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The Grand National in a special edition of Grandstand


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Introduced by Frank Bough direct from Aintree
BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you complete coverage of the world's most famous steeplechase.
Grand National Day
12.30 FRANK BOUGH sets the Aintree scene, with news of the runners, riders, going and weather, for the final day of the Ladbroke Grand National Meeting.
1.45 The Aintree Scene
A look at the fences, and comments from spectators gathering i for the big race.
2.0 Sun Ratings Steeplechase
(Limited Handicap) (2m 26y)
2.10 The Fancied Runners
RICHARD PITMAN , who twice finished second in the National, has been touring the stables, and reports from the saddle of some of the afternoon's leading horses.
2.20 Meet the Jockeys
FRANK BOUGH and JULIAN WILSON talk to the men (and woman!) who will be riding in the National.
2.35 Templegate Hurdle (2m 51f)
2.45 A final check on the runners and riders, the scenes in the Paddock and the Weighing Room, and the Grand National parade.
3.15 The News of the World Grand National Steeplechase (Handicap) (4m 836y)
BBC cameras capture the excitement and spectacle of Becher's, Canal Turn, The Chair, and the rest of the spectacular Aintree fences, as one of the largest fields in recent years competes for a first prize of around £40,000.
4.30 The jockeys tell their stories in a look back at the National highlights.
Also in Grandstand
Football Focus
BOB WILSON spotlights today's promotion and relegation battles
International Boxing from Wembley
The best of the supporting bouts from this week's major promotion. Commentator HARRY CARPENTER
The World Table
Tennis Championships from the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
DESMOND douglas, England's number one player, seeded 17th, plays his first-round match this afternoon in the Men's Singles event.
Commentators TONY GUBBA
Rugby League Cup Semi-final from Headingley
Widnes v Hull KR
The second half of this afternoon's second semi-final. Widnes, last season's runners-up at Wembley, face opponents who have never won the Rugby League Challenge Cup.
Commentator EDDIE WARING
4.40* Final Score
Including classified football results, rugby and racing results, and action highlights.
Today's timetable:
12.30 The Aintree Scene
12.45 Football Focus
1.5 Boxing; 1.20 Table Tennis
1.45 Aintree Scenes; 1.55 Racing
2.10 The Fancied Runners
2.20 Meet the Jockeys
2.30 Racing
2.45 Grand National Parade
3.15 The Grand National
3.45 Rugby League
4.30 National Highlights
4.40 Final Score
* Timings may be changed by events Television presentation;
Grand National FRED VINER
Football Focus TERRY long
Grandstand producer BRIAN VENNER Editor ALAN HART


Introduced By: Frank Bough
Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Unknown: John Hanmer
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Commentators: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Peter Walker
Unknown: Alan Ransome
Commentator: Eddie Waring
Unknown: Fred Viner
Unknown: Richard Tilling
Unknown: Paul Lang
Unknown: Bob Duncan
Unknown: John Shrewsbury
Unknown: Richard Tilling
Producer: Brian Venner
Editor: Alan Hart

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