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Saturday December 19, 1981
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Prime-time network TV listings for Saturday December 19, 1981:

8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS Walt Disney: Escape To Witch Mountain (1975), part one (R) Movie: Avalanche Express (1979)
ABC Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (R) The Love Boat: The Captain's Bird / That's My Dad / Captive Audience (R) Fantasy Island: Paquito's Birthday / Technical Advisor (R)
NBC Barbara Mandrell & The Mandrell Sisters (R) Harper Valley P.T.A.: Harper Valley Christmas Lewis & Clark: The Family Affair Television: Inside And Out

Program details:

[CBS 8:00] Walt Disney: Escape To Witch Mountain (1975), part one
W: Robert Malcolm Young   D: John Hough

With Kim Richards, Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, Ike Eisenmann, Walter Barnes, Reta Shaw, Denver Pyle.
Two orphans with supernatural powers are pursued by an evil tycoon who wants to use their powers to his own advantage.

(Repeat program)

[ABC 8:00] Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town [special]
W: Romeo Muller   D: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.

With Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney, Keenan Wynn, Paul Frees, Joan Gardner.
A musical look into the mysteries and myths of Kris Kringle, alias Santa Claus.

(Repeat program)

[NBC 8:00] Barbara Mandrell & The Mandrell Sisters [Reg]
With Bobby Vinton, Andrae Crouch.

(Repeat program)

[CBS 9:00] Movie: Avalanche Express (1979)
W: Abraham Polonsky   D: Mark Robson

With Robert Shaw, Lee Marvin, Linda Evans, Maximilian Schell, Joe Namath, Mike Connors, Horst Buchholz.
A Soviet general defects to the Americans and together with his CIA handler they plan an operation to reveal the KGB agents in Europe.

[ABC 9:00] The Love Boat [Reg]: The Captain's Bird / That's My Dad / Captive Audience
Season 4, episode 9
W: Hudson Hickman, Alfred Monacello, Art Baer, Ben Joelson, Richard Albrecht   D: Allen Baron

With Beth Schaffel (Cathy Pierson), Dorothy Lamour (Lil Braddock), Dirk Benedict (Jeff Dalton), Jack Jones (Bobby Braddock), Robert Aguayo (Jose), Meeno Peluce (Scotty), Laraine Stephens (Susan Braddock), Allan Jones (Richard Braddock).
A father-son singing duo hasn't spoken in years but are reunited on a Christmas cruise; Gopher guards Vicki's parrot; a youngster claims to be on board with his dad.

(Repeat program, originally aired 12/20/1980)

[NBC 9:00] Harper Valley P.T.A. [Reg]: Harper Valley Christmas
Season 2, episode 6
W: Joel Tappis, Jackie McKane   D: William Asher

With Stubby Kaye (Mr. Dickens), Parley Baer (Doctor).
A take-off of "A Christmas Carol" with Harper Valley resident villian Flora playing Scrooge and being visited by three ghosts who show her the impact of her miserly ways.

[NBC 9:30] Lewis & Clark [Reg]: The Family Affair
Season 1, episode 6
W: Richard Gurman

With Janis Paige (Rose), Hugh Gillin (Father).
Roscoe is against his father remarrying when he learns of the woman's past.

[ABC 10:00] Fantasy Island [Reg]: Paquito's Birthday / Technical Advisor
Season 4, episode 24
W: William Douglas Lansford, Chester Krumholz   D: Don Weis

With Randi Oakes (Nancy Harvester), A Martinez (Manuel Lopez), Linda Cristal (Donna Delores), Jill St. John (Helen of Troy), Jim Stafford (Gene Jefferson), Victoria Racimo (Consuelo Lopez), Anthony Trujillo (Paquito Lopez), Jerry Velasco (Jose), Susan Saldivar (Elena), Blane Savage (Brad).
The pride of a poor Mexican farmer is bruised when his wife arranges for an elegant birthday party for their son -- to be paid for by the farmer's rich cousin; a woman who is naive to the ways of romance gets an expert teacher in Helen of Troy.

(Repeat program, originally aired 5/23/1981)

[NBC 10:00] Television: Inside And Out
An interview with Ed Asner; a look at the TV activities of Ron Howard.

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