Disney Time

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For the TV programming block of the same name, see Disney Channels Worldwide#Disney Time.
Disney Time
Genre Family
Presented by Various
Original language(s) English
Broadcast
Original channel BBC1

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 Paul and Linda McCartney, Noel Edmonds, Sarah Greene, Doctor Who's 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[edit]

1970[edit]

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

1971[edit]

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

1972[edit]

Rolf Harris hosted the Christmas Disney Time on Christmas Eve.

1973[edit]

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

1974[edit]

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

1975[edit]

1976[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

1980[edit]

  • 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[edit]

This year there was an extra programme:

1982[edit]

  • Jimmy Tarbuck hosted Easter Disney Time on 12 April at 5:10 pm.
  • Kenny Everett hosted August Bank Holiday Disney Time on 30 August at 5:25pm
  • Rolf Harris hosted Christmas Disney Time on Christmas Sunday at 5:20pm

1983[edit]

1984[edit]

  • Noel Edmonds hosted Easter Disney Time on 24 April at 5:20pm.
  • Su Pollard hosted Whitsun Disney Time on 28 May at 5:05pm.
  • Keith Harris hosted August Bank Holiday Disney Time on 27 August at 5:05pm.
  • Paul Nicholas hosted Christmas Disney Time on New Year's Day at 5:20pm.

1985[edit]

  • The Krankies hosted Easter Disney Time on 8 April at 5:20pm.
  • Les Dennis and Dustin Gee hosted Whitsun Disney Time on 27 May at 5:10pm.
  • Ruth Madoc hosted August Bank Holiday Disney Time on 26 August at 5:10pm.
  • Jan Francis hosted Christmas Disney Time on Boxing Day at 4:10pm.

1986[edit]

  • Mike Smith hosted Easter Disney Time on 31 March at 5:20pm.
  • Bernie Winters hosted Whitsun Disney Time on 25 May at 5:50pm.
  • Rolf Harris hosted August Bank Holiday Disney Time on 25 August at 5:15pm.
  • Little and Large hosted Christmas Disney Time on Boxing Day at 4:00pm.

1987[edit]

  • David Jason hosted Easter Disney Time on 20 April at 5:20pm.
  • Phillip Schofield hosted Whitsun Disney Time on 25 May at 5:25pm.
  • Les Dawson hosted August Bank Holiday Disney Time on 31 August at 6:15pm.
  • Kenny Everett hosted Christmas Disney Time on 28th December at 4:00pm.

1988[edit]

  • Anneka Rice hosted Easter Disney Time on 4th April at 5:20pm.

Later editions[edit]

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[edit]

"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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