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Sports Service


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Introduced by Michael De Morgan
Directed by Geoff Dobson
12.30 Your Afternoon Forecast from the London Weather Centre followed by SPORTS PARADE
A survey of Sailing Schools; A lady yacht skipper; Off-shore racing; Club of the week - Yelm
Introduced by Peter Wheeler
Broadcast on September 4
1.25 The Pirbright Handicap Chase
For five-year-olds and upwards, run over two miles and about 18 yards
1.55 The Ackerman Skeaping Trophy
A hurdle race for four-year-olds and upwards, run over two miles
2.25 The Hampton Court Handicap Chase
For five-year-olds and upwards, over three miles and about 118 yards
Commentary by Peter Bromley with summaries by Roger Mortimer
From Sandown Park
4.54* Racing Results
Wales v. New Zealand 1.40 Preview
2.45 Commentary on the whole of the second international of the All Blacks Tour by Bob Irvine and Alun Williams. with summaries and comments by G. V. Wynne-Jones
From Cardiff Arms Park
Commentary by Alan Clarke and Clive Mason on the second half of one of today's English League games
See also Radio 2 at 4.0 p.m.
4.42* Association Football results as they come in, direct from the BBC Sports Room
Produced by Angus Mackay
Classified Football Results at 5.0 and 5.50
12.30 Weather: Sports Parade
1.0 Plain Sailing
1.25 Racing
1.40 Rugby Union Preview
1.55 Racing
2.25 Racing
2.45 Rugby Union
4.15* Association Football
4.42* Association Football Results
4.54* Racing Results
5.0 Sports Report
Timings may be altered by events

Winter Sport
'I think it's time we had a piece on Sports Service. You know your plans for the next month or so.'
'But there's nothing happening,' I said. 'This is our quiet period.'
Nothing happening? Well, by comparison with the number of live sporting events available to us at other times of the year, this is almost true. But, of course, there is a great deal happening on which a radio Sports Service can report to an extent not possible, for a variety of reasons, on television. The aim of Sports Service is to be as comprehensive as the public interest in sport, and we are always looking for new ways to be just this.
In December, in a series of programmes under the title 'Talking Sport' we will try to look at various aspects of the sporting scene which are often overlooked and particularly at those sports and 'pastimes' which, although they have a large following, miss the limelight because of the absence of spectator appeal.
After the present series of 'Plain Sailing' we hope later on to interest the yachtsman with up-to-date news, particularly with regard to sailing conditions in coastal waters.
Racing enthusiasts will be interested to know that, in December, Catterick Bridge in Yorkshire will be added to our already fairly long list of courses from which we are able to broadcast live commentaries; but this week the spotlight falls on Sandown Park.
In the next few weeks the Sixth All Blacks with their particular brand of Rugby Union Football will enliven our Saturday afternoons. Today they take on Wales at Cardiff Arms Park and what is probably one of the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable crowds to assemble in any sporting arena.
And I need hardly say that if it is soccer you want, and an account of the game while it is actually in progress, this is the Service you tune to.
There's nothing happening?
(Geoff Dobson)


Introduced By: Michaelde Morgan
Directed By: Geoff Dobson
Introduced By: Peter Wheeler
Commentary By: Peter Bromley
Presenter: Roger Mortimer
Commentary By: Alun Williams
Commentary By: Alan Clarke
Commentary By: Clive Mason
Produced By: Angus MacKay

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