan


Captain (Yorkshire): Brian Close
Captain (Nottinghamshire): Garfield Sobers
Reader (Herecombe v Therecombe): James Ellis
Author (Herecombe v Therecombe): Herbert Farjeon
Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator (Bramall Lane, Sheffield): John Arlott
Commentator (Bramall Lane, Sheffield): Jim Laker
Television Presentation/Series Producer: Alan Mouncer
Television Presentation: Bill Taylor

: 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
and Weather


Presenter: Kenneth Kendall
Producer: Bill Northwood

: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

Rowan and Martin invite you to laugh-a-second-time at their Laugh-In
This week's star guests: Diana Ross and Michael Caine
and the Laugh-In regulars
A Schlatter/Friendly production for NBC


Comedian: Dan Rowan
Comedian: Dick Martin
Singer: Diana Ross
Guest: Michael Caine

: Empire of the Sun (Impero del Sole)

A fascinating journey through Peru from the High Andes to the mighty river Amazon filmed in colour by the team responsible for The Lost Continent.



Music: Francesco Lavagnino
Photography/Director: Mario Craveri
Director: Enrico Gras

: Sherlock Holmes - Swiss Citizen

In a chateau high in the Swiss Alps lives Adrian Conan Doyle, son of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. The chateau contains a complete replica of Holmes's room in Baker Street and it was here that Joan Bakewell talked to Adrian Conan Doyle about his father, Sherlock Holmes, and the foundation he now runs.


Interviewee: Adrian Conan Doyle
Interviewer: Joan Bakewell
Director: Tony Wheeler
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: Iolanthe

by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Freely adapted by Alan Melville
Starring Joan Sims as the Fairy Queen, Patrick Cargill as the Lord Chancellor
Featuring Jimmy Thompson as Lord Tolloller, Julian Orchard as Lord Mountararat, Mary Millar as Phyllis, Simon Kent as Strephon
with Janet Mahoney, Suzanne Kerchiss, Geraldene Morrow, John Inman, Karen Sirett
and Trisha Noble as Iolanthe
Guest star, Jimmy Logan as Pte Willis

('Ruddigore': Radio 3, Monday, 2.15)


Libretto: W.S. Gilbert
Composer: Arthur Sullivan
Adapted by: Alan Melville
Choreography: Alfred Rodrigues
Orchestrations/Musical Direction: Peter Knight
Chorus-Master: Fred Tomlinson
Costume Designer: Rupert Jarvis
Make-up: Toni Chapman
Sound: Derek Miller-Timmins
Sound: Chick Anthony
Lighting: John Treays
Design: Roger Andrews
Producer: David Croft
The Fairy Queen: Joan Sims
The Lord Chancellor: Patrick Cargill
Lord Tolloller: Jimmy Thompson
Lord Mountararat: Julian Orchard
Phyllis: Mary Millar
Strephon: Simon Kent
Iolanthe: Trisha Noble
Pte Willis: Jimmy Logan
Performer: Janet Mahoney
Performer: Suzanne Kerchiss
Performer: Geraldene Morrow
Performer: John Inman
Performer: Karen Sirett

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