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Christmas 1971

 Christmas Eve 1971 - Friday 24th December 1971 - BBC-1 Television
10:00am Laurel and Hardy (b-w)
10:20am White Christmas (1954 film) starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera Ellen
12:15pm The Night the Animals Talked
12:40pm Jeasus: his life as seen through the eyes of the young generation
1:20pm Tom and Jerry
1:30pm Mary, Mungo and Midge
1:45pm News
1:55pm Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962 film) starring James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara
3:45pm Play School
4:10pm Jackanory
4:25pm Jack and the Beanstalk
5;15pm Screen Test
5:44pm The Magic Roundabout
5:50pm News
6:00pm London This Week
6:15pm Tomorrow's World visits Yesterday's World
6:45pm Christmas Music from Ely Cathedral with the Choir of King's College, Cambridge
7:30pm It's Cliff Richard
8:15pm Carrington V.C. (1955 film) starring David Niven, Margaret Leighton, Noelle Middleton (b-w)
10:00pm News
10:00pm The Onedin Line: Mutiny
11:05pm Ghost Story: The Stalls of Barchester, with Robert Hardy
11:50pm-1:05am Midnight Mass of the Nativity from the Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Name, Manchester

Christmas Eve 1971 - Friday 24th December 1971 - BBC-2 Television
11-11:25am Play School
5:40pm Christmas on 2
5:45pm Show Boat (1951 film) starring Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel
7:30pm Wives and Daughters: part 6
8:15pm Review: with Alan Bennett telling a Christmas story,
with Keith Dewhurst, Eric Porter, Dorothy Tutin, John Halas, and Sam Wanamaker
9:20pm Tales of Hoffman by Jacques offenbach with Geraint Evans, Elizabeth Harwood, Michael Molese
11:30pm Star of Bethlehem: Lotte Reiniger's silhouettes
11:50pm News
11:55-1:25am Miracle on 34th Street (1947 film) starring Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn (b-w)

Christmas Eve 1971 - Friday 24th December 1971 - ITV - Thames Television (London)
9:30am Concert for Christmas from the Festival Hall, London
10:20am Anita in Jumbleland
10:30am Christmas Lift Off
11:00am The Roadrunner Show
11:30pm The Hardest Way Up - Annapurna
12:30pm Tarzan Goes to India (film) starring Jock Mahoney, Mark Dana
2:00pm Riptide: Jump High, Land Easy
3:00pm Junior Showtime Special
3:50pm Laurel and Hardy
3:55pm The Champions: Reply Box No. 666
4:50pm The Cat in the Hart (cartoon)
5:20pm Freewheelers
5:50pm News
6:00pm Today ... is Christmas Eve
6:30pm The Dick Van Dyke Show

Christmas Eve 1971 - Friday 24th December 1971 - ITV - London Weekend Television (LWT)
7:00pm The Comedians Christmas Party
7:45pm The Persuaders: Element of Risk
8:45pm The Fenn Street Gang
9:15pm The Val Doonican Show
10:00pm News
10:15pm All This ... and Christmas Too
11:15pm Aquarius: The Other Belfast
11:55pm Midnight Mass from the Cathedral of St Nicolas, Fribourg, Switzerland


Christmas Day 1971 - Saturday 25th December 1971 - BBC-1 Television
9am This is Christmas Morning
9:30am Aspel's Christmas Crackers
10:25am News Summary
10:30am Family Service from St. Marty's Parish Church, Moseley, Birmingham
11:30am The Order of St. John: appeal
11:35am The Basil Brush Show
12noon Rolf Harris: Meets the Kids in hospital
12:50pm Ken Dodd: We Want to Sing
1:15pm Bruce Forsyth and The Generation Game
2:15pm Top of the Pops 71 (part 1)
3:00pm The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth
3:10pm Billy Smart's Christmas Circus
4:15pm The Black and White Minstrel Show
5:00pm Aladdin, with Cilla Black
6:30pm News
6:40pm Christmas Night With the Stars:
Englebert Humperdinck, Lulu, Vera Lynn, Harry Secombe, The New Seekers, Dick Emery
8:00pm The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show
9:05pm Arabesque (1966 film) starring Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren
10:45pm The Good-Old Days: Old-time music-hall from Leeds
11:35pm The Countryman at Chrostmas
11:55pm Refelctions on a Nativity painting

Christmas Day 1971 - Saturday 25th December 1971 - BBC-2 Television
10:30am Play School: The Christmas Story
10:55-11:20am How the Grinch Stole Christmas (cartoon film)
2:15pm Christmas on 2
2:20pm The Man Who Loves Giants: film about David Shepherd
3:10pm Royal Ballet in La Fillemal gardee
4:50pm The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth
5:00pm I Can See It All, or The Grand Illusion, with Dudley Foster, Elvi Hale
5:30pm A Distant Trumpet (1964 film) starring Troy Donahue, Suzanne Pleshette
7:20pm News
7:25pm The Barrets of Wimpole Street (1957 film) starring Jennifer Jones, John Gielgud, Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna
9:05pm Laurie Lee's Cider with Rosie. with Rosemary Leach
10:45pm National Folk Ballet of Korea
11:15pm News
11:20pm Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie (1964 film) starring Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Martin Gabel, Louise Latham

Christmas Day 1971 - Saturday 25th December 1971 - ITV - London Weekend Television (LWT)
8:15am Carols from Kirkare from the Castle Museum, York
9am Cartons
9:15am United Free Church Service from Princes Street Congregational Church, Norwich
10:15am A Merry Morning, with John Alderton, Daisy May, Saveen
10:45am Children's Christmas Cinema
11:30am Captain Sinbad (film) starring Guy Williams
1:00pm Christmas Singalong, with The Bachelors, Moira Anderson, Sacha Distel, Howard Keel, Andee Silver
2:00pm The Kelvin Hall Circus
3:00pm The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth
3:10pm King Solomon's Mines (1950 film) starring Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger
5:00pm A Variety of Reg Varney
6:00pm News
6:05pm Mike and Bernie Winters' All Star Christmas Comedy Carnival
8:35pm Around the World in Eighty Days (film) starring David Niven, Robert Newton, Cantinflas, Shirley MaClaine
10:00pm News
10:10pm Around the World in Eighty Days (film continued)
11:40pm It Matters to Me, with Leonard Parkin and Anne Allen


Christmas Sunday - 26th December 1971 - BBC-1 Television (Boxing Day delayed until Monday)
11:00am Seeing and Believing
11:30am 4472 - Flying Scotsman
12:10pm Peter and the Wolf, told by Mia Farrow
1:00pm The World of Abbott and Costello (b-w)
2:15pm The Flying Falcons
2:40pm The Happy Years (1950 film) starring Dean Stockwell
4:25pm The Gang Show, excerpts
5:00pm Wildlife Spectacular, with the Duke of Edinburgh
6:05pm News
6:15pm Noye's Fludde by Benjamin Britten
7:05pm Joy Webb of the Salvation Army's Joystrings
7:25pm Brian Rix presents She's Done It Again! by Michael Pertwee
8:55pm News Summary
9:00pm Die Fledermaus, Johann Strauss, with David Hughes, Anne Pashley, Sheila Armstrong
11:00pm The Life and Death of the Scharnhorst, Ludovic Kennedy
11:50pm Weatherman

Christmas Sunday - 26th December 1971 - BBC-2 Television (Boxing Day delayed until Monday)
2:40pm Pickwick, musical starring Harry Secombe
4:05pm News Review
5:00pm Joan of Arc (1948 film) starring Ingrid Bergman, Jose Ferrer
7:25pm Bird's-Eye View: Switzerland, the views of a Swiss writer, Herbert Meier
8:15pm Perry Como in person
9:00pm The Proze (1963 film) starring Paul Newman, Elke Sommer
11:10pm News Summary
11:15-11:55pm Germinal, by Emile Zola, part 1

Christmas Sunday - 26th December 1971 - ITV - London Weekend Television (LWT) (Boxing Day delayed until Monday)
11:00am Service from Quarrier's Homes, Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire
12:05pm The Sky's the Limit
12:30pm Heidi (1937 film) starring Shirley Temple (b-w)
2:00pm Queen's Hall Circus from Leeds
2:45pm Oklahoma! (film) starring Gordon MaCrae, Shirley Jones
5:15pm The Golden Shot
6:05pm News
6:15pm A Play for Sunday: The Crib
7:00pm Stars on Christmas Sunday
7:25pm On The Buses: Boxing Day Special
7:55pm Who Killed Santa Claus (play) starring Barbara Murray, Robert Hardy
9:15pm News
9:30pm Professional Boxing: Muhammad Ali v. Jurgen Blin
10:35pm Paths of Glory (1957 film) starring Kirk Douglas
12:10am It Matters to Me


Boxing Day 1971 - Monday 27th December 1971 - BBC-1 Television
9:00am Along the River
9:15am Golden Silents
9:40am A Hard Day's Night (1964 film) starring The Beatles (b-w)
11:05am Rock Island Climb
11:30pm Ask The Family
12noon-2:30pm Boxing Day Grandstand:
- Horse Racing from Kempton Park, Motor Racing from Brands Hatch, Rugby League: Leeds v. Wakefield
2:30pm It's a Christmas Knock-Out
3:20pm The Virginian: Crime Wave at Buffalo Springs
4:35pm Top of the Pops 71 (part 2)
5:15pm News. Sport
5:30pm Disney Time
6:15pm Dixon of Dock Green. Jack Warner in Wingy
7:00pm A Special Dad's Army: Battle of the Giants
8:00pm Carry on Cowboy (1966 film) starring Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Joan Sims, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey
9:30pm Petula ... and Friends
10:20pm News
10:30pm Omnibus: Lauren Bacall talks about Humphrey Bogart and the Bogart cult
11:30pm Weatherman

Boxing Day 1971 - Monday 27th December 1971 - BBC-2 Television
11-11:25am Play School
4:35pm Surrender to Everest: 1971 Everest Expedition
6:05pm Abracadabra
6:15pm Hansel and Gretel: Humperdinck's opera
8:00pm News
8:10pm Horizon: Patently Absurd - a look at patents, old and new
8:55pm Thirty-Minute Theatre: A Wen, with Sam Wanamaker, Miriam Karlin
9:30pm Alias Smith and Jones: Dreadful Sorry, Clementine
10:20pm Call My Bluff
10:50-12:30am Three Coins in the Fountain (1954 film) starring Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire

Boxing Day 1971 - Monday 27th December 1971 - ITV - Thames Television (London)
9:05am Happy Sounds
9:30am Rupert Bear
9:45am Atom Ant
10:05am Superman
10:25am Lost in Space
11:25pm Till I End My Song: documentary on the River Thames
12:20-2:15pm Horse Racing from Wincanton
2:15pm Hey! Cinderella
3:10pm Courage of Lassie (1945 film) starring Elizabeth Taylor
4:55pm It's Ken Goodwin
5:40pm News. Sports Results
5:55pm Laurel and Hardy Cartoon
6:00pm Opportunity Knocks!
6:45pm For the Love of Ada
7:30pm Coronation Street
8:00pm To Catch a Thief (1955 film) starring Cary Grant, Grace Kelly
10:00pm News
10:15pm Another Edward Woodward Hour
11:15pm Dowager in Hot Pants
12:10am Outlook '72

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