Thursday 25 December 1986 — MELBOURNE

The SBS Christmas night special A Song For Peace reunites 60 families in war torn Lebanon via satellite with relatives waiting in a studio in Sydney. The program was hosted by Karim Barbara and Clarissa Kaye-Mason.

Source: TV Week, 20 December 1986

6AM News Overnight (cont’d) 6am Early Morning News
6.30 Today
7AM 7am Special: The City That Forgot Christmas
7.25 The Smurfs
7.50 Special: Christmas Comes To Pacland
8AM 8.15 Special: Christmas World
9AM 9am Romper Room
9.55 Papal Mass. Live from St Peter’s, Rome
9am Here’s Humphrey
9.30 Turn Round Australia
9am Fat Cat And Friends
9.30 The Magical World Of Gigi
10AM 10am Special: Carols By Candlelight. Brian Naylor (Rpt) 10am Special: Christmas World
10.30 Special: A Child Is Born
11AM 11am Divine Service 11am The Down Under Show
12PM 12pm Never Never Land 12pm Movie: Santa Claus Conquers The Martians. 1964 [IMDB] 12pm Movie: Christmas Lillies Of The Field. 1979 [IMDB] 12pm Movie: Bundle Of Joy. 1956 [IMDB]
1PM 1.30 Movie: Gulliver’s Travels [IMDB] 1.15 Movie: Mary And Joseph — A Story Of Faith. 1979 [IMDB]
2PM 2pm Special: Godunov – The World To Dance In 2pm Matlock Police 2.20pm Movie: Friends For Life. 1971 (USSR) [IMDB]
3PM 3pm Earthstars
3.40 Santa’s Pocket Watch
3.35 The Smurfs 3pm Special: Red Skelton’s Christmas Dinner 3pm Special: Mr Kruger’s Christmas
3.30 Superfriends
3.50 Movie: Pessi And Illusia. 1983 (Finland) [IMDB]
4PM 4pm Play School
4.35 Grange Hill
4pm The Tomorrow People
4.25 Family Classics
4.50 Tom And Jerry
4.55 Special: Celebrity Fun Cruise
4pm Animals Animals Animals
4.30 Special: Danny’s Egg
4pm Special: Cameron Daddo Christmas Show
5PM 5pm Special: Christmas Carols 5pm Small Wonder
5.30 Webster
5pm Gilligan’s Island (B&W)
5.30 Perfect Match
5.10 Special: Cinderella (Germany)
6PM 6pm Circus World Championships: Highlights 6pm Gimme A Break
6.30 Seven National News. Includes Tatts 2
6pm National Nine News
6.30 Six Thirty. John Gatfield, Jane Phelan
6pm Eyewitness News
7PM  7pm ABC News. Mary Delahunty
7.30 The Queen’s Christmas Message
7.40 Special: Romeo And Juliet On Ice
7pm Day By Day
7.30 Movie: Meet Me In St Louis. 1945 [IMDB]
7pm The Newlywed Game. Ian Turpie
7.30 Special: Champions On Ice
7pm MASH
7.30 You Again
7pm World News
7.30 Special: A Song For Peace (see advertisement below)
8PM  8.25 All Creatures Great And Small 8.30 Movie: True Grit. 1969 [IMDB] 8pm MASH
8.30 TJ Hooker
8.30 The Mysteries
9PM  9.55 Special: Christmas In Washington 9.30 Movie: Bring Me Sunshine — A Tribute To Eric Morcambe 9.30 Cheers
10PM  10.45 The Queen’s Christmas Message (Rpt)
10.55 Close
10.55 The Queen’s Christmas Message 10pm Night Court
10.30 Eyewitness News
10.45 Special: A Christmas Evening With Noel
10.30 Movie: Warm Greetings From The Planet Earth. 1982 (Czechoslovakia) [IMDB]
11PM  11.05 Movie: Jet Pilot. 1957 [IMDB]
12AM  12am News Overnight. Includes Today (NBC)
(Continues to 7am)
12.45am American Football NFL 12.10am Close
1AM  1.10 Movie: A Wedding. 1978 [IMDB]
3AM  3.45 Chuck Connors’ Western Adventures 3.45 Close
5AM  5.10 Animal Express
5.35 The New You Asked For It
(Continues to 6am)