The John Player League featuring Essex v Hampshire
Today's top teams are very much in the running for the major prize, and this match could mean as much as £1,500 between first and second place to the losers.
With the all-round ability of Keith Boyce , and the batting strength of Keith Fletcher and Brian Ed meades , Essex are a formidable team indeed, but Hampshire, in the shape of Barry Richards and Andy Roberts have players of equal calibre, and this could well prove the match of the season.
PETER WALKER introduces the programme which includes news of today's other matches: Kent v Surrey
Middlesex v Warwickshire
Northamptonshire v Derbyshire Somerset v Glamorgan Worcestershire v Sussex
Yorkshire v Gloucestershire
Commentators at Chelmsford JOHN ARLOTT and JIM LAKER
' As a player he always had a keen eye for his opponents' weaknesses and he retains it now, so that his examination and exposition of technique is as good as that of any broadcaster. He was, too, a profound tactician as is apparent in his interpretation of any phase of a match ...'
JOHN ARLOTT writing about JIM LAKER in Armchair Cricket.
JOHNNIE WATHERSTON and HUW JONM
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 commentary for those who cannot hear. with Richard Whitmore
Editor BILL MORTHWOOO
Narrated by ANTHONY SMITH
They range from Lobster a la Normande in smart restaurants that most of us can't afford to shrimps at a seaside stall ...
' They ' are the ubiquitous crustaceans. Wearing their skeletons on the outside and with extraordinary collections of curious limbs, they are designed to a very different specification from us.
Under the crustacean banner, the crabs and scampi which we relish on the dining-table join such seemingly diverse creatures as sandhoppers, barnacles, water-fleas and even the common woodlouse. Crustaceans may sound dull and obscure but they have adapted to such a vast range of life-styles that their world-often bizarre and colourful-is always full of the unexpected.
Producer MICHAEL SALISBURY Series editors ANTONY ISAACS and CHRISTOPHER PARSONS (Bristol)
A new series starring Peter Morrison and Anne Lome Gillies with JAN WILSON , PATRICK MALAHIDE and featuring Chic Murray
Together they explore the music and humour of this week's subject: Leisure
BRIAN FAHEY and the BBC SCOTTISH RADIO ORCHESTRA leader IAN TYRE
Written and compiled by DEREK BRECHIN Executive producer IAIN MACFADYEN Designer HELEN RAE
Producer TERRY HENESERY
rehearses students and young singers in scenes from Donizetti's
(translation by EDWARD j. DENT ) with asas as Repetiteur
Another chance to see one of the master classes in which Sir Geraint is again working on an opera with which he is particularly associated. This is a chance to see the thought and work that lie behind his masterly portrayal of the comic-sad Don Pasquale.
Scenes staged by MALCOLM FRASER Designer KEITH CHEETHAM Producer DAVID BUCKTON
En route to begin his freshman year at college, biology student Jerry Payne meets ' Pookie,' a strange, disarming and irrepressibly talkative young girl also embarking on her first college year. Gradually their friendship deepens into love.
Screenplay by ALVIN SARGENT
Based on the novel by john NICHOLS Producer and director ALAN J. PAKULA Films: page 11
Robert Gladwell reads
Corinna's Going A-Maying by ROBERT HERRICK