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Introduced by Frank Bough

12.50* Football Preview
Sam Leitch introduces action, personalities, and the latest news of today's matches.

1.10* Fight of the Week: Eric Blake (Epsom) v Howard Sharpe (Harlesden)
Highlights of this fight at the Anglo-American Sporting Club, London, for the Southern Area Middleweight title.

1.35; 2.30; 3.25; 4.30* International Swimming from Coventry: Great Britain v East Germany for the Optrex Trophy
Britain's top swimmers meet the strongest swimming nation in Europe in this first full international of the season.

2.10; 4.45* Badminton Horse Trials
Riders from six different countries compete over the cross-country section of this famous Three Day Event.

3.0; 3.45* Rugby League
One of today's outstanding matches from the First Round of the Rugby League Championship play-off.

4.55* Results Service
including classified football, rugby and racing results

Grandstand Timetable:
12.50 Football preview
1.10 Fight of the Week
1.35 Swimming
1.50 Boxing
2.10 Badminton Horse Trials
2.30 Swimming
3.0 Rugby League
3.25 Swimming
3.45 Rugby League
4.30 Swimming
4.40 Teleprinter
4.45 Horse Trials
4.55 Results Service
Timings are subject to alteration in order to keep up to date with events


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Boxer (Fight of the Week): Eric Blake
Boxer (Fight of the Week): Howard Sharpe
Commentator (Fight of the Week): Harry Carpenter
Commentator (International Swimming): Alan Weeks
Commentator (International Swimming): Harry Walker
TV Presentation (International Swimming): Fred Viner
Commentator (Badminton Horse Trials): Dorian Williams
TV Presentation (Badminton Horse Trials): Peter Bale
Commentator (Rugby League): Eddie Waring
TV Presentation (Rugby League): Ray Lakeland
Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

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