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Christmas 1979

 Christmas Eve 1979 - Monday 24th December 1979 - BBC-1 Television
9:40am Fingerbobs (repeat)
9:55am What-a-Mess: Tales of Frank Muir's dog, told by him and filmed by Oliver Postgate
10:00am Jackanory: Hannah Gordon reads the story " The Holly Bears a Berry" by Alison Uttley (repeat)
10:15am Captain Caveman (cartoon)
10:25am Young Explorers: How 25 youngsters from Somerset spent the holiday in Ghana (repeat)
10:55am Magic Roundabout
11:00am Zorro: Senior China Boy
11:25am Mickey Mouse Club
12:00noon Greatest Heroes of the Bible: The Story of Noah, with Lew Ayres
12:45pm News and Weather
1:00pm Treasure Island (1971 film) starring Orson Welles
2:30pm Hound Hunters (cartoon)
2:40pm Wings over the World: Paul McCartney and Co's 1975-76 tour of Australia and America (repeat)
3:55pm Play School
4:20pm Touche Turtle (cartoon)(repeat)
4:25pm Jackanory: Rosemary Harris's story "The Black Lamb of Bethlehem"
4:40pm A Star for My Son: play by Margaret Evans, starring Jean Heywood
5:10pm Blue Peter
5:40pm News, with Peter Woods
5:50pm Tom and Jerry (cartoon)
6:00pm Rolf at Christmas
6:35pm Round Robin: Bernard Cribbins
7:00pm It's a Christmas Knockout
8:00pm Val's Christmas Music Show: guests Twiggy, Roy Castle, Magnus Magnusson, The Cambridge Buskers
8:45pm News, with Peter Woods
9:00pm The Go-Between (1971 film) starring Alan Bates, Julie Christie
10:55pm Music for Christmas: BBC Symphony Orchestra
11:45-1:05am Midnight Mass, from the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, London

Christmas Eve 1979 - Monday 24th December 1979 - BBC-2 Television
11:00-11:25am Play School
2:10pm Watch: The Christmas Story told with puppets and music
2:40pm Mary Queen of Scots (1972 film) starring Vanessa Redgrave, Glenda Jackson
4:45pm The Great Toy Robbery
4:55pm The Sounds of Christmas
5:40pm Yellow Submarine (1968 full-length cartoon) music by The Beatles
7:00pm News
7:05pm Follow the Star: Musical nativity play
8:25pm Itzhak Periman Plays Bach
9:00pm Star Over Bethlehem
10:00pm News and Weather
10:05pm Alan Price:
10:55-12:40am Singin' In The Rain (1952 film) starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds

Christmas Eve 1979 - Monday 24th December 1979 - ITV - Thames Television (London)
9:30am Walt Disney Classics (cartoons)
9:50am It Happened One Christmas (1975 TV film) starring Orson Welles
11:35am A Fammily Circus Christmas
12noon Jamie and the Magic Torch (cartoon)
12:10pm Once Upon a Time: Story told by Peter Davison
12:30pm Christmas Runaround, with Mike Reid
1:00pm News
1:20pm Thames News
1:30pm Ben-Hur (1959 film) starring Charlton Heston
5:20pm News
5:30pm Thames News
6:05pm You're Only Young Twice: comedy with Peggy Mount
6:35pm Crossroads
7:00pm Give Us A Clue: Michael Aspel and guests Kenneth Williams, Spike Milligan, Nyree Dawn Porter
7:30pm Coronation Street
8:00pm London Night Out Christmas Special: Tom O'Connor and guests Petula Clark, Top Gigio, The Nolan Sisters
9:00pm The Tamarind Seed (1974 film) starring Julie Andrews, Omar Sharif
10:15pm News
10:30pm The Tamarind Seed (film continued)
11;30pm Midnight Communion, from Hexham Abbey, Northumberland


Christmas Day 1979 - Tuesday 25th December 1979 - BBC-1 Television
9:00am Star over Bethlehem (repeat of last night's programme)
10:00am Morning Service: The young children of Christ Church, Llanedeyrn, Cardiff
11:00am Bagpuss
11:15am The Spinners at Christmas, from Thoresby Hall on the edge of Sherwood Forest
11:45am Black Beauty (1971 film) starring Mark Lester
1:30pm John Curry: Ice Skating from Queens Ice Skating Club in London
2:00pm Top of the Pops '79 (part 1)
3:00pm The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth
3:20pm Larry Grayson's Generation Game, with Isla St. Clair
4:20pm The Gnome-Mobile (1966 Disney film) starring Tom Lowell, Walter Brennan
5:45pm News, with Peter Woods
5:50pm Blankety Blank, with Wendy Craig, Patrick Moore, Beryl Reid, Kenny Everett
6:30pm All Creatures Great and Small (first in new series)
7:20pm The Mike Yarwood Christmas Show
8:00pm To The Manor Born: Christmas Special
8:30pm The Sting (1973 film) staring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw
10:45pm Parkinson at Christmas, with Barry Humphries
12:05am Close Down

Christmas Day 1979 - Tuesday 25th December 1979 - BBC-2 Television
11:00-11:25am Play School
3:00pm A Hard Day's Night (1964 film) starring The Beatles (b-w)
4:25pm Christmas Day Concert from Amsterdam
5:30pm A Christmas Carol, with Michael Hordern, John Le Mesurier (repeat)
6:30pm Baboushka, music by Donald Swann
7:20pm News and Weather
7:30pm The Front Garden
8:30pm The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth
8:50pm Sutherland and Pavarotti in Recital, from the Lincoln Center, New York
10:05pm Face the Music: Joyce Grenfall (last appearance before her recent death), David Attenborough,
Robin Ray, guest Sir Robert Mayer
10:45-12:50am Cabaret (1972 film) starring Liza Minelli, Michael York, Joel Gray

Christmas Day 1979 - Tuesday 25th December 1979 - ITV - Thames Television (London)
8:45am Beautiful Morning: Carols from the choir of St. Winifred's School, Stockport, Cheshire, with Burl Ives
9:00am The Christmas Story: told by Paul Copley
9:15am A Merry Morning: Songs and Comedy with, Jimmy Tarbuck, Animal Kwackers and others,
from the National Children's Home, Harrogate
10:00am Christmas Morning Service: from Harpenden Methodist Church, Hertfordshire
11:00am Lassie (1978 TV film) with John Reilly
12:45pm Walt Disney Classics (cartoons)
1:00pm Christmas Oh Boy: Hit Songs of the 1950s and 1960s, sung by Joe Brown and the Bruvvers, Billy Hartman and others
1:30pm Crossroads
2:00pm Star Games: Grand finale, Comedy Stars v. TV Presenters
3:00pm The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth
3:15pm Goldfinger (1964 James Bond film) starring Sean Connery
5:10pm News
5:15pm 3-2-1: Christmas edition, guests Terry Scott, Bill Maynard, Wilfrid Brambell
6:15pm George and Mildred
6:45pm The Three Musketeers (1973 film) starring Michael York, Oliver Reed
8:45pm Christmas with Eric and Ernie, guests David Frost, Glenda Jackson
9:45pm This Is Your Life Special
10:30pm News
10:40pm Cleo Laine: Cleo's Christmas
11:40pm Mystery at Love House (film) starring Robert Wagner, Sylvia Sidney, Joan Blondell, Dorothy Lamour, John Carradine
1:00am A Child is Born: Christmas chants from the monks of Farnborough Abbey, Hants.


Boxing Day 1979 - Wednesday 26th December 1979 - BBC-1 Television
9:45am Over the Moon
10:00am What a Mess
10:05am Jackanory; Hannah Gordon reads The Christmas Box
10:20am Captain Caveman (cartoon)
10:30am Why Don't You (first of new series)
10:55am Magic Roundabout
11:00am Mickey Mouse Club: Goofy in No Smoking
11:20am Geatest Heroes of the Bible: Esher
12:08pm Weather
12:10-2:35pm Boxing Day Grandstand: introduced by Frank Bough
- Horse Racing from Kempton Park, Rugby League: Leeds v Hunslet
2:35pm Champions (1978 film)
4:10pm Winnie-the-Pooh and the Honey Tree (Disney animated film)
4:35pm The Road and the Miles of Max Boyce
5:10pm Disney Time: introduced by Rod Hull and Emu
5:50pm News, with Richard Baker
6:00pm Jim'll Fix It: Jimmy Saville
6:40pm Are You Being Served
7:10pm Where Eagles Dare (1968 film) starring Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood
9:40pm Dave Allen at Large
10:25pm News, with Richard Baker
10:35pm Boxing Night at the Mill, with Bob Langley and guests Les Dawson, Dana, Kenny Ball
11:25pm Play it again Sam (1972 film) starring Woody Allen, Diane Keeton

Boxing Day 1979 - Wednesday 26th December 1979 - BBC-2 Television
10:20-10:45am Gharbar: Asian music and dance
11:00-11:25am Play School
12:10pm Henry VIII and his Six Wives (1973 film) starring Keith Michell
2:10pm Griffiths the Cue: Snooker champ Terry Griffith
3:40pm International Gymnastics, from Fort Worth
4:35pm The Dick Cavett Magic Show
5:50pm Let it Be (1970 film) starring The Beatles
7:10pm Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet
8:25pm News
8:40pm Our Day Out: play by Willy Russell (repeat)
9:50pm Sing Christmas: King's Singers from Bisham Abbey and Leeds Castle
10:35pm Oklahoma! (1955 film) starring Gordon Macrae, Gloria Grahame, Shirley Jones, Rod Steiger
12:50pm Music at Night: Rhonda Gillespie

Boxing Day 1979 - Wednesday 26th December 1979 - ITV - Thames Television (London)
9:00am The Adventures of Rupert Bear
9:10am Once Upon a Time: Peter Davision tells a story
9:25pm Really Rosie (cartoon) music by Carol King
9:50am Get it Together Christmas Bonanza: pop music
10:30am Oh, No! It's Selwyn Frogitt: comedy with Bill Maynard
11:00am Scalawag (film) starring Kirk Douglas, Mark Lester, Lesley-Anne Down
12:40pm News
12:45pm Cinderella (puppets & animation)
1:30pm Crossroads
2:00pm The King and I (1956) starring Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr
4:15pm Billy Smart's Christmas Circus
5:30pm News and Sport
5:45pm All-Star Winner Takes All
6:15pm Charlie's Angels
7:15pm Coronation Street
7:45pm The Dick Emery Special: with Gemma Craven, The Three Degrees
8:45pm Man About the House
10:25pm News
10:35pm Shirley MacLaine at the Lido, Paris, with Tom Jones, Charles Aznavour, Sacha Distel
12:20am Christmas Pie: Children from Lambeth give their ideas on why God should have chosen humble shelpherds
as the first ones to hear of Christ's coming.

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