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: Cricket: The John Player League: Nottinghamshire v Middlesex

Even though Middlesex have been unable to fulfil their early promise in their bid for the championship, a win today could still put them in the first three and a share in the prize money.
4.10* Profile of a Cricketer
Brian Luckhurst (Kent and England) by John Arlott
Commentators at Trent Bridge John Arlott, Jim Laker


Commentator/speaker: John Arlott
Commentator: Jim Laker
TV presentation: Roy Norton
TV presentation and series producer: Bill Taylor

: Praise the Lord

Hymns selected from last year's Songs of Praise programmes from churches and chapels throughout Britain.
Introduced by Barbara Mullen
"Praise To The Lord" (Praxis Pietatis)
"Immortal, Invisible" (St Denis)
"Let Us Break Bread Together"
"Mine Eyes Have Seen" (Battle Song)
"Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost" (Charity)
"We Have Danced Along" (Beaumont)
"Will Your Anchor Hold?"
"O Worship The King" (Hanover)


Introduced by: Barbara Mullen
Producer: Raymond Short

: 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


Presenter: John Edmunds
Producer: Bill Northwood

: The World About Us: Man of the Masai

Across the vast plains of Tanzania moves the greatest concentration of wild animals in East Africa. This area was once dominated by a fierce tribe of nomadic warriors – the Masai.
Today, they live in peace and this is the story of one Masai, Sam Ole Saitoti, who guides visitors through the spectacular wildlife of the Serengeti National Park. Once a year Sam returns to his tribal home to share in old customs and to witness a vital ceremony - the making of a Masai warrior.
Produced by the National Geographical Society and Wolper Productions Inc


Narrator: Michael Griffiths
Subject: Sam Ole Saitoti

: Music on 2: From the Proms

BBC2 cameras were at the Royal Albert Hall recently to record the first of two Promenade Concerts with outstanding artists.

Pierre Boulez conducts a performance of Stravinsky's complete ballet "The Firebird" with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, leader Bela Dekany. The programme begins with Stravinsky's "Symphonies of wind instruments" (original version).
Introduced by Antony Hopkins

(Part of the concert given on 25 August)


Presenter: Antony Hopkins
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Bela Dekany
Director: Brian Large

: Mary

Rhymes and Reasons
Six programmes exploring through song and conversation, different aspects of thought about living and loving. Starring Mary Travers

Part 3: Women with special guest Georgia Brown featuring authoress Margaret Powell


Musical director: Johnny Pearson
Writer: Mary Travers
Designer: Lesley Joan Bremness
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: The Roads to Freedom: The Defeated: 11: 15th June 1940 - Afternoon

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

The Germans have occupied Paris but the expected armistice has still not been signed. Mathieu's unit is waiting in a village to surrender but Pinette hopes that they will fight.


Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Dramatised by: David Turner
Producer: David Conroy
Director: James Cellan Jones
Latex: Peter Wyatt
Charlot: Freddie Earlle
Little girl: Jane Woolnough
Mathieu: Michael Bryant
Guiccioli: Paul Henry
Longin: John Cater
Nippert: Christian Rodska
Bearded man: Leon Lissek
Pinette: Norman Rossington
Francillon: Stephen Chase
Boris: Anthony Corlan
Bergin: Brian Grellis
Post girl: Clare Sutcliffe
Ivich: Alison Fiske
Waiter: Michael Mulcaster
Sergeant Pierne: Matthew Guinness
Lola: Georgia Brown
Soldiers: Brian Lawson
Soldiers: Patrick Durkin
Menard: David Hargreaves
Grimaud: Robert Davis

: Monkey Business

Starring Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe
with Charles Coburn, Hugh Marlowe

Not another showing of the Marx Brothers classic but Howard Hawks's screwball comedy about a chemist who inadvertently discovers the elixir of life and tests it out on his wife and his board of directors.
Cary Grant plays the scientist, as he did in Hawks's "Bringing Up Baby", and Marilyn Monroe gets her first major comedy role.


Screenplay: Ben Hecht
Screenplay: Charles Lederer
Screenplay: AL Diamond
Producer: Sol C. Siegel
Director: Howard Hawks
Barnaby Fulton: Cary Grant
Edwina: Ginger Rogers
Mr Oxley: Charles Coburn
Lois Laurel: Marilyn Monroe
Harvey Entwhistle: Hugh Marlowe
Siegfried Kitzel: Henri Letondal
Dr Zoldeck: Robert Cornthwaite
Mr Culverly: Larry Keating
Dr Brunner: Douglas Spencer
Mrs Rhinelander: Esther Dale
Little Indian: George Winslow
Jimmy: Emmett Lynn
Guard: Jerry Sheldon
Barber: Joseph Mell
Auto salesman: George Eldredge

: Closedown

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