Wednesday 24 December 1969 — SYDNEY

Melbourne’s traditional Carols By Candlelight is being televised for the first time in over a decade, with TEN10 screening the show in Sydney on delay. Hosting Carols from the Sidney Myer Music Bowl is Phil Gibbs with performances by Johnny Farnham, Robert Leeman, Aurora Muratti, Julie Raines, Ian McNeill and a 200-strong choir.

Meanwhile, channels ATN7 and TCN9 are also presenting their own Carols By Candlelight programs. Seven’s is a live broadcast from Sydney’s Eastwood Oval featuring Tommy Leonetti, Bob Rogers, Maggie Tabberer, Nancye Hayes and Claus Widman.

Nine’s Carols By Candlelight features variety show Sound Of Music stars Bill Newman, Mary Jane Boyd and Jennifer Bailey.

Other Christmas Eve specials include Christmas Was Meant For Children, hosted by Barry Crocker, and Nine’s Christmas Variety Special, featuring appearances by Nine Network personalities from around Australia.

See also: Wednesday 24 December 1969 — VICTORIA

Source: TV Week, 20 December 1969. Sydney Morning Herald, 24 December 1969.

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6AM 6.55am Crusader Rabbit 6.55am Name To Remember 6.30am The Magic Circle Club
7AM 7am Summer Sydney Today 7am The Super Flying Fun Show 7am Good Morning!
8AM 8.30 Here’s Humphrey
9AM 9am The Danny Thomas Show
9.25 Hennesey
9.50 The Lone Ranger
9.30 Jim Bowie
9.55 Relaxing With Roma
9am Watch Mr Wizard
9.30 Gigantor
10AM 10.10am Play School
10.40 Close
10.15 Phantom Agents 10am Rin Tin Tin
10.30 Whirlybirds
10am News
10.02 Sky King
10.30 Movie: The Black Archer. 1959 [IMDB]
11AM 11.05 Kit Carson
11.30 Leave It To Beaver
11am Father Knows Best
11.30 What’s My Line?
11.55 Interview
12PM 12.45pm English By TV 12pm Movie: Father’s Dilemma. 1952 [IMDB] 12pm Movie: A Wing And A Prayer. 1944 [IMDB] 12pm It’s Academic
12.30 Good Morning Mr Doubleday
1PM 1pm ABC News
1.05 This Week In Britain
1.10 Movie: Miss Shumway Goes West [IMDB]
1.27 My Song For You
1.30 The Galloping Gourmet. Graham Kerr
1.35 News
1.40 Movie: Robin Hood And The Pirates. 1960 [IMDB]
1pm Pied Piper. Keith Smith
1.30 Movie: Blackie The Dog
2PM 2.35 Hereward The Wake 2pm My Name’s McGooley What’s Yours?
2.30 The Andy Griffith Show
3PM 3pm Science Report
3.15 Back To Bree
3.40 Cartoons
3.45 Flowerpot Men
3pm Movie: Girl On The Spot. 1946 [IMDB] 3pm Celebrity Game. Bert Newton
3.30 Douglas Fairbanks Presents
3pm Citizen Soldier
3.30 Buffalo Bill Junior
4PM 4pm Play School
4.30 Adventure Island
4pm Steve Canyon
4.25 The Wotsa-Name Show
4.30 Wyatt Earp
4pm Jungle Jim
4.55 Name To Remember
4pm King Leonardo Show
4.30 Wells Fargo
5PM 5pm Cartoons
5.05 Speed Racer
5.30 Why It Is So!
5.40 Lassie
5pm The Three Stooges
5.30 Whiplash
5pm The Troubleshooters
5.30 Mr Roberts
5pm That Girl
5.30 Generation Gap. Jimmy Hannan
6PM 6.05 Life Of Riley
6.30 Sexton Blake
6pm Green Acres
6.30 News, Weather. Roger Climpson
6pm The Lucy Show
6.30 News, Weather
6pm News. David Low
6.30 Special: Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer
7PM  7pm ABC News, Newsreel
7.25 Weather
7.30 Special: Pinocchio
7pm Coles $6000 Question
7.30 Special: Carols By Candlelight
7pm The Dick Van Dyke Show
7.30 Special: The Christmas Variety Special Of 1969
7.30 Special: Christmas Was Meant For Children. Barry Crocker, Kathy Lloyd, Neil Williams, Helen Zerefos, Claire Poole Singers, Carlu Carter, Bill McGrath
8PM  8.43 News In Brief
8.45 Dean Martin
8.30 Homicide 8.57 News 8.30 Movie: White Christmas. 1954 [IMDB]
9PM  9.35 ABC News, Weather
9.45 Special: Carols From Kings 1968
9.30 The Bob Rogers Show 9pm The Big Valley
10PM  10.30 The Rat Catchers 10.45 Late News 10pm Special: Carols By Candlelight
10.27 News
10.30 Movie: The Perfect Furlough. 1959 [IMDB]
10.50 Special: Carols By Candlelight
11PM  11.15 Close 11pm Consider Your Verdict 11.55 Viewpoint
12AM  12am Close 12am Close 12.50am Close