Harold visits a harem in A Sailor Made Man and finds the path of true love is always stony in Spring Fever. Television version written by PETER DURSTON
Produced by BOB HOAG (R)
Live from Vienna
Herbert von Karajan conducts the Vienna
Philharmonic Orchestra All the splendour of the traditional start to Vienna's New Year televised live from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein, with music by members of the Strauss family including the Blue
Danube and Emperor waltzes by Johann Strauss (son) and the Radetzky March of his father. In the waltz Voices of Spring the soprano soloist is Kathleen Battle. Among the other attractions are a polka executed by the horses of the Spanish Riding School, and dancers of the Vienna State Opera performing waltzes in the Schoenbrunn Palace.
Introduced by Richard Baker Choreography GERUNDE DILL Presented by the AUSTRIAN TELEVISION SERVICE Director HUMPHREY BURTON (Part 1 can be heard on Radio 3 only, 10. 5-10.45 am)
A simultaneous broadcast with Radio 3. Viewers with stereo Radio 3 may wish to turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative.
Introduced by Richard Pitman Four races from the second day of this popular New Year meeting which pulls in the crowds after Christmas.
12.45 The Ernest Jones
Diamond H'cap Hurdle (2m)
1.20 The Ernest Jones
Jewellers H'cap 'Chase (2tm)
1.55 The Steel Plate Trial Hurdle (2m)
2.30 The Andy Stovold Benefit Year Novices 'Chase (2m) Commentators
PETER O'SULLEVAN , JOHN HANMER Producer FRED VINER
A compilation of the best of the arts of 1986 presented by Russell Davies, including:
Media: it was the year of the new newspapers, Today and The Independent, of daytime television, of Heimat and The Singing Detective.
Film: the year of The Mission was also the year of Hector Babenco's Kiss of the Spiderwoman and David Byrne's True Stories.
Books: Garrison Keillor made the bestseller lists with his novel based on his cult
American radio show Lake Wobegon Days and Kingsley Amis won the Booker Prize for The Old Devils.
Theatre: the RSC staged Macbeth with Jonathan Pryce in Stratford and in the West End their transfer of Les liaisons dangereuse was a sell-out.
Opera: two visiting directors made the biggest impact - Peter Stein with the Welsh National Opera's Otello and Yuri Lyubimov at the Royal Opera House with Jenufa.
Art: William Feaver reports on the year's art which included Frank Auerbach winning the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale and Gilbert and George winning the Turner Prize.
Architecture: Richard Rogers, James Stirling and Norman Foster were celebrated in an exhibition at the Royal Academy outlining their plans for redesigning London.
Producer KEVIN LOADER Editor JOHN ARCHER
The competition reaches its climax at the Opera House in Buxton. The six finalists have come a long way since April when they first sang in the preliminary heats. Today they put forward their strongest programmes. Brian Kay talks to the singers about their impressions of the competition, and recalls the highlights.
Designer ALAN WRIGHT
Sound supervisor RON ALLAN Lighting JOHN BLACK
Producer HILARY BOULDING BBC Scotland
(In association with J. Sainsbury)
from Garmisch-Partenkirchen Looking for a breath of fresh air after the week's festivities? How about climbing to the height of the dome of St Paul 's, stepping into special skis and launching yourself the distance of the pitch at Wembley Stadium. The longest jump should win, of course, but there is a snag - the judges, who mark your mid-air style!
Commentator RON PICKERING Television presentation by ZDF. West Germany Producer JIM RESIDE
(The Bat) by JOHANN STRAUSS conducted by Carlos Kleiber
Today is very much
Johann Strauss (son) day. Following the Vienna New Year's Day concert this morning, one of the wittiest of all operettas comes tonight from the Bavarian State Opera House in Munich, where it was recorded at yesterday's traditional New Year's Eve performance. Doktor Falke is the bat of the title who aims to play a complicated practical joke on his old friend Eisenstein. Rosalinde, Eisenstein's wife, Adele, their maid, and Count Orlofsky are his accomplices.
BAVARIAN STATE ORCHESTRA
CHORUS AND BALLET OF THE
BAVARIAN STATE OPERA Choreography GUDRUN LEBEN Designer
GUNTHER SCHNEIDER-SIEMSSEN Stage producer OTTO SCHENK
English subtitles by ROY TIPPING Television director BRIAN LARGE Television production by BAVARIAN TELEVISION
A simultaneous broadcast with Radio 3. Viewers with stereo Radio 3 may wish to turn off TV sound andposition their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative.
French thriller starring
Marie France Pisier Michael Lonsdale Daniel Gelin
On the day of her husband's funeral, bailiffs arrive to impound Colette's furniture for a mystery debt. As they leave, a wallet falls from a secret drawer and its contents leave Colette in no doubt that her husband was leading a double life. Appalled by the thought that she has spent 12 years with a stranger, Colette starts to unravel the clues in the wallet and embarks on a dangerous trail.
Screenplay by DANIELE THOMPSON Directed by EDOUARD MOLINARO NADINE TRINTIGNANT , MICHAEL BOISROND , ROGER GILLIOZ
(A French mini-series with English subtitles. Part 2 will be shown tomorrow at 10.0pm)
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Australia v England
Four countries are taking part in this special competition staged over one week as part of the America's Cup festival.
Each team plays each other team once, with the top two going through to the final next Wednesday.
Today England face Australia in their first one-day international of the tour. The clash won't be made any easier with half of the match being played under the glare of the WACA's floodlight towers.
Highlights are introduced by RICHIE BENAUD
Television presentation CHANNEL 9. Australia