A series about wild creatures
Part 1: Gold is discovered at Shining Stone Creek
This morning's feature film starring Alexander Knox
In 1909, at the age of 53, the academic Thomas Woodrow Wilson son is invited by the Democratic Party to run for Governor of New Jersey. Within four years he is to be President of the USA, a nation on the brink of war.
Director HENRY KING
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Senator Henry Cabot Lodge:
William G McAdoo:
MICHAEL FISH: weekend weather
A special edition of Grandstand Introduced by David Coleman direct from Aintree: BBC colour outside broadcast cameras bring you complete coverage of the world's greatest steeplechase.
Grand National Day
12.30 DAVID COLEMAN sets the scene and talks to some of the Grand National personalities, including last year's winning jockey BRIAN FLETCHER , and RICHARD PITMAN.
1.35 One Man's National
Former amateur champion CHRIS COLLINS today bids to become the first man ever to win the Pardubice Steeplechase of Czechoslovakia and the Grand National. Grandstand cameras have followed his preparations for today's big race for the past three weeks.
1.45 The Aintree Course
TERRY BIDDLECOMBE guides you round Aintree's great fences.
2.0 The Walton Wallet Hurdle (2 miles, 1 furlong)
2.10 The Fancied Runners
JULIAN WILSON introduces film of this year's leading Grand National contenders.
2.15 Meet the Jockeys
DAVID COLEMAN talks to the men who will be riding in the race.
2.30 Cunard Handicap Stakes (1m)
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 (4 miles, 856 yards)
BBC cameras capture the thrills of Becher's, Valentine's, The Chair and the rest of the spectacular Aintree fences, as the field battles for a first prize of over £24,000.
Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN
CLIVE GRAHAM , JULIAN WILSON and JOHN HANMER
4.30 The jockeys tell the stories behind the race in a look back at the decisive moments of the National.
Also in Grandstand;
FA Cup Preview
Today is semi-final day in the FA Cup. SAM LEITCH introduces all the latest news, action and personalities, and JIMMY HILL spotlights the day's big talking point.
The British Light Welterweight Championship
Des Morrisson (Champion) v Pat McCormack
Highlights of the week's title fight at the Royal Albert Hall.
Commentator HARRY CARPENTER
Ice Hockey London Lions v
Highlights of this week's match at the Empire Pool, Wembley. Commentator ALAN WEEKS
Rugby League Cup Semi-final from Headingley
Featherstone Rovers v Leigh
The second half of today's semi-final, in which Featherstone, the Cup holders, bid to be at Wembley for the second year running. Commentator EDDIE WARING
4.450 Final Score
Classified football results, reports on today's two FA Cup Semi-finals, racing and rugby results.
Timetable: 12.30 The Aintree Scene
12.45 Football Preview; 1.5 Boxing
1.20 Ice Hockey; 1.35 One Man's National
1.45 The Aintree Course
1.50 Racing; 2.10 Fancied runners;
Meet the Jockeys
2.25 Racing; 2.40 Grand National Parade
3.15 The Grand National
3.45 Rugby League
4.30 Grand National re-run
4.45 Final Score
Timings are subject to alteration. Television presentation:
Racing RAY LAKELAND, DENNIS MONGER Boxing BOB DUNCAN
Ice Hockey DAVID KENNING
Rugby League KEITH PHILLIPS Grandstand presented by BRIAN VENNER and RICHARD TILLING Editor ALAN HART
(Another chance to see the Grand National: tonight at 10.5) The Squires horse: page 4
Weatherman MICHAEL FISH Today's Sport
A six-part story by Brian Hayles.
Starring Jon Pertwee.
Sarah runs into trouble in the refinery and makes a sinister discovery. Caught up in the revolution, the Doctor is condemned to face the judgement of Aggedor.
The Dr Who Radio Times Special - 68 full colour, action-packed pages - is on sale now, price 30p, from newsagents.
Alpha Centauri's voice:
(as it happens)
Jimmy Savile meets his friends, either in the studio or wherever they live and work.
Director BRUCE MILLIARD Producer ROGER ORDISH
starring Jack Warner
A Sense of Guilt by TOM GREENE
Miss Matty has the uncanny ability to forecast which horse will come first past the post-but where does she hide her winnings?
Series created by TED WILLIS Designer PHILIP LINDLEY Producer JOE WATERS Director IAN WYATT
Det-Sgt Brewer GREGORY:
Women in the street:
starring The Mitchell Minstrels featuring ANDY COLE, TED DARLING, LES RAWLINGS, LES WANT, KARL SCOTT, JANE MARLOW, ELSPETH HANDS, DOROTHY OGDEN With THE TELEVISION TOPPERS
Choreography by ROY GUNSON
Vocal arrangements by GEORGE MITCHELL Orchestrations by ALAN BRISTOW Orchestra conducted by GEORGE MITCHELL and ALAN BRISTOW Designer DAVID CHANDLER
Producer ERNEST MAXIN
starring Janet Munro, Leo McKern, Edward Judd
Two simultaneous nuclear test explosions send the earth spinning off its axis. Official explanations are guarded and contradictory but two London newspapers eventually uncover the truth...
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Sir John Kelly:
with Peter Woods ; Weather
The FA Cup Semi-finals and The Grand National
Introduced by Jimmy Hill
Action highlights from one of today's FA Cup Semi-finals. Commentator BARRY DAVIES
Cup analysis by JIMMY HILL and news, views and interviews from the Old Trafford and Hills-borough Cup venues.
Goal of the Month: the March goal parade with flOO-worth of Premium Bonds for the winner. The Grand National
Action highlights from the world's top steeplechase event run over the spectacular Aintree course earlier today. Commentators
PETER O'SULLEVAN , CLIVE GRAHAM JULIAN WILSON and JOHN HANMER
Football TV presentation by ALEC WEEKS Grand National TV presentation by RAY LAKELAND and DENNIS MONGER Match of the Day Special presented by MARTIN HOPKINS Editor SAM LEITCH
with Esther Rantzen
Reporters KIERAN PRENDIVILLE and GLYN WORSNIP
Oddities of the week:
Song of the week:
STEPHANIE DE SYKES
A late-night collection of real-life jokes, dramas and problems.
Music by TONY KINSEY
Director MARK PATTERSON Editor PETER CHAFER
starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Ernie Bilko in New Recruits