RTP 1 and RTP 2 (08/08/1979)


time for television and for another TV schedule of both RTP 1 and RTP 2, the only portuguese channels transmitted at the time. Our next stop, this time, is to the one from Wednesday, 8th August 1979:

18:30Chapéu de coco e narigudo (hungarian animated movie divided into series of episodes. On that day, we were in the 3rd part/episode of the series)

19:00: País, país (regional news. Nowadays, the format has another name called “Portugal em Directo”)

19:30: Jornal RTP-1 (main news bulletin (who was called Telejornal before the name change in late 1978. Few months later, it reverted back to its former name)

20:00: Manuel e Beatriz (a daily animated static-motion short about two children and their convienience with their parents. Since UNICEF had declared 1979 as the International Year of the Child, this animated short was specifically made for that purpose)

20:05Jogos sem fronteiras (known internationally as “Jeux sans frontières”. On that day, we were in the 6th heat, held in Bonn, West Germany (Bonn was the capital of West Germany in a time when Germany wasn’t still unified). Representing Portugal was the main island of Madeira, Funchal and the portuguese commentaries were normally done by Eládio Climaco (sometimes, there was also one more commentator: Maria Margarida Gaspar. But I don’t know if she was commenting in this heat). More informations about it and also about all the 1979 heats of the program in here: http://jsfnetfrance.free.fr/?p=4631 )

21:30O tempo (weather forecast for the next day in Portugal)

21:35Serpico (crime drama series originally seen on its home country in late 1976-early 1977 and based on the box-office hit 1973 movie of the same name that starred Al Pacino in the lead role, which in turn had been based on the non-fiction book of the same name about the real life of Frank Serpico, a police officer who’s known for having testified against police corruption. In the series, the leading role was played by David Birney, husband of also actress Meredith Baxter (who, in future time, would be famous by being in the 80’s comedy-drama series “Family Ties”, as Elyse Keaton, wife of Steven (Michael Gross) and mother of Alex (Michael J. Fox, in his breakthrough role), Mallory (Justine Bateman) and Jennifer (Tina Yothers) at the time. On that day, the very 1st episode was seen, titled “Country boy”)

22:25Volta a Portugal em bicicleta (almost half an hour resume of another heat of one of the most important bicycle events in Europe, together with the famous Tour de France, held annually in Portugal)

22:45: 24 (Vinte e quatro) Horas (late news bulletin with the resume of the news of the day and also the latest news, when needed)

22:55: Fecho (it’s closedown time. A in-vision continuity person would present what’ll be the schedule for tomorrow and then would say good night to the TV-viewers + we’d hear the national hymn of Portugal: “A portuguesa”)

20:30Doña Bárbara (the first non-brazilian soap-opera transmitted in Portugal, as it comes from Venezuela, based on the classic Rómulo Gallegos novel with the same name, written by José Ignacio Cabrujas and produced by Rádio Caracas Television (Internacional) back in 1975. The story centers on two different poles: one is that of Santos Luzardo (played in this version by Elio Rubens) is a gentle man centered on civilization and progress, graduated as a lawyer in the university. The other one is Doña Bárbara Guaimarán (played in this version by Marina Baura), a viscerous and rude woman representing the barbarism of the rural environment, eventhough she falls in love with Luzardo. On that day, we were on the 20th episode)

21:30: Informação/2 (Dois) (main news bulletin of the channel, done in a different way than the RTP 1 news bulletin)

22:00Concerto Promenade (The 1st part of a promenade concert held annually by BBC on the Royal Albert Hall, London. It’s also known as “The Proms”“The BBC Proms” or “The Henry Wood Promenade Concerts presented by the BBC”. After the concert, it’s closedown)

(sources: Diário de Lisboa and TV Guia (logotypes from the latter) all rights reserved)

I’ve seen better TV schedules from that year, but it’s quite interesting for 1979, as it has some interesting programmes. Especially on RTP 1, since we have one of the most remembered EBU programmes ever and also the series adaptation of the famous movie of the same name

A final treat for you – the first part of the 6th heat of “Jeux sans frontières”, as seen on BBC 1 a few months later (unlike several of the participating countries, they’d not transmit it live and commentaries were normally made in UK by Stuart Hall and/or Eddie Waring):

Thank you,

LAboy 456
(Rui Craveiro)


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