The John Player League
Somerset v Essex: direct from the Recreation Ground, Bath
Essex, runners-up to Worcester-shire last year by the most slender of margins, have not yet settled down in this year of rain-affected matches. However, it is still early days and while this experienced side begins to make its presence felt in the League, their West Indian all-rounder Keith Boyce is already among the leaders in the individual batting and bowling awards.
BRIAN CLOSE, now captain of Somerset and much admired by his new followers, is hoping in return for the warmth of the welcome to bring a title to the West Country. During the tea interval at 4.10* Profile of a Cricketer
Brian Close (Somerset) by JOHN ARLOTT
Desmond Lynam introduces the programme which includes news of all today's other fixtures. Commentators at Bath
JOHN ARLOTT and JIM LAKER
TV presentation BILL TAYLOR , ROY NORTON Series producer BILL TAYLOR
The best of the week's film
For the deaf and hard of hearing a commentary appears visually. Presented by John Edmunds
Producer BILL NORTHWOOD and Weather
At the age of 17 Felix Mendels sohn was at the height of his musical powers, and his fame was rapidly spreading throughout the world. By the time he was 21 he had composed some of his finest works.
Excerpts from The Octet
The Quartet in A minor played by members of the English Chamber Orchestra directed by Jose-Luis Garcia and Songs Without Words played by John Lill (piano)
Hans Keller considers that some of Mendelssohn's early works are unsurpassed masterpieces, and explains why with some comments and guidance.
Introduced by IAN ENGELMANN
Director ALAN BENSON
The Last Tribes of Mindanao Narrator LESLIE NIELSON
The exciting story of Tao Bong , ' The Good Man,' filmed in the jungles of the Philippine island of Mindanao.
Tao Bong is MANUEL ELIZADE , a wealthy young Philippine businessman who got his nickname from the poor primitive peoples whom he has helped. What happens to primitive men and women when so-called civilisation encroaches upon their territory is well known: they are badgered, exploited, hunted like animals - at best enslaved and frequently exterminated. But not if Manuel Elizade can prevent it, even though it frequently means at the risk of his life.
A National Geographic Society film Presented by BRIAN BRANSTON
Introduced by Peter Ustinov
Fifteen hundred veterans of the Leclerc Division France's most famous fighting force of World War II - recently concluded a sentimental return to Great Britain with a special international gala at the Royal Albert Hall , London. starring
Mireille Matthieu Cliff Richard with KATIE BOYLE
LA GARDE BATTERIE-FANFARE DE LA GARDE RÉPUBLICAINE and the PIPES AND DRUMS OF THE 1ST BN SCOTS GUARDS
Television presentation KEN GRIFFIN
(.Ustinov at the Albert Hall: page 12)
by JEAN-PAUL SARTRE dramatised in 13 parts by DAVID TURNER starring
Michael Bryant , Daniel Massey The Age of Reason
Paris, 1938. A city famous for its ' characters,' a city between the Spanish Civil War and the rise of Hitler. A city where Mathieu lives - and Marcelle exists.
Part 1: 15 June 1938 - Evening
Make-up SANDRA SHEPHERD Costumes JOAN ELLACOTT Lighting DENNIS CHANNON
Designer SPENCER CHAPMAN Producer DAVID CONROY
Director JAMES CELLAN JONES
13: The Life and Times of Tutankhamun
Tonight's final programme of the series looks at the life and times of Tutankhamun himself. The discovery of his treasure-filled tomb made this King
He is the one Ancient Egyptian that everyone has heard of. But paradoxically, the details of his life are harder to make out than those of many another, less well known pharaoh.
His was a short and not very glorious reign in a troubled time, and a lot of detective work has been needed to piece together the facts about him -as they are presented in tonight's programme.
Introduced by Cyril Aldred from the Tutankhamun Exhibition at the British Museum Narrator Eric Porter
Director PAUL JORDAN
Executive producer PAUL JOHNSTONE (Book 60p: see page 54)
Line-Up takes a last look at the week with James Cameron, Kenny Everett, Clive James, John Wells... among others