The John Player League featuring today
Worcestershire v Somerset
At the half-way stage in the competition today's sides are well placed for honours, and in Norman Gifford and Brian Close they have two of the finest skippers in the country. Only last month in this League, Close made a brilliant innings of 131 runs which included eight sixes.
During the tea interval at 4.10* Talking Cricket
Today JOHN ARLOTT talks to GEORGE COX , the former Sussex all-rounder. Humorist and raconteur George Cox , together with his father, gave over 50 years' service to Sussex cricket.
PETER WALKER introduces the programme which includes news of today's other matches.
Commentators at Worcester JOHN ARLOTT and JIM LAKER
Television presentation by BILL TAYI.OR and ROY NORTON Series producer BILL TAYLOR
A digest of the news of the week and other world matters of interest seen by news cameras around the world. The interesting, the picturesque, the important and the dramatic - plus a visual comment ary for those who cannot hear. with Kenneth Kendall
Editor BILL NORTHWOOD
with The Young Generation starring Vince Hill
A series presenting the songs, the singers, and the shows that have sold that magic million.
Guests The Drifters, Diana Trask With ALYN AINSWORTH
AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Choreographer NIGEL LYTHGOE Musical arrangements by ALYN AINSWORTH , JOHNNY COLEMAN ERNIE DUNSTALL and AI.AN HOPER Vocal backing THREE'S A CROWD
Script ROY TUVEY and MAURICE SELLAR Designer ROBERT BERK Director STANLEY APPEL , Producer TERRY HUGHES
(;oblins of the Forest
The second of three films from Heinz Sielmann narrated by David Attenborough
A red squirrel scampering through the trees is now a rare sight in Britain. In Germany it's not so: the big forests still have their quota of red squirrels and now HEINZ SIELMANNhas patiently filmed their behaviour.
Squirrels, dormice, polecats, hedgehogs ... all play their part in the forests, as Heinz Sielmann shows in this film.
Presented bv MICK RHODES
Produced in co-operation with NORDDEUTSCHER RUNDFUNK
Series editors ANTHONY ISAACS and CHRISTOPHER PAnSONS (Bristol)
Like the violin playing of Paganini, who influenced him profoundly. Franz Liszt stretched the powers of the piano to previously unheard-of limits. Like Paganini he too travelled constantly, applauded as the supreme virtuoso of his instrument.
Liszt was welcomed to this country at three widely separated periods of his life. But by chance these represent three distinct stages in his musical development: London saw Liszt as the infant prodigy who played for George IV, as the glamorous sex-symbol who was possibly the most gifted virtuoso pianist who had ever lived, and as the legendary and much venerated composer of old age.
David Wilde , winner of the International Liszt-Bartok Competition in Budapest and a passionate advocate of Liszt, tonight plays music from each period and talks about the prophetic composer and his connections with London.
Producer KENNETH CORDEN
by EVAN JONES with Michael Bryant as Chris Ted Ray as Father Suzanne Neve as Ann Ernest Clark as the Colonel
Chris, a writer, set out to be a genius and has settled for being a success .. ,
Producer INNES LLOYD
Director JAMES CELLAN JONts
In the delightful setting of his windmill home in Sussex, Henry Longhurst , the master golf chronicler, reviews with his guest Harry Carpenter the highlights of the 1973 golfing year, a season which produced a more than normal amount of dramatic activity in this particular sport.
Producer ALAN MOUNCERt
A close look at the politicians, the tactics and progress of Parliament. Presented by PETER HILL
Editor MICHAEL PAYNE