Sunday 21 December 2014

TV Times Christmas Cover 1979 - What Was On

 Christmas Eve Monday 24th December 1979

  ITV Granada
  9.30am  Walt Disney Classics  Ferdinand the Bull, Tea for Two Hundred, Pluto and the Armadillo

  9.50am  It Happened One Christmas
                starring Marlo Thomas, Wayne Rogers, Orson Welles, Cloris Leachman

11.35am  A Family Circus Christmas
                animated story about a boy who dreams of riding with Santa on his sleigh

12.00       Jamie and the Magic Torch  Wishes

12.10pm  Once Upon a Time  The Dog and His Reflection told by Peter Davison, puppet story

12.30pm  A Christmas Runaround  presented by Mike Reid
  1.00pm  News at One 

  1.20pm  Granada Reports

  1.30pm   Film : Ben-Hur (1959) starring Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet

  5.20pm  News

  5.30pm  Granada Reports

  6.05pm  You're Only Young Twice Christmas at Paradise Lodge,  starring Peggy Mount, Pat Coombs, 
               Lally Bowers, Diana King, Charmian May

  6.35pm  Crossroads

  7.00pm  Give Us a Clue Michael Aspel with guests Beryl Reid, Dickie Davies

  7.30pm  Coronation Street

  8.00pm  London Night Out Christmas Special with Tom O'Connor, Petula Clark, Topo Gigio, 
                The Nolan Sisters, The Irving Davies Dancers, Dick Franco

  9.00pm  Film : The Tamarind Seed (1974) starring Julie Andrews, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quayle, Sylvis Sims
10.15pm  ITN News

10.30pm  Film : The Tamarind Seed continued

11.30pm  Midnight Communion from Hexham Abbey, Northumberland

  ITV Yorkshire (as ITV Granada except)
  1.20pm  Calendar News (until 1.30)

  5.30pm  Calendar (until 6.05)

  ITV London (as ITV Granada except)

  5.30pm  Thames News

  Christmas Day Tuesday 25th December 1979

  ITV London

  8.45am  Beautiful Morning carols from the choir of St Winifred's School, Stockport 
                with the St Winifred's School Choir, Burl Ives

  9.00am  The Christmas Story, for younger viewers,told by Paul Copley

  9.15am  A Merry Morning  from the National Children's Home, Harrogate,
               presented by Jimmy Tarbuck, with Animal Kwackers, Mike Harding, Ward Allen  

10.00am  Christmas Morning Service, from Harpenden Methodist Church, Hertfordshire

11.00am  Film : Lassie (1978) : The New Beginning  with John Reilly, Lee Bryant, Gene Evans (TV Movie)
12.45pm  Walt Disney Classics Three Orphan Kittens, cartoons

  1.00pm  Christmas Oh Boy! with Joe Brown and the Bruvvers, Billy Hartman, Freddie "Fingers" Lee,
                Alvin Stardust, Shakin' Stevens, Rachel Sweet, Tim Witnall, Fumble, The Oh Boy! Cats and Kittens,
                The Oh Boy! Boogie Band

  1.30pm  Crossroads

  2.00pm  Star Games  with Michael Aspel, Alan Pascoe, Jenny Hanley, Gerald Sinstadt
                The Grand Final - Comedy v TV Presenters

  3.00pm  The Queen

  3.15pm  The James Bond Film : Goldfinger (1964)  starring Sean Connery, Honor Blackman

  5.10pm  News

  5.15pm  3-2-1  Dickensian Xmas Show, presented by Ted Rogers, with Terry Scott, 
                Bill Maynard and Wilfrid Brambell

  6.15pm  George and Mildred, The Twenty-Six Year Itch  starring Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy

  6.45pm  Film : The Three Musketeers starring Michael York, Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Faye Dunaway,
                Frank Finlay, Richard Chamberlain

  8.45pm  Christmas with Eric and Ernie with Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, David Frost, Glenda Jackson,
                The Peter Knight Orchestra

  9.45pm  This Is Your Life Special presented by Eamonn Andrews

10.30pm  News

10.40pm  Cleo's Christmas Cleo Lane with John Dankworth, Scott Madden, Modesty, Karen Winkermann

11.40pm  Mystery at Love House starring Robert Wagner, Sylvia Sidney, Joan Blondell,
                Dorothy Lamour and John Carradine

  1.00am  A Child Is Born Christmas chants from the monks of Farnborough Abbey

   ITV Granada (as ITV London except)

11.40pm  Vegas Night of a Thousand Eyes starring Robert Urich, Bart Braverman 

12.35am  A Child Is Born Christmas chants from the monks of Farnborough Abbey

12.45am  Closedown

  ITV Yorkshire (as ITV London except)

11.45pm  The Love Boat

12.35am  A Child Is Born

  Boxing Day Wednesday 26th December 1979

  ITV Granada

  9.00am   The Adventures of Rupert Bear Rupert and the Jack-in-the-Box (Repeat)

  9.10am   Once Upon a Time The Pig, The Squirrel and The Ladybird told by Peter Davison

  9.25am   Puff the Magic Dragon a musical animated special

  9.50am  Get It Together Christmas Bonanza with Roy North, Linda Fletcher, 
                Mike Moran and the Band, TSD's, Child, Sally Oldfield, Squeeze, Chas and Dave

10.35am  Clapperboard with Chris Kelly

11.00am  Film : Scalawag (1973) with Kirk Douglas, Mark Lester, Neville Brand, Lesley-Anne Down

12.40pm  ITN News

12.45pm  Cinderella animated puppet film

  1.30pm  Crossroads

  2.00pm  Film : The King and I (1956) starring Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner

  4.15pm  Billy Smart's Christmas Circus with Bernie Winters and Schnorbitz

  5.30pm  News and Sports Results

  5.45pm  All Stars Winner Takes All with Jimmy Tarbuck, Geoffrey Wheeler and guests Moira Anderson, 
                Henry Cooper, Anita Harris, Dickie Henderson

  6.15pm  Charlie's Angels starring Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack

  7.15pm  Coronation Street

  7.45pm  The Dick Emery Special with Anna Dawson, Tim Barrett, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Robert Dorning,
                David Rayner, John Rutland, Frank Coda, Gemma Craven, The Three Degrees, Annabel

  8.45pm  Man About the House with Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox, Sally Thomsett, 
                Brian Murphy, Yootha Joyce

10.25pm  ITN News

10.35pm  Shirley MacLaine at the Lido with Tom Jones, Charles Aznavour, Sacha Distel, The Lido Girls

12.20am  Closedown

  ITV Yorkshire (as ITV Granada)

  ITV London (as ITV Granada except)

12.20am  Christmas Pie Lambeth children talk about the humble aspects of the Christmas story