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Presented direct from Aintrec by Desmond Lynam featuring at:
12.30; 1.30; 1.55: 2.30;
3.5; 4.50: 5.25: 5.45 Grand National Special
"Theworld's greatest steeplechase - the £65,000 Sun Grand National.
Meet the personalities; get the behind-the-scenes stories and hear the views of the experts.
Then at 3.20, exclusive live commentary on the whole of this four-and-a-half-mile race.
Commentators -
PETER BROMLEY at the start and finish; MICHAEL SETH-SMITH watches action at the early fences;
MICHAEL O'HERIR is at Becher's and JOHN PENNEY reports from the 12th fence.
Interviews, comment and analysis after the race.
Earlier commentaries on two other feature events:
2.0 £12,500 Sun Ratings Handicap 'Chase (2m)
2.35 115.000 Sun
Templegate Hurdle
(2m 51/2f)
Boat Race
The 127th Meeting between Oxford and Cambridge Universities with the Dark Blues going for their sixth successive victory over the famous Putney to
Mortlake course. Oxford create history with a woman - Sue Brown - at cox and are strong favourites.
Commentary by PETER JONES , joined by TONY ADAMSON and CHRISTOPHER MARTIN-JENKINS , while BRIAN JOHNSTON mingles with the personalities.
League Football Exclusive live second-half commentary from the day's top match; scoreflashes from the other leading games.
Sports Report including Cricket - DON mosey reports from
Kingston on JAMAICA v
ENGLAND; Rugby Union-the John Player Cup
Semi-final: Rugby League - State Express Challenge Cup Semi-final: Squash-the British Open.
Timetable :
12.30 News/Prospects
1.0 Boat Race
1.30 Racing/Football
1.55 Aintree Racing
2.19 Football/Rugby
2.30 Aintree Racing
2.45 Football/Rugby
3.0 Grand National previews and commentary
3.45 Football half-times/
Rugby Union/Cricket
3.55 Football commentary
4.42 First football results
4.58 Rugby Union/
5.0 Sports Report
5.25 Grand National/
Rugby round-ups/ Cricket
5.45 Classified racing and football/
Football highlights
Events may alter timings Producer BRYAN tremble


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Commentators: Peter Bromley
Unknown: Michael Seth-Smith
Unknown: Michael O'Herir
Unknown: John Penney
Commentary By: Peter Jones
Unknown: Tony Adamson
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Brian Johnston

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