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Radio Times Christmas 1972 - What Was On

Christmas Eve Sunday 24th December 1972  


10.00am  In Mercy and Love Unite
                Mass from St Dunstan`s Church,
                King's Heath, Birmingham

11.05am  A Christmas Carol  animation

11.30am  Jerusalem International
                A film by Hugh Burnett
                The tourists and pilgrims scatter across the                   countryside around Jerusalem in search of                   the shrines of three of the world's great                       religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam

12.20am  The Vienna Boys Choir
                introduced by Michael Flanders Conducted                     by Anton Neyder

  1.00pm  The Golden Age of Comedy
                Brilliant and hilarious highlights of laughter                   from the studios of Mack Sennett and Hal                     Roach , featuring the most famous                               comedians of the 1920s: Laurel and Hardy                   Harry Langdon, Will Rogers , Ben Turpin 
                Charlie Chase , Andy Clyde 
                Billy Bevan , Charlie Murray not to mention                   Cameo, the wonder dog (b&w)

  2.15pm  Mary, Mungo and Midge
                The Letter

  2.30pm  Film : Davy Crockett-
                King of the Wild Frontier (1955)
                with Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen,                 Basil Ruysdael

  4.00pm  Around the World in Eighty Minutes 
                a guided tour of our spectacular planet with                 Joyce Grenfell , Kenneth Allsop David                           Attenborough and Tony Soper 

  5.20pm  Disney Time  introduced by Rolf Harris                with scenes from
                Snow White and Seven Dwarfs
                Peter and the Wolf
                Mickey Mouse
                Bear Country
                Darby O'Gill and the Little People
                and a new film, Snowball Express

  6.05pm  News, Weatherman Bert Foord

  6.15pm  Fancy Sending Them Away
                film about a special school

  6.35pm  The New Beginning
                The story of Jesus told in pictures 
                2: The Coming of the Christ 

  6.45pm  Carols with King's College Choir
                from Lincoln Cathedral 
                Christmas music and readings to mark the                   900th Anniversary of the founding of                           Lincoln Cathedral

  7.25pm  Film : West Side Story (1961)
                with Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, 

  9.50pm  News Peter Woods Weather

10.00pm  Omnibus : Judy
                Impressions of Garland 
                A profile of Judy Garland, one of the world's                   greatest entertainers, who died three years                   ago in London at the age of 47

11.05pm  A Ghost Story for Christmas
                A Warning to the Curious
11.55pm  Nativity
                Midnight Eucharist 
                from the Parish Church of St Mary, Portsea

  Christmas Day Monday 25th December 1972  

  9.30am  This is Christmas Morning
                Seasonal words and music spoken, sung and                 played by the boys and girls of Chetham's                     School, Manchester

10.00am  Mr Benn

10.15am  News Summary
                Weatherman Graham Parker

10.20am  Born in the City
                a service for Christmas morning

11.25am  A Christmas Appeal 
                Robert Dougall appeals on behalf of                               Television for the Deaf 

11.30am  A Stocking Full of Stars opened by
                Michael Aspel and Roy Castle, featuring
                Bruce Forsyth and the Generation Game,
                Basil Brush, Blue Peter, The Goodies,
                Animal Magic, Laurel and Hardy,
                Penelope Pitstop, Tom and Jerry,
                Top of the Pops, Vision On, Yogi Bear

  1.30pm  The Black and White Minstrel Show
                starring The Mitchell Minstrels featuring 
                Ted Darling , Dai Francis, Margaret Savage 
                Andy Cole , Les Rawlings 

                with The Television Toppers 

  2.10pm  Top of the Pops 72
                part 1, with Jimmy Savile and Ed Stewart
  3.00pm  The Queen
                speaks to the Commonwealth

  3.05pm  Billy Smart's Christmas Circus

  4.10pm  Dick Whittington
                starring Dick Emery and Peter Noone
  5.45pm  News Robert Dougall

  5.55pm  Bruce Forsyth and the Generation Game

  6.55pm  Christmas Night with the Stars,
                introduced by Ronnie Corbett and 
                Ronnie Barker, featuring Cilla Black, Lulu,  
                Dad's Army, Look - Mike Yarwood, 
                The Liver Birds, The Goodies, 
                The Young Generation, The Two Ronnies

  8.15pm  The Morecambe and Wise
                Christmas Show
                A star-studded holiday special starring 
                Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise with special                 guests 
Glenda Jackson, Jack Jones,

                Vera Lynn, Pete Murray with Kenny Ball and                 his Jazzmen and guest appearances of                         Shirley Bassey, Ian Carmichael,
                Fenella Fielding, Eric Porter , Andre Previn ,                   Flora Robson

  9.15pm  Film : Barefoot in the Park (1967)
                starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda

11.00pm  The Good Old Days 1953-1973
                special Christmas edition which also marks                   the 150th programme of Old-Time Music-                     Hall from the stage of the Famous City                         Varieties Theatre, Leeds.

11.50pm  A Story for Christmas
                Told by John Slater 

12.00      Weather

12.05am  Closedown

  Boxing Day Tuesday 26th December 1972


  9.10am  Camberwick Green 
                Mickey Murphy, the Baker

  9.25am  Winter Quarters
                The wildlife of the Norfolk Broads makes                       itself snug and awaits the coming spring

10.00am  Film : Journey to the Centre of the Earth
                (1959) starring James Mason

12.00      Holiday Grandstand
               (12.05 Football Preview, 12.20 Rugby                 League: Leeds v Wakefield T,
               1.05, 1.40, 2.10 Racing from Kempton
               1.25, 1.55 Motor Racing from Brands Hatch)

  2.35pm  It's a Christmas Knock-Out!
                from Aviemore Centre, Scotland.
                Great Britain: Aviemore 
                Holland: Ysselstein 
                Belgium: Angleur                 Italy: Madonna Di Campiglio 

  3.30pm  Film : Help!(1965)
                starring The Beatles with Leo McKern ,                         Eleanor Bron Victor Spinetti , Roy Kinnear 
  5.00pm  News Summary
                Weather and Today's Sport

  5.15pm  Holiday on Ice
                with Joan Haanappel and 
                Wolfgang Schwarz

  6.05pm  The Sound of Petula
                staring Petula Clark

  6.50pm   Film : Carry On Cleo (1964)
                 starring Sidney James,Kenneth Williams                        Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey                  Joan Sims, Jim Dale, Amanda Barrie 

  8.20pm  The Last Goon Show of All
                A unique occasion recorded by outside                           broadcast cameras during the BBC                               Anniversary celebrations earlier in the year,                 when a special edition of radio's most                           famous comedy show took place before a                     distinguished audience at the Camden                         Theatre in London.

  9.00pm  News Richard Whitmore Weather

  9.10pm  Till Death Us Do Part
                starring Warren Mitchell, Dandy Nichols                         Anthony Booth and Una Stubbs featuring                     Bill Maynard and special guests from                 Jesus Christ Superstar 

  9.55pm  Shirley Bassey
                recently returned from a record-breaking                     appearance in New York With Segment 

10.40pm  Mastermind

11.10pm  Mr Wodehouse Speaking
                William Mervyn presents the Comic and                       Idyllic World Of P G Wodehouse

12.10am  Weatherman Keith Best Closedown

  Christmas Eve Sunday 24th December 1972


  4.30pm  Money at Work
                The Poverty of Nations

  5.30pm  Horizon
                Patently Absurd
  6.15pm  News Review
                A digest of the news of the week plus a                         visual commentary for the deaf

  6.50pm  News Summary

  6.55pm  Christmas! What's It All About ?
                A Quiz for Christmas Eve with
                Jimmy Savile OBE , Tania Mallett 

                The Rev David Martin                 Questionmaster Brian Redhead 

  7.25pm  America
                A Personal History of the United States in 
                13 parts written and narrated by 
                Alistair Cooke 7/13 : A Firebell in the Night 

  8.15pm  Face the Music
                A Christmas Eve edition of this musical quiz 
                Chairman Joseph Cooper with Joyce Grenfell 
                Bernard Levin , Robin Ray 
                Guest Clifford Curzon 

  8.45pm  For Loving 
                a play for Christmas by John King

  9.30pm  Milligan in Winter
                entertainment with words and 
                music by Spike Milligan

10.00pm  A Day Out  
                by Alan Bennett

10.50pm  Up Sunday
                with James Cameron , Kenny Everett                           William Rushton , John Wells 

11.00pm  News on 2

11.05pm  Film : The Quiet Man (1952)
                starring John Wayne and Maureen O`Hara

  1.10am  Closedown


  Christmas Day Monday 25th December 1972  


11.00am  Play School
                presented by Miranda Connell , Rick Jones                Story: The Christmas Story

11.25am  The Point
                Dustin Hoffman narrates this cartoon with                   music about a land where everything and                     everyone is pointed - except little Oblio, a                     boy who is always pointed at.                 Songs written and sung by Harry Nilsson

12.40pm  The Vanishing Hedgerows
                 Another chance to see this highly-praised                      documentary, entered for the 1973 Monte                    Carlo International TV Festival

  1.30pm  Look, Stranger
                The World of Jane Phillips

  1.55pm  News Headlines

  2.00pm  Golf Story 72 
                with Tony Jacklin,
                Lee Trevino and Gary Player

  3.00pm  The Queen
                speaks to the Commonwealth
  3.05pm  Film : Henry V (1944) 
                produced and directed by Laurence Olivier
  5.15pm  Call My Bluff
                A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir 
                Jean Marsh , Miles Kington and 

                Patrick Campbell Anne Stallybrass 
                Douglas Fairbanks Jr 
                Referee : Robert Robinson 

  5.45pm  Childhood of Christ
                by Berlioz                 A musical evocation of the familiar story of                   the Holy Family's flight into Egypt

  7.25pm  The Stallion
                a man's efforts to 
                capture a 
black Arab stallion
  8.15pm  La Sylphide
                film from French Television of a romantic                   ballet first performed at the Paris Opera 140                 years ago

  9.25pm  The Stone Tape
                by Nigel Kneale, 
Michael Bryant and Jane Asher

10.55pm  News on 2

11.00pm  America
                a Personal History of the United States by                     Alistair Cooke   7/13
11.50pm  Fred Astaire
                in a special edition of The Dick Cavett Show

12.40am  Closedown

  Boxing Day Tuesday 26th December 1972


11.00am  Play School
                today's story: Good King Wenceslas

11.25am  Closedown

  1.25pm  Film : The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
                (1943) with Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr,                   Anton Walbrook

  3.30pm  Star Pieces
                James Mason, Honor Blackman. Una Stubbs                 Derek Nimmo, Deryck Guyler, Dimitri,                           Tiomkin, Donald Pleasence, Anita Harris,                       Leslie Crowther , Vince Hill 
                Julie Ege, Stanley Baker and 
                Arthur Negus each talk about a favourite                     piece in their collections. 

                Hugh Scully introduces Collector's World

  4.10pm  The Living Arctic
                The summer bloom of flowers, beasts and                     birds is legendary. Narrator Derek Jones 

  4.40pm  Orville and Wilbur
                with Stacey Keach and James Keach

  6.05pm  McCrindell's Toys
                Soho publican Ron McCrindell has been                         collecting old toys for over a quarter of a                       century 

  6.40pm  News Summary, Weather

  6.50pm  Falstaff
                Verdi's comic opera

  8.55pm  Skis Across the Alps
                Last winter a party Of British ski-                                 mountaineers set out to traverse the entire                 length of the Alps from east to west,                             climbing some of the highest mountains on                   the way

  9.55pm  The Edwardians
                The Reluctant Juggler
                A night at an Edwardian music-hall both on                   stage and backstage, where the performers                   are organising a strike
                with Georgia Brown, Jack Douglas,
                Fulton Mackay, Peter Pratt 
                and George Sewell

11.10pm  News on 2

11.15pm  The Old Grey Whistle Test
                 In this special ' Sampler' edition Bob Harris                    introduces a selection of some of the                            highlights of the last series, including 
                 The Beach Boys, Jerry Lee Lewis , Kris                          Kristofferson, Roxy Music, Rolling Stones,                      The Beatles and many others

TV Times Christmas Cover 1971

 Christmas Eve Friday 24th December 1971

  ITV London

  9.30am  A Concert for Christmas from the Royal Festival Hall, London

10.20am  Anita in Jumbleland with Anita Harris

10.30am  Christmas Lift Off  with Middle of the Road, Jack Wild, Kim Jones, Ayshea Brough, Wally Whyton

11.00am  The Roadrunner Show
                More cartoon adventures

11.30am  The Hardest Way Up - Annapurna

12.30pm  Film : Tarzan Goes to India with Jock Mahoney, Mark Dana

  2.00pm  Riptide  Jump High, Land Easy
                Moss Andrews runs foul of a gang of rich teenagers. . .

  3.00pm  Junior Showtime Christmas Pantomime

  3.50pm  Laurel and Hardy

  3.55pm  The Champions   Reply Box No.666
                The Champions probe a Caribbean conundrum -
                Who wants a parrot that speaks Greek?

  4.50pm  The Cat in the Hat  cartoon

  5.20pm  Freewheelers   Pay Off!

  5.50pm  News

  6.00pm Christmas Eve with Eamonn Andrews

  6.30pm  The New Dick Van Dyke Show   A Room with a Room

  7.00pm  The Comedians' Christmas Party

  7.45pm  The Persuaders!    Element of Risk with Tony Curtis, Roger Moore

  8.45pm  The Fenn Street Gang   When Did You Last See Your Father?

  9.15pm  Val Doonican

10.00pm  News at Ten

10.15pm  All This- and Christmas Too  with Sidney James, Kenneth Connor, Joe Gladwin

11.15pm  Aquarius    The Other Belfast

11.55pm  Midnight Mass from the Cathedral of St Nicolas, Fribourg, Switzerland

  1.00am  Closedown

  ITV Yorkshire (as ITV London except)

11.00am  Trade Winds to Tahiti

11.55am  The Enchanted House

12.05pm  Charlie Brown's Christmas (until 12.30pm)

  2.00pm  The Flintstones

  2.30pm  The Odd Couple (until 3.00pm)

  3.50pm  Film : Great Expectations

  5.50pm  News

  6.00pm  The Cat in the Hat

  6.30pm  The Sky's the Limit (until 7.00pm)

  Christmas Day Saturday 25th December 1971

  ITV London

  8.15am  Carols in Kirkgate  from the Castle Museum, York

  9.00am  Cartoons Two cartoons for today : Captain's Christmas and The Pups' Christmas

  9.15am  Christmas Morning Service a United Free Church Service from 
                Princes Street Congregational Church, Norwich

10.15am  A Merry Morning with John Alderton, Daisy May and Saveen

10.45am  Chidren's Chistmas Cinema

11.30am  Film : Captain Sinbad starring Guy Williams, Heidi Bruhl, Pedro Armendariz

  1.00pm  Christmas Singalong with. . .The Bachelors, Moira Anderson, Sacha Distel, Howard Keel, Andee Silver
  2.00pm  Kelvin Hall Circus

  3.00pm  The Queen

  3.10pm  Film : King Solomon's Mines starring Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger

  5.00pm  A Variety of Reg Varney

  6.00pm  News

  6.05pm  All Star Comedy Carnival

  8.30pm  Film : Around the World in 80 Days with David Niven, Robert Newton

10.00pm  News

10.10pm  Film : Around the World in 80 Days  (continued) 

11.40pm  It Matters to Me

  ITV Yorkshire (as ITV London except)

  9.00am  Mel-O-Toons (until 9.15am)

11.40am  Polaris- The Secret World

12.35pm  Weather

  Christmas Sunday 26th December 1971

  ITV London

11.00am  Morning Service

12.05pm  The Sky's the Limit with Hughie Green

12.30pm  Film : Heidi starring Shirley Temple, Jean Hersholt

  2.00pm  Queen's Hall Circus

  2.45pm  Film : Oklahoma !  with Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Rod Steiger, Gloria Grahame, 
                Gene Nelson, Eddie Albert

  5.15pm  The Golden Shot hosted by Bob Mobkhouse with guests Des O'Connor, Mary Hopkin

  6.05pm  News

  6.15pm  A Play for Sunday: The Crib starring Janet Key, Jenny Twigge, Ray Lonnen

  7.00pm  Stars on Christmas Sunday with Petula Clark, The Beverley Sisters, Beryl Reid, The Poole Family
                Shirley Bassey, Hughie Green, Bobby Bennett

  7.25pm  On the Buses  Boxing Day Social

  7.55pm  Film : How to Steal a Million with Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole

  9.55pm  News

10.10pm  Who Killed Santa Claus with Barbara Murray, Robert Hardy, Carolyn Seymour
                Lyndon Brook, Peter Bowles

11.25pm  It Matters to Me

11.35pm  Closedown

  ITV Yorkshire (as ITV London except)

  9.30am  Bugs Bunny

  9.40am  Out of the Shadow of the Sun

10.30am  Wendy and Me (b&w) (until 11.00)

12.00       Film : Heidi

  1.35pm  Happy Sounds (until 2.00)

10.35pm  Film : High Society

12.30pm  The World of Whicker

  1.00am  Weather

  Boxing Day Monday 27th December 1971

  ITV London

  9.05am  Happy Sounds with Ray Fell, Bryan Burdon, Julie Rogers

  9.30am  The Adventures of Rupert Bear  Rupert and the Crackerjack

  9.45am  Atom Ant cartoons
10.05am  Superman cartoon

10.25am  Lost in Space    The Flaming Planet

11.25am  Till I End My Song

12.20pm  Bank Holiday Racing

  2.15pm  Hey! Cinderella with Belinda Montgomery, Robin Ward

  3.10pm  Film : Courage of Lassie  with Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Morgan

  4.55pm  It's Ken Goodwin with Elaine Delmar, The Black Abbotts

  5.40pm  News and Sports Results

  5.55pm  Laurel and Hardy

  6.00pm  Opportunity Knocks! with Hughie Green

  6.45pm  For the Love of Ada starring Irene Handl, Wilfred Pickles

  7.30pm  Coronation Street

  8.00pm  Film : To Catch a Thief  starring Cary Grant, Grace Kelly

10.00pm  News at Ten

10.15pm  Another Edward Woodward Hour 
                guests Margaret Lockwood, Peter Jones, Julia Lockwood, Russell Hunter

11.15pm  Dowager in Hot Pants

12.10am  (approx) Outlook '72 with Allan Hargreaves, Richard Hall

12.20am  (approx) Closedown

  ITV Yorkshire (as ITV London except)

   9.05am  Pinky and Perky

   9.15am  The Sounds of Summer

 10.05am  Alice in Wonderland  cartoon

 10.55am  One Man Alone

 11.50am  The Bungaloos (until 12.00)

  2.15pm  The Mysterious Lighthouse

  3.15pm  Film : Ivanhoe starring Robert Taylor (until 4.55pm)

  5.55pm  Sylvester (until 6.00)

11.15pm  The Disappearing World

12.00       All Our Yesterdays

12.30pm  Weather

  Bank Holiday Tuesday 28th December 1971

  ITV Thames

  9.55am  The Ugly Duckling

10.15am  Bugs Bunny

10.40am  The Flintstones  The Long,Long Weekend

11.05am  Out of School

12.00       Tale of a Tower

12.25pm  Skippy Luna Park

  1.15pm  Toolbox (b&w) Floors and Ceilings

  1.45pm  Film : Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)  with Paul Mantee, Adam West

  3.40pm  Pinky and Perky  Guide to the Stars

  3.55pm  Yoga for Health

  4.25pm  The Charlie Brown Show  It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

  4.55pm  Junior Showtime

  5.20pm  Magpie

  5.50pm  News

  6.00pm  F Troop Miss Parmenter

  6.35pm  Crossroads

  7.00pm  Mike and Bernie To Russia, With Love

  7.30pm  Film : The Train (1964) with Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau

10.00pm  News at Ten

10.30pm  Two of a Kind  documentary with Douglas Bader and Marilyn Gillies

11.05pm  Drive-In with Shaw Taylor

11.35pm  Outlook '72
  Yorkshire (as Thames except)

  9.55am  no programmes

12.50pm  Sean the Leprechaun

  1.05pm  Vortex

  2.00pm  Adventure in Rainbow Country

  2.35pm  Film : Battle of the Villa Fiorita (1965) starring Maureen O'Hara

  4.30pm  Survival (until 4.55pm)

  6.05pm  The Candidate  with Milton Berle, Ruth Roman and Dina Merrill (until 7.00pm)

11.05pm  Film : The Strange World of Planet X (1958)

12.30am  Weather