At midday in Washington - five o'clock in London - Jimmy Carter takes the oath of allegiance on the steps of The Capitol to become the 39th President of the United States.
Live coverage, via satellite, from the departure of President Ford from the White House to the inauguration speech in which President Carter outlines his policies. Commentator
Editor MIKE TOWNSON
with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather on 2
With BRIAN REDHEAD and WILFRID BRAMBELL
Script BARRY TOOK
Presented by Michael Charlton and Charles Wheeler including UK Report
With Richard Kershaw , David Sells Newsreader Peter Woods
The Book Programme's monthly edition in which guest critics review the month's top titles in conversation with Robert Robinson
This month's critics are
Jill Tweedie , A. J. P. Taylor and Jonathan Raban
Producer PHILIP SPEIGHT
Executive producer WILL WYATT
A. J. P.
In the first of Derek Nimmo 's new series of ten programmes he asks his guests to look into the future at the start of the New Year. What does it hold for us ... indeed is there a future for us ... ?
Designer IAN ASHURST
Producer GARETH GWENLAN
Written and presented by Magnus Magnusson 1: In the Beginning
' In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth ' - so begins the best-known book of the Western world; best-known, but perhaps not nowadays the best-understood.
What is the Bible? How did it come to be written? To what historical events does it truly relate? Tonight MAGNUS MAGNUSSON begins his 12-part investigation with a search into remotest antiquity-contrasting the first eight chapters of Genesis - the stories of Adam, the Garden of Eden, Noah and the Flood - with our latest knowledge about the birth of man and of civilisation...
Bible reader Eric Porter
Film cameramen PETER HALL and JOHN HOOPER
Film editor DICK ALLEN Executive producer DAVID COLLISON
Producers PAUL JORDAN and ANTONIA BENEDEK
Book (same title) 16.50, available March from bookshops
King Vidor Season
starring Hedy Lamarr Robert Young
The product of a conservative Boston family, young Harry Pulham seems destined to lead a wealthy uneventful existence, until service overseas in World War I leaves him with a restless spirit of rebellion. Then he meets Marvin Myles, a beautiful career girl who is to alter drastically his outlook on life. Vidor assembled a fine cast for the film version of J. P. Marquand 's novel, the kind of saga of American life which always attracted him.
Director KING VIDOR
Mr Pulham Sr:
Rodney ' Bo-Jo Brown:
Hugh, the butler:
GEORGINE ANDERSON reads
3 by D. J. ENRIGHT