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Christmas 1969

 Christmas Eve 1969 - Wednesday 24th December 1969 - BBC-1 Television
10:35am Nai Zindagi-Naya Jeevan
11:05am Here's Lucy
11:30am Golden Age of Comedy
12:45pm Jackanory
1pm The Great Sleigh Robbery (cartoon)
1:10pm Boniface's Holiday (cartoon)
1:30pm Watch with Mother
1:45pm News
1:50pm Sky at Night Special 1969-Year of Space
2:20pm Star of India (film) starring Cornell Wilde, Jean Wallace, Herbert Lom
3:45pm 4472 - Flying Scotsman
4:25pm Play School
4:50pm The Private Life of the Robin
5:15pm Something Cool: Men's Figure Skating Champion of the World
5:50pm News
6pm Nationwide
6:15pm Carols from King's College Cambridge
7pm The Doctors
7:25pm The Gang Show
8:15pm Cilla
9:05pm News
9:25pm The Merry Widow, operetta by Franz Lehar, with Mary Costa, Jeremy Brett
11:10pm The Spinners at the Phil
11:45pm Christmas Midnight Mass from the Roman Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol

Christmas Eve 1969 - Wednesday 24th December 1969 - BBC-2 Television
11-11:20am Play School: Wolf, Wolf
4:45pm Christmas on 2: preview
4:50pm The Three Princes: play by Rex Tucker
5:50pm My World ... And Welcome To It. James Thurber
6:15pm Silbury Saga: review
7pm Show of the Week: Mantovani and his Concert Orchestra
7:50pm Newsroom
8:15pm Johnny Cash sings
9:25pm Genevieve (film) starring John Gregson, Dinah Sheridan, Kenneth More, Kay Kendall
10:50pm Christmas Carols
11:15pm News Summary
11:20pm Laura (film) starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, Judith Anderson

Christmas Eve 1969 - Wednesday 24th December 1969 - ITV - Thames Television (London)
10:05am Flipper
10:30am The Lone Ranger
10:55am Tingha and Tucker Christmas Club
11:10am Lift Off
11:40am Junior Showtime
12:20pm Call Me Bwana (film) starring Bob Hope, Anita Ekberg
2:05pm Crossroads
2:30pm Peyton Place
2:55pm Lost in Space
3:55pm Heidi (film) starring Maximillian Schell, Jean Simmons, Michael Redgrave, Jennifer Edwards
5:50pm News
6pm George Martin Presents - With a Little Help from my Friends
7pm Coronation Street
7:30pm Doctor in the House (film) starring Dirk Bogarde, Kenneth More, Donald Sinden, Muriel Pavlow
9:10pm Carry on Christmas, by Talbot Rothwell, with the Carry On Team and Frankie Howerd
10:10pm News
10:30pm The Herb Alpert Show
11:35pm Donald Swann's Christmas Candle
12:00-1:15am Midnight Communion from St Martin-in-the-Fields


Christmas Day 1969 - Thursday 25th December 1969 - BBC-1 Television
9am On Christmas Day in the Morning
9:30am A Spoonful of Sugar from Stoke Mandeville Hospital
10am News
10:05pm Tom and Jerry
10:15am The Doctors
10:35am Service from St George's Chapel, in the presence of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh
11:45am Rolf Harris. Meet the Kids
12:30pm Royal Family (documentary film)
2:15pm Top of the Pops '69 (part 1)
3pm Billy Smart's Circus Spectacular
4:10pm Disney Time, with Julie Andrews
5pm Cinderella: pantomime with Jimmy Tarbuck, Beryl Reid, Anita Harris, Jack Tripp
6:30pm News
6:40pm Save the Children: appeal by Barbara Mullen
6:45pm Christmas Night with the Stars
8:15pm Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show
9;15pm McLintock (film) starring John Wayne
11:15pm Tony Bennett and the Count Baasie Orchestra
12:05am And was made Black: a look at a modern incarnation

Christmas Day 1969 - Thursday 25th December 1969 - BBC-2 Television
10:15am Play School: The Little Drummer Boy
10:35am Service from St George's Chapel, in the presence of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh (as BBC1)
11:45am Kyote (film) by Kon Ichikawa
12:30pm 12:30pm Royal Family (documentary film)(as BBC1)
2:15pm Chronicle: The Fate of the Armada
3pm The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty, Acta 1,2 & 3 with Antoinette Sibley, Anthony Dowell
5;25pm News Summary
5:30pm Call My Bluff
6pm The Price of Fame: or Fame at any Price
6:45pm The Paladins of Palermo, from the Sicilian Puppet Theatre
7:10pm Children Talking: That Christmas Feeling
7:20pm Jesus: His life through the eyes of the young generation
8:05pm News
8:15pm Bird's-Eye View: Beside the Seaside, by Sir John Betjeman
9:05pm This Colourful Year of Sport. Henry Longhurst looks back
10:25pm Barbra Streisand entertains
11:15pm News Headlines
11:16 pm The Day They Robbed The Bank of England (film) starring Aldo Ray, Peter O'Toole, Elizabeth Sellars

Christmas Day 1969 - Thursday 25th December 1969 - ITV - Thames Television (London)
8:15am Carols for Everyone
9:30am Cinema Special
10:15am United Free Church Service , from St. James's Road Methodist Church, Shirley, Southampton
11am A Merry Morning from Seacroft Hospital, Leeds
11:30am Moonfleet (film) starring Stewart Granger, George Sanders, Joan Greenwood, Viveca Lindfors
1pm Kelvin Hall Circus
2pm This is ... Tom Jones
3pm Petticoat Pirates (film) starring Charlie Drake, Anne Heywood, Cecil Parker, John Turner
4:35pm Aladdin, with Mike and Bernie Winters, Jack Douglas, Jimmy Logan, Josef Locke, Peter Vernon, Maggie Vickers
5:50pm News
6pm All-Star Comedy Carnival
8:30pm The Benny Hill Show
9:30pm Robin and the Seven Hoods (film) starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Bing Crosby
10:30pm News
9:30pm Robin and the Seven Hoods (film continued)
11:45pm Whicker in Europe
12:15am What Was He Like? Dean of St. Paul's on Jesus


Boxing Day 1969 - Friday 26th December 1969 - BBC-1 Television
9:30am Watch with Mother
9:45pm News
9:50am Tom and Jerry
10am The Conquest of Everest
11:15am Television Brain of Britain
11:35 The Virginian: The Horse Fighter
12:50-3:05pm Boxing Day Grandstand:
- Horse Racing from Kempton Park, Motor Racing, Rugby League
3:05pm Singin' In The Rain (film) starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds
4:45pm Pinocchio, with Peter Noone, Burl Ives
6pm News
6:10pm Today's Sport
6:20pm Top Of The Pops '69 (part 2)
7pm Doctor at Large (film) starring Dirk Bogarde, Donald Sinden
8:35pm Pickwick: musical with Harry Secombe
10:05pm News
10:15pm If It Moves - It's Rude: Story of the Windmill Theatre
11:05pm Bardot Special: Brigitte Bardot and Guests

Boxing Day 1969 - Friday 26th December 1969 - BBC-2 Television
11-11:20am Play School: Puss in Boots
12:50pm The Red Balloon, fantasy by Albert Lamorisse
1:25pm Bell, Book and Candle (film) starring James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovaks
3:05pm News Summary
3:10pm Gardeners' World
3:40pm Aida: Verdi's opera, with Gwyneth Jones, Grace Bumbry, Charles Craig, John Shaw
6:10pm The Distracted Preacher (play) with Stephanie Beacham, Christopher Gable
7pm BBC2's Company of Comedy: choice from shows during 1969
7:35pm The Coward Revue: a tribute to Noel Coward
8:30pm News
8:35pm Cold Comfort Farm: part 1: with Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, Sarah Badel
9:20pm Jazz Scene at the Ronnie Scott Club: preview of new series
10:15pm An Affair to Remember (film) starring Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr
12:05pm News Summary

Boxing Day 1969 - Friday 26th December 1969 - ITV - Thames Television (London)
9:05am Diane's Magic Theatre
9:15am Batman
9:35am Dodge City (film) starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland
11:20am Holiday in Switzerland
12:05pm Crossroads
12:30pm Peyton Place
1pm Professional Wrestling
2pm The Big Band Sound
2:45pm Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (film)
starring Walter Pidgeon, Barbara Eden, Joan Fontaine, Robert Sterling, Peter Lorre
4:40pm Laurel and Hardy Cartoon
5pm Hey Cinderella (fantasy film)
5:55pm News. Sport
6:10pm Nearest and Dearest Special: Hylda Baker Jimmy Jewel in The Ghost Picklers Past

Boxing Day 1969 - Friday 26th December 1969 - ITV - London Weekend Television (LWT)
7pm Tommy Cooper
7:30pm The Ken Dodd Show
8:30pm The Englebert Humperdinck Show
9:30pm Curry and Chips, with Eric Sykes, Spike Milligan
10pm News
10:15pm Breakfast at Tiffany's (film) starring Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Mickey Rooney
12:20am What Was He Like?

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