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Christmas 1985

 Christmas Eve 1985 - Tuesday 24th December 1985 - BBC-1 Television
6:50-9:20am Breakfast Time: Frank Bough, Selina Scott, Nick Ross, Debbie Greenwood, Mike Smith
9:20am The Littlest Hobo (repeat)
9:45am The Hunter
9:50am Play Chess
10:00am Charlie Brown (cartoon) (repeat)
10:25am Magic Roundabout (repeat)
10:30am Play School
10:50am Tom and Jerry (cartoon)
11:05am Charles in Charge: Adventures of a male nanny
11:30am Sea Hear (repeat)
12:20pm Junior Kick Start: Heat Two
12:50pm News, with Richard Whitmore
1:00pm A Song for Christmas: presented by Paul Coia and Josephine Buchan
1:45pm Mr Benn (repeat)
2:00pm The Slipper and the Rose (1976 film) starring Richard Chamberlain, Gemma Craven. Directed by Bryan Forbes
4:20pm Keith and Orville's Christmas Circus: Fantasy story with special guest, Dana
5:00pm Carols from Kings: Lessons and carols with the choir of the King's College Chapel, Cambridge
6:00pm News, with Richard Whitmore
6:15pm Jim'll Fix it for Christmas: Jimmy Savile, guests Chas and Dave
7:00pm Telly Addicts Christmas Special: The incredible Pain family in a special challenge from a team
comprising of Nina Myskow, Barry Took, Michael Grade, Larry Grayson
7:30pm Eastenders
8:00pm Kenny Everett's Christmas Carol: tribute to Charles Dickens with Michael Barrymore, Peter Cook,
Spike Milligan, Willie Rushton, John Wells
8:30pm A Question of Sport
9:00pm Terry and June
9:30pm News, with Richard Whitmore
9:45pm Cagney and Lacey: The two New York policewomen investigate the case of disappearing street musicians.
10:30pm Val Doonican's Christmas Party: guests Pat Boone, James Galway, Janet Brown, Stockton's Wing
11:20pm The Good Life Christmas Special (repeat)
11:50pm The First Communion of Christmas: from the Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Wilfred, Ripon
12:50am Weather

Christmas Eve 1985 - Tuesday 24th December 1985 - BBC-2 Television
1:40pm What's Up Chuck?: top Hollywood animator Chuck Jones traces the rise to stardom of Warner Brothers' Bugs Bunny.
2:10pm Sport 85: presented by Harry Carpenter
3:00pm Peter No-Tail (1981 animated film)
4:20pm Dr. Doolittle (1967 film) starring Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley, Richard Attenborough
6:40pm It's Your 20th Anniversary Charlie Brown
7:30pm The New-Born King: from Westminster Cathedral, with Aled Jones, Eirian James and Benjamin Luxon
with the Westminster Cathedral Choir
8:30pm Call My Bluff
9:00pm Rush - The Fallow Deer (documentary)
10:00pm Charles and Diana - A Working Year
10:30pm The Innocents (1961) starring Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave, Peter Wynegarde, Megs Jenkins
12:05pm Weather

Christmas Eve 1985 - Tuesday 24th December 1985  - ITV - TV-am
6:15-9:25am Good Morning Britain: with Anne Diamond, Nick Owen; Newsreader: Gordon Honeycombe

Christmas Eve 1985 - Tuesday 24th December 1985 - ITV - Thames Television (London)
9:25am Thames News followed by Fraggle Rock (repeat)
9:50am Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends (repeat)
10:00am The Night Before Christmas (Disney cartoon)
10:05am The Battle of the Monster Trucks
10:55am Never Never Land (1980 film) starring Petula Clark
12:30pm God Bless Us Every One: A Christmas celebration from All Saints Church, Kingston-upon-Hull
1:00pm ITN News at One, with Leonard Parkin
1:20pm Thames News
1:30pm Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Special Edition) (1978 film) starring Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr
3:55pm The Wind in the Willows
4:20pm Splash into Christmas, with Michael Groth, Victoria Studd, Nino Firetto
4:50pm Knight Rider
5:45pm ITN News, with Martyn Lewis
6:00pm Thames News
6:25pm Help! Viv Taylor Gee with news of a 24hour information service run by Thames Telvision, LWT and Capitol Radio
6:35pm Crossroads
7:00pm Carry On Laughing: highlights from films in the Carry On series
7:30pm Whose Baby? presented by Bernie Winters. On the panel Henry Cooper, Nanette Newman, Kenneth Williams,
discovering the identities of the famous parent of parents of a selection of babies.
8:00pm The Best of Morecambe and Mise:
guests: Peter Barkworth, Suzanne Danielle, Hannah Gordon, Ann Hamilton, Glenda Jackson, Donald Sinden
9:00pm Arthur (1980 film) starring Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud
10:45pm ITN News, with Pamela Armstrong
11:00pm Carols from Christ Church: with the choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
11:30-12:30am Midnight Mass: from the Mater Infirmorum Hospital, Belfast


Christmas Day 1985 - Wednesday 25th December 1985 - BBC-1 Television
8:35am Play School
8:55am Muppet Babies (cartoon)
9:20am Knock! Knock!
9:35am This is the Day
10:05am The Gnome-Mobile (1967 Disney film) starring Walter Brennan
11:28am Weather
11:30am Roland's Yuletide Binge: guests Russell Grant, Frankie Howerd, Jan Leeming, Ian McCaskill, Beryl Reid,
and Valerie Singleton
11:55am The Noel Edmonds Live Live Christmas Breakfast Show:
from the top of the British Telecom Tower, includes the first live television satellite broadcast from the Sudan
in which British relief workers are linked with their families in this country.
2:00pm Top of the Pops Christmas Party
3:00pm The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth
3:10pm Children's Royal Variety Performance, in the presence of Princess Margaret, introduced by Mike Smith,
guests include: Roy Castle, Jan Francis, Rolf Harris, Paul Nicholas, Su Pollard, Gian Sammarco and Wayne Sleep.
4:55pm All Creatures Great and Small (feature-length episode)
6:25pm News, with Moira Stuart
6:30pm Hi-de-Hi: (first of new series)
The entertainments staff of Maplins are at loggerheads over the casting of poolside entertainment.
7:30pm Only Fools and Horses: (feature length episode)
Del accepts a commission to go to Amsterdam to collect a cache of diamonds only to discover that the boys in blue
have knowledge of the proposed trip and seal off the ports.
9:00pm The Two Ronnies (new series) includes "Little Big Shot" a drama set in Chicago during the 1920s
9:50pm News, with Moira Stuart
10:00pm Wogan: Terry Wogan is in Denver with the cast of Dynasty.
10:40-12:35pm Absence of Malice (1981 film) starring Paul Newman, Sally Field
12:35pm Weather

Christmas Day 1985 - Wednesday 25th December 1985 - BBC-2 Television
11:30am Supercharged: Restored Grand Prix cars from the period between 1924 and 1939
test driven by John Watson (repeat)
12:20pm The Man in the Santa Claus Suit (1978 film) starring Fred Astaire
1:55pm Christmas Day Concert, live from Concertgebouw, Amsterdam in a performance of Mahler's Symphony no.7
3:30pm Three in the Wild: first of three programmes depicting the lives of Britain's wild creatures.
features Shak, the Red Fox. (repeat)
4:30pm Citizen Kane (1941 film) starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten
6:25pm A Prize Performance. Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket are at Cheltenham Ladies' College, where
Dame Hilda is guest speaker on Speech Day. Dr Hinge assumes the invitation was forthcoming because Hilda is a
distinguished old girl.
7:20pm The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth
7:30pm Kiri Te Kanawa at Christmas
8:20pm Edge of the Wind, by Don Webb, with Sir John Mills, Omar Sharif, Lucy Gutteridge
9:25pm Film Buff of the Year, with Robin Ray
10:00-11:55pm Diva (1982 film)
11:55pm Choirs at Midnight: with the Vienna Boys Choir, Les Peititas Chateurs de Paris, The Tolz Boys' Choir,
and the Winchester Cathedral Choir
12:55am Weather

Christmas Day 1985 - Wednesday 25th December 1985 - ITV - TV-am
6:15am Good Morning Britain: Anne Diamond, Nick Owen
7:15-9:25pm TV-am's Christmas Party

Christmas Day 1985 - Wednesday 25th December 1985 - ITV - Thames Television (London)
9:25pm Christmas Fragggle Rock (repeat)
9:50pm Dangermouse
10:00pm The Christmas Morning Service: from Kenton Methodist Church
11:15pm The Black Hole (1979 film) starring Maximillian Schell, Anthony Perkins
1:00pm Jim Davidson's Top Pop Videos of '85
2:00pm The Royal Year: Anthony Carthew narrates
3:00pm The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth
3:05pm Moonraker (1979 James Bond film) starring Roger Moore
5:30pm ITN News, with Carol Barnes
5:45pm Name That Tune, with Lionel Blair
6:10pm Coronation Street
6:45pm Fresh Fields Christmas Special: Julia McKenzie, Anton Rodgers
7:30pm Minder on the Orient Express: Dennis Waterman, George Cole
9:30pm Des O'Connor Tonight: guests: Joan Collins, Dudley Moore, Alan King, Willie Tyler and Lester
10:40pm ITN News with Carol Barnes
10:50pm Gregory's Girl (1980 film) starring Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn
12:30-12:40am Christmas Nights Thoughts: from St Marys Church, Wimbledon, with Alec McGowan, Paul Miles Kingston


Boxing Day 1985 - Thursday 26th December 1985 - BBC-1 Television
8:35am Play School: presented by Wayne Jackman
9:00am Sherlock Holmes and the Baskerville Case (animated film)
10:10am Take Two Christmas Special: Josephine Buchan
10:50am Swallows and Amazons (1974 film) starring Virginia McKenna, Ronald Fraser
12:20pm Junior Kick Sport: Final
12:50pm News, with Jan Leeming
1:00pm Ziggy's Gift (repeat)
1:25pm The Great Escape (1963 film) starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough
4:10pm Disney Time: with Jan Francis
4:50pm Final Score
5:05pm News, with Jan Leeming
5:15pm Comedy Classics: Open All Hours (repeat)
5:45pm Bob's Christmas Full House, presented by Bob Monkhouse
6:20pm The Paul Daniels Magic Christmas Show:
A magical version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, with Debbie McGee, Fenella Fielding
7:10pm Eastenders
7:40pm 'Allo 'Allo
8:30pm In Sickness and in Health:
9:00pm Tenko Reunion: A feature length episode set five years on from the last series with the women attending
a Singapore reunion, blissfully ignorant of an intrigue that will lead them to an involvement in treachery
and murder.
10:50pm News, with Jan Leeming
11:05pm Films of the Year; with Barry Norman choose his ten favorite films of the year.
11:45pm Strangers on a Train (1951 Hitchcock film) starring Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Robert Walker
1:25pm Weather

Boxing Day 1985 - Thursday 26th December 1985 - BBC-2 Television
10:35am The Journey: ninth leg if playwright Peter Terson's and reporter Dennis Skillicorn's travels by gypsy wagon
along the old pilgrims' route from Winchester to Canterbury. (repeat)
11:05am The Horse Soldiers (1959 film) starring John Wayne, William Holden. Directed by John Ford
1:00pm Magnusson's Island (repeat)
1:50pm What's Up, Chuck?: Animator Chuck Jones presents three classic Daffy Duck cartoons
2:20pm Three in the Wild: second of three programmes depicting Britain's wild creatures,
features Mordicus, the Buzzard. (repeat)
3:20pm The Adventures of Afanti: Chinese comedy
4:30pm Touch of Evil (1958 film) starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles
6:15pm Sport 85: introduced by Harry Carpenter
7:15pm The American Film Institute Salute to Gene Kelly, introduced by Shirley MacLaine
8:30pm La Traviata (1982 film) starring Teresa Stratas, Placido Domingo
10:15pm Black Silk: The final case for Larry Scott
11:05pm The Pirate (1948 film) starring Gene Kelly, Judy Garland
12:45pm Weather

Boxing Day 1985 - Thursday 26th December 1985 - ITV - TV-am
7:00-9:25am Good Morning Britain:

Boxing Day 1985 - Thursday 26th December 1985 - ITV - Thames Television (London)
9:25am Fraggle Rock (repeat)
9:50pm Sooty's Christmas Special: with Matthew Corbett, guests Richard Cadell, Bernie Clifton
10:15am Santa Claus-The Movie: Behind the Scenes: Sue Robbie is at Pinewood Studios, where she talks,
the star of the film Dudley Moore and watches the film crew at work.
10:40am The Great Race (1965 film) starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Natalie Wood, Peter Falk, Dorothy Provine
1:25pm ITN News, with Anne Leuchars
1:30pm First Annual Stuntman Awards: with Lee Majors
2:40pm Superman (1978 film) starring Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder
5:15pm ITN News and Sport
5:30pm The Krypton Factor Christmas Celebrity Special
6:00pm Crossroads
6:30pm This is Your Life: Eamonn Andrews and his big red book
7:15pm Give Us A Clue: presented by Michael Parkinson
Una Stubbs' team: Judith Chalmers, Lizzie Webb, June Whitfield
Lionel Blair's team: Frazer Hines, Ian Ogilvy, Jack Watling
7:45pm Coronation Street - The First Twenty-Five Years: clips from past episodes
8:45pm ITN News, with Anne Leuchars
9:00pm Who Dares Wins (1982 film) starring Lewis Collins, Judy Davis, Richard Widmark, Edward Woodward
11:20pm Dizzy in Concert: A royal gala performance in aid of the Royal School for the Blind,
in the presence of the Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, introduced by Benny Green
guest include, Marian Montgomery, Bud Shank, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
12:20-12:30am Christmas Night Thoughts: from St Mary's Church Wimbledon, with Alec McGowan, Paul Miles Kingston

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