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Cup Final Grandstand


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The FA Cup Final: Arsenal v Liverpool
Introduced by David Coleman direct from Wembley
BBC outside broadcast cameras at the Empire Stadium, Wembley, bring you the whole of this great sporting occasion, with slow-motion replays of the game's outstanding moments, and expert analysis of the play and players by Joe Mercer, Manager of Manchester City, Don Revie, Manager of Leeds United, Bobby Charlton, Captain of Manchester United.

11.45 The Wembley Scene
David Coleman sets the scene from inside the Empire Stadium. Frank Bough and Barry Davies report from the teams' Cup Final headquarters and introduce you to the players.

12.30 The Cup Final Managers
Bertie Mee, Manager of Arsenal, and Bill Shankly, Manager of Liverpool, talk about the greatest occasion of any football manager's life-Cup Final day at Wembley.

12.45 Goals of the Season
The announcement of the winner of the £300 prize in this special competition.
And see the outstanding goals of the season in the order of merit decided by Grandstand's panel of experts.

12.55 It's a Cup Final Knock-Out: Arsenal v Liverpool
All the skills and excitement of It's a Knock-Out as teams from the supporters' clubs of Arsenal and Liverpool meet in this special contest for Cup Final day.
Featuring celebrity supporters Pete Murray (Arsenal) and Anthony Booth (Liverpool) and personalities from the 1950 Cup Final between Arsenal and Liverpool: Joe Mercer, Reg Lewis and Walley Barnes of Arsenal; Phil Taylor, Billy Liddell and Albert Stubbins of Liverpool
Introduced by David Vine and Eddie Waring
Referee Arthur Ellis

1.40 Inside Wembley
All the pre-match build-up to the 1971 Cup Final, as the crowd begins to fill the Stadium: the two teams arrive and inspect Wembley s famous turf.
And as the atmosphere builds up at Wembley Grandstand brings you outstanding FA Cup action, with expert analysis and comment. Action highlights of the finalists' progress to the Cup Final, from Arsenal's trip in January to the famous Yeovil slope, to Liverpool's epic semi-final with Everton.
Expert analysis and comment by Grandstand's top team Joe Mercer, Don Revie, Bobby Charlton, all of whom have played in FA Cup Finals at Wembley.

Meet the Teams
Arsenal goal-keeper Bob Wilson, whose analysis and comments on BBC Television have entertained and informed millions over the past season, introduces action profiles of his Arsenal colleagues and of the Liverpool players he'll be facing this afternoon.

2.25 Community Singing
Conducted by Frank Rea, With The Band of the Coldstream Guards

2.55 Presentation of the Teams to HRH The Duke of Kent

3.0 The FA Cup Final: Arsenal v Liverpool

4.45* Presentation of the FA Cup and Medals by HRH The Duke of Kent

4.50* Meet the winners
David Coleman talks to the men of the match, with action replay of the great moments.

Also in Grandstand:

12.5 International Fight of the Week: John Kellie (Glasgow) (Number one challenger for Alan Rudkin's British and Commonwealth Bantamweight Title) v Claude Lapinte (Bantamweight Champion of France)
Highlights of this important fight at York Hall, Bethnal Green, and another top contest from the week's outstanding promotion.

5.5* Results Service
including news of the Scottish Cup Final and today's racing.


Presenter: David Coleman
Analysis (The Cup Final)/Contestant (It's a Cup Final Knock-Out): Joe Mercer
Analysis (The Cup Final): Don Revie
Analysis (The Cup Final): Bobby Charlton
Commentator (The Cup Final): Kenneth Wolstenholme
Television Presentation (The Cup Final): Alec Weeks
Reporter (The Wembley Scene): Frank Bough
Reporter (The Wembley Scene): Barry Davies
Interviewee (The Cup Final Managers): Bertie Mee
Interviewee (The Cup Final Managers): Bill Shankly
Presenter (It's a Cup Final Knock-Out): David Vine
Presenter (It's a Cup Final Knock-Out): Eddie Waring
Contestant (It's a Cup Final Knock-Out): Pete Murray
Contestant (It's a Cup Final Knock-Out): Anthony Booth
Contestant (It's a Cup Final Knock-Out): Reg Lewis
Contestant (It's a Cup Final Knock-Out): Walley Barnes
Contestant (It's a Cup Final Knock-Out): Phil Taylor
Contestant (It's a Cup Final Knock-Out): Billy Liddell
Contestant (It's a Cup Final Knock-Out): Albert Stubbins
Referee (It's a Cup Final Knock-Out): Arthur Ellis
Designer (It's a Cup Final Knock-Out): Stuart Furber
Director (It's a Cup Final Knock-Out): Ian Smith
Producer (It's a Cup Final Knock-Out): Barney Colehan
Presenter (Meet the Teams): Bob Wilson
Conductor (Community Singing): Frank Rea
Musicians (Community Singing): The Band of the Coldstream Guards
Boxer (International Fight of the Week): John Kellie
Boxer (International Fight of the Week): Claude Lapinte
Commentator (International Fight of the Week): Harry Carpenter
Grandstand presented by: Brian Venner
Grandstand presented by: Alan Chivers
Editor: Alan Hart
Editor: Sam Leitch

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Cup Final Grandstand

BBC One London, 8 May 1971 11.45

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