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Introduced by Frank Bough

12.35* Football Preview
Sam Leitch introduces news, personalities and action from home and overseas.

12.55; 1.20; 1.50; 2.20* Racing from Haydock Park
1.00 Ashton Novices' Hurdle, Div 1 (2 miles)
1.30 The Tom Coulthwaite Handicap Chase (3 miles)
2.00 The Ladbroke Handicap Hurdle (2 miles)
2.30 Fly Mask Novices' Chase (2 miles)

1.10; 1.40; 2.10; 2.40* Athletics from Cosford
Many of Britain's leading athletes compete in the Ford Cosford Games - the first major indoor meeting of Olympic year.

3.00 Rugby League from Headingley: Leeds v Halifax
The second half of today's second semi-final in the John Player competition.

Grandstand timetable
12.35 Football Preview; 12.55 Racing
1.10 Athletics; 1.20 Racing
1.40 Athletics; 1.50 Racing
2.10 Athletics; 2.20 Racing
2.40 Athletics; 3.00 Rugby League
3.45 Football scores and racing results

*Timings are subject to alteration in order to keep up to date with events.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter (Football Preview): Sam Leitch
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
TV Presentation (Racing): Ray Lakeland
Commentator (Athletics): Ron Pickering
Commentator (Athletics): Norris McWhirter
TV Presentation (Athletics): Alan Mouncer
Commentator (Rugby League): Eddie Waring
TV Presentation (Rugby League): Bob Duncan
Grandstand presented for television by: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

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