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

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

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

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