Today's story is "The Day the Sea Froze" by Sue Charlton
Author (The Day the Sea Froze)/Scriptwriter:
The fight for the Ashes starts today in Brisbane, and Peter West introduces this recording of highlights of the first day's play sent from Australia by satellite.
Victories against Australia are never gained easily. Len Hutton's side in 1954-5 were the last to win a series outright in Australia when England's fast bowlers played a decisive role.
Presented by David Kenning and Bill Taylor in collaboration with the Australian Broadcasting Commission
Below the light, Dr David Bellamy finds a bizarre life which very few people, even professional marine scientists, have seen before. Not only did the cameras reveal the animals in their natural habitat but discovered new evidence of their peculiar behaviour.
Natural history film from Norddeutscher Rundfunk (Hamburg)
with Peter Woods reporting the world tonight with the BBC's reporters and correspondents at home and abroad
A Television Literary Quiz
Alan Brien asks Alan Bennett, Margaret Drabble, Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy, Philip Hope-Wallace for their opinions and reactions
Hear a South American General tell how he carried out a revolution-all by telephone and while wearing pyjamas. See the diamond rush in Venezuela in a honky-tonk town where fortunes are made and life is cheap.
These are just two of the fascinating stories in Europa's series of three programmes on South America which starts tonight. South America, the ever more turbulent continent, as it has been seen recently by the cameras of European television.
Introduced by Derek Hart
A King in the Country featuring George Hamilton IV
with The Hillsiders
and guests Slim Whitman, Jan Holly
The Country King is tonight joined by Slim Whitman, the King of Western, still the highest-selling country and western recording artist in this country.
Introduced by David Allan from the Nashville Rooms in London
by William Douglas Home
"The object of my visit is to endeavour to persuade you to abandon your intention of printing the article about my daughter."
(Dinsdale Landen and Penelope Wilton are appearing in 'The Philanthropist' at the Mayfair Theatre, London)
Sir Eric Brown:
In the summer of 1970, John Frankenheimer went to Spain to spend six million dollars filming Joseph Kessel's epic novel The Horsemen. He did this in the face of a general slump in the film industry, with falling box office, studios closing and mass unemployment. Review went to Spain to see Frankenheimer at work, and to find out what makes a man spend $20,000 to film a scene that will last only one minute on the screen.
Now in her 80s, Salka Viertel has probably witnessed more of the cinema, theatre, and literature of Europe in this century than any other woman living. Born in Poland, she married the Austrian director Berthold Viertel, who was portrayed by Isherwood in Prater Violet, and went to Hollywood in the early 30s. There she became Garbo's close friend and wrote two of her movies. Her California home became a salon for such men as Brecht, Feuchtwanger, Schoenberg, and Thomas Mann. Tonight she talks to James Mossman about her life.
Interviewer (Salka Viertel)/Editor:
Director (Salka Viertel):
Introduced by Mike Harding
featuring Trapeze; Landisfarne, a group of five musicians from Newcastle; Satisfaction, filmed during a live performance at 'Sisters'; Jonathan Kelly singing some of his own songs; and a visual dip into the new releases.