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: Cricket: The John Player League: Somerset v Derbyshire

At the end of the first season of the Sunday League these two Counties occupied the lowly 15th and 16th places in the final table. From the start of this season, however, both sides have shown that they have learnt the specialised techniques of limited-over cricket and both have been rewarded with successes that have placed them firmly in the top half of the current table.

During today's tea interval at approximately 4.0 pm Lord's Taverner Peter Dyneley will read "The Wager" by E. V. Lucas.

David Vine introduces the programme which includes news of all today's other fixtures: Glamorgan v Surrey, Gloucestershire v Middlesex, Hampshire v Lancashire, Northamptonshire v Sussex, Warwickshire v Yorkshire


Presenter: David Vine
Commentator at Brislington, Bristol: John Arlott
Commentator at Brislington, Bristol: Jim Laker
Reader (The Wager): Peter Dyneley
Author (The Wager): E.V. Lucas
Television Presentation: Alan Mouncer
Television Presentation: Bill Taylor

: Interval

: Praise the Lord

Barbara Mullen introduces the last of four programmes of hymns for all seasons sung by choirs and congregations throughout the country featuring Owen Brannigan, Huddersfield Choral Society, The Kevin Mayhew Singers
The hymns are selected from recent Songs of Praise programmes on BBC1.


Presenter: Barbara Mullen
Singer: Owen Brannigan
Singers: Huddersfield Choral Society
Singers: The Kevin Mayhew Singers
Director: Philip S. Gilbert
Producer: Raymond Short

: News Review

The best of the week's news film 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

: Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man

Anne Bancroft, film star, distinguished actress and winner of this year's Emmy award for the best variety or musical programme, displays a wealth of new talent in this television special with a difference.
Among her guests are Lee J. Cobb, Robert Merrill, Dick Smothers, and John McGiver
(A programme recorded in America)


Entertainer: Anne Bancroft
Guest: Lee J. Cobb
Baritone: Robert Merrill
Guest: Dick Smothers
Guest: John McGiver

: The World About Us: The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau: Those Incredible Diving Machines

Ever since the time of Alexander the Great men have made attempts to probe the depths of the sea, but only in the last 30 years have engineers been able to build machines than can dive into our 'inner space.' This film examines the history of undersea exploration, in which Cousteau plays an important part.
Produced by Les Requins Associes and Metromedia Producers Corporation
(from Bristol)
(The oceans belong to everybody: pages 6-9)


Explorer/Narrator: Jacques Cousteau
Narrator: Hugh Falkus

: Now and Then: Wedding Party

with Robert Erskine

All the Gods come sauntering round the surface of a painted vase on their way to the most famous party in antiquity.


Presenter: Robert Erskine
Presented by: Betty White
Director: Colin Strong

: Music on 2: The Beethoven Symphonies

Otto Klemperer conducts the complete cycle in sequence with the New Philharmonia Orchestra Symphony No 3 (Eroica)
Recorded at a public concert in the Royal Festival Hall
(Symphonies Nos 4 and 5: Friday, 9.10 pm)


Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Musicians: The New Philharmonia Orchestra
Commentary: Richard Baker
Producer: Walter Todds

: Villette: 4: Breakfast in the Country

by Charlotte Bronte
Dramatised in five parts by Lennox Phillips

Lucy is recovering from her infatuation for Dr John. She has accepted overtures from M. Paul, but their national and religious differences keep them apart.


Author: Charlotte Bronte
Dramatised by: Lennox Phillips
Script Editor: Michael Voysey
Make-up: Heather Stewart
Lighting: John Treays
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Moira Armstrong
Lucy Snowe: Judy Parfitt
Ginevra Fanshawe: Angela Richards
M Paul: Peter Jeffrey
Zelie St Pierre: Elizabeth Wallace
Dr John Graham Bretton: Bryan Marshall
Mrs Bretton: Joan Heath
Count de Bassompierre: Kevin Stoney
Josef: Tom McCall
Paulina de Bassompierre: Ann Penfold
Rosine: Mary Healey
Blanche: Georgina Simpson
Angelique: Chrissie Shrimpton
Isabelle: Elspeth Charlton
Justine-Marie Sauveur: Avril Sheridan
Madame Beck: Mona Bruce

: Where was Spring?

Written by John Fortune and Eleanor Bron
With Eleanor Bron, John Fortune
Song by Ray Davies
Sung by The Kinks


Writer/Comedian: John Fortune
Writer/Comedian: Eleanor Bron
Musicians: The North Kensington Festival Wind Ensemble
Singwriter: Ray Davies
Musicians: The Kinks
Illustrator: Klaus Voormann
Special Photography: Clive Arrowsmith
Producer: Ned Sherrin
Director: Terry Hughes

: Film Night

Introduced by Tony Bilbow with Philip Jenkinson
This week's guest: Luchino Visconti talking about The Damned, which goes on general release next week, and his latest film Death in Venice.


Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Guest: Luchino Visconti
Producer: Barry Brown
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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