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
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The best of the week's news film. For the deaf and hard of hearing a commentary appears visually.
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)
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)
The Ernest Flatt
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
Written by John Fortune and Eleanor Bron
With Eleanor Bron, John Fortune
The North Kensington Festival Wind
Arranged and directed by:
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.
Mme Moreau's maid:
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.'