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Christmas 1973

 Christmas Eve 1973 - Monday 24th December 1973 - BBC-1 Television
9:00am Fingerbobs
9:15am Champion, the Wonder Horse (b-w)
9:40am The Welsh Hill Rally preparations
10:05am Magic Roundabout
10:10am The Wonderful World of Disney
10:55am Tom and Jerry
11:10am A Night to Remember (1946 film) staring The Marx Brothers
12:30pm The Perry Como Winter Show
1:20pm News
1:25pm Mastermind
1:55pm Robert Mayer Carol Concert
2:45pm Wildlife Safari to Argentine
4:00pm Play School
4:25pm Yogi Bear
4:30pm Jackanory
4:45pm Blue Peter
5:15pm News
5:20pm Regional News
5:30pm Mr. Chetham's Music School
6:00pm The Happiest Millionaire (1967 film) starring Fred MacMurray, Tommy Steele, Greer Garson
8:20pm Ken Dodd
9:20pm News
9:30pm Steptoe and Son
10:15pm Gershwin's Porgy, with George Goodman, Vivian Martin
11:30pm The Countryman at Christmas
12:00-1:00am Midnight Mass of the Nativity from the Priory Church of Christ the King of Cockfosters

Christmas Eve 1973 - Monday 24th December 1973 - BBC-2 Television
11:00-11:25pm Play School
1:50pm The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1954 film) starring Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell
3:44pm This World is not for Children
4:45pm Top Crown: The Final
5:15pm The Goodies and the Beanstalk
6:00pm Call My Bluff
6:30pm Mormon Tabernacle Choir
7:10pm The Cornet Lesson (play) with Gerald James, Sandy Ratcliff
7:40pm Horizon: Kula - a Reason for Giving
8:20pm The Fox, with Adrienne Corri, Peter Arne, Simon King
9:20pm Sonny and Cher
10:10pm News
10:15-11:55pm Wuthering Heights (1939 film) starring Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Merle Oberon (b-w)

Christmas Eve 1973 - Monday 24th December 1973 - ITV - Thames Television (London)
9:30am Sing Choirs of Angels
10:15am A Christmas Story
10:35am Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (film)(b-w)
12noon Cartoon
12:05pm Rainbow
12:25pm Michael Bentine
12:40pm News
1:00pm Mr. and Mrs.
1:30pm Jokers Wild
2:00pm The Truth About Spring (film) starring Hayley Mills, John Mills, James MacArthur
3:50pm Babes in the Wood
4:50pm Robert's Robots
5:20pm Clapperboard
5:50pm News
6:00pm All the King's Men by Richard Bennett, Beverly Cross
6:45pm Opportunity Knocks
7:30pm Coronation Street
8:00pm The Family that Lives with Elephants
9:00pm Carry On Christmas
10:15pm Julie Andrews: Julie's Christmas Special
11:15pm Kontakion (ballet)
11:50-12:45am Midnight Mass from St. Bartholomew-the-Great, Smithfield


Christmas Day 1973 - Tuesday 25th December 1973 - BBC-1 Television
9:35am Along the Trail
9:50am The Selfish Giant (cartoon)
10:15am News Headlines
10:20am Family Communion from Wimbourne Minster, Dorset
11:25am Appeal, National Council for One-Parent Families
11:30am A Stocking Full of Stars from the National Children's Home, Harpenden
1:30pm The Black and White Minstrel Show
2:15pm Top of the Pops 73 (part 1)
3:00pm The Queen Speaks to the Commonwealth
3:15pm Billy Smart's Christmas Circus
4:20pm Pantomime: Robin Hood with Terry Scott, Hugh Lloyd, Freddie Davies, Anita Harris, Billy Dainty, Dana
5:55pm News
6:05pm Bruce Forsyth and The Generation Game
7:05pm The Mike Yarwood Christmas Show
7:35pm The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show
8:35pm The Odd Couple (1968 film) starring Walter Mathau, Jack Lemmon
10:20pm News
10:30pm Gala Performance, with Michael Flanders, Norma Burrowes, Jacques Loussier Play Bach Trio,
Galina Smasova, Andre Prokovsky, Ballet Foklklorico of Mexico, Nigel Kennedy, New Philhamonia Orchestra
11:35pm Ghost Story: Lost Hearts by M.R. James
12:10am Weather

Christmas Day 1973 - Tuesday 25th December 1973 - BBC-2 Television
11:00am Play School
11:30am To Earth From Heaven ... with the Bishop of Gloucester
11:35am White Christmas (1954 film) starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen
1:30pm Palio (film) narrated by Robert Hardy
2:00pm A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens (cartoon)
2:30pm What's My Line
3:00pm The Queen Speaks to the Commonwealth
3:15pm Far From the Madding Crowd (1967 film) starring Julie Christie, Terence Stamp, Peter Finch, Alan Bates
5:55pm The Railrodder (1965 Canadian film) starring Buster Keaton
6:20pm Les Marottes de Paris
6:50pm Face the Music
7:30pm News
7:35pm Swan Lake (1966 film) starring Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev
9:15pm Alice Through the Looking Glass (play)
with Brenda Bruce, Freddie Jones, Geoffrey Bayldon, Judy Parfitt, Richard Pearson, Sarah Sutton
10:30-12:05am Quatermass and the Pit (1967 film) starring James Donald, Andrew Keir, Barbara Shelley, Julian Glover

Christmas Day 1973 - Tuesday 25th December 1973 - ITV - Thames Television (London)
9:00am Rainbow
9:20am Sally and Jake
9:30am On the Twelfth Day
10:00am A Merry Morning
10:30am Service from Roman Catholic Chapel of St. John Fisher High School, Harrogate
11:00am Lad: a dog (film)
1:00pm Chipperfield's Circus
2:00pm The Glories of Christmas, with Princess Grace of Monaco, Janet Baker, Dora Bryan, Alfred Marks, Gerald Harper
3:00pm The Queen Speaks to the Commonwealth
3:00pm Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows (film) starring Rosalind Russell, Susan Saint James, Van Johnson, Robert Taylor
4:50pm Queen of Hearts, with Danny La Rue
6:20pm News
6:30pm All-Star Comedy Carnival
8:00pm Tommy Cooper's Christmas
9:00pm Von Ryan's Express (film) starring Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard
10:00pm News
10:15pm Von Ryan's Express (film continued)
11:20pm Celebration, with Geraint Evans, Barry John


Boxing Day 1973 - Wednesday 26th December 1973 - BBC-1 Television
9:25am Ragtime
9:40am Appointment at Kiel
10:35am A Hard Day's Night (1964 film) starring The Beatles (b-w)
11:55am Weather
12:00-2:35pm Boxing Day Grandstand
- Horse Racing from Wincanton, Rugby League: Leeds v. Wakefield Trinity
2:35pm It's a Christmas Knockout
3:25pm Porgy and Bess (1959 film) starring Sydney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr.
5:15pm Holiday on Ice
6:05pm News
6:15pm Disney Time
7:00pm Casino Royal (1967 film) starring Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, David Niven, Wood Allen
9:05pm Dick Emery
9:35pm The Two Ronnies
10:50pm The Good Old Days
11:40pm The Exorcism (play) written by Don Taylor
12:30pm Weather

Boxing Day 1973 - Wednesday 26th December 1973 - BBC-2 Television
11:00-11:25am Play School
1:30pm Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962) starring James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara
3:25pm The Amazing Chinese Acrobats
4:25pm Smike: (pop musical) based on Nicholas Nickleby, with Beryl Reid, Andrew Keir, Leonard Whiting
5:20pm Alias Smith and Jones (western series)
6:10pm Man Alive: Sing a Song for Christmas
7:00pm Golf 73: highlights
7:45pm The Pilgrimage of Everyman, a journey to Sandiago de Compostela with Edwin Mullins
9:05pm News
9:10pm No Way To Treat A Lady (1968 film) starring Rod Steiger, Lee Remick, George Segal
10:55pm The Old Grey Whistle Test
11:50-12:15am The Dalai Lama, colour film of ceremonies in Tibet

Boxing Day 1973 - Wednesday 26th December 1973 - ITV - Thames Television (London)
9:00am Rainbow
9:20am Rupert Bear
9:35am Laurel and Hardy in Babes in Toyland (film)(b-w)
11:35am Ken Dodd
12:35pm Paul Hahn Golf Show
12:55pm Peggy Fleming's Russian Ice Skating Spectacular
1:50pm Where Were You When The Lights Went Out? (1968 film) starring Doris Day, Robert Morse, Terry-Thomas
3:30pm Les Dawson: Sez Les
4:30pm HMS Pinafore: Gilbert and Sullivan
6:15pm News
6:35pm Crossroads
7:00pm This Is Your Life
7:30pm Coronation Street
8:00pm 55 Days at Peking (1963 film) starring Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven
9:30pm News
9:45pm 55 Days at Peking (film continued)
11:00pm Grierson, documentary
12:00pm Professional Wrestling
12:40am What Was He Like? with Sir Geoffrey Jackson

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