No titles. New Year's Honours.
General view of Buckingham Palace. M/S of headlines of newspapers; zoom in to article on New Year Honours.
We then see various library shots of people named in the Honours list. Interior shots of the Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) shaking hands with former test cricketer Sir Leary Constantine, now made life peer. Chairman of British Leyland Sir Donald Stokes is seen sitting in cab of Leyland motor at some kind of show. He is also now made life peer.
General view of QE2 on stocks prior to launching. Shot of the man in charge of the QE2 project, Mr John Rannie, handing a note to the Queen on a launching dais. He is now made CBE. General view of Hovercraft, (model). M/S of Christopher Cockerell, Hovercraft inventor, now made knight.
Shots of Vera Lynn (at art gallery), now OBE; tennis player Ann Haydon-Jones, now MBE; rifleman Bob Braithwaite with his gun, now MBE. L/S of hurdler David Hemery receiving his gold at Olympics, now made MBE. M/S of boxer Chris Finnegan, now made MBE. Shots of sailing experts Rodney Pattisson and Ian MacDonald Smith, now made MBEs.
M/S of former boxer Henry Cooper sorting through vegetables in a greengrocer's or supermarket. He is now made OBE. Interior shot of Foreign Secretary Michael Stewart sitting on settee with wife, having a cup of tea. He has now been made Companion of Honour.