Filmed: late May 1976
Location: Estudios de Prado del Rey, Madrid, Spain
Broadcast: Friday 24 December 1976, 21:05-24:00, RTVE, Spain and see below for further info
Release status: This programme has not been included on any officially released video or DVD
Duration: 6 minutes
Shown in: Spain
Especial Nochebuena 76 = Special Christmas Eve 76
This was ABBA's first visit to Spain since the 1974 incident on ¡Señoras y Señores!.
ABBA performed for RTVE two songs to playback:
This was the last outing for the blue satin suits, a year after their first appearance.
During Fernando, some familiar-looking wicker chairs were used - the same that was used for Elsa Baeza (performing Junto al mar) in ¡Señoras y Señores! and also an Aplauso episode on 31 December 1981. This gives us a clue that ABBA did go to Spain, rather than record the two performances in Sweden as previously thought.
Until now, both songs were thought to have been broadcast on a programme called La Noche de Lina Morgan, airing on 31 December 1976. However, there is no programme of that name in in the TV guide of the time. There was a programme named La Noche de Lina Morgan which was broadcast on TRVE in 1995-96 which repeated the clips.
A TV guide for ABC (Madrid) for the period 24 December 1976, p.94 ABC (Madrid) - 31 December 1976, on p.93 lists the TV programme Especial Nochebuena 76 at 21:05-24:00 (ie. not La Noche de lina Morgan).
A TV guide for ABC (Madrid) - 31 December 1976, p.93 also lists the programme Especial Nochevieja (again no La Noche de Lina Morgan).
The clips were re-broadcast on Canal Nostalgia around 2005, Spain.
Blue satin suits