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Direct from Old Trafford

Lancashire, champions of the Sunday League since its inception in 1969, today play Essex in a match which could prove vital to their hopes of retaining the title. Essex have proved themselves to be great exponents of the one-day game and are the pacemakers so far in the 1971 series.

During the tea interval at 4.0*: Profile of a Cricketer: J.C. Laker (Surrey, Essex and England) by John Arlott

Frank Bough introduces the programme which includes news of all today's other League fixtures.
Commentators at Old Trafford: John Arlott and Jim Laker


Frank Bough
Commentator/Presenter (Profile of a Cricketer):
John Arlott
Jim Laker
TV Presentation/Series Producer:
Bill Taylor
TV Presentation:
Bob Duncan

What is it? Where does it come from? How much do you know about it?
Chairman Professor Barry Cunliffe, Southampton University
The chairman challenges a team of archaeologists to identify and discuss objects from the period of the Roman Occupation of Britain, AD 43 - 5th century.
Kate Pretty, Researcher in Archaeology, Cambridge University
Dr Tony Birley, historian and archaeologist, Leeds University
Dr John Wild, Lecturer in Archaeology, Manchester University

(The return of a TV classic: page 3)


Professor Barry Cunliffe
Kate Pretty
Dr Tony Birley
Dr John Wild
Bob Toner
Tony Broughton

Encased in ten tons of the latest technology, a group of scientists and journalists attempts to blast its way over 3,000 miles and half a continent-from the Republic of Senegal to Timbuctoo and beyond. The expedition's ultimate goal-the great Lake Tchad, a little-explored waterway the size of Wales, right in the heart of Africa.

The scientists are hoping that a study of the lake might provide some information which will help fight the problems of ecology at present facing the modern world. The technologists are hoping that their hovercraft will prove to be the ideal means of transport for such a rigorous journey. For, if successful, might not such machines bring untold benefits to a people for whom time stands still?

In retrospect the explorers have their doubts. For how can their blustering vehicle enhance a life-style which, though harsh and frugal still has the capacity for joy and the simple dignity of being alive?
Expedition sponsored by International Publishing Corporation
(A special compilation from three programmes shown in July 1971)


John Stockbridge
Presented by:
John Purdie
Bob Saunders

Can your 12-year-old play the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto yet? Dr Shinichi Suzuki, the Japanese violin teacher, believes that we all start life with a musical potential which most of us fail to develop.

His pupils - some 15,000 have learnt by his method in Japan alone - start the violin at 2 or 3 years old and, with the help of their mothers, are encouraged to acquire their musical skill in the same way they acquire the skill of speech. The results, as this film shows, can be startling.

Suzuki is concerned with the whole education of human beings, not with training professional musicians. But at a time when first-rate violinists and teachers are in short supply, his ideas have an immediate practical value as well.
Presented by Kenneth van Barthold with Yehudi Menuhin


Kenneth van Barthold
Yehudi Menuhin
Dr Shinichi Suzuki
David Buckton

Hugh Scully visits one of the finest collections in the world of pipes and smoking paraphernalia and the collector Anthony Irving.
Introduced by Arthur Negus
(from Bristol; previously shown in "Collector's World" on 19 January 1971)


Arthur Negus
Hugh Scully
Anthony Irving
Paul Smith
John King

by Bruce Stewart
[Starring] Iain Cuthbertson, Michael Gambon, Edith Macarthur
Guest stars James Copeland, Gay Hamilton, James Cosmo

The borders in the 16th century were a man's world. Woman's true position was not much higher than that of cattle. But one woman, 'the wee daftie,' forces several men to change their opinions.


Bruce Stewart
Series created by:
Bill Craig
David McKenzie
Script Editor:
Martin Worth
Anthony Coburn
Roger Jenkins
Iain Cuthbertson
Gavin Ker:
Michael Gambon
Margaret Ker:
Edith MacArthur
Jamie Ker:
Ross Campbell
James Garbutt
Agnes Ker:
Eileen Nicholas
Gay Hamilton
James Copeland
James Cosmo
Kevin Collins
John Garrie
Anne Michie:
Jon Rollason
Angus Lennie

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