23 : Vous avez de la chance!
A 25-part course in Italian - 23
GRAHAM PARKER : weekend weather
and It's the Wolf: cartoon
1: Granhyttan in western Sweden lives on the fading traces of a mining industry which once flourished there. Just before Christmas a suspicious-looking couple arrive, and young Staffan discovers something remarkable.
Director LEIF KRANTZ
Story told by COLIN JEAVONS
Presented by PEGGY MILLER
A special edition of Grandstand Introduced by David Coleman direct from Aintree, where BBC colour outside broadcast cameras bring you complete coverage of the world's greatest steeplechase.
12.30 DAVID COLEMAN sets the scene and talks to Aintree personalities, including MRS MIRABEL topham and last year's winning jockey GRAHAM THORNER.
1.40 Follow the Favourite
The story of one of the leading horses in this year's National, from the preparations at his home stable to the arrival at the course.
2.0 BP Shield (Handicap Hurdle) (2m If)
2.10 Meet the Jockeys
One of the most popular features of Grand National Grandstand, as the jockeys relax before the race and talk to DAVID COLEMAN about their chances.
2.30 Burton Tailoring Mile
2.40 A final check on the runners and riders, the scenes in the Paddock and the Weighing Room, and the Grand National Parade.
3.15 The Grand National Steeplechase (4m 856yds)
BBC outside broadcast cameras capture the thrills of Becher's, Valentine's, The Chair and the rest of the spectacular Aintree course as the field of top steeple-chasers battle for a first prize of £24,000. Commentators
PETER O'SULLEVAN , CLIVE GRAHAM JULIAN WILSON. JOHN HANMER
4.30 The jockeys tell the stories behind the race. A look back at the decisive moments of the National - the drama, the falls, and how it was won.
The Big Fight
Featuring Muhammad Ali in a special preview of tonight's heavyweight fight in San Diego in which the former world champion meets another American, KEN NORTON.
International Boxing from the Royal Albert Hall
Outstanding fights from this week's promotion, including:
Les Stevens v Connie Velensek of West Germany, former European light-heavyweight champion. Commentator HARRY CARPENTER
Rugby Union from Murrayfield
Scotland v The President's XV
Outside broadcast cameras cover today's great international occasion to celebrate the Centenary of the Scottish Rugby Union. The SRU President's XV will include leading players from the New Zealand All Blacks, Australia, South Africa and France.
Commentator BILL MCLAREN Summaries by CLIFF MORGAN
4.45* Final Score
Including classified football results, rugby and racing results, and reports on today's big events.
12.30 The Aintree Scene
12.45 Football Preview
1.10 Big Fight preview
1.40 Follow the Favourite
2.10 Jockeys' Interviews
2.40 Grand National Parade Ring
3.15 The Grand National
3.40 International Rugby Union
4.30 Grand National re-run
4.45 Final Score
Timings are subject to alteration.
Racing RAY LAKELAND , DENNIS MONGER Boxing BOB DUNCAN
Rugby Union bill
MALCOLM Grandstand presented by BRIAN VENNER and ALAN MOINCER ; Editor ALAN HART
(The big fight and another chance to see the Grand National, with Match of the Day. in Sportsnight Special tonight at 10.5; highlights from Murrayfield in Rugby Special at 7.40 BBC2. Why the greatest is the busiest: page 3. Cover story: pages 58-60)
Another selection of this year's entries in the Eurovision Song Contest to be held next Saturday night in Luxembourg. featuring entries from:
Yugoslavia, Italy, Luxembourg Sweden, Holland
Republic of Ireland, France Israel, United Kingdom
Introduced by Terry Wogan
Presented by MICHAEL BURLL
Weatherman GRAHAM PARKER Today's Sport
A six-part story by Malcolm Hulke.
Starring Jon Pertwee.
With Jo a prisoner on the Ogrons' planet, the Doctor and his friends plan rescue. They face a dangerous journey - the greatest danger of all awaits them on their arrival...
President of Earth:
Pilot of space ship:
Tonight's adventure film stars Robert Mitchum
Elsa Martinelli , Jack Hawkins with Sabu
A West German zoo wishes to add a rare animal to its collection, and internationally famed big-game trapper Harry Stanton is sent to the rain forests of Malaya to bring back a live specimen.
Also in the party is Otto Abbot , a big-game hunter, and the two men's professional rivalry heightens a dangerous expedition, especially when they also become rivals for the affections of the beautiful Anna.
Director PHIL KARLSON
The Songs in My Life starring
Petula Clark who this week has a look through her own personal song book and sings some old favourites as well as some new compositions. Many of the songs have been requested by viewers since the start of her new series. with PETER KNIGHT AND THE ORCHESTRA and THE MIKE SAMMES SINGERS
Programme associate ERIC MERRIMAN Producer YVONNE LITTLEWOOD
A new comedy series starring
Dick Emery Written by JOHN WARREN and JOHN SINGER with Pat Coombs
Gordon Clyde as the Interviewer John Arnatt , Anne Cunningham Charles Lloyd Pack
John Quayle , Melissa Stribling
Design DON GILES
Producer COLIN CHARMAN
A new film series starring
Guest stars Jacqueline Scott Burr DeBenning
Death by the Numbers: Alone in an isolated house Ironside sets himself up as a sitting duck in a dangerous attempt to trap a four-time murderer by impersonating the next intended victim.
as Officer Fran Belding:
with Peter Woods ; Weather
Introduced by David Coleman
10.5 Match of the Day
Two-match soccer action involving teams near the top of their Divisions in the Football League. Commentators BARRY DAVIES
11.5 Goal of the Month
The monthly competition parade of the best goals seen on BBCtv during March. Worth E100 in premium bonds to the winner.
11.10 The Grand National
Highlights from the big race.
11.25 Muhammad Ali v Ken Norton Tonight's big heavyweight fight in California live by satellite.
Direct from San Diego, a 12-round international heavyweight contest between Ali, the world's best-known boxer, and Norton, a 6ft 3in Californian heavyweight, ranked seventh in the world by the World Boxing Association. He has fought 31 contests, lost one, and 24 of his 30 victories have been inside the distance.
Commentator HARRY CARPENTER
Football ALEC WEEKS , JOHN MCGONACLI
Racing RAY LAKELAND. DENNIS MONGER
Boxing ABC of America
Producer JONATHAN MARTIN Editor SAM LEITCH
(Why the greatest is the busiest: p 3)