La 1 (TVE) and La 2 (TVE 2) (20/02/1972)


one more schedule of television, this time coming from Spain with the only channels in transmission at the time – La 1 (TVE) and La 2 (TVE 2). So, we’re going fast forward to the 70’s again, more precisely to Sunday, 20th February 1972:

10:45Carta de ajuste (testcard before the emission would start. Normally, music could be heard while we’d wait for the program to start. On that day, we’d hear some music pieces of pianist José Tordesillas)

11:00: La fiesta del Señor: Santa Misa (church service time, also known as “dominical eucharist”. This was very common at the time and still is nowadays (just like in Portugal)

11:55:  Concierto (classical music program whose objective is to transmit live televised concerts. On that day, we’d see the Orquesta Ciudad de Barcelona performing Beethoven‘s “Coriolan Overture”,  several music pieces from Schumann and Kodaly‘s “Dances of Galánta”)

12:55Antorcha (sport program dedicated to the Olympic Games (and specially the preparations for the 1972 edition of the Olympic Games held in Munich, West Germany). The highlight from the day was a live transmisson of a steeplchase obstacle race that took place in the hippodrome of Pineda, Seville)

14:30En juego (sport news program that resumed the sport activities of that morning in Spain + a preview look at the soccer matches to be played that day from La Liga (the equivalent to England‘s Premier League, the highest scale a team can go. The program was presented that day by Pedro Macia)

15:00Noticias a las tres (main afternoon news bulletin of TVE)

15:25Siempre en Domingo (variety show. From documentaries to light news reports and even sports and some animated series, everything was included in this long-duration show. The highlights were the music program “A todo ritmo”, presented by Marisol Gonzalez and Juan Antonio Fernandez Abajo; the animated series “Will the real Jerry Lewis please sit down?”; the sitcom “Shirley’s world” (starring Shirley MacLaine); the lifestyle magazine “En casa de…”, presented by José Luis Urribari (recently passed away, but one of the most famous TV-presenters of all time in Spain. He’s known to Eurovision Song Contest fans for being several times the commentator for Spain); another music program, “Mundo camp” and the main course: the soccer match between Gijón and Granada, counting for another fixture of La Liga. Commentaries by famed sports commentator, Matías Prats Cañete, father of equally famous journalist Matias Prats Luque)

21:30: Telediario (main general news bulletin of TVE. The now famous information space was born with that name a year and one month after the first regular TV broadcasting of TVE: 15th November 1957)

22:05Cronicas de un pueblo (19711974 spanish series directed by Antonio Mercero (that would go on to direct the highly famous 19811982 teen series “Verano Azul”) that focused on the lives of the people of Puebla Nueva del Rey Sancho in Castille. This was at the time a very popular series by both the public and critics)

22:25Estrenos TV: “Testigo del crimen” (original title: “The old man who cried wolf”. A 1970 TV-movie made by the Spelling Entertainment company, directed by Walter Grauman and first seen in USA on the public channel ABC, the story depicts a thriller in which two close friends are attacked. One of them, Emile Pulska, survives, but no one believes in his story. The only solution is to find the murderers, eventhough someone is following his every step. Edward G. Robinson (of “Confessions of a Nazi Spy”“Double Indemnity” and “The Ten Commandements” fame) plays the leading role of Emile, with Martin Balsam (of “Psycho” and “Tora! Tora! Tora!” fame) plays Stanley Pulska, Emile‘s son. Other actors: Diane Baker, Percy Rodrigues, Ruth Roman, Sam Jaffe and Edward Asner (the latter was in the TV-series “Mary Tyler Moore” and would have his own leading series after that: the less comic and more dramatic “Lou Grant”)

23:50Ultimas noticias (main late night news bulletin of TVE)

23:55Tiempo para creer (religious program. Presented by Father Dorronsoro, the general talking on this program was in religious terms)

00:05Despedida y cierre (it’s closedown time. A in-vision continuity person would either present what’ll be the schedule for tomorrow and then/or would say good night to the TV-viewers + we’d hear the national hymn of Spain: “Marcha real”)

18:30: Carta de ajuste (testcard before the emission would start. Normally, music could be heard while we’d wait for the program to start. On that day, we’d hear some compositions from Jesús Guridi and J. Gómez)

19:00Archie (aka. “The Archie show”, based on the comic book series “Archie” from 1968, directed by Hal Sutherland and made by Filmation. The sucess of the series in USA put a song of a garage band, The Archies, on the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts (the bubblegum pop-rock song “Sugar, sugar”). On the day, the 15th episode was shown with the stories “Jughead, private eye” and “Strike three”)

19:30: Zane Grey (aka. “Zane Grey theater”, based on short western stories or novels by author Zane Grey, created by Luke Short and Charles A. Wallace and first seen on national television channel CBS (USA) from 1956 to 1961. On that day, the 3rd episode from the 2nd season was shown, titled “A gun is for killing”)

20:00Festival (music archive program presented by Jose Antonio Rosa. On that day, we’d see past performances from Marian Conde, Leandro, Pic-Nic (famous 60’s band that had Jeanette as the leading singer of the group. She would have a modest and yet quite sucessfull solo carrer in the 70’s and the 80’s, culminating with a 1976/1977 re-release (after its inclusion in Carlos Saura‘s “Cría cuervos”) of a song originally recorded and released in 1974“Porque te vas”), Juan Pardo (one of the most enduring singers from Spain since the 60’s (as a member of the group Los Brincos and as part of the duo formed by him and Júnior) to this day), Maruja Diaz, Carla Thomas, Clodgah Rodgers (ESC 1971 british representant) and Barry Ryan (of “Eloise” and “Love is love” fame))

21:00Cartas de mi molino (TVE‘s serial adaptation of Alphonse Daudet’s collection of short stories, “Lettres de mon moulin” directed by Manuel Ripoll. On the day, the episode of the day was called “Christian” and had as actors Pepe Calvo, Encarna Paso, Jaime Blanch and Eduardo Fresneda)

21:30Un domingo en… Estocolmo (lifestyle magazine. On that day, we’d know more about Stockholm, the capital of Sweden)

22:00Cine Club: “La emperatriz Yang Kwei Fei” (original title: “Yokihi”. Made in 1955 and directed by Kenji Mizoguchi (as part of a special cinema cycle selected by TVE 2 for their cinema program that priviliged mostly non-english movies and underground movies about the director), the first colour movie of this celebrated japanese director depicts the life of chinese princess, Yang Guifei: . Machiko Kyo (of “Rashomon” and “Ugetsu monogatari” fame) portrayed the princess, while Masayuki Mori (who also was in the same two referred movies as Machiko Kyo was) portrayed the Emperor Xuanzong of Tang)

23:40Cronica-2 (news program that included the latest news of the day + a resume of the most important events of the week. On that day, the program was presented by Carlos Sentis)

00:10Ultima imagen (it’s closedown time. A in-vision continuity person would either present what’ll be the schedule for tomorrow and then/or would say good night to the TV-viewers + we’d hear the national hymn of Spain: “Marcha real”)

(source: Teleprograma (Spain)  all rights reserved)

A quite ecletic schedule for those days on TVE‘s two channels, being undoubtely a mosaic of different genre programs: from series to animated series, lifestyle magazines to music programs, even sport magazines and the main courses of the night for both channels: the movies + the soccer match counting for another fixture of La Liga

Final treats – the 15th episode of the 1968 animated series, “The Archie show” + the opening of the 1971-1974 series “Cronicas de un pueblo”:

Thank you,

LAboy 456
(Rui Craveiro)


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