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Christmas 1976 

Christmas Eve 1976 - Friday 24th December 1976 - BBC-1 Television
9:20am Teddy Edward
9:25am Ring-a-Ding
9:35am The Great Grape Ape Show
9:55am Country Search: with Susan King
10:20am The Zoo: with David Attenborough
11:20am Bugs Bunny (cartoon)
11:15pm Flash Gordon (part 7 of 13)(1936 cliffhanger serial)(b-w)
11:35am Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946 film) starring Johnny Weissmuller (b-w)
12:45pm Midday News
1:00pm Pebble Mill Christmas Special:
2:00pm Hans Christian Andersen (1952 film) starring Danny Kaye
3:40pm Babar Comes to America: told by Peter Ustinov
4:10pm The All Star Record Breakers: with Roy Castle
5:00pm Evening News, with Peter Woods
5:10pm Local News
5:15pm Jim'll Fix It: Jimmy Savile
6:00pm Million Dollar Duck (1971 Disney film) starring Sandy Duncan, Dean Jones
7:30pm Are You Being Served?: The Father Christmas Affair
8:00pm Porridge: Ronnie Barker in The Desperate Hours
8:40pm Kojak: Telly Savalas in A Shield of Murder
10:15pm Matermind: The Final
10:50pm Late News, with Peter Woods
11:00pm André Previn's Music Night: with Janet Baker and the London Symphony Orchestra
11:55-12:55am Christmas Midnight Communion: from Burnley Parish Church, Lancashire

Christmas Eve 1976 - Friday 24th December 1976 - BBC-2 Television
11:00-11:25am Play School
4:00pm Mr. Shepard and Mr. Milne: the story of the creators of Winnie the Pooh
4:40pm A Night at the Opera (1935 film) starring The Marx Brothers (b-w)
6:10pm Oh, to be in ... England - and Wales: with Johnny Morris
6:35pm News on 2
6:45pm Princley Toys
7:30pm Don Quixote: The Australian Ballet Production starring Rudolf Nureyev
9:20pm A Visit from St. Nicholas: a poem for Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore
9:25pm Rutland Weekend Television: starring Eric Idle
9:55pm News on 2
10:00pm The Old Grey Whistle Test: Rod Stewart's Christmas Concert, live from Olympia, London
introduced by Bob Harris
11:00-1:00am Love Me Or Leave Me (1955 film) starring James Cagney, Doris Day

Christmas Eve 1976 - Friday 24th December 1976 - ITV - Thames Television (London)
9:30am The King's Breakfast
9:55am Robert
10:10am The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (1958 film) starring Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels
11:35am Clapperboard: Chris Kelly
12:00pm A Handful of Songs: Maria Morgan, Keith Field
12:10pm Pipkins: The Lookout
12:30pm Frosty the Snowman (cartoon) narrator Jimmy Durante
1:00pm ITN News at One
1:20pm Take Kerr: Graham Kerr; How to Sharpen a Knife
1:30pm Crown Court: A World of Difference
2:00pm Money- Go-Round Good Afternoon: Joan Shenton, Tony Bastable
2:25pm Stowaway to the Moon (film) starring Lloyd Bridges
4:15pm The Siege of Golden Hill: The Frighteners
4:45pm Magpie
5:45pm News at 5:45pm
6:00pm Thames News
6:35pm Crossroads

Christmas Eve 1976 - Friday 24th December 1976 - ITV - London Weekend Television (LWT)
7:00pm The Holiday Sweepstakes Game:
guests: Bernard Braden, Faith Brown, Janet Brown, Peter Goodwright, Kristine, Johnny More, Little and Large
7:30pm Within These Walls: Katharine Blake in Silent Night: Christmas in Stone Park women's prison
8:30pm Terror on the 40th Floor (TV film) starring John Forsythe, Joseph Campanella
10:15pm ITN News at Ten
10:30pm Bing Crosby's White Christmas: guests Jackie Gleason, Bernadette Peters
11:30-12:25am Midnight Mass: from St Margaret of Scotland in Twickenham, Middlesex


Christmas Day 1976 - Saturday 25th December 1976 - BBC-1 Television
8:40am Ragtime
8:55am Sing Noel!
9:45am Hong Kong Phooey (cartoon)
10:10am Angela Rippon: appeals for Televisionj for the Deaf
10:15am Christmas Morning Service: from Coventry
11:15am Rod Hull and Emu: guest Rolf Harris, from New Mills, Derbyshire
11:45am Four Clowns (1970 compilation film) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase, Buster Keaton (b-w)
1:20pm Holiday on Ice: introduced by Brian Matthew
2:10pm Top of the Pops '76 (part 1): introduced by Noel Edmonds and Dave Lee Travis
featuring no.1 records of the year by: Abba, J.J Barrie, Elton John and Kiki Dee, Queen, Demis Roussos, Silk, The Wurzels,
and dancers: Legs & Co.
3:00pm The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth
3:15pm Billy Smart's Christmas Circus
4:15pm Oliver! (1968 film) starring Rod Moody, Oliver Reed, Harry Secombe, Shani Wallis, Mark Lester, Jack Wild
6:35pm Evening News, with Peter Woods
6:45pm Bruce Forsyth and The Generation Game: with Anthea Redfern
7:45pm The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show: guests, Elton John, John Thaw, Denis Waterman, Kate O'Mara,
Marion Montgomery, and The Nolans
8:45pm Airport (1969 film) starring Burt Lancaster, Dean martin, Jean Seberg, Jacqueline Bisset, George Kennedy
10:55pm News, with Peter Woods
11:00-12:10am The Parkinson Magic Show: Michael Parkinson

Christmas Day 1976 - Saturday 25th December 1976 - BBC-2 Television
12:10pm Reflections
12:15pm Horizon: The Mystery of King Arthur and the Round Table
1:05pm Play AwAY: with Brian Cant, Toni Arthur, Chloe Ashcroft, Derek Giriffiths, Lionel Morton
1:40pm Carols from King's College, Cambridge
3:00pm The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth
3:15pm The Snow Queen: A fairy tale for television
4:20pm Alice Through The Looking Glass: with Brenda Bruce, Freddie JOnes, Goeffrey Bayldon, Judy Parfitt, Richard Pearson,
and Sarah Sutton as Alice
5:30pm Audition
5:35pm News on 2
5:45pm Aika, the Polar Bear
6:35pm Forty Years: A raid on the BBC Archives
9:20pm Late News on 2
9:25pm Survival in Limbo: a true experience relived by Duncan Carse, marooned in South Georgia, a remote island
on the edge of the Antartic.
10:15pm Sing all ye Faithfull
11:00-1:00am Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942 film) starring James Cagney, Walter Huston, Joan Leslie

Christmas Day 1976 - Saturday 25th December 1976 - ITV - London Weekend Television (LWT)
8:45am Carols from Durham Cathedral: with Roy Dotrice
9:30am The Legend of the Christmas Messenger
10:00am Christmas Morning Service: from Boxgrove Priory Church, Boxgrove, Surrey
11:00am A Merry Morning: from Harrogate General Hospital, Yorkshire, with Jimmy Tarbuck and magician Johnny Hart
11:30am Doctor Doolittle (1968 film) starring Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley, Richard Attenborough
2:15pm Christmas Supersonic: From the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London
Guest of Honor is Princess Margaaret chairman of the I.C.A.A. (Invalid Children's Aid Association)
Guest Hosts: Russell Harty & Joanna Lumley
Music Guests: The G Band, John Miles, Guys 'n' Dolls, Linda Lewis,, Marc Bolan, Garry Glitter,
3:00pm The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth
3:10pm Please Sir! (1971 film) starring John Alderton, Deryck Guyler, Joan Sanderson, Noel Howlett
5:00pm New Faces: introduced by Derek Hobson: judges: Jack Parnell, Les Reed, Shaw Taylor, Muriel Young
6:00pm ITN News at Six, with Gordon Honeycombe
6:10pm Christmas Sale of the Century: quizmaster Nicholas Parsons
6:45pm The John Curry Ice Spectacular: with Millicent Martin, Julia McKenzie, David Kernan, Wayne Sleep, Peggy Fleming
8:00pm Waterloo (1970 film) starring Rod Steiger, Christopher Plummer, Orson Welles, Jack Hawkins, Virginia McKenna
10:25pm ITN News
10:35pm Two's Company: Eliane Stritch, Donald Sinden in A Loving Christmas
11:05pm Celebration: with Sir Geraint Evans, Petual Clark, Ray Smith, Angharad Rees
12:00-12:30am The Story of Silent Night: narrator Redvers Kyle


Christmas Sunday - 26th December 1976 - BBC-1 Television
9:25am Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan
9:55am Playboard
10:10am The Selfish Giant (Canadian cartoon)
10:35am The Little Mermaid (cartoon) narrated by Richard Chamberlain
11:00am Sunday Worship: from Notting Hill Methodist Church
11:45am Flash Gordon (part 8 of 13)(1936 cliffhanger serial)(b-w)
12:05pm Tarzan and the Huntress (film) starring Johnny Weissmuller
1:15pm News Headlines
1:20pm The Walton: The Fox
2:10pm Top of the Pops '76 (part 2): introduced by Tony Blackburn, Jimmy Savile
featuring no.1 records of the year by: Abba, Brotherhhod of Man, Chicago, The Four Seasons, Pussycat,
Showaddywaddy, The Real Thing
and dancers: Legs & Co.
3:00pm The Wizard of Oz (1939 film) starring Judy Garland
4:35pm It's a Christmas Knockout
5:35pm Little Lord Fauntleroy (part 6 of 6)
6:05pm News
6:15pm Song of Praise Special: from the Royal Albert Hall
7:25pm Dad's Army: The Love of Three Oranges
7:55pm Love Story (film) starring Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal
9:30pm The Val Doonican Show: guests Nana Mouskouri, James Galway, Tony Blackburn, Terry Wogan,
Arthur Askey, Janet Brown, Henry Cooper, Cliff Michelmore
10:20pm News, with Peter Woods
10:30-12:25am A Man for All Seasons (1966 film) starring Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, Robert Shaw,
Orson Welles, Susannah York

Christmas Sunday - 26th December 1976 - BBC-2 Television
1:35pm Animation 76
2:25pm Of Chips ... and Putts ... and Things: Harry Carpenter and Peter Alliss look back at the year of golf.
3:25pm The Epic that Never Was: The First I, Claudius
4:35pm Tales of Beatrix Potter: with Dancers of the Royal Ballet
6:05pm News Review, with Bill Northwood
6:45pm Spirit of Christmas
7:25pm Face the Music: seasonal edition, questionmaster Joseph Cooper
7:55pm The Barry Humphries Show
8:40pm The World About Us: Very Important Pandas
9:30pm Summoned by Bells: Sir John Betjeman
10:30pm Brazil Tropical
11:15pm News on 2
11:20-12:05am Music from Montreaux: The Annual International Festival

Christmas Sunday - 26th December 1976 - ITV - London Weekend Television (LWT)
9:30am On the Twelfth Day of Christmas
10:00am Morning Worship: from the ATV Television Centre, Birmingham, with Donald Swann
10:30am A Christmas Two-Step (live-action and animation)
10:50am Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (animated musical) narrator Burl Ives
12:05pn Foreign Intrigue (1956 film) starring Robert Mitchum
1:45pm Peter Ustinov Tells Stories from Hans Andersen
2:35pm The World of Music: host Bill Cosby: guests Gene Kelly, Doug Henning, Shimade
3:35pm J.M. Barie's Peter Pan (TV Play) with Mia Farrow, Danny Kaye
5:35pm The Ghosts of Motley Hall: The Christmas Spirit
6:05pm ITN News, with Gordon Honeycombe
6:15pm A Card for Christmas: with Sheila Kennedy
6:25pm Rock Nativity: studio presentation of the stage musical
7:25pm Stanley Baxter's Christmas Box: with Miriam Margolyes, Moray Watson
8:25pm Catch Me a Spy (1970 film) starring Kirk Douglas
10:10pm ITN News
10:25-12:05am The Merry Widow: from the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Scotland: Scottish Opera production


Boxing Day 1976 - Monday 26th December 1976 - BBC-1 Television
9:00am The Happy Prince (cartoon) voices Glynis Johns as the Swallow, Christopher Plummer as the Prince
9:25am Chigley
9:40am Bugs Bunny (cartoon)
9:50am Flash Gordon (part 9 of 13)(1936 cliffhanger serial)(b-w)
10:10am Tarzan and the Mermaids (1948 film) starring John Weissmuller
11:15am Swap of the Pops: with Noel Edmonds & Keith Chegwin
guests: Abba, Showaddywaddy, Mud, Smokie, John Christie, White Rhino, Pussycat, The Wurzels, Dr. Hook
12:15pm Boxing Day Grandstand: introduced by Frank Bough
- Rugby League: Leeds v Wakefield Trinity; Horse Racing from Kempton Park & Wincanton
2:40pm Babes in Toyland (1960 Disney film) starring Ray Bolger, Tommy Sands
4:20pm The Superstars: Superstar of Europe; The Final
5:30pm News, with Richard Whitmore
5:40pm Sports Results
5:50pm Disney Time: with The Goodies
6:30pm Carry on at your Convenience (1971 film) starring Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey
7:55pm The Mike Yarwood Christmas Show: guests The New Seekers
8:35pm Tora, Tora, Tora (1970 film) starring Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten, E.G. Marshall, James Whitmore, Jason Robards
10:55pm News, with Richard Whitmore
11:05-12:05am Parkinson's Music: Michael Parkinson introduces musical moments from past shows

Boxing Day 1976 - Monday 27th December 1976 - BBC-2 Television
11:00-11:25am Play School: with Sarah Long, Johnny Ball
2:20pm Schools Prom: from the Royal Albert Hall
3:10pm Irina Rodnina: Russian skater, Champion of Champions
3:40pm The World Orionenteering Championships
4:20pm Goodbye Mr Chips (film) starring Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark
6:25pm News on 2
6:30pm Hansel and Gretel: fairy-tale opera by Englebert Humperdinck
8:10pm Look, Stranger: The World of Blaster Bates
8:35pm Moll Flanders: starring Julia Foster, Kenneth Haigh, Ian Ogilvy
11:35-1:10am Angels With Dirty Faces (1938 film) starring James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Ann Sheridan, Humphrey Bogart

Boxing Day 1976 - Monday 27th December 1976 - ITV - Thames Television (London)
9:35am The Woody Woodpecker Show
10:00am ... And Maisy Too: Quentin Blake, Jenny Hanley
10:10am Mister Trimble: Tony Boden
10:25am Christmas Clapperboard: Chris Kelly
11:00am We Six Kings: The King's Singers
11:25am Thunderbirds Are Go (1966 Gerry Anderson puppet film)
1:00pm ITN News, with Ivor Mills
1:05pm The Beatles
1:25pm The Cedar Tree: The Treatment
1:55pm The Call of the Wild (TV film) starring John Beck, Bernard Fresson
3:40pm Christmas Runaround: Mike Reid
4:10pm Chipperfield's Christmas Circus
5:10pm ITN News, and Sports Results
5:30pm Rising Damp: Leonard Rossiter, Richard Beckinsale
6:00pm Gilbert O'Sullivan's Greatest Hits: with The Thurnscoe Harmonic Male Voice Choir
and Children from Cross Hall Junior School, Morley
6:45pm Christmas Opportunity Knocks: Songwriters' Show: with Hughie Green
7:30pm Coronation Street
8:00pm Yanks Go Home (comedy series)
8:30pm The Mating Game (comedy play) staring Bruce Forsyth, with Joy Stewart, Joyce Blair
10:00pm ITN News
10:15pm Puppet on a Chain (1970 film) starring Sven-Bertil Taube, Barbara Parkins, Alexander Knox
12:000-12:30am Silents: The Clown Princess of Hollywood

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