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Christmas 1972

Christmas Eve 1972 - Sunday 24th December 1972 - BBC-1 Television
10:00am Christmas Eve Mass from St. Dunstan's Chruch, King's Heath, Birmingham
11:05am A Christmas Carol (cartoon)
11:30am Jerusalem International (film)
12:20pm Vienna Boys Choir
1:00pm The Golden Age of Comedy: Mack Sennett and Hal Roach (b-w)
2:15pm Mary Mungo and Midge
2:30pm Davy Crockett-King of the Wild Frontier (1955 film) starring Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen
4:00pm Around the World in Eighty Minutes, with Joyce Grenfell, Kenneth Alsop, David Attenborough, Tony Soper
5:20pm Disney Time
6:05pm News
6:15pm Fancy Sending Them Away: film about a special school
6:35pm The New Beginning
6:45pm Carols with King's College Choir from Lincoln Cathedral
7:25pm West Side Story (film) starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris
9:50pm News
10:00pm Omnibus: a profile of Judy Garland
11:05pm Ghost Story: A Warning to the Curious, with Peter Vaughan, Clive Swift
11:55pm Midnight Eucharist from the Parish Church of St. Mary, Portsea

Christmas Eve 1972 - Sunday 24th December 1972 - BBC-2 Television
4:30pm Money at Work: The Poverty of Nations
5:30pm Horizon: Patently Absurd
6:15pm News Review
6:50pm News Summary
6:55pm Christmas! What's it all About? (quiz)
7:25pm America, by Alistair Cooke, part 7: A Fireball in the Night
8:15pm Face The Music
8:45pm For Loving (play) by John King
9:30pm Milligan in Winter
10:00pm A Day Out (film) written by Alan Bennett
10:50pm Up Sunday
11:00pm News
11:05-1:10am The Quiet Man (1952 film) Directed by John Ford, Starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara

Christmas Eve 1972 - Sunday 24th December 1972 - ITV - London Weekend Television (LWT)
9:30am Service from the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Newcastle upon Tyne
10:30am The King's Breakfast
11:00am Christmas Lift Off
11:45am Stars at Christmas
12:30pm Tarzan and the Valley of Gold (film) starring Mike Henry, Nancy Kovack
2:15pm The Big Match: Football
3:15pm Christmas Company
4:05pm The Golden Shot
5:05pm Sleeping Beauty on Ice
6:05pm News
6:15pm Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
7:00pm Carols for Children
7:25pm Khartoum (1966 film) starring Charlton Heston, Ralph Richardson, Richard Johnson
9:45pm News
10:00pm The LP Show with Victor Borge
11:00pm Aquarius Christmas Special: A Play in a Manger
11:55pm Midnight Mass from the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem (b-w)


Christmas Day 1972 - Monday 25th December 1972 - BBC-1 Television
9:30am This is Christmas Morning
10:00am Mr Benn
10:15am News Summary
10:20am Service for Christmas Morning
11:25am Appeal: Television for the Deaf
11:30am A Stockingful of Stars, from the National Children's Home, Harpenden
1:30pm The Black and White Minstrel Show
2:10pm Top of the Pops 72 (part 1)
3:00pm The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth
3:05pm Billy Smart's Christmas Circus
4:10pm Dick Whittington, with Dick Emery, Peter Noone
5:45pm News
5:55pm Bruce Forsyth and the Generation Game
6:55pm Christmas Night with the Stars: with Cilla Black, The Young Generation, Lulu
8:15pm The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show
9:15pm Barefoot in the Park (1967 film) starring Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Mildred Natwick, Charles Boyer
11:00pm The Good Old Days (1953-1973)
11:50pm A Story for Christmas
12:00pm Weather

Christmas Day 1972 - Monday 25th December 1972 - BBC-2 Television
11:00am Play School
11:25am The Point (cartoon with music)
12:40pm The Vanishing Hedgerows
1:30pm Look Stranger: The World of Jane Phillips
1:55pm News Headlines
2:00pm Golf Story 72, with Tony Jacklin, Lee Trevino, Gary Player
3:00pm The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth
3:05pm Henry V (1944 film) starring Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks Renee Asherson
5:15pm Call My Bluff
5:45pm The Childhood of Christ, by Berlioz
7:25pm The Stallion: a man's efforts to capture a black stallion
8:15pm La Sylphide: film from French Television of the romantic ballet
9:25pm The Stone Tape (play) with Michael Bryant, Jane Asher, Iain Cuthbertson, Michael Bates, Reginald Marsh
10:55pm News
11:00pm America, by Alistair Cooke, part 7: A Firebell in the Night
11:50pm Fred Astaire on The Dick Cavett Show

Christmas Day 1972 - Monday 25th December 1972 - ITV - Thames Television (London)
8:30am A Concert for Christmas
9:15am The Enchanted House
9:30am A Merry Morning
10:00am Clapperboard's Christmas Cracker
10:45am Service: St. George's Chapel, Windsor
12:00noon Gulliver's Travels (film)
1:15pm Mary Chipperfield's International Circus
2:00pm The Flight of the Snow Geese
3:00pm The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth
3:10pm That Riviera Touch (1966 film) with Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise
4:50pm Opportunity Knocks Christmas Special!
5:35pm News
5:45pm All Star Comedy Carnival
7:30pm Coronation Street
8:00pm The Comedians
8:30pm The Way West (film) starring Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Richard Widmark, Lola Albright
10:00pm News
10:15pm The Way West (film continued)
11:00pm The Love Goddesses (1965 film) Hollywood's own history of sex in the movies (b-w)
12:30am Reconcilliation


Boxing Day 1972 - Tuesday 26th December 1972 - BBC-1 Television
9:10am Camberwick Green
9:25am Wild Life of the Norfolk Broads
10:00am Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1959 film) starring James Mason, Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl, Diane Baker
12noon-2:35pm Boxing Day Grandstand:
- Horse Racing from Kempton Park, Motor Racing from Brands Hatch, Rugby League: Leeds v. Wakefield Trinity
2:35pm It's a Christmas Knock-Out
3:30pm Help! (1965 film) starring The Beatles, Leo McKern, Victor Spinetti, Roy Kinnear
5:00pm News
5:15pm Holiday on Ice, with Joan Haanappel, Wolfgang Schwarz
6:05pm The Sound of Petual
6:50pm Carry On Cleo (1965 film) starring Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey,
Joan Sims, Jim Dale, Amanda Barrie
8:20pm The Last Goon Show of All
9:00pm News
9:10pm Till Death Do Us Part
9:55pm Shirley Bassey, with Segment
10:40pm Matermind: The Final
11:10pm Mr. Wodehouse Speaking
12:10pm Weatherman

Boxing Day 1972 - Tuesday 26th December 1972 - BBC-2 Television
11:00-11:25am Play School
1:25pm The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943 film) starring Anton Walbrook, Deborah Kerr, Roger Livesey
3:30pm Star Pieces and Collector's World
4:10pm The Living Arctic
4:40pm Orville and Wilbur, with Stacy Keach, James Keach
6:05pm McCrindell's Toys: a Soho publican and his collection
6:50pm Falstaff: Verdi's comic opera
8:55pm Skis Across the Alps
9:55pm The Edwardians: The Reluctant Juggler,
with Georgia Brown, Jack Douglas, Fulton Mackay, Peter Pratt, George Sewell
11:10pm News
11:15pm The Old Grey Whistle Test

Boxing Day 1972 - Tuesday 26th December 1972 - ITV - Thames Television (London)
9:00am Cliff's Kids
9:15am Mountain Rescue
9:35am Bugs Bunny
10:00am Tarzan and the Slave Girl (1950 film) starring Lex Barker, Vanessa Brown (b-w)
11:20am Professional Wrestling
12:20-2:40pm Horse Racing from Wincanton
2:40pm Dear Octopus (play)
with Peter Barkworth, Lally Bowers, Hannah Gordon, Cyril Luckham, Anna Massey, Nora Swinburne
4:10pm Cinderella, Junior Showtime Pantomime
5:00pm News
5:15pm All The Jokers - Full House
6:15pm Press for Time (1967 film) starring Norman Wisdom, Derek Bond
8:00pm Big Bad Mouse (play) with Eric Sykes, Jimmy Edwards
9:30pm The Val Doonican Show
10:30pm News
10:45pm The Mummy (1959 film) starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee
12:20pm Reconciliation

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