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The Grand National in a special edition of Grandstand

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Introduced by David Coleman from Aintree
BBC outside broadcast cameras bring complete coverage of the world's most famous steeplechase. Grand National Day
12.30 DAVID COLEMAN sets the Aintree scene with news of runners, riders, going and weather for the final day of the Ladbrokes Grand National Meeting.
1.35 21 Years of the National
Grandstand first covered the National live in 1960 and today a milestone is reached as DAVID COLEMAN recalls some of the unforgettable moments of human drama associated with the great race.
2.0 The Sun Ratings Steeplechase (Limited Handicap. 2m)
2.10 The Fancied Runners
JULIAN WILSON reports on the most likely contenders to fight out the finish, with film of their latest efforts in training.
2.20 Meet the Jockeys
DAVID COLEMAN talks to today's Grand National jockeys.
2.35 The Sun Templegate Hurdle Race (2m 5if)
2.45 A final check on the runners and riders, scenes in the Paddock, and the Grand National Parade.
3.20 The Sun Grand National Steeplechase (Handicap. 4Jm)
BBC cameras capture the excitement and spectacle of the world's greatest steeplechase which carries a first prize of over £40,000. In a very open field, last year's winner and one of today's favourites, Rubstic, will have all of Scotland willing him to a repeat performance. Commentators
PETER O'SULLEVAN , JULIAN WILSON RICHARD PITMAN and JOHN HANMER
Julian Wilson recalls:
4.30 The jockeys tell their stories in a look back at the National as well as a check on how all the runners fared.
Also in Grandstand
12.45*
Football Focus
BOB WILSON previews the day's matches and looks forward to the busy Easter programme.
1.10*
International Athletics from Stanford University, California: The Martin Luther King Games With the prospect of Olympic competition remote, American athletes are looking to major domestic meetings for top competition, and many of the world's top athletes will appear in these games. Commentators RON PICKERING and STUART STOREY
3.50
Rugby League from Swinton
The State Express Challenge Cup - Semi-final: Hull v Widnes
Widnes are aiming for their fifth Wembley final in six years and their reputation as cup-fighters will be a daunting prospect for Hull, who have only won the Cup once in the club's history.
Commentators EDDIE WARING and ALEX MURPHY
4.40* Final Score
Today's Timetable:
12.30 The Aintree Scene
12.45 Football Focus; 1.10 Athletics
1.35 21 Years of the National
1.50 Racing; 2.10 Fancied Runners
2.20 Meet the Jockeys: 2.30 Racing
2.45 The Runners and Riders
2.50 Grand National Parade
3.20 The Grand National
3.50 Rugby League
4.30 National Highlights
4.40 Final Score
• Timings subject to alteration Television presentation:
Grand National FRED VINER
RICHARD TILLING andNICK HUNTER
Football FOCUS MIKE MURPHY
Rugby League KEITH PHILLIPS
Producer GrandstandMARTIN HOPKiNS
Editor Grandstand HAROLD ANDERSON

Contributors

Introduced By: David Coleman
Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Talks: David Coleman
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Unknown: John Hanmer
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Commentators: Ron Pickering
Commentators: Stuart Storey
Commentators: Eddie Waring
Commentators: Alex Murphy
Unknown: Fred Viner
Unknown: Richard Tilling
Unknown: Nick Hunter
Unknown: Mike Murphy
Unknown: Keith Phillips
Unknown: Martin Hopkins
Unknown: Harold Anderson

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The Grand National in a special edition of Grandstand

BBC One London, 29 March 1980 12.30






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