Today's match at the home of cricket is vitally important to both sides who are challenging strongly for a share in this season's League honours.
During the tea interval at 4.10*: Profile of a Cricketer - John Murray (Middlesex and England) by Jim Laker
Frank Bough introduces the programme which includes details of today's other fixtures:
Derbyshire v Surrey; Glamorgan v Kent; Lancs v Hants; Northants v Essex; Notts v Sussex; Warwicks v Worcs; Yorkshire v Gloucestershire
Presenter (Profile of a Cricketer)/Commentator:
Subject (Profile of a Cricketer):
A digest of the news of the week plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear.
with Michael De Morgan
A wildlife Western
In 1872 a Californian cattle king, Pete French, first saw the valley of the Donner und Blitzen river in what has now become the State of Oregon. He wanted it, and he took it. He made it the finest cattle ranch in the West... and he died by a rival's bullet.
Since 1935 the ranch has been part of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and includes one of the largest freshwater marshes in America.
But without Steens Mountain, the real hero of this film, this valley in a desert could not exist.
with guest stars Harve Presnell, Olivia Newton John, Kiri Te Kanawa, Rostal and Schaefer
and featuring Julian Orchard
(Kiri Te Kanawa appears by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden)
Orchestra directed by:
Beethoven Violin Sonata in D
Brahms Violin Sonata in G major
These are two sonatas which they have frequently played together but seldom in public performance. Both agree that these sonatas are two of their favourite works.
Starring Alan Alda as Hawkeye, Wayne Rogers as Trapper John
Henry has been getting out of hand recently, even to the point of behaving like a commanding officer. And when he refuses to grant home leave to a wounded helicopter pilot it's the last straw.
Major F Burns:
by Michael J. Bird
Starring Ian Hendry, Wanda Ventham
with Stefan Gryff
Guest stars Maurice Denham, Ronald Howard, Paul Maxwell, Susan Engel
The tensions and pressures increase on the Shepherds, particularly when they lose a very close friend.
Writer/Series created by:
Sir Hugh Russell: