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Christmas 1983

Christmas Eve 1983 - Saturday 24th December 1983 - BBC-1 Television
8:35am Inch-High Private Eye (repeat)
9:00am From All of Us to All of You: Clips from Disney cartoons, including Snow White and Peter Pan
9:45am The Happy World of Hanna-Barbara:
Gene Kelly introduces Hanna-Barbara cartoons clips including The Flintstones and Huckleberry Hound
10:50am A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1946 film) starring Bing Crosby
12:30pm Bonanza
1:20pm Around the World with Dot (1982 Australian cartoon)
2:30pm The Magic of Lassie (1978) starring James Stewart, Mickey Rooney
4:10pm The Dukes of Hazard
5:00pm News, read by Jan Leeming
5:10pm Some Mother's Do 'Ave 'Em (repeat)
5:55pm Pop Quiz: team captains: Dave Edmunds, Roger Taylor,
guests: Mari Wilson, Limahl, Lee John (Imagination, Midge Ure (Ultravox)
6:30pm The Little and Large Show: guests Jimmy Cricket, Joe Brown, magician Martin Daniels, Cleo Rocos,
Chas and Dave (singing Melancholy Baby)
7:10pm Flash Gordon (1980 film) starring Sam Jones, Toplo, Melody Anderson, Brian Blessed
8:55pm Val Doonican's Christmas Party: guests, Howard keel, The Nolans, Sky, Wall Street Crash
9:40pm Bergerac: guest actress Liza Goddard
10:35pm News, read by Jan Leeming
10:45pm The Good Old Days: Edwardian-type entertainment from the City Varieties, Leeds
with: Leonard Sachs, guests: Danny La Rue, Valerie Masterson, Robert White, Bernard Cribbins, Barry Cryer,
The Clark Brothers, and a newcomer from Paris, the comedy-magician Caetan Bloom
11:45-12:45am Midnight Eucharist: from the Cathedral Church of St Mary the Virgin, Blackburn

Christmas Eve 1983 - Saturday 24th December 1983 - BBC-2 Television
1:05pm Scrooge (1951 film) starring Alastair Sim, Kathleen Harrison
2:30pm Shakespeare in Perspective: Roy Hudd previews The Comedy of Errors
2:55pm The Book Game: literary quiz, chaired by Robert Robinson
3:25pm That Touch of Mink (1962 film) starring Doris Day, Cary Grant
5:00pm The BBC Television Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors: with Roger Daltrey, Michael Kitchen
6:55pm Sky at Drury Lane
7:45pm News, read by Jan Leeming
7:55pm Cider With Rosie, written by Laurie Lee, with Rosamary Leach as the writer's mother (repeat from 1971)
9:30pm Private Lives: chat show with Maria Aitken, compilation of the best moments
10:00pm Whistle Test Live: Paul Young, from the Hammersmith Odeon (also on Radio 1 in stereo)
10:45-12:35pm To Cach a Thief (1955 Hitchcock film) starring Cary Grant, Grace Kelly

Christmas Eve 1983 - Saturday 24th December 1983 - ITV - TV-am
6;25-8:40am Good Morning Britain (from TV-am) Michael and Mary Parkinson
8:40-9;25am Data Run's Christmas Party: panto quiz with Jeremy Beadle (from TV-am)

Christmas Eve 1983 - Saturday 24th December 1983 - ITV - London Weekend Television (LWT)
9:25am Metal Mickey (repeat)
9:55pm Cartoon Time
10:05am The Monsters' Christmas (New Zealand story)
11:00am The Smurfs' Christmas Special
11:25am The Fraggles are Coming: Curtain-raiser for a new puppet series
11:30am Terrahawks
12noon Film Fun at Christmas: with Derek Griffiths
1:00pm Adam Ant: Prince Charming Revue: from London's Dominion Theatre
2:20pm Tweety Pie (cartoon)
2:30pm Jason and The Argonauts (1963 film) starring Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Honor Blackman
4:25pm News from ITN
4:30pm The Krankies at Christmas: Guests Bernie Winters, Melvyn Hayes, Jimmy Cricket, Sarah Hollamby, Pepe and the Gang
Barbara Dickson, and Modern Romance
5:15pm Chips: Larry Wilcox, Erik Estrada
6:10pm Punchlines:
guests: Diana Dors, Christopher Biggins, Faith Brown, Barbara Kelly, Mike Reid, Bob Carolgees and Spit the Dog
6:45pm 3-2-1: Dick Whittington pantomimie, hosted by Ted Rogers
guests: Billy Dainty, Julie Rogers, Kenneth Connor and Dana
7:45pm Cilla Black's Christmas Eve
8:45pm Nws from ITN
9:00pm Hart to Hart: Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers
10:00pm Agatha Christie's Murder is Easy (1981 tv film) starring Bill Bixby, Lesley-Anne Down, Olivia de Havilland,
Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Valentine, Timothy West
11:45-12:40pm Midnight Mass: from St Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle


Christmas Day 1983 - Sunday 25th December 1983 - BBC-1 Television
8:35am The Christmas Raccoons (musical cartoon)
9:00am Carols from Newby Hall: guests Grace Kennedy, Robert White, and the Cambridge University Chamber Choir
9:50am Away in a Manger: Christmas through the eyes of primary schoolchildren
10:20am Christmas Morning Family Service: from The Mint Methodist Church, Exeter.
11:20am The Little Convict: Rolf Harris as Jake the Peg
12:35pm Ziggy's Gift (animated film)
1:00pm Bugs Bunny (cartoon)
1:05pm Glitterball (1977 Children's Film Fountain)
2:00pm Top of the Pops 1983: featuring number one hits by:
Michael Jackson, Shakin' Stevens, Men at Work, Duran Duran, Bucks Fizz, Lionel Richie, David Bowie
3:00pm The Queen's Christmas Day Message to the Commonwealth
3:15pm Blankety Blank: Terry Wogan with
guests: Sabina Franklyn, Roy Kinnear, Ruth Maddoc, Patrick Moore, Beryl Reid, Freddie Starr
3:50pm Treaure Island (1950 Disney film) starring Robert Newton, Bobby Driscoll
5:25pm News, read by Jan Leeming
5:25pm Jim'll Fix It: Jimmy Savile
6:15pm Songs Of Praise Special: from Peterborough
7:15pm The Two Ronnies:
serial - The Adventures of Archie, with Carol Hawkins as the Blonde
guest: Elton John
8:05pm All Creatures Great and Small
9:35pm Only Fools and Horses
10:05pm News, read by Jan Leeming
10:15pm Better Late Than Never (1983 film) starring David Niven, Maggie Smith, Art Carney
11:45-12:15am The Spinners at York, the seasonal setting is the Victorian street at the Castle Museum.

Christmas Day 1983 - Sunday 25th December 1983 - BBC-2 Television
2:00pm Nobody Minded the Rain: Coronation Day 2nd June 1953 (repeat)
3:00pm The Book Game
3:30pm The Great Palace: The Story of Parliament (8/8)
4:20pm Henry's Cat: (Bob Godfrey and Stan Hayward cartoon)
4:25pm Meet Me In St. Louis (1944 film) starring Judy Garland singing The Trolley Song
6:15pm The Natural World: Winter Days
7:05pm News, read by Jan Leeming
7:15pm Cinderalla: Rossini's two-act opera La Cenerentoia
9:50pm The Queen's Christmas Day Message to the Commonwealth
10:05pm The Bob Monkhouse Show: guest Norman Wisdom, and the Rusian-American comedian Yakov Smirnoff,
music from Bertice Reading, and the Harry Stoneham Band
11:00-12:10am The Marx Brothers in Duck Soup (1933 film)(b-w)

Christmas Day 1983 - Sunday 25th December 1983 - ITV - TV-am
7:00am Rub-a-Dub-Tub Christmas Day Special, with Bonnie Langford, Michele Dotrice, Edward Woodward, Alan Dart
8:00am Christmas with TV-am:
- Thought for Christmas from Cardinal Hume
- Christ Tarrant at the Queen Mary Hospital for Children, in Carshalton, Surrey
9:00am Roland Rat's Winter Wonderland

Christmas Day 1983 - Sunday 25th December 1983 - ITV - London Weekend Television (LWT)
9:25am The Night the Animals Talked (animated parable) music and lyrics by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne (repeat)
9:50am The Fraggles are Coming: trailer for new puppet series
9:55am Messengers to Earth: musical fantasy, music by Lou Lewis.
Recorded at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Crediton, Devon (repeat)
10:20am Christmas Morning Worship: from St. Molua's Church, Belfast
11:20am The Magic Planet: Ice-skating spectacular
12:15pm The Capture of Grizzly Adams (1981 TV film) starring Dan Haggerty, Kim Darby, Noah Bery, Keenan Wynn
2:00pm The Royal Year: An ITN compilation of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh's' visit to the Caribbean, US, Kenya,
India and Bangladesh. Plus the Prince and Princess of Wales' tours of Australi, New Zealand and Canada
3:00pm The Queen's Christmas Day Message to the Commonwealth
3:15pm Superman (1978 film) starring Christopher Reeve
5:35pm Bullseye Christmas Special: host Jim Bowan, guests; Kenneth Kendall, Anne Diamond
6:20pm News from ITN
6:30pm A Royal Concert of Carols: The Prince and Princess of Wales, Songs from Marti Webb, Piano Peter Donohoe
7:15pm Bruce Forsyth's Play Your Card's Right
7:45pm Jimmy Tarbuck's Christmas All Stars: guests, Bruce Forsyth, Mike Yarwood, Cannon and Ball,
Michael Barrymore, Shakin' Stevens. Plus 'Game for a Laugh' special,
and from the US by satellite: Andy Williams, Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, The Temptations, The Four Tops
9:10pm Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978 film) starring Peter Sellers
11:00pm News from ITN
11:10pm The King's Christmas: The King's Singers at Harewood House, Yorkshire.
11:40pm The Untouchables: Crime drama with Robert Stack as Eliot Ness (repeat)
12:25am A Different Christmas: from Stoke Mandeville Hospital, with Gillian Reynolds and Jimmy Savile


Boxing Day 1983 - Monday 26th December 1983 - BBC-1 Television
9:00am The New Adventures of Flash Gordon
9:20am The Natural World: Snowy, Chilly, Motley and Me: with Oxford Zoologist John Paling (repeat)
10:10am Bugs Bunny in Jack Wabbit and the Beanstalk (cartoon)
and Dragoncastle (award-winning cartoon made by 13 yr old Paul Mason and 11-yr old Becky Mason)
10:30am Play School: presented by Elizabeth Millbank and Brian Jameson
10:55am See-Saw: Pigeon Street: programme for the very young (repeat)
11:10am Strange Companions: part 1
12:00noon Look Back with Noakes: Along the Coastal Path of Devon and Cornwall in summer (repeat)
12:30pm News Headlines
12:35pm The Racoons and Lost Star (musical cartoon)
1:20pm Cracked Ice (Warner Brothers cartoon)
1:30pm The Good Life: Christmas special (repeat)
2:00pm Bridge on the River Kwai (1957 film) starring Alec Guinness
4:35pm The Keith Harris Christmas Party: guests Shakin' Stevens, Stu Francis
5:10pm News, with Richard Whitmore
5:15pm Final Score, with David Icke
5:25pm Circus World Championships
6:25pm The Paul Daniels Magic Christmas Show:
guests: The Pendragons, The Five Star Endresz Family (acrobats), Professor Al Cartny with his mechanical man
7:15pm The Kenny Everett Television Show
7:50pm Rocky (1976 film) starring Sylvester Stallone
9:45pm Lenny Henry presents 'Laughter Matter'
10:25pm News, with Richard Whitmore
10:35pm Kiri and Friends: Kiri Te Kanawa
11:35-12:15am The Treasure of Abbot Thomas (ghost Story)(repeat)

Boxing Day 1983 - Monday 26th December 1983 - BBC-2 Television
12:45pm Horse Racing from Wincanton, introduced by Julian Wilson
2:20pm Joseph and Child: sculptor Arthur Dooley
2:35pm The Tale of Beatrix Potter (biographical play) with Penelope Wilton as Beatrix, narrated by Michael Hordern (rpt)
4:30pm The Book Game
5:00pm Shakespeare in Perspective: Russell Davies previews tomorrow night's production of Shakespeare's comedy
Two Gentlemen of Verona, on BBC2
5:25pm Mame (1974 film musical) starring Lucille Ball, Robert Preston
7:15pm A Life in the Theatre: Gwen Firangcon-Davies.
8:05pm News Summary
8:10pm Romeo and Juliet: Prokofiev's opera
10:25-12:15pm The Impress File (1955 film) starring Michael Caine, Nigel Green, Guy Dolman

Boxing Day 1983 - Monday 26th December 1983 - ITV - TV-am
7:30am The Adventuress of Mole
8:00am TV-am's Boxing Day Show, includes Michael Parkinson talking to Princess Anne
9:00-9:25am Roland Rat's Winter Wonderland

Boxing Day 1983 - Monday 26th December 1983 - ITV - Thames Television (London)
9:25am The Sooty Show: Red Riding Hood: Matthew Corbett (repeat)
9:45am The Talking Parcel: animated version of Gerald Durrell's story
10:25am The Bugs Bunny/ Road Runner Movie (1979 film)
12:00noon Take Over: team captains, Jenny Lee-Wright, Richard O'Sullivan, and Isla St Clair, with Brough Scott
1:00pm News
1:05pm Horse Racing from Kepton Park
2:30pm The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982 film) starring Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymour
5:15pm News and Sport
5:30pm Give Us A Clue: team captains: Una Stubbs, Lionel Blair
guests; Jane Asher, Jilly Cooper, Tracey Ullman, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Bob Geldof, Russell Grant
6:00pm Coronation Street
6:30pm The Spy Who Loved Me (1977 James Bond film) starring Roger Moore
8:45pm Eric and Ernie's Christmas Show: guests Nigel Hawthorne, Felicity Kendall, Nanette Newman, Peter Skellern
9:45pm Minder Christmas Bonus: excerpts from some of the best scenes of Minder, with Dennis Waterman, George Cole
10:45pm News
10:50pm Des O'Connor Tonight: guests Jimmy Tarbuck, Marti Caine, Charlie Callas
12:00midnight The Torture (1974 film) starring Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty
1:35am Night Thoughts: from Max Sinclair, assistant director Christian Centre, Hildenborough Hall, Kent

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