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This fascinating film of England v Australia at Lord's, narrated by John Arlott and Ralph Richardson, introduces the viewer “to a very revered patch of English turf, plumb in line with the Pavilion” and guides us through the game.

It features footage of Bradman, Compton, Hutton, and Dexter, as well as a spin-bowling master-class from Bert Rhodes who pitches balls that Graeme Swann would be proud of.

Beautifully shot, the film is an incredible tribute to a game that “began in quiet places, and lives on in quiet places, deep in the hearts of those who love it”.

Full details about this film can be found online at timeimage.wikispaces.com/Cricket

Today, the British Council's sport programme still focuses on education through sport to promote cross-cultural relations britishcouncil.org/sport.htm

We also work in film to promote British filmmaking around the world. For more information about the British Council's current work in film, see britishcouncil.org/arts-film-_how_we_work.htm

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From the early 1930s, for a period of about 20 years, the British Council was an enthusiastic commissioner and distributor of documentaries, designed to showcase Britain to the outside world.

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From the early 1930s, for a period of about 20 years, the British Council was an enthusiastic commissioner and distributor of documentaries, designed to showcase Britain to the outside world.

Made by some of the finest filmmakers of the time these films are today held in the BFI archives.

The aim of TIME/IMAGE is to catalogue and digitise as many films as possible, and make them available to the general public.

Find out more at timeimage.org.uk/

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