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Sports Service


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Introduced by PETER JONES Produced by JOHN FENTON and ANGUS MACKAY
Timings may be altered by events
Sports Parade
Including your afternoon's weather and previews of the day's racing and football.
1.0 News Summary
Sports Forum
A panel of journalists, sportsmen and commentators discuss questions put by an invited audience. This week the panel includes
J. L. MANNING of the Evening Standard
DAVID BRACE , ex-Welsh international rugby player and TONY LEWIS , Glamorgan cricket captain
Produced by GEOFF DOBSON from Cardiff Athletic Club
Behind the Sporting Scenes
The post-World Cup boom in football attendances has bypassed most clubs in the lower reaches of the Football League and they are still condemned to a hand-to-mouth existence. Yet they have a vital part to play in the development of young talent.
Bury is one such club, and JOHN WITHINGTON went along to see how they face up to their problems
Meet Louis Martin
Britain's top weightlifter, who reads and writes poetry and practises philosophy, talks to JOHN BURNS
The Monte Carlo Rally
This weekend competitors will be setting out from eight starting points all over Europe to converge on Monte Carlo on Monday, after 2,000 miles of motoring.
2.25; 2.55
Racing from
Lingfield Park
Commentary by PETER BROMLEY on the 2.30 Hidden Mystery Handicap Steeple Chase and the 3.0 Westerham Handicap Steeple Chase
4.55 Racing results
You've Asked For It
BRIAN JOHNSTON introduces commentaries on past sporting events requested by listeners. Compiled by JOHN FENTON
3.10; 4.50
Rugby Union:
Springboks' Tour South of Scotland v
South African Tourists
Commentary during today's match by BILL MCLAREN and kim SHIPPEY, from Netherdale Ground, Galashiels, Selkirk
4.50 A report on the match
Association Football
Commentary by MAURICE EDELSTON and JOHN MOTSON on the second half of one of today's English League matches, followed by the day's results as they come in. 5.0
Sports Report
Including classified football results, reports on selected soccer matches, and further news of the afternoon's sport


Introduced By: Peter Jones
Produced By: John Fenton
Produced By: Angus MacKay
Unknown: J. L. Manning
Unknown: David Brace
Unknown: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Peter West
Produced By: Geoff Dobson
Unknown: John Withington
Unknown: Louis Martin
Unknown: John Burns
Unknown: Monte Carlo
Unknown: Robin Richards
Commentary By: Peter Bromley
Introduces: Brian Johnston
Unknown: John Fenton
Unknown: Bill McLaren
Commentary By: Maurice Edelston
Unknown: John Motson

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