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The John Player League
Leicestershire v Somerset
The title could be decided this afternoon between two sides that have shown the other counties the way in this year's League. A win for Leicestershire will almost certainly take the trophy to Grace Road for the first time; but if second-placed Somerset upset the favourites, then this season's Championship will continue with an uncertain excitement right up until the last ball.
During the tea interval at 4.10*: Talking Cricket
JOHN ARLOTT talks with ALAN WHARTON (Lancashire and England) about his career and his Lancashire contemporaries.
PETER WALKER introduces the programme which includes news of today's other matches
Commentators at Grace Road, Leicester: JOHN ARLOTT and JIM LAKER
Television presentation
BILL TAYLOR and JOHNNIE WATHERSTOM Series producer BILL TAYLOR

Contributors

Talks:
John Arlott
Unknown:
Alan Wharton
Introduces:
Peter Walker
Unknown:
John Arlott
Unknown:
Bill Taylor
Unknown:
Johnnie Watherstom
Producer:
Bill Taylor

Into the Headless Valley
Narrated by Andrew Faulds
This is the story of a 400-mile river journey into the wilds of Canada to explore the legend of a sombre valley where, since the early days of this century, a succession of prospectors and explorers have met their deaths.
The members of the expedition are almost as colourful as the legend they are exploring. Their leader is a hyphenated baronet, Captain Sir Ranulph Twisleton -Wykeham-Fiennes, professional explorer; and the party includes Police Constable Ben Usher , lifeboatman and life-saver from Bridlington, Yorkshire.
Yet this is only the easy start to their adventures: in next week's World About Us they venture ' Through the Gates of Hell,' the more dangerous second half of their journey.
Here was the untamed wilderness. Immeasurable canyons gouged the landscape. It was breathtaking ... our senses were utterly engulfed. This was Nature at her most majestic.
(THE TIMES)
Series editors ANTHONY ISAACS and CHRISTOPHER PARSONS (Bristol)

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Faulds
Unknown:
Sir Ranulph Twisleton
Unknown:
Ben Usher
Editors:
Anthony Isaacs
Editors:
Christopher Parsons

An international spectacular featuring the music of this great artist
starring Lulu, Mary Roos, Nicoletta and the International Dancers
A Sender Freies Berlin/BBC production

Contributors

Musician:
Gilbert Bécaud
Singer:
null Lulu
Singer:
Mary Roos
Performer:
null Nicoletta
Dancers:
The International Dancers
Choreography:
William Millie
SFB Orchestra directed by:
Paul Kuhn
Orchestrations:
Gerry van Rooyen
Costumes:
Eva-Maria Schröder
Designer:
Adalbert Hartel
Producer:
Ernest Maxin

The versatility of the guitar in today's musical scene makes it a unique instrument.
Julian Bream and Mike Harding examine this phenomenon and look at the techniques, artistry, sounds and physical changes in the instrument within five fields of music.
Musical contributions from Julian Bream (classical), Jeff Beck (rock), Paco Pena (flamenco), John Renbourn (folk and blues), Barney Kessel (jazz) all of whom talk about their different musical styles.

Contributors

Presenter/Guitarist:
Julian Bream
Presenter:
Mike Harding
Guitarist:
Julian Bream
Guitarist:
Jeff Beck
Guitarist:
Paco Pena
Guitarist:
John Renbourn
Guitarist:
Barney Kessel
Lighting:
Ritchie Richardson
Sound:
Raymund Angel
Design:
Richard McManan-Smith
Producer:
Alan Benson

by F. TENNYSON JESSE: dramatised in four parts by ELAINE MORGAN
Julia Starling , at 21, has made herself into a successful business woman. But she has also made an ill-judged wartime marriage. In 1918 she faces the return of her husband from the war.
Part 2
Producer REX TUCKER
Director RAYMOND MENMUIR

Contributors

Unknown:
F. Tennyson
Unknown:
Elaine Morgan
Unknown:
Julia Starling
Producer:
Rex Tucker
Director:
Raymond Menmuir
Julia:
Francesca Annis
Marian Lestrange:
Jill Melford
Gipsy Danvers:
Charlotte Howard
Emily:
Sylvia Barter
Bertha Starling:
Georgine Anderson
Anne Ackroyd:
Petronella Barker
Herbert Starling:
Bernard Hepton
George Beale:
John Nettleton
Mildred Beale:
Maggie Flint
Mrs Almond:
Mary Chester
Elsa Beale:
Rosemary Blake
Leonard Carr:
John Duttine
Mrs Carr:
Maryann Turner

The first person to have four plays running simultaneously in the West End since Noël Coward. MICHAEL DEAN talks to the highly successful author of Relatively Speaking, How the Other Half Loves, Absurd Person Singular and the widely acclaimed trilogy The Norman Conquests. ..
Producer MICHAEL HILL

Contributors

Unknown:
Norman Conquests.
Producer:
Michael Hill

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