• Publication date: June 25, 2012

Arthur's Hallowed Ground

Arthur is the groundsman. He's a perfectionist who has lovingly tended the cricket pitch for 45 years. Now he is given a new assistant.

  • Publication date: June 25, 2012

Arthur's Hallowed Ground

Program data

Duration: 75

Production Year: 1984

MBC Max:

July 3, 2012 02:40 (KSA) ~ July 3, 2012 01:40 (CLT)

Arthur has been taking care of the greensward for the cricket team since time immemorial and is at odds with the perennially losing team's board of directors.

Len Draycock and others want Arthur to shape the pitch to give the home team an advantage -- like every other home team.

They would also like him to retire so they can install a modern system to tend the grounds and use his salary for needed amenities.

Arthur's battles with Len and the board intensify when he is given an underprivileged young black man as an assistant.


  • Jimmy Jewel
  • Michael Elphick
  • David Swift
  • Vas Blackwood
  • Bernard Gallagher
  • Jean Boht

Directed by: Freddie Young