RTP 1 and RTP 2 (01/10/1980)


it’s been quite some time since there was a post about television, but here’s a new schedule of RTP 1 and RTP 2 ready to be reviewed and get an opinion afterwards. This time, we’re going to the early 80’s as we see the schedule for Wednesday, 1st October 1980:

18:30: Sumário (first news of the day (and most probably, summary of the schedule for the channel made by a on-vision continuity person) in 5 minutes. On weekdays, that’s when the regular programing really started in here)

18:35: Vem ver como se faz (institucional programme about bookbinding and pincles)

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

19:30: Autores portugueses (literature magazine whose objective was to enumerate several upcoming works from several authors to be edited in the Casa da Moeda)

20:00: Telejornal (main news bulletin that reverted back to its original name after adopting in 19781979 the name “Jornal RTP-1”) (C)

20:30: Eleições (political campaign time as we were close to the presidential elections. On that day, the political parties in question were PDC, APU and UDP) (C)

21:00: O tempo (the weather broadcast for the next day) (C)

21:05: Dona Xepa (brazilian soap-opera produced by Rede Globo in 1977, adaptated from Pedro Bloch‘s eponymous play, centered on a hard-working humble woman vendor named Xepa (Yara Cortês). After her husband had left her, much of her life was devoted to her two offsprings: Edson (Reynaldo Gonzaga), a aspiring writer and Rosália (Nívea Maria), a ambitious girl who has only one goal in order to run away from her social condition: to find and marry a rich man. At the same time, other parallel stories were happening – some of which connected to the main characters. On that day, we were on the 27th episode. This soap-opera was the second one to be transmitted on a Saturday, in addition to weekdays – something not common back then) (C)

21:35: Escritunio (institutional program. Its purpose was to prepare the citzens for the elecitions day – on that day, it was all about explaining the viewers how the votes’ counting is processed)

21:45: Dia mundial da música (music concert decidated to the Internationl Music Day (proclaimed by UNESCO in 1975), transmitted live in Coimbra from the cloister of Sé Velha de Coimbra) (C)

22:50: O casamento de Chiffon (original title: “Le mariage de Chiffon” (more about the movie in here: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Mariage_de_Chiffon ). Made in 1942 and directed by Claude Antan-Lara, the romantic comedy based on a 1942 novel penned by Gyp (aka. Sibylle Gabrielle Riqueti de Mirabeau, countess of Marbel) tells the story of a young aristocrat woman named Corysande aka. Chiffon (played by Odette Joyeux) who, curiously enough, doesn’t bond well with the society she lives in (the social convention parties, etc…). However, the main focus of the movie would be the romantic endeavours: while her widowed mother, Madame de Bray (played by Suzanne Dantès), is planning to marry a military noble richman, Chiffon falls in love with a ruined aviator) (C)

00:30: 24 (Vinte e quatro) Horas (late news bulletin with the resume of the news of the day and also the latest news, when needed. After that, it’s closedown time) (C)

20:30: Dia Mundial da Música (on that day, there was a hommage to the International Music Day (proclaimed by UNESCO in 1975). To celebrate that day, the 2nd part of the documentary “Mil anos de jazz” was transmitted) (C)

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

22:00: No rasto de… os mistérios da vida (scientific documentary)

23:00: Directo/2 (news magazine. After that, it’s closedown time) (C)

(C) – means program in colour (except programs, movies and series originally made in black and white). Despite official colour transmissions on 7th March 1980, we’d have to wait for the 2nd half of the year to have the full schedule on colour

(source: Diário de Lisboa all rights reserved)

Another defining example of a TV schedule back in those days – it’s always fascinating to know how varied was the programming back then. From music to documentaries, institutional programmes and even a soap-opera… let’s say there was everything for everyone in only two channels

A final treat for you – the opening of the 1977 brazilian soap-opera “Dona Xepa” from Rede Globo:

Thank you,

LAboy 456
(Rui Craveiro)


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