Category Archives: Television

RTP 1 and RTP 2 (01/10/1980)

Hi,

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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RTP – I Programa (25/12/1966)

Hi,

given the fact that Christmas is coming close, it’s about time for me to post a brand new TV schedule of RTP 1, the only portuguese channel transmitted before 1968, as RTP 2 would only start their programming in that year. And we’re going back to the 60’s – more precisely, to the TV schedule of Sunday, 25th December 1966. A note: RTP 1 was known as I (Primeiro) Programa back then:

11:00: Telejornal (1ª edição) (main news bulletin. Back then, this was divided in several editions. This was the 1st edition of the main news bulletin – quite early than usual back then)

11:15: Missa do dia de Natal (since it’s Sunday, the programming always started with religion on a church somewhere in Portugal (on that day, it was held in Lisbon at the Igreja de Santa Maria Maior (aka. Sé Patriarcal de Lisboa). This still exists as Eucaristia Dominical (Dominical Eucharist) on RTP 1, although it has been transmitted on RTP 2 for a handful of years in the 90’s and in the 2000’s)

13:00: Urbi et Orbi (religious program. Via EBU network, we would watch the live transmission of the Apostolic Blessing given by Pope John Paul I at Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome)

15:00: Telejornal (2ª edição) (main news bulletin. Back then, this was divided in several editions. This was the 2nd edition of the main news bulletin – quite early than usual back then)

15:10: Tarde de cinema (The movie for this day was “O sapatinho de cristal”, original title: “The Glass Slipper” (more about the movie in here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Glass_Slipper ). Made in 1955 and directed by Charles Walters, the modern musical retake on Charles Perrault/Brothers Grimm‘s fairytale “Cinderella” starred french actress and dancer Leslie Caron (fresh from her sucess in “Lili” (1953), from which got her first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress) as Ella, the main character. In the main cast, there’s also Michael Wilding as Prince Charles, Keenan Wynn as Kovin, Estelle Winwood as Mrs. Toquet and Elsa Lanchester as Widow Sonder (Ella‘s stepmother)

16:55: Prenda de Natal (children program especially made for Christmas time. Presented by Maria João (Aguiar), Maria Aurora and the popualr portuguese puppet of those years, Dói-Dói, Normally, short animated features were transmitted in here, like those from Hanna Barbera, Tex Avery, Looney Tunes, etc…)

18:30: Informação desportiva (sport news bulletin, considered as the 3rd edition of the main news bulletin. Back then, it was also common to have a separate sport news bulletin as opposed of being incorporated into a news service bulletin)

18:35: Campeonatos profissionais de dança de salão (ballroom dance program. Via EBU (European Broadcasting Union) network, we’d see a series of professional ballroom championships, made in The Netherlands (the production of the program was done by the country’s official broadcaster: NTS (nowadays, NOS). The orchestra in the day was directed bty Ab Struik)

19:30Teatro (theatre program. On the day, we would see a theatre play based on the Bible‘s New Testament accounts regarding the nativity of Jesus. Performed by the folk’s people of Mosteiro de Ferreira, it was titled as “Cenas do auto dos três reis”, also known as “A dança do menino”)

20:30Programa das Forças Armadas (a program dedicated to the portuguese army, filmed by a crew of cameramen and journalists in Angola (Portugal was, back then, a dictatorship and the Portuguese Colonial War had started in 1961 after the colonies’ armed independence movements’ continuous fights for freedom. More about it in here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_Colonial_War ). On that day, generals, soldiers, cadets, etc… would give their Christmas sayings to their families in Portugal)

21:15: O mundo a cantar: Natal (music program. On the day, we would see and hear a choir named Coro Harmonia, under the direction of conductor Friedrich Wilhelm Werner)

21:40: Mensagem de Natal (on the day, the person who gave the Christmas message to the TV viewers was His Excelency, the Cardinal of Lisbon. Until the 90’s, state governers, presidents, cardinals, etc… would have their moment to speak for the people who are watching television in special occasions and different matters)

22:00: Telejornal (4ª edição) (main news bulletin. Back then, this was divided in several editions. This was the 4th edition of the main news bulletin and also the longest one – therefore, the most important one)

22:25: Noite de teatro (theatre program. On that day, we were watching a portuguese adaptation by journalist Botelho da Silva of a play made by british writer Philips Levene titled in portuguese as “A chamada da noite de Natal”. A play about peace and harmony in which incompreehension cannot turn to hate and hate into criminal negligence, )

23:30: Concerto (music program. On that day, we could see and hear Johann Sebastian Bach‘s 6th part/cantata of the classical piece Weihnachts-Oratorium” (Christmas Oratorio)

23:55: Telejornal (5ª edição) (main news bulletin. Back then, this was divided in several editions. This was the 5rd and last edition of the main news bulletin. After that, it’s the second and last closedown time)

(source: ReT: Rádio e Televisão) all rights reserved)

Looking at this mid 60’s schedule and comparing it to those that will come for Christmas week on the four main portuguese national channels (and also on the cable and digital channels), it’s obvious that both are vastly different from each other. Nowadays we have a lot of movies, soap-operas, etc… going on several channels – but in the mid 60’s and in just one channel, we see a whole range of variety: theatre, animated series, ballroom dance competitions, religious programming, sport, music programs, public service programs and movies. Things have really changed since then…

…and just to close this post, here’s an excerpt of the movie “The Glass Slipper”:

Thank you,

LAboy 456
(Rui Craveiro)

RTP 1 and RTP 2 (26/12/1979)

Hi,

it’s been a long time since the blog had a TV schedule of both RTP 1 and RTP 2, the only portuguese channels transmitted at the time, posted. So, the day in question will be Wednesday, 26th December 1979:

18:10Sumário (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. That’s when the regular programing really started in here)

18:15Bolek e LolekPlastel e Linchen (two short animated series. The first one doesn’t need much introduction, being one of the most popular polish short animated series of all time: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolek_and_Lolek . About the second one… curiously, there’s no info about it at all)

18:30História com pés e cabeça (children program whose importance was to tell a story every Wednesday)

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

19:20Diga 33 (institutional magazine. Presented by Dr. Varejão Castelo Branco, that day’s program was about tuberculosis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuberculosis )

19:55Manuel 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)

20:00: Telejornal (main news bulletin (between late 1978 and late 1979, it was called Jornal RTP-1)

20:30: Dancin’ days (brazilian soap opera from Rede Globo, first seen in July 1978 on its own country. Main plot: Júlia Matos (Sônia Braga), after 11 years (of a 22 year prison sentence, after being accused of fatally running over a person by accident), is out of prison by conditional freedom. Wanting to forget the past, she is about to rebuild her life. Her first goal being reconnecting with her daughter Marisa (Glória Pires), something that her older sister, Yolanda Pratini (Joana Fomm), fears to see happening, as it will mean losing Marisa – which leads Yolanda to do anything to prevent any reconciliation between Júlia and Marisa. On that day, we were on the 51st episode)

21:20Vamos jogar no Totobola (a program on which we’d find out the results on one more extraction of Totobola, a lottery game concerning football (for example, Spain has its own football lottery, La Quinela) on which, in order to get big prizes in cash, you’d have to guess up to 13 fixtures correctly (nowadyas, we have 14). Before that, we’d have a short documentary. In this case, about the ballet and the profession of “ballet dancer”, by the vision of a male and female dancer working in the Companhia Nacional de Bailado)

22:30Cinema (The movie for this day was “Os optimistas”, original title: “The Optimists” (also known as “The Optimists of Nine Elms“: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Optimists_of_Nine_Elms  ). Made in 1973 and directed by Anthony Simmons (who also wrote the 1964 novel of the same name from which the film was based), this british drama movie had Peter Sellers (“The Pink Panther”, “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”, etc…) as the leading star, playing the role of Sam, a former entertainer who works as a street musician to make a living. On the way, he befriends two children: Mark (John Chaffey) and Liz (Donna Mullane). From then on, the story starts to flow in terms of realistic fantasy)

23:2524 (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)

20:32Tony Bennett in Hawaii Special (special music show concerning Tony Bennett, famed adult contemporary and jazz singer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Bennett )

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

22:00Velhos são os trapos (documentary program whose main focus was to chronicle the lives of the elderly people (their every day life, their struggles, their ambitions, the society’s treatment, etc…). On that day, we were watching the 1st part (it was, therefore, the première of the documentary in question). After that, it’s closedown time)

(source: TV Guia  all rights reserved)

There’s no doubt the TV schedule from those years was highly diverse (well, there were only two channels…): from children programming to institutional magazines, as also as documentaries, live music shows, lottery games and the two main courses of the day: the always present soap-opera (or telenovela, as we call it that way) and a quite obscure movie with Peter Sellers as the star figure

Two final treats for you – a scene from the 1978 brazilian soap-opera  “Dancin’ days”, as well as a scene from the 1973 british drama movie “The Optimists”:

Thank you,

LAboy 456
(Rui Craveiro)

RTP – I Programa and RTP – II Programa (20/05/1973)

Hi,

it’s time for television and for a brand new schedule TV schedule of both RTP 1 and RTP 2, the only portuguese channels transmitted at the time. And we move on with the schedule of Sunday, 20th May 1973. A note: RTP 1 and RTP 2 were known as I (Primeiro) Programa and II (Segundo) Programa back then:

12:28Mira técnica (a short “testcard” before the begining of a new edition)

12:30Missa de Domingo (Sunday time, the programming always started with religion on either a church somewhere in Portugal or even in RTP‘s studios. This still exists as Eucaristia Dominical (Dominical Eucharist) on RTP 1, although it has been transmitted on RTP 2 for a handful of years in the 90’s and in the 2000’s)

13:10Dia do Senhor (religious program. On that day, it was presented by a representant of the church: Father Francisco Videira Pires)

13:35Hoje pode ver (institutional RTP program, enumerating the schedule (especially some of the highlights) for the current day)

13:45Telejornal (1ª edição) (main news bulletin. Back then, this was divided in several editions. This was the 1st edition of the main news bulletin. Few years later, a news bulletin on this hour would cease to exist and wouldn’t be back until the 80’s)

14:00Robin dos Bosques (original name “The Adventures of Robin Hood”. Produced by ITC Entertainment (the same company who would make several other shows as “Space: 1999”) and shown originally on United Kingdom‘s 3rd terrestrial channelITV (Independent Television), the series follow the adventures of Robin Hood in a series of attaching adventurous stories and having Richard Greene as the actor portraying the legendary medieval hero who’d steal from the rich to give to the poor. A funny trivia is that this was actually a repeat, since the series had its debut as far as back in the late 50’s on our television screens)

14:25TV Educativa (educational program. On week days, the educational programs, known as TV School, were transmitted always during the afternoon for several hours. On weekends, this only happens in less than an hour. On that day, it would be time for musical education (adults), lectured by José Atalaya)

14:50: Motonáutica: Grande Prémio do Mercado da Primavera (a powerboating competition that took place in Lisbon, more precisely in the Belém zone, close to the Mercado da Primavera)

15:20Automobilismo: Grande Prémio da Bélgica (aka. Formula One 1973’s season, Belgian Grand Prix. Held in Heusden-Zolder, LimburgBelgium on 20th May 1973, it was won by the eventual general winner of the 1973 season of Formula One, british racer Jackie Stewart, beating big candidates such as brazilian racing star Emerson Fitipaldi (who had generally won in 1970 and 1972) and future austrian racer star Niki Lauda. Complete results in here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1973_Belgian_Grand_Prix  )

18:05TV Infantil (children section. Normally, short animated features were transmitted in here, like those from Hanna BarberaTex AveryLooney Tunes, etc… and there was also time for puppetry, theatre, etc…)

18:30TV Rural (agriculture program. Created in 1959 and always presented by iconic figure Eng. Sousa Veloso, it was one of the programmes that lasted the most in the history of the portuguese television, ending in late 1990 and has marked several generations of people)

18:55Semi-breve (music program. All the latest news from what’s going on in music worldwide presented by Dinis de Abreu, jazz critic Luís Vilas-Boas and all-time irreverent iconic presenter Carlos Cruz)

19:30Telejornal (2ª edição) (main news bulletin. Back then, this was divided in several editions. This was the 2nd edition of the main news bulletin)

19:45Circo (documentary program about circus. On this day, the focus was on the tigers that usually give mixed feelings to the audience, whether it’s amazement or emotion)

20:35TV 7 (news magazine where the most important news of the week would be in discussion)

21:00As solteironas (original title: “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”. Created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns and transmitted by CBS (1970 to 1977), the main focus of the sitcom was on Mary Richards, a single 30-year old woman who, after being jilted by her boyfriend for 2 years who goes to Minneapolis and gets a job as an associate producer of WJM‘s “Six O’Clock News”. From then on, it’s all about her life and the people whom she meets everyday on both the TV station and in apartment where she lives. Famed actress Mary Tyler Moore starred in a leading role that turned her into a solo household name after being a permanent fix on The Dick van Dyke Show (a 60’s sitcom show). This also was the turning point for Ed Asner with his role of Mary‘s boss, Lou Grant (a role that led to a serious drama spin-off series for his character from 1977 to 1982) and for Gavin McLeod as newswriter Murray Slaughter (Gavin would become even more famous as Captain Stubing on another famous sitcom series, “The Love Boat”). The sitcom also starred famous cinema actress Cloris Leachman as Mary‘s snobbish friend and neighbour Phyllis. On that day, we were watching the 1st season‘s 6th episode titled “Support your local mother” (in portuguese, it was titled as “A visita importuna”)

21:30Telejornal (3ª edição) (main news bulletin. Back then, this was divided in several editions. This was the 3rd edition of the main news bulletin and also the longest one – therefore, the most important one. In the end of the news bulletin, there was time next day’s weather forecast)

22:05Domingo à noite (variety talk-show presented normally by two known faces from RTP, Alice Cruz and Henrique Mendes and two fresh faces from RTP, Eládio Climaco and Maria Margarida Gaspar. On that day, we’d see fado singers Lenita Gentil and Manuel de Almeida performing, as well as a single born in South Africa but radicated in Portugal, Vicky (therefore, no confusion with the famous greek born singer Vicky Leandros who participated in the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1967 and 1972 representing Luxembourg). Then, Luis Filipe Costa would interview Cid, a caricature animator who was working in several newspapers and magazines at the time. Opera singer Maria Manuela Bigail would give us classical music moments, accompained by Jaime Jorge Mota at the piano. In between acts, acting couple Florbela Queiroz and Norberto de Sousa were responsible for the comedy moments. The show would end with an international act: in this case, german pop-rock group Love Generation (who are no strangers to the hardcore Eurovision Song Contest fans, since they would later try to represent Germany in 1975 and 1976)

23:45Domingo desportivo (sports magazine on its 1st edition. In time, this would only be transmitted on sunday late evenings from the 80’s until its end in the 2000’s)

00:00Telejornal (4ª edição) (late news bulletin with the resume of the news of the day and also the latest news, when needed)

00:05Meditação (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”)

20:28Mira técnica (a short “testcard” before the begining of a new edition)

21:00: O regresso de Lucy (original title: “Here’s Lucy”. Created by Bob O’Brien and Milt Josefsberg and transmitted by CBS (1968 to 1974), it puts all focus on Lucy Carter, a hard working woman living in Los Angeles with her two teenage children, Kim and Craig, who gets a job in the Carter’s Unique Employment Agency. Lucille Ball was back for another series of hers, accompained by her real life children Lucie Arnaz (who is also known to moviegoers as being in the 1980 remake of the 1927 movie “The Jazz Singer”) and Desi Arnaz Jr. (also known for playing a pivotal role in 19831984 TV-series “Automan”). On that day, we were watching the 3rd season‘s 2nd episode titled “Lucy, the Skydiver”)

20:30Dó Lá Si (music program presented by Maria José Guerra where the international music scene is the main focus. Note: this was a repeat, since it had been broadcasted the day before on RTP 1)

21:30Telejornal (3ª edição) (main news bulletin. Back then, this was divided in several editions. This was the 3rd edition of the main news bulletin and also the longest one – therefore, the most important one. In the end of the news bulletin, there was time next day’s weather forecast. At the time, the 2nd channel of RTP would also transmit this at the same time as its older brother channel)

22:00Antologia (the movie in question that day was “Zywot Mateusza (in the source, the portuguese title was “Os dias de Mateus”), a dramatic movie directed by Witold Leszczynzski in 1968General plot: Mateusz (Franciszek Pieczka) is supposedly a mentally retarted person living with his sister Olga (Anna Milewska). The story itself gives us a deep and profund character story of the main protagonist and the world he lives in. After the movie, it’s closedown time)

(source: Tele Semana (content), R&T (images)  all rights reserved)

As always, a total varied programing of those days: religious programs, children section, agricultute, sport, news magazines, documentaries, cinema. And the two main highlights of the day: a famous 70’s american sitcom series and and a portuguese variety talk-show in primetime schedule

As a last appetizer, the opening of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”, famous for Mary’s hat tossing at the end (bad quality, but that’s the only thing avaiable):

Thank you,

LAboy 456
(Rui Craveiro)

RTP – I Programa and RTP – II Programa (30/08/1975)

Hi,

It’s been quite a long time since I made my previous television schedule for the two only portuguese channels we could watch back in the 70’s. It’s now the time of doing it so and we’re going back to Saturday, 30th August 1975. A note: RTP 1 and RTP 2 were known as I (Primeiro) Programa and II (Segundo) Programa back then:

12:45Abertura (the opening of the edition after the testcard and the clock showing. In-vision continuity speaker for that hour: Gomes Ferreira)

12:47Desenhos animados (animated series section. On that day, we’d see four short animated cartoons coming from Warner Bros.: “Young and healthy” from 1933, “Organ grinder” from 1933, “Red headed baby” from 1931 and “Moonlight for two” from 1932)

13:12Stop (program about street prevention. Presented by Luis Filipe Nogueira, the main course of that day was an interview with two representants of motor factories: engineer Sérgio de Fonseca and Manuel Vieira)

13:30Retrospectiva (sports news program. Between the many events on focus that day, we’d have news about the latest competitions of cycling, athletics, rowing, football, etc…)

13:47Telejornal (1ª edição) (main news bulletin. Back then, this was divided in several editions. This was the 1st edition of the main news bulletin, presented that day by famed journalist Joaquim Furtado)

14:08Rock em stock (music program presented that day by Nuno Martins. Special focus that day on soul singer Billy Paul (famous for his 1972 hit “Me and Mrs. Jones”). Note: this is not really related with a radio program of the same name transmitted by Rádio Comercial later on)

14:34Diário de um professor (original title: “Diario di un maestro”. Directed and screenplayed by Vittorio de Seta and produced by RAI in 1972 (but only transmitted in early 1973), the series was based on Albino Bernardini‘s novel “Un anno a Pietralata” and recounts the story of Bruno d’Angelo (played by Bruno Cirino), a teacher who just arrives to a roman school. However, he becomes bored with his own classes and decides to teach his knowledge to children who can’t afford to attend there against the normal ideals of scholarship. In its original run, it was transmitted in 4 episodes of a bit more than an hour, but in Portugal, it was divided into half an hour episodes. Therefore, we were watching the 7th episode that day)

15:04: O perigo é a minha profissão (foreign documentary series, it showcased the activity of the cinema double actors (known technically as “stunt men/women”) and their several trials and tests for both movies and scientific experiences. On that day, we were watching the 1st episode (thanks to Miguel Frias for the synopsis of this series)

15:27Salto mortal (original title: “Salto mortal”. Made in 1961 and directed by Mariano Ozores, the tragicomedy movie concerns the bearing financial crisis of a circus that only does a good profit when someone from their artists’ circle has an accident. Needing money once again, they decide to do the trick once again by iluding a young man to do a triple somersault on the trapeze. The movie has as stars José Luis Ozores and António Ozores (the director’s brothers), including as well: Diana Lorys, Goyo Leberero and Loya Gaos)

16:26Ensaio (it seems like (somehow) an institutional program whose objective was to show institutional videos)

17:08Desenhos animados (animated series section. On that day, we’d see four short animated cartoons made by Tex Avery: “Cook a doodle dog” from 1951, “Caballero Droppy” from 1952“Bad luck Blackie” from 1949 and “Doggone tired” from 1949. The actual first one (called in portuguese as “Uma mulher às direitas”), shown at the indicated hour, was merely shown for time schedule and image correction)

17:50Expedição (documentary program. On the day, the main focus was the preservation and protection of animals in Southern Africa)

18:15A ilha do tesouro (original title: “Die Schatzinsel / L’île au trésor”. Based on Robert Louis Stevenson‘s famous novel “Treasure Island” (more about its story in here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treasure_Island ), directed by Wolfgang Liebeneiner, produced by DEROPA Film und Fernseh GmbH and Franco London Film, as well financed by ZDF (West Germany) and ORTF (France) in 1966. In the leading roles of Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver, we respectively have young german actor Michael Ande (formerly a child star known for his participation in the 1955 movie “Die Trapp-Familie” and its 1956 sequel, “Die Trapp-Familie in Amerika”) and veteran british actor Ivor Dean (known internationally as Chief Inspector Claud Eustace  Teal in the highly famous 19621969 british series, “The Saint”). On that day, we were watching the 5th episode)

18:45: Cinema de animação (animation program presented by Vasco Granja, a unforgettable presenter in the television medium, animation-wise. The program was as well as a mind-captivator for the children and teenagers due to its extravagant content (its biggest attribute is to show animated series and shorts coming from Eastern Europe and also the more familiar american animated shorts – mostly coming from Warner Bros). On that day, we’d find out the importance of animation, between other things, in health issues)

19:07: Cada dia uma esperança (religious program conducted by dominican order religious Luis de França)

19:19Cartaz TV (television program presented by RTP‘s seasoned veteran presenter, Jorge Alves. The main purpose of the program was to highlight the most important programs of next week’s schedule on both RTP 1 (I Programa) and RTP 2 (II Programa)

19:40: Sabe o que é o Ginásio Clube Português? (sport news documentary about the Ginásio Clube Português, one of the oldest sport institutions on our country (it was founded on 18th March 1875 and it’s known for being the site where many of its athletes are chosen to represent Portugal at the Summer Olympic Games) located in Lisbon. Veteran sport news presenter, Raul Ferrão, was there to guide us into its facilities and also to see an interview with Mestre Crisóstomo)

20:31Telejornal (2ª edição) (main news bulletin. Back then, this was divided in several editions. This was the 2nd edition (and most important bloc) of the main news bulletin. Presenting it that day were journalists Raul Durão and José de Melo)

21:12Há só uma terra (documentary program presented by Luís Filipe Costa. On that day, a resume film about the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held in Stockholm, Sweden from 5th to 16th June 1972 was shown. More about the conference here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Conference_on_the_Human_Environment )

21:32Noite de cinema (with a preface presented by portuguese cinema critic and director, Lauro António, the movie shown that day in the referred cinema program was “Chapéu alto”. Original title: “Top Hat” ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Hat ). Made in 1935 and directed by Mark Sandrich, the screwball comedy musical movie has quite a simple story: american dancer Jerry Travers (Fred Astaire, back then one of the most known top billing actors in Hollywood) comes to London in order to star a show produced by Horace Hardwick (Edward Everett Horton, a character actor mostly known for being in several movies starring Fred Astaire). In the course of the movie, though, he will know and fall in love with Dale Tremont (Ginger Rogers, actress known for her several collaborations with Fred Astaire) whom he wants to win her affection. Other actors in the movie include Erik Rhodes (by then, a seasoned actor on Broadway musicals), Helen Broderick and Eric Blore (renowned british actor who would become famous for his appearances in a couple of Hollywood movies). Note: before her TV sucesses with “I love Lucy” in the 50’s, Lucille Ball had a short participation as a flower shop clerk)

23:22: 1º Grande Prémio Clock de Ciclismo (special sport program about cycling presented on that day by sport journalist A. J. Freitas. As referenced on the program’s title, the main focus was a resume coverage of the 1º Grande Prémio Clock de Ciclismo event)

23:36Telejornal (3ª edição) (main news bulletin. Back then, this was divided in several editions. This was the late news bulletin with the resume of the news of the day and also the latest news, when needed. On that day, it was presented by journalist A. Santos)

23:53Fecho (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 (on this day, that was done by Maria Margarida Gaspar. Since her debut on TV in 1972, she would become a very known name on the television circles by the viewers) + we’d hear the national hymn of Portugal“A portuguesa”)

20:00Desenhos animados (animated series section. At the time, RTP 2 (II Programa) was mostly known as the “repeat” channel: therefore this one is a repeat of what was shown on RTP 1 (I Programa) at 12:47)

20:27Stop (program about street prevention. Seen before on RTP 1 (I Programa) at 13:12 (see more info above the post)

20:45O perigo é a minha profissão (foreign series, 1st episode. Seen before on RTP 1 (I Programa) at 15:04 (see more info above the post)

21:09Diário de um professor (italian drama series, 7th episode. Seen before on RTP 1 (I Programa) at 14:34 (see more info above the post)

21:38Telejornal (2ª edição) (2nd edition of main news bulletin. Seen before on RTP 1 (I Programa) at 20:31 (see more info above the post)

22:15O barão Von den Trenck (original title: Die merkwürdige Lebensgeschichte des Friedrich Freiherrn von der Trenck. Directed by Fritz Umgelter (later known for directing the famous 1978 teen series, “Die Rote Zora und ihre Bande”), with music by Miloslav Hurka and produced by ZDF in 1972, the series is based on the real life story of Friedrich von der Trenckhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_von_der_Trenck . Newcoming german actor Matthias Habich became known for encarnating the principal figure of the series, while seasoned real life and voice dubbing german actor Rolf Becker encarnated the figure of king Frederick II. A special note for italian actress Nicoletta Machiavelli in a rare dramatic series or movies appearance (most (if not almost all) of her films were in the comedy genre) encarnating the king’s sister, Amalie. On that day, the 6th and last episode (titled “Die Gruft” (“A armadilha” as translated in Portugal) was transmitted)

23:23Uma pedrada no charco (viniculture program. The main focus of the program that day was showing a news report about… viniculture in the municipality of Alenquerhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alenquer_Municipality,_Portugal )

00:16Fecho (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 (on this day, that was done by Maria Margarida Gaspar. Since her debut on TV in 1972, she would become a very known name on the television circles by the viewers) + we’d hear the national hymn of Portugal“A portuguesa”)

(source: Diário de Lisboa and RTP‘s “E depois do adeus” website, image source: Tele Semana  all rights reserved)

A big and yet impressive schedule, I’d say. From sports to institutional programs, lots of series and movies, there was a bit of everything for all audiences. A pity the second channel was not yet as different on its programming as other 2nd terrestrial channels all over Europe, but that was what it was at the time: a “repeat” channel

Before ending the post, two videos: the animated short “Caballero Droppy” (shown on RTP 1 (I Programa) that day) and a scene from “Die merkwürdige Lebensgeschichte des Friedrich Freiherrn von der Trenck” (series shown on RTP 2 (II Programa):

Thank you,

LAboy 456
(Rui Craveiro)