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: Cricket: The John Player League: Northamptonshire v Derbyshire

After the first three weeks of this season's competition, Derbyshire, found themselves heading the League. Northamptonshire's challenge, spearheaded by Hylton Ackerman and Mushtaq Mohammed, could prove a stumbling block.

During today's tea interval at approximately 4.0 Lord's Taverner Alan Curtis reads "Dingley Dell v All Muggleton" by Charles Dickens.

Neil Durden-Smith introduces the programme which includes news of today's other fixtures: Glamorgan v Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire v Essex


Presenter: Neil Durden-Smith
Commentator at the County Ground: John Arlott
Commentator at the County Ground: Jim Laker
Author (Dingley Dell v All Muggleton): Charles Dickens
Reader (Dingley Dell v All Muggleton): Alan Curtis
Television Presentation/Series Producer: Alan Mouncer
Television Presentation: Bill Taylor

: Interval

: Praise the Lord

Barbara Mullen introduces the first of four programmes of hymns for all seasons sung by choirs and congregations throughout the country featuring:
Owen Brannigan, Huddersfield Choral Society, Orpington Junior Singers
The hymns are selected from recent "Songs of Praise" programmes on BBC1


Presenter: Barbara Mullen
Singer: Owen Brannigan
Singers: Huddersfield Choral Society
Singers: Orpington Junior Singers
Production: Philip S. Gilbert
Production: Raymond Short

: News Review

The best of the week's news film. For the deaf and hard of hearing a commentary appears visually.
and Weather


Presenter: Robert Dougall
Producer: Bill Northwood

: Ask Any Girl

starring Shirley MacLaine, David Niven, Gig Young with Rod Taylor, Jim Backus
The first of a trio of Sunday-night films on BBC2 - films with a romantic touch and star appeal. Tonight, Shirley MacLaine - as a modern-minded smalltown girl who arrives in New York in search of a career and a husband. Hot on the trail of the eligible young men, the enterprising and very determined Miss MacLaine decides to achieve her goal by scientific research.
(Shirley hunts for a husband: page 8)


Screenplay: George Wells
Based on the novel by: Winifred Wolfe
Producer: Joe Pasternak
Director: Charles Walters
Miles Doughton: David Niven
Meg Wheeler: Shirley MacLaine
Evan Doughton: Gig Young
Ross Taford: Rod Taylor
Mr Maxwell: Jim Backus
Lisa: Claire Kelly

: Music on 2: The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven 1770-1827: 1: Mozart's Spirit from Haydn's Hands

A series of three documentary films for the bicentenary of the composer's birth
Beethoven in the years 1770-1804 with extracts from Piano Sonata, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight) played by Jorg Demus
Piano Concertos Nos 1 and 3 with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra directed from the keyboard by Jorg Demus
Symphony No 3 (Eroica), with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Loughran
(Alan Howard is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
(The Beethoven years: page 11)


Pianist/Conductor: Jorg Demus
Musicians: Members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Musicians: The London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: James Loughran
Narrator: Alan Howard
Beethoven's voice: Colin Blakely
Film editor: Howard Billingham
Film editor: Colin Hill
Script: Barrie Gavin
Script: B.C. Robbins Landon
Research assistant: Ian Carson
Director: Barrie Gavin

: Six Escapees

The Czechoslovakian Montreux entry which won the Golden Rose of the 1970 Montreux Festival.

: Villette: 1: Crossing the Styx

by Charlotte Bronte
Dramatised in five parts by Lennox Phillips

Lucy Snowe, a penniless young woman alone in the world, has decided to leave England to seek employment abroad.
(Repeated on Friday, 8.25 pm; for cast list see p.65)
(A study of a woman's loneliness: see page 11)


Author: Charlotte Bronte
Dramatised by: Lennox Phillips
Script Editor: Michael Voysey
Costumes: Betty Aldiss
Lighting: John Treays
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Moira Armstrong

: Line-Up: Film Night

Pop in the Cinema: Tony Bilbow talks to Michael Wadleigh, director of the new pop film "Woodstock", and looks at the new Beatles film "Let It Be".
Philip Jenkinson looks back over the Beatles' film career.


Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Guest: Michael Wadleigh
Producer: Barry Brown
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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