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The long-running sports progamme celebrates its 40th anniversary with a special edition introduced by Steve Rider and Sue Barker from Ascot racecourse.

12.30 Football Focus
Gary Lineker previews today's Euro 2000 qualifiers including Northern Ireland's clash with Finland. Highlights are shown tonight in Match of the Day at 10.30pm. * See Alan Hansen: page 59

1.20, 2.10 Grandstand 40th
Former presenters David Coleman, Frank Bough and Desmond Lynam are among those recalling sporting highlights from more than 3,000 Grandstand programmes.

1.50, 2.25, 2.50, 3.30, 4.30 Racing
From Ascot, featuring races at 2.00. 2.30, 3.00, 3.35 and, at 4.35 the Grandstand 40th Anniversary Conditions Stakes, with the prize-giving ceremony performed by Desmond Lynam and Grandstand's first presenter, Peter Dimmock. Commentary Jim McGrath, Willie Carson, Clare Balding.

2.40 Around the Grounds
Racing from Ascot featured on the first Grandstand and the 40th anniversary celebrations continue with reflections from sporting personalities visiting the course today.

3.10, 3.55 Show Jumping
Action from the World Equestrian Games in Italy, with 25 top showjumpers competing for a place in tomorrow's final. Commentary from Michael Tucker and Stephen Hadley.

3.45 Football Half-times

4.45 Final Score The day's results.

4.55 Northern Ireland Results

Videoplus codes for 12.15-5.15 ........


Introduced By: Steve Rider
Introduced By: Sue Barker
Unknown: Alan Hansen
Presenters: David Coleman
Presenters: Frank Bough
Presenters: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Presenter: Peter Dimmock.
Unknown: Jim McGrath
Unknown: Willie Carson
Unknown: Michael Tucker
Unknown: Stephen Hadley
Executive Producer: Martin Hopkins
Executive Editor: Dave Gordon

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