The King Who Liked Mince Pies by JULIA MICHAELS
Guest storyteller Edna Doree Presenters
CHLOE ASHCROFT , JON GLOVER
starring Cliff Robertson with Ty Hardin , James Gregory Robert Culp , Grant Williams
The story of a boat and its celebrated skipper-John F. Kennedy. As his first command in the battle of the Pacific, Lt Kennedy is assigned a battered and rundown PT boat. It is not the most promising of beginnings for a young naval officer. But a Kennedy does not give up easily and PT 109 is soon ready for action.
Director LESLIE H. MARTINSON Holiday Films: pages 17-18
Lt Alvin Cluster:
Lt Reginald Evans:
Pasadena, California, is the scene of this brilliant and fantastic parade every year on 1 January. Johnny Morris looks at American film of the year of preparation and the procession itself: 60 floats, 21 bands, 250 horses and a million and a half people.
Presented by BRIAN PATTEN (Bristol)
Johnny in Yugoslavia: Friday, 7.45 pm
Introduced by Richard Baker
A concert of music by the Strauss family, which took place this morning in the Main Hall of the Musikverein, with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra led and conducted by Willi Boskovsky with members of the VIENNA OPERA BALLETS
Choreography by ALOIS MITTERHUBERT Director HERMAN LANSKE
Royal Institution Lectures 3: Parents and Children
Many young animals come into the world well able to fend for themselves - others rely on their parents for survival.
With film and demonstrations with animals we learn from David Attenborough something about the way the infant animals and parents signal.
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
What's new among 700 yachts, power boats and dinghies from Â£500-Â£30,000. Has the petrol crisis led more motorists to take up sailing? All the answers in this New Year's Day programme direct from the Bahamas pool at Earls Court. Enjoy again highlights of last summer's ocean racing, look forward to 1974.
The Language of Sculpture
The first of two new films about the most famous sculptor in the world. His latest works are shown in the spectacular setting of the unique exhibition of his work that was seen by 400,000 people in Florence.
Now 75, the artist comments on the main forces which have directed his work over the years. He shows how he sets about devising the massive walk-through forms which stand as high as houses.
(Tony Church is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
by E. A. Whitehead
Starring Albert Finney, Rachel Roberts
The first of four BBC2 presentations based on the work of some of Britain's leading theatre companies.
"...one of the few surviving forms of ritual slaughter"
Tonight's film version of the highly acclaimed Royal Court production brings to a wider audience the brilliant performances of Albert Finney and Rachel Roberts as Mr and Mrs Elliot locked together in a marriage that doesn't work.
In this New Year's Day edition Bob Harris looks at highlights from the last series including: Roy Buchanan, Ry Cooder, Humble Pie, Roberta Flack, Rick Wakeman, Steppenwolf, Everly Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, Edgar Winter.