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Christmas 1974

 Christmas Eve 1974 - Tuesday 24th December 1974 - BBC-1 Television
9am Mr Benn
9:15am Boss Cat
9:40am The Hope and Keen Scene
10:05am The Languages of Animals, lecture by David Attenborough, Beware! Part 2
10:35am Speed Buggy
11:00am Roobarb
11:05am Holiday Star Trek
11:50am A Summer Friendship
12:20pm News
12:25pm Pebble Mill Christmas
12:50pm The Black and White Minstrel Christmas Show
1:35pm National Velvet (1945 film) starring Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney
3:35pm Diane Solomon
4:15pm Crackerjack Pantomime: Aladdin,
with Michael Aspel, Jacqueline Clarke, Dana, Peter Glaze, The Goodies, Barrie Gosney,
Derek Griffiths, Deryck Guyler, Jan Hunt, Don Maclean, Pan's People, Ed Stewart, Richard Wattis
5:15pm News
5:30pm Tom and Jerry
5:40pm Kidnapped (1960 film) starring Peter Finch, James MacArthur
7:10pm Dick Emery
7:45pm The Likely Lads, special Christmas edition
8:30pm Ice Station Zebra (1968 film) starring Rock Hudson
10:50pm News
11:00pm Andre Previn's Christmas Music Night
11:55pm-1:00am The Message of the Angels: Family Eucharist from St. Peter's, Hale, Cheshire

Christmas Eve 1974 - Tuesday 24th December 1974 - BBC-2 Television
11:00-11:25am Play School
5:30pm Tchaikovsky Night: Bernard Haitink conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra
6:20pm News
6:25pm Oh Happy Day (documnetary)
7:00pm The Flat 1974, highlights of the flat horse racing season
7:40pm Amahl and the Night Visitors, Christmas opera by Gian-Carlo Menotti
8:30pm The Best of Not Only ... But Also, with Peter Cook & Dudley Moore
9:10pm Getaway: The Golden Girls of Garie Beach
10:05pm The Old Grey Whistle Test
11:00-11:20pm Poor Christmas, with Roy Hudd

Christmas Eve 1974 - Tuesday 24th December 1974 - ITV - Thames Television (London)
9:30am The Forgotten Pioneer
9:55am The Ugly Duckling
10:15am Follow That Dream (film) starring Elvis Presley
12noon Hickory House
12:15pm Rod Hull and Emu
12:30pm Charles Dickens's World of Christmas
1:00pm News
1:15pm Hark Now Hear the Angels Sing
1:45pm Look Who's Talking
2:45pm The Three Worlds of Gulliver (film) starring Kerwin Mathews, Jo Morrow, June Thorburn
4:30pm Magpie's Christmas Special
5:15pm The Little Match Girl
5:50pm News
6:00pm The Dickens of a Christmas, with Joe Melia, Gerald Harper
6:35pm Crossroads
7:00pm Val Doonican
7:30pm The Gypsey Moths (film) starring Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Gene Hackman
9:30pm Markheim (play) with Derek Jacobi, Julian Glover, Paul Curran
10:00pm News
10:20pm Trial by Jury, by Gilbert and Sullivan
11:00-12:20am The Mass of the Nativity, from the Basilica of St. Peter, Rome


Christmas Day 1974 - Wednesday 25th December 1974 - BBC-1 Television
8:45am Carols from Canterbury
9:25am Camberwick Green
9:40am Cartoons
10:25am Appeal: National Deaf Children's Society
10:30am Christmas Morning Service from Killearn Kirk
11:25am A Stocking Full of Stars, from the National Children's Home, Harpenden
12:25pm Way Out West (1937 film) starring Laurel and Hardy (b-w)
1:25pm Holiday on Ice
2:15pm Top of the Pops 74 (part 1)
3:00pm The Queen Speaks to the Commonwealth
3:05pm Billy Smart's Christmas Circus
4:05pm True Grit (1969 film) starring John Wayne
6:10pm News
6:15pm Bruce Forsyth and The Generation Game
7:15pm Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
8:05pm Mike Yarwood
8:45pm Bridge on the River Kwai (1957 film) starring William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins
11:20pm News
11:25-12:20am Parkinson takes a look at Morecambe and Wise

Christmas Day 1974 - Wednesday 25th December 1974 - BBC-2 Television
11:00-11:25am Play School
2:55pm To You and All Mankind
3:00pm The Queen Speaks to the Commonwealth
3:05pm Golf 74: discussion
4:05pm La Traviata, with Elizabeth Harwood, Norman Bailey, Jon Brecknock
6:10pm Henry V (1944 film) starring Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks, Renee Asherson, Esmond Knight
8:25pm Evel Knievel
8:45pm Futtock's End (1970 film) starring Michael Hordern, Ronnie Barker, Roger Livesey
9:30pm News
9:35pm Face the Music
10:20-11:05pm When the Angels ...

Christmas Day 1974 - Wednesday 25th December 1974 - ITV - Thames Television (London)
8:45am Carols in Kirkgate, from the Castle Museum, York
9:20am A Story from the Bible
9:30am Sooty's Christmas Party
10:00am Service from Sandringham Parish Church, Norfolk
11:00am A Merry Morning
11:30am Captain Nemo and the underwater City (film) starring Robert Ryan, Chuck Connors
1:15pm Christmas Rock with 45
2:00pm David Nixon's Christmas Magic
3:00pm The Queen Speaks to the Commonwealth
3:05pm Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (film) starring Sarah Miles, Terry-Thomas
5:35pm News
5;45pm Meet Peters and Lee
6:15pm Tommy Cooper
7:15pm This Is Your Life
7:50pm The Undefeated (film) starring John Wayne, Rock Hudson
10:00pm News
10:15pm Private Lives
10:45pm For This Christmas Only, with Sir Geraint Evans, Spike Milligan, Dame Flora Robson, Rachel Roberts,
Kiri te Kamaua, Ryland Davies
11:45pm What Was He Like?


Boxing Day 1974 - Thursday 26th December 1974 - BBC-1 Television
9:05am Barnaby
9;15am Boss Cat
9:40am Holiday Star Trek
10:30am Help! (1965 film) starring The Beatles
12:00-2:30pm Bank Holiday Grandstand:
- Horse Racing from Wincanton, Motor Racing from Brands Hatch, Rugby League: Leeds v. Wakefield
2:30pm Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968 film) starring Dick Van Dyke, Sally Anne Howes
4:50pm The Sporting Superstars
6:05pm News
6:15pm Cilla
7:00pm The Magnificent Seven (1960 film)
9:05pm Steptoe and Son
9:45pm News
9:55pm The Chinatown Murders (TV Film) starring Telly Savalas as Kojak
11:30pm The Good Old Days
12:25pm Weather

Boxing Day 1974 - Thursday 26th December 1974 - BBC-2 Television
11:00-11:25am Play School
2:55pm Cartoon World: Zagreb 74
3:50pm Little Mermaid, from the story by Hans Andersen
4:20pm Look, Stranger: The World of Blaster Bates
4:50pm A Forest Tale: Friends for Life
6:00pm Scatsophrenia: an alley cat's dream
6:10pm Return to the River Kwai
7:00pm Lord Peter Wimsey: Murder Must Advertise, by Dorothy L. Sayers, Part 2
9:00pm A Christmas Box, from Joseph Cooper
10:00pm The Moon Shines Bright on Charlie Chaplin
10:50pm News
10:55-11:25pm Test Cricket, from Australia by satellite

Boxing Day 1974 - Thursday 26th December 1974 - ITV - Thames Television (London)
9:00am On The Twelfth Day
9:20am The Man Called Flintstone
10:45am The Blind Horn's Hate
11:10pm Christmas Clapperboard
11:40pm Rainbow
12:00noon Born Free (series premiere) starring Garry Collins, Diana Muldaur
12:55pm News
1:00pm Chipperfield's Christmas Circus
2:00pm Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo
2:30pm The Great Race (film) starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Natalie Wood, Peter Falk
5:15pm The Golden Shot
6;15pm News
6:30pm WhoDunnit?: 26Dec74 Thur 6:30-7:15pm (Boxing Day)
Jon Pertwee with Wendy Craig, Patrick Mower, Derek Nimmo, Leslie Crowther in A Piece of Cake
7:15pm The Valley of the Gwangi (film) starring James Franciscus, Gila Golan, Richard Carlson
9:00pm Tonight with Danny La Rue, guest, Arthur Askey
10:00pm News
10:15pm Heroes of Our Time?
11:25pm Night Gallery: Miss Lovecraft Sent Me, starring Sue Lyon, Joseph Campanella
11:50pm What Was He Like?

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