40 years ago
( , 9.30pm) – and Arnold Schwarzenegger on The Box – ( , 8.30pm) and ( 10.30pm) and homegrown box office smash (8.30pm, Maori TV).
And while there might be no It’s A Wonderful Life or Miracle on 34th St, Canterbury viewers can enjoy a classic double bill of Shirley Temple starrer
( , 8.50pm) and Sherlock Holmes’ mystery
( , 10.30pm)
And what would Christmas Day be without an Only Fools and Horses episode, or in this case the prequel series
that has replaced it. UKTV has got an episode entitled
(8.30pm) and the New Zealand premiere of
on Boxing Day at the same time. Just for fun, we looked up what was airing on New Zealand televisions in December 1971.
In those days, there was only one channel and viewers had to endure slices of Frank Capra’s The Pocket Full of Miracles as well as variety specials hosted by the likes of Carol Burnett, Ed Sullivan and Flip Wilson with Sha Na
Keith Holyoake: Forty years ago the PM’S message preceded Queen’s.