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
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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
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.
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
The Bowles Bevan
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
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
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 Â£60,000 of the taxpayers' money for two miniatures.
by Jean-Paul Sartre
Dramatised in 13 parts by David Turner
Starring Michael Bryant, Daniel Massey, Georgia Brown
Line-Up takes a last look at the week with James Cameron, Kenny Everett, William Rushton, John Wells... among others