The John Player League Sussex v Essex
Today is the start of the season for English cricket's ' Sprint' Knockout Competition and for the first day of the 40-over variety BBC2 cameras are at the County Ground at Hove where Sussex meet Essex in a duet between specialists of the limited-over game.
During the tea interval at 4.10*: Talking Cricket
JIM LAKER, with FRED TITMUS , TOM GRAVENEY , TONY BROWN and JOHN MURRAY look forward to the coming season.
FRANK BOUGH introduces the programme which includes news of today's other fixtures.
Commentators at Hove
JOHN ARLOTT and JIM LAKER
Television presentation ALAN MOUNCER and BOB DUNCAN
Series producer bill TAYLOR
A digest of the news of the week with Michael De Morgan
Editor BILL NORTHWOOD
Valdes - Bay of the Whales Narrator Hugh Falkus
Unique close-up encounters with whales in their breeding grounds off the Argentine coast: meeting a 60-foot whale underwater face to face sounds like a frightening assignment, yet this is what Krov and Ann Menuhin undertook to do for their first film.
It was part of an eight-month visit to the Valdes Peninsula to film a unique concentration of breeding sea-lions, elephant seals, whales, penguins and other sea-birds. The Menuhins had many adventures but none more exciting than with the Southern Right Whales.
' I must say that for the first 15 or 20 minutes that I was in the water with them I don' think I was scared as much as just awed ... it's like seeing a submarine underwater for the first time -it's an immense thing ....... ' I think it was also this sense of newness-of actually doing something that very few people, if any, have done before; and here we were actually in the water with 65 or 70 tons of whale playing and sharing a few moments of time which certainly can never be replaced.'
A Menuhin-Pruna Production Series editors ANTHONY ISAACS and CHRISTOPHER PARSONS (Bristol)
A series of programmes featuring the best in big band music. This week
Buddy Rich and his Band BUDDY RICH (drums)
CHAS DAVIS, LARRY HALL
JOHN HOFFMAN , GREG HOPKINS (trumpets)
ALAN KAPLAN , JOHN LEYS
KEITH O'QUINN (trombones) PAT LABARBERA, BOB MARTIN
JOE ROMANO , JOHN ASLAWSKI BOB CREA (saxophones) JAMES BRUNO (guitar)
RONALD PALEY (bass guitar) BOB BUDSON (piano)
Sound CHRIS HOICOMBE. . JOHN TIHPERLEY Lighting TOMMY THOMAS
Producer STANLEY DORFMAN
(Buddy Rich appeared by arrangement with Harold Davison )
The Finnish bass is 6ft Sins tall and at the outset of his career failed to get into the chorus of the Helsinki Opera because they could not afford to buy him boots. Thirteen years ago he was teacher in a tiny village school deep in the heart of Finland and it is there that Bernard Levin interviews him.
PRO ARTE ORCHESTRA leader JOHN LUDLOW
Conducted by EDWARD DOWNES ORPHEUS SINGERS
Director BOWLES BEVAN
Designer DON TAYLOR
Producer PATRICIA FOY
by Pat Hooker
with Michael Elwyn as the Hon Greville Carnforth
A case is mystifying Dr Helen Rheinman: a young girl is healthy but incapable of walking. Talking it over with the Carnforth family Lady Mary says, 'She sounds as if she's bewitched.'
starring Alan Alda as Hawkeye Wayne Rogers as Trapper John Dear Dad ... Three
As usual, there's nothing to write home about. And in a letter to his father, Hawkeye is forced to resort to an account of yet another dreary routine day at the Army hospital unit. Including the sergeant who needs blood plasma and insists that it must be from a white donor.