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: Cricket

Introduced direct from Old Trafford by Frank Bough
The Match of Champions
In the last of the present BBC2 series, Lancashire, the Gillette Cup champions of 1971 and the leading exponents of limited-over cricket during the past two seasons, today play a special challenge match under John Player League rules for prize money totalling £300.
During the tea interval at 4.0* Profile of a Cricketer
Sir Len Hutton (Yorkshire and England) by JOHN ARLOTT
Commentators at Old Trafford JOHN ARLOTT and JIM LAKER
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sir Len Hutton
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Old Trafford
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Jim Laker
Unknown: Bill Taylor
Unknown: Alan Mouncer
Producer: Bill Taylor

: * Closedown

: 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: John Edmunds
Producer: Bill Northwood

: The World About Us

Ways of the Middle Kingdom A film by HUGH GIBB
The Middle Kingdom has passed away. It was the name used by the Chinese Emperors to describe their ancient land, a country situated between Heaven and Earth. Just as the Middle Kingdom is no more, so in mainland China the exotic customs, rites and age-old pageantry have gone. They still live, however, in the group of islands we know as Hong Kong. Narrator DEREK COOPER
Film editor JOHN NASH


Unknown: Middle Kingdom
Unknown: Hugh Gibb
Narrator: Hong Kong.
Narrator: Derek Cooper
Editor: John Nash
Producer: Brian Branston

: Music on 2: Edinburgh International Festival

The first appearance outside North America of the brilliant Chicago Symphony Orchestra under their chief conductor Georg Solti

The programme consists of:
Mendelssohn Overture: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Brahms Symphony No 1, in C minor
Part of a concert given in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, on 4 September
Introduced by Tom Fleming

"Is the Chicago Symphony the greatest orchestra in America? Stravinsky has said so, and it was impossible not to agree with him when this orchestra appeared under the baton of Georg Solti" (New Yorker)
(This Week's Sounds: page 13)


Presenter: Tom Fleming
Musicians: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Georg Solti
Director: Antony Craxton

: Eyeless in Gaza: 2: With inward eyes illuminated

by Aldous Huxley
Dramatised in five parts by Robin Chapman
Starring Ian Richardson

Helen returned to London and told Mark about the dog which fell on her and Anthony. Mark has gone to St Raphael to see Anthony.


Author: Aldous Huxley
Dramatised by: Robin Chapman
Costumes: Joan Ellacott
Lighting: Ken MacGregor
Designer: Raymond Cusick
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: James Cellan Jones
Brian Foxe: Gareth Forwood
Mark Staithes: Michael Gambon
Anthony Beavis: Ian Richardson
Helen Ledwidge: Lynn Farleigh
Ekki Giesebrecht: Harry Brooks Jr
Hugh Ledwidge: Clifford Rose
Schoolteacher: Brian Stirner
Schoolboy: Mark Dightam
Mary Amberley: Adrienne Corri
Joan Thursley: Philippa Markham
Helen (girl): Peggy-Louise Vance
Joyce: Saba Sarol
Maid: Sharon Mughan
Sidney Gattick: Paul Hardwick
John Beavis: John Glyn-Jones
Pauline: Elspeth MacNaughton

: Rowan and Martin

Rowan and Martin invite you back to their Laugh-In
This week's star guest Peter Lawford
With Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Owens, Alan Sues, Lily Tomlin, Dennis Allen, Johnny Brown, Ann Elder, Barbara Sharma

A Schlatter/Friendly production for NBC



Comedian: Dan Rowan
Comedian: Dick Martin
Guest: Peter Lawford
Performer: Arte Johnson
Performer: Ruth Buzzi
Performer: Gary Owens
Performer: Alan Sues
Performer: Lily Tomlin
Performer: Dennis Allen
Performer: Johnny Brown
Performer: Ann Elder
Performer: Barbara Sharma

: News Summary

Cricket Scoreboard and Weather

: One Woman's Week

Nell Dunn, best-selling writer of Up the Junction, Poor Cow and Talking to Women, looks back over her week.
'How to achieve a passionate intimacy and a spiritual space with a man - that is my endeavour.'


Presenter: Nell Dunn
Producer: Ian Keill
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: Closedown

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