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: Cricket: The John Player League: Surrey v Lancashire

County champions Surrey finished last year in ninth position, but this year they are close on the heels of the leaders, Leicestershire. Lancashire, Gillette Cup holders and previous winners of the John Player Trophy, are recovering well from an early loss of form. So today's result will be important to both sides.
During the tea interval at 4.10* Profile of a Cricketer: Intikab Alam (Surrey and Pakistan) by John Arlott
Frank Bough introduces today's programme which includes news of all today's other fixtures



Presenter (Profile of a Cricketer)/Commentator: John Arlott
Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator: Jim Laker
TV Presentation/Series Producer: Bill Taylor
TV Presentation: Roy Norton

: Closedown

: News Review

The best of the week's film from all over the world, together with other subjects of interest.
For the deaf and hard of hearing a commentary appears visually.
with John Edmunds
and Weather


Presenter: John Edmunds
Producer: Bill Northwood

: The World About Us: Mecca, the Forbidden City

A complete and unique record on film of the greatest event in the Moslem world.
The annual pilgrimage of Muslims to Mecca is one of the world's most celebrated religious observances. But Mecca is barred to non-Muslims, who have very little idea of what the event is really like. There are, too, many Muslims who cannot perform the pilgrimage and who know about it only from hearsay.
This film, made with the permission of the Saudi Arabian Government, is the first complete record of this ancient and still vital expression of religious faith.



Producer: A. Rezai
Presenter: Brian Branston

: Scott on Wealth

Written by Dave Freeman
starring Terry Scott
featuring June Whitfield, Frank Thornton, Colin Jeavons, Cheryl Kennedy, Ronnie Brody, George Hancock
and The Bowles Bevan Singers



Writer: Dave Freeman
Singers: The Bowles Bevan Singers
Orchestra Director: Burt Rhodes
Designer: Robert Berk
Producer: Peter Whitmore
Comedian: Terry Scott
[Actress]: June Whitfield
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actor]: Colin Jeavons
[Actress]: Cheryl Kennedy
[Actor]: Ronnie Brody
[Actor]: George Hancock

: Music on 2: The Best of Counterpoint

Edited and introduced by John Amis
A look back with Julian Bream, George Malcolm, Fenella Fielding, Michael Flanders, The Nash Ensemble, Marcus Dods, Cathy Berberian, Luciano Berio, Vera Stravinsky, Pierre Boulez, The King's Singers, Richard Rodney Bennett, Eartha Kitt
(Fenella Fielding's Choice: page 4


Presenter/Editor: John Amis
Musician: Julian Bream
Musician: George Malcolm
Performer: Michael Flanders
Musicians: The Nash Ensemble
Ensemble director: Marcus Dods
Mezzo-Soprano: Cathy Berberian
Guest: Luciano Berio
Dancer: Vera Stravinsky
Guest: Pierre Boulez
Singers: The King's Singers
Pianist: Richard Rodney Bennett
Singer: Eartha Kitt
Director: William Fitzwater
Director: Ron Isted
Director: Roy Tipping

: World Chess Championship

A weekly report on the 'Chess Match of the Century' between world champion Boris Spassky of Russia and challenger Bobby Fischer of the United States


Producer: Robert Toner

: For the Nation

This series explores a selection of those works of art, buildings and museums which have recently been acquired for the nation.
In the first programme Roy Strong of the National Portrait Gallery explains why he bid over £60,000 of the taxpayers' money for two miniatures.


Presenter: Roy Strong
Director: Derek Trimby

: The Roads to Freedom: The Age of Reason: Part 4: 17 June 1938 - Morning

by Jean-Paul Sartre
Dramatised in 13 parts by David Turner
Starring Michael Bryant, Daniel Massey, Georgia Brown


Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Dramatised by: David Turner
Designer: Spencer Chapman
Producer: David Conroy
Director: James Cellan Jones
Mathieu: Michael Bryant
Brunet: Donald Burton
Ivich: Alison Fiske
Waiter: Frederick Beauman
Boris: Anthony Corlan
Lola: Georgia Brown
Telephone girl: Sally Corday
Lola's maid: Mercia Mansfield
Sarah: Heather Canning
Daniel: Daniel Massey
Marcelle: Rosemary Leach

: News Summary

and Weather

: Up Sunday

Line-Up takes a last look at the week with James Cameron, Kenny Everett, William Rushton, John Wells... among others


Performer: James Cameron
Performer: Kenny Everett
Performer: William Rushton
Performer: John Wells

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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