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Christmas 1980

 Christmas Eve 1980 - Wednesday 24th December 1980 - BBC-1 Television
9:15am Finger Bobs
9:30am Facts
9:55am King Rollo
10:00am The Red Hand Gang
10:25am Why Don't You: Useful activity hints for children
10:55am Play Chess: All about the bishop
11:00am Flight of the Cougar (Lassie TV film)
12:15pm Battle of the Planets: Mystery Museum (cartoon series)
12:40pm The News
12:50pm California Fever: Story of a rock band, with Jimmy McNichol as the band leader
1:35pm Kim (1951 film) starring Errol Flynn, Dean Stockwell
3:25pm Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (Disney Cartoon)
3:55pm Play School
4:20pm The Mole at Christmas (cartoon)
4:25pm Jackanory: Judi Dench tells Beatrix Potter's story The Tailor of Gloucester
4:40pm The All Star Record Breakers, with Roy Castle
5:35pm Paddington: Paddington's Christmas (repeat)
5:40pm News, with Kenneth Kendall
5:55pm Tom and Jerry (cartoon)
6:05pm Polyanna (1960 Disney film) starring Hayley Mills, Jane Wyman, Karl Malden
8:15pm Val's Special Years of Christmas: Val Doonican in a nostalgic programme, with Gemma Craven, Roy Hudd,
Gilbert O'Sullivan, the boys of the St. Paul's Church Choir
9:00pm News, with Kenneth Kendall
9:15pm Big Jake (1971 film) starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Richard Boone
11:05pm Placido Domingo's Christmas Choice:

Christmas Eve 1980 - Wednesday 24th December 1980 - BBC-2 Television
10:20-10:45am Gharbar: How Asians in Britain Celebrate Christmas
11:00-11:25am Play School
3:55pm The Toast of New Orleans (1950 film) starring Mario Lanza, Kathryn Grayson
5:30pm Long, Tall and Short stories: Children's books
5:55pm Sounds of Christmas: London Choral Society, The King's Singers, from the Royal Albert Hall
6:45pm One Hundred Great Paintings: Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party,
hangs at the Philips Collection, Washington DC, with Milton Brown
6:55pm News and Weather
7:00pm Moving Pictures
7:35pm Sky (concert)(part 1) with John Williams (part 2 on Saturday night 7:30pm)
8:15pm Moon June: love story written by Brian Thompson
8:55pm Instant Sunshine: profile of the vocal and instrumental group
10:00pm The Old Grey Whistle Test: Ian Drury & The Blockheads, Live from the Dominion Theatre:
11:00pm Weather
11:05-12:50am A New Leaf (1970 film) starring Walter Matthau

Christmas Eve 1980 - Wednesday 24th December 1980 - ITV - Thames Television (London)
9:30am Cloppa Castle (puppet Show)
9:40am Rainbow
9:55am Clapperboard
10:30am Frank Muir's Christmas Extraordinary, with Valerie Pitts
11:00am Disneyland's 25th Anniversary: Danny Kaye and The Osmonds
12:00noon Free Time: Christmas holiday ideas, with Mick Robertson
12:30pm Take The High Road
1:00pm News
1:20pm Thames News
1:30pm Donald Duck in Chip'n' Dale (cartoon)
1:40pm Quo Vadis (1951 film) starring Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov
4:45pm Christmas Nativity, from Manorfield School, Poplar
5:15pm Crossroads
5:45pm News
6:00pm Thames News
6:30pm Give Us A Clue for Christmas: with Michael Aspel
team captains: Una Stubbs, Lionel Balir, guests: Alfred Marks, Barbara Windsor
7:00pm Christmas at Robin's Nest
7:30pm Coronation Street
8:00pm London Night Out Christmas Special: host: Tom O'Connor,
guests: Cilla Black, Hot Gossip, New Black Abbots, Bernie Winters & Schnorbitz, the St. Bernard dog
9:00pm Family Plot (1976 Hitchcock film) starring Karen Black, William Devane
10:15pm News
10:30pm Family Plot (film continued)
11:30-12:30am Midnight Mass, live from St Mary's Cathedral Middlesborough


Christmas Day 1980 - Thursday 25th December 1980 - BBC-1 Television
8:55am Watch: The story of the Nativity, with James Earl Adair, Louise Hall-Taylor (repeat
9:25am Mr Benn
9:40am Pink Panther Show (cartoons)
10:00am Morning Worship: from the Clifton Cathedral
11:15am The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962 film) starring Laurence Harvey, Karl Boehm, Claire Bloom
1:10pm Carols from Warwick Castle, with Vince Hill, Iris Williams, intrduced by Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
2:00pm Top of the Pops '80 (part 1)
Featured singers include: Abba, Blondie, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Dexy's Midnight Runners
3:00pm The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth
3:10pm 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954 Disney film) starring Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Peter Lorre
5:15pm The Paul Daniels Magic Christmas Show
6:05pm News, with Angela Rippon
6:10pm Larry Grayson's Generation Game, with Isla St Clair
7:15pm Dallas: An extortionist threatens to blow up the Ewing 23 oil well, and JR out manoeuvres Bobby
8:45pm Airport 1975 (1974 film) starring Charlton Heston, Karen Black, George Kennedy, Sid Caesar
10:30pm News, with Angela Rippon
10:40pm Parkinson at Christmas: guests, Penelope Keith, James Galway, Ben Vereen
11:40pm Christmas Comedy Classic: Fawlty Towers (repeat)
12:10am Weather

Christmas Day 1980 - Thursday 25th December 1980 - BBC-2 Television
11:00-11:25am Play School:
3:10pm A Year in the Life of an Exmoor Man: Film about Tom Rook, auctioneer and estate agent.
4:10pm Blue Skies (1946 film) starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astarie, Joan Caulfield
5:50pm Little Swallow (Shanghai cartoon)
6:05pm The Band Wagon (1953 MGM musical) starring Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse
7:55pm News
8:05pm Tosca (Italian film of Puccini's opera)
10:10pm The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth
10:20pm One Hundred Great Paintings: Seurat'sLa Grand Jatte, with Milton Brown
hung at the Art Institute in Chicago
10:30-12:15pm The Front Page (1974 film) starring Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon

Christmas Day 1980 - Thursday 25th December 1980 - ITV - Thames Television (London)
9:00am A Merry Morning; Leeds area children's party,
host: Don McLean, with Guys and Dolls, and the Chuckle Brothers
9:45am Christmas Eucharist: Live from Canterbury Cathedral
10:45am A Christmas Star (cartoon)
11:10am Christmas Runaround: Quiz with the contestants on ice-skates, with Mike Reid
11:40am Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World (1973 film) starring Jim Dale, Spike Milligan, Angela Douglas
1:15pm Christmas Crossroads
1:45pm Billy Smart's Christmas Circus
3:00pm The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth
3:10pm George and Mildred (1980 film) starring Brian Murphy and Yootha Joyce
4:55pm News
5:05pm 3-2-1 Pantomime:
host Ted Rogers, guests Nicholas Parsons, Derek Batey, Sheila Steafel, Bill Maynard, Mike Reid
6:00pm The Man with the Golden Gun (1974 James Bond film)
starring Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Bernard Lee
8:30pm Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show:
guests: Peter Barkworth, Hannah Gordon, Glenda Jackson, Alec Guinness, Jill Gascoine, Gemma Craven, Peter Vaughan
9:30pm This is Your Life
10:00pm Janet and Company: Janet Brown with Roy Kinnear, Frank Windsor
10:30pm News
10:40pm A Touch of Class (1972 film) starring George Segal, Glenda Jackson
12:30am It's Christmas: Children of St. Richards with St. Andrews School, Ham, Surrey - sing carols


Boxing Day 1980 - Friday 26th December 1980 - BBC-1 Television
9:15am Over the Moon (repeat)
9:30am Soccer Coaching: Passing and Support
9:55am King Rollo
10:00am The Red Hand Gang (repeat)
10:25am Why Don't You ...? Ideas for the bored
10:00am Play Chess: Tactics when using the Queen
11:00am Barnaby and Me (1977 film) starring Sid Caesar, Juliet Mills
12:30pm Battle of the Planets (sci-fi cartoon series)
1:00pm California Fever
1:50pm Baboushka: musical fable by Donald Swann and Scoley starring Eira Heath as Baboushka
2:40pm The Turkey, introduced by Jeffrey Boswall
3:35pm Storm Boy (1976 film) adventures of a boy and his pet pelican
5:00pm Today's Sport, introduced by Tony Gubba
5:10pm Disney Time
5:55pm News, read by Jan Leeming
6:05pm Jim'll Fix It: Children have thir dreams come true
6:45pm Blankety Blank
7:25pm The Two Ronnies: guest singer Barbara Dickson
8:15pm The Towering Inferno (1974 film) starring Steve McQueen, Paul Newman
10:55pm News and Sport, read by Jan Leeming
11:10-12:10am Boxing Night at the Mill: host Bob Langley from Pebble Mill

Boxing Day 1980 - Friday 26th December 1980 - BBC-2 Television
11:00-11:25am Play School
12:45-2:15pm Horse Racing from Wincanton
2:15pm The Story of Christmas (award-winning cartoon)
2:25pm The Barkleys of Broadway (1949 film) starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers
4:10pm Funny Face (1957 film) starring Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn
5:50pm Monkey (Japanese adventure series)
6:35pm One Hundred Great Paintings, with Milton Brown: Eakin's Max Schmitt in a Single Scull
6:45pm In The Country: Angela Rippon talks to artist, writer, and poet Brian Carter
7:15pm News
7:25pm Ballet: The Nutcracker
8:45pm Plain Murder, by C.S. Forester (repeat)
10:25pm The World Land Speed Record: Raymond Baxter looks back at the past forty years
11:10-12:45am The Secret Life of an American Wife (1968 film) starring Walter Matthau

Boxing Day 1980 - Friday 26th December 1980 - ITV - Thames Television (London)
9:00am Puff the Magic Dragon in the Land of the Living Lies (musical cartoon) voice of Burgess Meredith
9:25am The Sooty Christmas Show
9:50am Rainbow Christmas Show
10:15am The Last Giraffe (1979 film) starring Susan Anspach, Simon Ward
12:00noon Star Games: introduced by Michael Aspel from the Sobell Sports Centre in North London
1:00pm News
1:05-2:30pm Horse Racing from Kempton Park, introduced by Brough Scott
2:30pm Zulu Dawn (1979 film) starring Burt Lancaster, John Mills
4:45pm The Roman Invasion of Ramsbottom: musical play performed by The Children's Music Theatre
5:45pm News
6:00pm Survival Special: Penguin Christmas, narrated by David Niven

Boxing Day 1980 - Friday 26th December 1980 - ITV - London Weekend Television (LWT)
7:00pm Earthquake (1974 film) starring Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner
9:30pm The Thoughts of Chairman Alf-At Christmas
10:00pm News
10:15pm An Audience with Dame Edna Everage
11:15pm Benson
11:45pm The Electric Theatre Show, cinema news with Mike Riddoch
12:15pm It's Christmas: Carols sung by children from the Effra Creative Arts Centre, London

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