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1974 in Italian television

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List of years in Italian television

This is a list of Italian television related events of 1974.


  • June 7: on the 1974 FIFA World Cup's eve, the Minister of Communication GiuseppeTogni orders the dismantling of the implants repeating the signals of RSI and TV-Koper (that, unlike RAI, broadcast the matches in color); in the year, the Minister takes more times similar sanctions against the Italian private channels, cable or on air.[1]
  • July 7: the Constitutional Court authorizes the repeating on Italy of the foreign channels and the private cable televisions; the RAI monopoly about the broadcasting on air, instead, is confirmed.[1]
  • August 7: in Monaco, Telemontecarlo begins broadcasting. Initially aimed to the Italian-speaking people in the principalities, soon it's repeated also in Italy and becomes a new concurrent for the RAI monopoly.[1]
  • August 10: first broadcasting by air of an Italian private channel; in Florence, Firenze libera airs a documentary about the thirtieth anniversary of the city liberation. Firenze libera is immediately sanctioned by the Minister Togni but, in the year, other “pirate channels” follows its example, as Telesuperba in Genoa (the first in color) and TV QUI in Modena (again active by now).[2]
  • September 18: Ettore Bernabei resigns as RAI general director and is substituted by Michele Principe. Bernabei was in charge from 1961 and considered the “enlightened despot” of the estate.[1]
  • September 22: first profanities in Italian TV. In Sorrento, the free diver Enzo Majorca fails a record live TV, because a collision with a misguided photographer, and resurfaces swearing; his expletives are repeated by the RAI cameras, before the sound is interrupted.[3]
  • September 24: in Milan, Telemilanocavo, a cable TV for the Milano Due residents, begins broadcasting; in the future, it will be the core of the Silvio Berlusconi's mediatic empire.[1]
  • December 24: RAI broadcasts in world vision the opening of the Holy Door by Pope Paul VI, from the 1975 Jubilee; the direction is care of Franco Zeffirelli.[4]




  • Un peu d'amour... d'amitié... et beaucoup de musique (on Telemontecarlo) – talk show about music, hosted by Jocelyn and Sophie.

News and educational

  • A tavola alle sette - one of first Italian cooking shows, hosted by the actress Ave Ninchi and the gastronome Vincenzo Buonassisi.[6]

Television shows






  • Il dipinto (The painting) – by Domenico Campana, in 2 episodes.
  • Ho incontrato un’ombra (I met a shadow) – by Daniele D’Anza, with Giancarlo Zanetti and Beba Loncar, in 4 episodes.


  • Sì, vendetta... (Yes, vengeance) – by Mario Ferrero, script and interpreted by Franca Valeri, in four episodes. Through the history of an upper class widow and of her hippy daughter, the author-actress makes irony about the changes in progress of the Italian society.[11]


  • Alle sette della sera (At seven in the evening) – musical show, hosted by Christian De Sica.
  • Il mangianote (The notes-eater) – musical show, hosted by Quartetto Cetra.
  • Milleluci (A thousand lights) – by Antonello Falqui, with Mina and Raffaella Carrà. It's a review of the various form of entertainment, from the radio to the musical comedy, and is remembered as the only show where the two greatest female stars of Italian TV had worked together.[12]
  • Sabato sera dalle nove alle dieci (Saturday evening, from nine to ten) – by Giancarlo Nicotra and Ugo Gregoretti. The images of a variety with Gigi Proietti are alternated with the stories of four people (a thief, a mad scientist, a playboy and a tramp, all played by the same Proietti) looking at the show in television.[13]
  • Tante scuse (Many apologies) – by Romolo Siena, with Raimondo Vianello and Sandra Mondaini, and Ricchi e Poveri as constant guests; the show parodies the traditional RAI variety, pretending to display its own backstage, marked by continuous troubles and quarrels. The formula will be repeated in many other spectacles of the couple.[14]
  • Canzonissima 1974 – by Eros Macchi, hosted by Raffaella Carrà, with Topo Gigio, Cochi e Renato and the debuting Massimo Boldi as constant guests; won by the duo Wess and Dori Ghezzi, with Un corpo e un anima. Last edition of the show, whose formula, In spite of some renewal attempts (as the contest reserved to the folk music and won by Tony Santagata), appears by then worm out to the public.

News and educational

Ending this year

  • Rischiatutto


  • 3 January: Gino Cervi, 73, actor, protagonist, in TV, of several pieces and of the serial Le inchieste del commissario Maigret.
  • 29 March: Andrea Checchi, 57, character actor in many RAI fictions.
  • 17 July: Gigi Ghirotti, 53, journalist, who took bravely on television his experience of terminal cancer patient.


  1. ^ a b c d e Unknown (25 October 2012). "Cronologia radiotelevisiva II: 1945-1975: 1969-1975". Cronologia radiotelevisiva II. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  2. ^ "Firenze Libera - Breve storia". www.firenzemedia.com. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  3. ^ "Enzo Maiorca, quelle bestemmie in diretta tv entrate nella storia". www.ilmessaggero.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  4. ^ British Movietone (2015-07-21), Pope Opens Holy Door - 1975, retrieved 2019-07-10
  5. ^ "Philo Vance". RaiPlay (in Italian). Retrieved 2020-12-19.
  6. ^ "A tavola alle 7 - RaiPlay". www.raiplay.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  7. ^ "Mosè - RaiPlay". www.raiplay.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  8. ^ "Anna Karenina - Lo sceneggiato - RaiPlay". www.raiplay.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  9. ^ "Malombra - Lo sceneggiato - RaiPlay". www.raiplay.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  10. ^ "Nel mondo di Alice - RaiPlay". www.raiplay.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  11. ^ "Sì, vendetta... - RaiPlay". www.raiplay.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  12. ^ "Milleluci - RaiPlay". www.raiplay.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  13. ^ "Sabato sera dalle nove alle dieci - RaiPlay". www.raiplay.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  14. ^ "Tante scuse - RaiPlay". www.raiplay.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  15. ^ "Gianni Brera - Un'ora con Nereo Rocco - RaiPlay". www.raiplay.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  16. ^ "Diario segreto di Amarcord". RaiPlay (in Italian). Retrieved 2020-01-21.
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