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: Play School

The King Who Liked Mince Pies by JULIA MICHAELS
Guest storyteller Edna Doree Presenters


Unknown: Edna Doree
Presenters: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenters: Jon Glover

: Closedown

: PT 109

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


Unknown: Cliff Robertson
Unknown: Ty Hardin
Unknown: James Gregory
Unknown: Robert Culp
Unknown: Grant Williams
Unknown: F. Kennedy.
Director: Leslie H. Martinson
Lt Kennedy: Cliff Robertson
Ensign Thom: Ty Hardin
Cmdr Ritchie: James Gregory
Ensign Ross: Robert Culp
Lt Alvin Cluster: Grant Williams
Yeoman Rogers: Lew Gallo
Benjamin Kevu: Errol John
Lt Reginald Evans: Michael Pate

: The Tournament of Roses

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


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Presented By: Brian Patten

: New Year's Day Concert from Vienna

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


Introduced By: Richard Baker
Conducted By: Willi Boskovsky
Choreography By: Alois Mitterhubert
Director: Herman Lanske

: News on 2


: The Languages of Animals

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.


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Escape to the Sea

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
What's new among 700 yachts, power boats and dinghies from £500-£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.


Introduced By: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Tony Salmon
Editor: Brian Robins

: Henry Moore

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)


Narrator: Tony Church
Film Cameraman: Henry Farrar
Writer: John Read
Producer: John Read

: Alpha Beta

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.


Author: E.A. Whitehead
Producer: Timothy Burrill
Director: Anthony Page
Mr. Elliot: Albert Finney
Mrs. Elliot: Rachel Roberts

: News on 2


: The Old Grey Whistle Test

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.


Presenter: Bob Harris
Musician: Roy Buchanan
Musician: Ry Cooder
Musician: Roberta Flack
Musician: Rick Wakeman
Musician: Jimi Hendrix
Musician: Edgar Winter
Director: Colin Strong
Producer: Michael Appleton

: Closedown

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