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  Disney Time was a television series that ran in the UK on the BBC, and also ITV at one point. It was a regular holiday schedule filler. Clips of Disney films were introduced by celebrity hosts, which over the years included Pal and Linda McCartney, Noel Edmonds, Sarah Greene, Doctor Whos Tom Baker, The Goodies and Phillip Schofield.

The following (incomplete) list is of programmes broadcast on BBC1. Prior to 1971, Christmas editions were always shown on Christmas Day itself.

Programmes

1970

Harry Worth hosted the Christmas Disney Time on Christmas Day at 4.30pm, and in colour for the first time on BBC1.

1971

Valerie Singleton, Peter Purves and John Noakes from Blue Peter hosted the Christmas Disney Time on Boxing Day.

1972

Rolf Harris hosted the Christmas Disney Time on Christmas Eve.

1973

Paul and Linda McCartney hosted the Christmas Disney Time on Boxing Day.

1974

Derek Nimmo hosted the Christmas edition, not on Boxing Day but on the previous Saturday, 21 December.

1975

  • Tom Baker (as the Doctor) hosted the August Bank Holiday Disney Time on 25 August and introduced excerpts from Clock Cleaners, Blackbeard's Ghost, The Jungle Book, African Lion, The Apple Dumpling Gang, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Return of the Big Cat, Escape to Witch Mountain and Lady and the Tramp.
  • Bing Crosby hosted the Christmas Disney Time on Boxing Day.

1976

The Goodies hosted Christmas Disney Time on Boxing Day at 5:50 pm. It was presented from Selfridges store in London, and featured a number of older clips, from films such as Bambi and Cinderella and newer material, such as Escape from Witch Mountain.

1977

David Jacobs hosted Christmas Disney Time in a special to celebrate 50 episodes of the show on Holiday Tuesday, as Boxing Day was on a Sunday this year.

1979

This year, an edition of Disney Time was broadcast on the occasion of every public holiday:

  • John Noakes hosted Easter Disney Time on 14 April at 5:30 pm.
  • Isla St Clair hosted Whitsun Disney Time on 28 May at 6:00 pm.
  • Jim Davidson hosted August Bank Holiday Disney Time on 27 August at 6:00 pm.
  • Rod Hull and Emu hosted Christmas Disney Time on Boxing Day at 5:10 pm and featured clips from The Aristocats, The Love Bug, The Ugly Dachshund, Sleeping Beauty and the new Disney science fiction film, The Black Hole.

1980

  • Paul Daniels hosted a Disney Time on 7 April at 5:30 pm
  • Mike Yarwood hosted Whitsun Disney Time on 24 May at 5:40 pm.
  • Jerry Stevens hosted August Bank Holiday Disney Time on Saturday 23 August at 6:15 pm.
  • Marti Caine hosted Christmas Disney Time on Boxing Day at 5:10 pm.

1981

This year there was an extra programme:

  • Felicity Kendal hosted the Easter Disney Time on 18 April at 5:25 pm.
  • Penelope Keith hosted a special Disney Time for the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer on 29 July at 5:05 pm.
  • Lenny Henry hosted the August Bank Holiday Disney Time on 31 August at 5:25 pm.
  • Windsor Davies hosted the Christmas Disney Time on Boxing Day at 6:00 pm.

1982

Jimmy Tarbuck hosted Easter Disney Time on 12 April at 5:10 pm.

1983

Cilla Black hosted Easter Disney Time on 4 April at 5:10 pm. It featured clips from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Robin Hood, Herbie Rides Again, Condorman, Island at the Top of the World and Tron.

Later editions

The latter series broadcast on BBC1 featured presenters from Children's BBC and Blue Peter in exotic locations. It continued to be broadcast on Bank Holidays or on other special occasions.

Miscellaneous

"Disney Time" is also a song on Jarvis Cocker's debut solo record, as well as a song on Millencolin's album: Same Old Tunes

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