• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Sunday Grandstand


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
Introduced by Desmond Lynam
The first in a new series of Sunday programmes which will reflect the changing face of British and international sport with the emphasis moving to a Sunday conclusion of many major events.

International Golf
The Martini International from the West Course, Wentworth
Coverage of the final round, with £11,000 plus vital Ryder Cup points going to the winner of this important International in its 21st year.
Commentators Harry Carpenter, Peter Alliss, Clive Clark, Bruce Critchley and Alex Hay


International Motor Racing
The Belgian Grand Prix
The fifth World Championship race in the current series. Carlos Reutemann and Alan Jones, the current World Champion, made a flying start to the season by winning the first two races and in this race last year filled the minor placings behind Didier Pironi. Nelson Piquet in his Brabham should issue a strong challenge on this circuit and an exciting race is in prospect.
Commentators Murray Walker and James Hunt


The John Player League
One-day cricket offers a format which ensures entertaining and fast-moving play and with over £30,000 in prize-money at stake there will be a very competitive edge to the matches as well. This is the 12th year of this popular league, and current champions Warwickshire will be hard-pressed to retain their title. Live coverage of the day's most attractive fixture.
Commentators Jim Laker and Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Interviews by Peter Walker

* The above times indicate only the first of several transmissions


Introduced by: Desmond Lynam
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: Peter Alliss
Commentator: Clive Clark
Commentator: Bruce Critchley
Commentator: Alex Hay
Commentator: Murray Walker
Commentator: James Hunt
Interviewer: Peter Walker
Television presentation (golf): David Kenning
Television presentation (golf): Richard Tilling
Television presentation (golf): Alastair Scott
Television presentation (motor racing): Belgian TV Service
Television presentation (cricket): Bob Duncan
Producer: Jim Reside
Editor: Harold Anderson

Tell us more or contact us

Do you know something about this programme that we have not included above?
Or would you like to ask the Genome team a question?

Tell us more or contact us

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

Feedback about Sunday Grandstand, BBC Two England, 14.30, 17 May 1981
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/bc9e0dcf10664dd6b46461c11f534612

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel