The John Player League Derbyshire v Middlesex direct from The Park, Buxton.
Could 1972 be Middlesex's year? Certainly this very experienced side have made their best start in both the County Championship and the League for many years and under the astute captaincy of Mike Brearley may well recapture the form which made them such a fine side in the late 40s.
Derbyshire are also well placed in the League. In the televised match against Yorkshire, Fred Trueman showed that he has lost none of his glamour nor crowd appeal.
During the tea interval at 4.10* Profile of a Cricketer
Fred Titmus (Middlesex and England) by JIM LAKER
David Vine introduces the programme which includes news of all today's other fixtures Commentators at
Buxton JOHN ARLOTT and JIM LAKER
Television presentation by RICHARD TILLING and ROY NORTON Series producer BILL TAYLOR
For the deaf and hard of hearing a commentary appears visually. Presented by John Edmunds
Producer BILL NORTHWOOD and Weather
The only thing which makes me go on living is to have the chance to fulfil myself -in my case, it is to make music.
Fou Ts'ong's education was supervised by his father, who gave him a deep understanding of Chinese culture; his training as a pianist made him aware of the Western musical tradition. Both these influences have left him with the dilemma of being a deeply com-
[ mitted patriot who feels he can only survive as an artist by living away from China.
This evening's film is centred on FOU TS'ONG'S continual preparations for concerts. He is seen in rehearsal with Kyung Wha Chung and in conversation with Martin Bernal about modern China. It is a film about the isolation of an artist whose admiration for Mao Tse-tung brings him into continual conflict with the art he must practise for his own survival.
Sound recordist JOHN MURPHY Film editor RAOUL SOBEL
Director WILLIAM FITZWATER
(Radio Times People: page 4)
Spirit of the Samurai
There were Samurai, a kind of knight errant armed with long sword and bow, wandering about Japan as recently as 150 years ago.
People who have seen the- film The Seven Samurai will have a pretty good idea of what a Samurai was. What they may not know is that the spirit and practice of the Samurai have not passed away from modern Japan; hidden in secluded parts of the country, secret schools still exist to preserve the techniques and beliefs of these fierce and fearsome warriors.
Narrator DEREK COOPER
Director MICHEL RANDOM Music JOHN LEACH
Presented by BRIAN BRANSTON
(In the steps of the Samurai: see pages 6 and 7)
A series of 13 programmes
12: World of the Gods
The religion of the Ancient Egyptians appears both strange and exotic. There are a great number of gods and many of them take. animal forms, like baboons and ibises. The stories the Egyptians created about them are even more fantastic.
In fact, the whole system is rooted in the everyday experience of the Egyptian people. From the daily cycle of the sun and the yearly cycle of the Nile, the Egyptians drew their imagery for the creation of the world and the continuance of its well-being. Introduced by Cyril Aldred Narrator Eric Porter
Director JULIA CAVE
Executive producer PAUL JOHNSTONE (Book 60p: see page 58)
A drama series in nine parts starring
Ian Hendry , Wanda Ventham with guest stars
James Kerry , Maurice Denham in The Climbing Wave by MICHAEL J. BIRD
9 : As the town celebrates the festival of St Nicholas, the story of Erik and Ann Shepherd reaches a shattering climax.
Cast in order of appearance:
Series created by MICHAEL j. BIRD Designer COLIN SHAW
Associate producer MICHAEL GLYNN
Producer ANTHONY READ
Director DAVID CUNLIFFE
An international cabaret This week from Munich starring
Jean Claude-Pascal Margot Verner Su Kramer
Trotter Brothers The Alfreros The Samurais
The Irene Mann Dancers
Introduced by FRANCIS MATTHEWS
Director DIETER WENDRICH Producer PETER BAALCKE
A BBC/ORTF/ZDF co-production
Line-Up takes a last look at the week with James Cameron , Clive James William Rushton , John Wells ... among others.
Editor ROWAN AYERS