Thursday 25 December 1980 — MELBOURNE

Channel 0/28’s first Christmas features the special A Whole World Of Christmas. Hosted by Don Dunstan, the program includes family reunions between Sydney and overseas, via satellite links. Also featured are various multicultural performances, and a nativity play presented by Chinese children. The two-hour program was repeated the following day.

The channel produced a second A Whole World Of Christmas in 1981, hosted by actor John Bluthal.

Source: TV Week, 20 December 1980 (except programs marked * Source: The Age, 24 December 1980)

  ABV2 HSV7 GTV9 ATV10 SBS0/28
6AM 6am Rocky And His Friends
6.30 King Leonardo
6.55 Go Health
7AM 7am Special: Mr Magoo’s 1001 Arabian Nights
8AM 8am Movie: Valiant Is The Word For Carrie. 1936 (B&W) [IMDB] 8.15 The Toothbrush Family
8.20 Space Kidettes
8.30 Casper’s Christmas Special
9AM * 9.55 Special: Papal Christmas Midnight Mass. Via satellite from St Peter’s Basilica, Rome 9am Humphrey’s Christmas Message
9.05 Here’s Humphrey
10AM 10am Special: Carols By Candlelight (Rpt)
11AM 11am Divine Service
11.50 Close
* 11.20 Movie: The Wild North. 1951 [IMDB]
12PM 12.50pm Two’s Company 12pm Special: Charley’s Aunt
1PM 1.15 Police Woman 1.30 Movie: Sixty Glorious Years [IMDB]
2PM 2pm Movie: Life With Father. 1947 [IMDB] 2.05 Movie: Pinocchio’s Birthday Party. 1973 [IMDB] 2pm Movie: White Christmas. 1954 [IMDB]
3PM 3.55 Play School: Christmas Special 3.20 Special: Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
3.45 Special: A Year Without Santa Claus
3pm Special: The Little Match Girl
3.30 Special: King Of The Beasts
4PM 4.25 The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas
4.50 Movie: The Light Princess [IMDB]
4.40 Special: A Flintstone Christmas 4pm How
4.30 Animals Animals Animals
4pm Simon Townsend’s Wonder World
4.30 Special: Christmas Cherries
5PM 5.30 Special: Christmas Gift Of Love 5pm Nine Will Fix It
5.30 The Bugs Bunny Show
5pm Special: Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus
5.30 Special: The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas
5.30pm Colargol Noel (France)
6PM 6.05 Christmas Around Australia 6.30 Seven National News. Malcolm Gray 6pm Here’s Lucy
6.30 National Nine News. Peter Hitchener
6pm Eyewitness News
6.30 Special: The Stable Boy’s Christmas
6pm Little Duck Blue Feature (Czechoslovakia)
6.25 The Legend Of The Christmas Tree (Poland)
6.30 Special: Spartakiad 1980 (Czechoslovakia)
7PM  7pm ABC News. Geoff Raymond
7.15 The Queen’s Christmas Message
7.30 Are You Being Served?
7pm Special: The Twelve Gifts
7.30 Movie: The Singing Nun. 1966 [IMDB]
7pm The Odd Couple
7.30 Movie: It Happened One Christmas. 1977 [IMDB]
7.30 Special: Bugs Bunny In King Arthur’s Court 7.30 Special: A Whole World Of Christmas. Don Dunstan
8PM  8pm The Liver Birds
8.40 All Creatures Great And Small
8pm Young Talent Time: Christmas Special
9PM  9.30 Special: Carols With The Rosny Choir 9.20 Special: The Dick Emery Christmas Show 9.30 The Dean Martin Show 9pm Movie: The Christmas Coal Mine Miracle. 1977 [IMDB] 9.30 The Queen’s Christmas Message
* 9.40 Movie: The Maiden And The Beast (Czechoslovakia) [IMDB]
10PM  10pm Special: Shirley Bassey Christmas Special 1975
10.50 The Queen’s Christmas Message (Rpt)
10.20 Special: Stanley Baxter’s Christmas Box 10.30 The Queen’s Christmas Message
10.46 Movie: Cliff Richards And The Shadows Thank-You-Very-Much Reunion
10.50 Movie: Miracle On 34th Street. 1973 [IMDB]
11PM  11.05 Close 11.20 Movie: The Mikado. 1939 [IMDB] 11.10 Close
12AM  12am Movie: Holiday Inn. 1942 (B&W) [IMDB] 12.35am Close
1AM  1am Close 1.50 Movie: Dixie. 1943 [IMDB]
3AM  3.35 Movie: Rhythm On The River. 1940 (B&W) [IMDB]
5AM  5.10 Danger Man (B&W)
(Continues to 6am)