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: Cricket: The John Player League: Lancashire v Warwickshire

As the cricket season nears its completion Lancashire face the near incredible prospect of winning all three major England titles - the Championship, the Gillette Cup and the League. As defending title holders in the League they have maintained their ascendancy of last year to such an extent that they had only been beaten twice by the beginning of August - but in the last few weeks Warwickshire have emerged in the League as one of the counties likely to challenge them.

During today's tea interval, at approximately 4.0 pm, Lord's Taverner Eric Sykes will read extracts from Herbert Farjeon's Cricket Bag.

Frank Bough introduces the programme which includes news of all today's other cricket fixtures: Essex v Derbyshire, Gloucestershire v Kent, Hampshire v Glamorgan, Leicestershire v Northamptonshire, Middlesex v Surrey, Nottinghamshire v Somerset, Worcestershire v Yorkshire
('It could have killed cricket page 9)


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator at Old Trafford: John Arlott
Commentator at Old Trafford: Jim Laker
Author (Herbert Farjeon's Cricket Bag): Herbert Farjeon
Reader (Herbert Farjeon's Cricket Bag): Eric Sykes
Television Presentation: Alan Mouncer
Television Presentation: Bob Duncan

: 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: Michael de Morgan
Producer: Bill Northwood

: The World About Us: American Samoa - Paradise Lost?

Samoa, a tropical paradise in the South Pacific, is now faced with an agonising challenge.
The challenge is what some people call Progress, in this case American-style, complete with camera-toting tourists, educational television in every classroom, and an expanding economy that may be in conflict with Samoan traditional values.


Producer: Dan Klugherz
Presented by: Brian Branston

: The Carol Burnett Show

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


Entertainer: Carol Burnett
Singer: Jack Jones
Guest: Pat Carroll
Performer: Harvey Korman
Performer: Lyle Waggoner
Performer: Vicki Lawrence
Dancers: The Ernest Flatt Dancers
Musical Director: Harry Zimmerman
Producer: Jon Hamilton
Director: Dave Powers

: Music on 2: The Kirov

One of the great ballet companies of the world
The Leningrad State Kirov Ballet are visiting the Royal Festival Hall, London, for a six-week season. Tonight you can see two pieces from their repertoire:

Pas de deux from Coppelia by Delibes
Elena Evteyeva, Mikhail Barishnikov

Nutcracker - Act 3 by Tchaikovsky

English Symphony Orchestra
Leader Peter Benson
Conductors Victor Fedotov, Victor Shirokov
Introduced by Andrew Porter
An outside broadcast televised by arrangement with Victor Hochhauser Ltd


Presenter: Andrew Porter
Dancer (Pas de deux): Elena Evteyeva
Dancer (Pas de deux): Mikhail Barishnikov
Choreography (Nutcracker): Vasily Vainonen
Masha: Irina Kolpakova
Prince: Vladilen Semenov
Spanish Dance: Olga Zabotkina
Spanish Dance: Konstantin Rassadin
Chinese Dance: Olga Vtorushina
Chinese Dance: Alexander Pavlovsky
Trepak: Alissa Strogaya
Trepak: Vadim Budarin
Trepak: Mikhail Gulyayev
Trepak: Vladimir Korneyev
Rose Waltz: Corps de Ballet
Musicians: English Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Peter Benson
Conductor: Victor Fedotov
Conductor: Victor Shirokov
General Administrator: Pyotr Rachinsky
Artistic director: Konstantin Sergeyev
Principal Ballet Mistress: Natalia Dudinskaya
Presented for television by: John Vernon

: Where was Spring?

with Eleanor Bron, John Fortune
Written by John Fortune and Eleanor Bron


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
Designer: Keith Cheetham
Producer: Terry Hughes

: Sentimental Education: 2: The Red Rose and the White

by Gustave Flaubert
Dramatised in four parts by Hugh Leonard

Frederic has returned home to find that his mother cannot afford to let him return to Paris and he therefore believes he will never see Madame Arnoux again.
(Wandering from woman to woman: see pages 6 and 7)


Author: Gustave Flaubert
Dramatised by: Hugh Leonard

: Film Night

Tony Bilbow talks to Michael York and Philip Jenkinson introduces extracts from vintage films.


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

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