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: Cricket: The John Player League: Somerset v Kent

Somerset's mediocre performance in three-day cricket contrasts with their flair for these 40-over matches. They're in a challenging position in the Sunday League but it's threatened by the starstudded Kent team.

During today's tea interval, at about 4.0 pm, Lord's Taverner John Arlott reads extracts from five of his cricket poems.

Frank Bough introduces the programme which includes news of all today's other cricket fixtures: Glamorgan v Lancashire, Gloucestershire v Hampshire, Middlesex v Sussex, Northamptonshire v Worcestershire, Nottinghamshire v Essex, Warwickshire v Leicestershire, Yorkshire v Surrey


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator at Weston-super-Mare/Poet/Reader: John Arlott
Commentator at Weston-super-Mare: Jim Laker
Television Presentation: Dewi Griffiths
Television Presentation: John Norman
Series Producer: Alan Mouncer

: Closedown

: News Review

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


Presenter: Richard Baker
Producer: Bill Northwood

: The World About Us: The Stone Age Circus

Once a year in the highlands of New Guinea 20,000 warriors gather together in one place for the Sing-Sing, a huge government-organised display of tribal dancing, singing, and general high-jinks - kind of glorified agricultural show with natives in the ring instead of fat stock.
The warriors, probably the most primitive and certainly the most colourful on earth, spend two riotous days showing off their splendid feathers, wigs, and nose-bones to planeloads of tourists. The whole fantastic jamboree provides an instant microcosm of the colonial process - the breaking down of a traditional culture and the substitution of our own. It's at once riotously entertaining and sharply distressing.
(Cultures in collision: pages 6 and 7)


Producer: John Percival

: The Carol Burnett Show

A series played for laughs, with a song or two from Carol Burnett and her guests tonight Steve Lawrence, Edward Villella
With Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner, Vicki Lawrence, The Ernest Flatt Dancers
(A programme recorded in America)


Entertainer: Carol Burnett
Singer: Steve Lawrence
Dancer: Edward Villella
Performer: Harvey Korman
Performer: Lyle Waggoner
Performer: Vicki Lawrence
Dancers: The Ernest Flatt Dancers
Musical Director: Harry Zimmerman
Producer: Joe Hamilton
Director: Dave Powers

: Music on 2: The Eye Hears, the Ear Sees

Norman McLaren, film-maker, animator, composer, teacher, choreographer

The Scottish-born movie-maker, whose work is a landmark in film history, began work in 1934 by drawing on clear film to interpret the spirit of music.
He talks to Gavin Millar at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal with excerpts from Hen Hop; Fiddle-de-dee; La Poulette Grise; Blinkity Blank Neighbors; Spheres; Mosaic Pas de Deux and his most recent film, Striations.
Written and directed by Gavin Millar


Interviewee: Norman McLaren
Interviewer/Writer/Director: Gavin Millar
Producer: Margaret Dale

: Where was Spring?

Written by John Fortune and Eleanor Bron

With Eleanor Bron, John Fortune


Writer/Comedian: John Fortune
Writer/Comedian: Eleanor Bron
Musicians: The North Kensington Festival Wind Ensemble
Arranged and directed by: Stanley Myers
Special Photography: Clive Arrowsmith
Script Photography: John Jefford
Lighting: Ritchie Richardson
Design: Keith Cheetham
Producer: Terry Hughes

: Sentimental Education: Part 1: A Start to Loving

by Gustave Flaubert
Dramatised in four parts by Hugh Leonard

Frederic Moreau, who is about to become a law student in Paris, is returning home by steamer from a visit to his uncle in Le Havre.


Author: Gustave Flaubert
Dramatised by: Hugh Leonard
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Make-up: Tina Earnshaw
Costumes: Verena Coleman
Designer: Sally Hulke
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: David Maloney
Frederic: Robert Powell
Arnoux: Glyn Owen
Mme Arnoux: Pauline Yates
Mme Moreau: Cicely Paget Bowman
Deslauriers: David Calder
Martinon: Patrick Tull
Hussonet: Eric Flynn
Pellerin: Paul Hardwick
Mile Vatnaz: Phyllida Law
Senecal: David Garfield
Dussardier: Graham Weston
de Cisy: Hugh Walters
Louise: Liz Edmiston
Agitator: Michael Craze
Marthe: Victoria Williams
Nursemaid: Leda Felice
Shop assistant: Robert Fyfe
Shoemaker: Philip Ray
Spanish girl: Sandra Frieze
Blonde girl: Deborah Brayshaw
Mme Moreau's maid: Valerie McCrimmon
Peasant girl: Moira Gorrell

: Film Night

Tony Bilbow talks to Italian director Franco Zeffirelli with excerpts from his two films The Taming of the Shrew and Romeo and Juliet.
Philip Jenkinson's vintage film spot includes Tom Conway as 'The Falcon' and Louis Hayward as 'The Saint.'


Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Interviewee: Franco Zeffirelli
Director: Sheldon Larry
Producer: Barry Brown
Editor: Michael Hill

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