GRAHAM PARKER looks at the weekend weather
A cartoon film series
The underwater adventures of Marine Boy, the Ocean Patrol and the white dolphin, Splasher
A series of adventures set under the Big Top
Corky intervenes when Chief Spotted Horse and his tribe are unjustly accused of horse-stealing.
Joey the Clown:
Chief Spotted Horse:
Introduced by David Coleman direct from Aintree featuring The Grand National: BBC colour outside broadcast cameras bring you the world's greatest steeplechase.
Also in Grandstand: International Rugby Union, Wales v France - the second half of today's match at Cardiff Arms Park which will have a vital bearing on the International Championship; Rugby League Cup Semi-final, Castleford v St Helens; Fight of the Week.
12.45; 1.40* Grand
National Day at Aintree
DAVID COLEMAN sets the scene and talks to some of the leading jockeys.
1.40* A jockey's-eye view of the famous Aintree fences.
2.0 Liverpool Hurdle
(over 2 miles 100 yards)
2.10* Action film of the fancied Grand National runners.
2.35 Hylton Stakes (over 6 furlongs)
2.40* A final check on the runners and riders, and coverage of the Grand National parade. at 3.20
The Grand National
BBC outside broadcast cameras capture the thrills of Becher's, Valentine's, The Chair, and the rest of the formidable National course as the world's top steeple-chasers battle over 4 miles 856 yards for a first prize of 117,500. Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN
CLIVE GRAHAM , JULIAN WILSON TV presentation by bay LAKELAND and DENNIS MONGER
Introduced by SAM LEITCH
Fight of the Week
Jimmy Tibbs v Johnny Kramer (West Ham) (West Ham)
Highlights of this middleweight fight at York Hall, Bethnal Green. Commentator HARRY CARPENTER
Wales v France
The second half of today's vital International match at Cardiff.
Commentator BILL MCLAREN with summaries by cliff MORGAN TV presentation by DEWI GRIFFITHS
Rugby League Cup Semi-final:
Castleford v St Helens
Live coverage from Swinton of the last half-hour of today's semi-final to decide who meets Wigan in the final at Wembley on 9 May. Commentator EDDIE WARING TV presentation by NICK HUNTER
Football, racing, and rugby results, and action from today's sport.
Grandstand presented for television by BRIAN VENNER
Edited by ALAN hart
by David Whitaker
starring Jon Pertwee
with Caroline John and Nicholas Courtney
The mystery of the missing astronauts deepens and the Doctor's investigations put Liz in terrible danger.
Title music by:
Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic
Incidental music by:
Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart:
Another hilarious episode in the life of the delectable
Debbie Reynolds starringDebbie Thompson with the family she delights, mystifies, maddens
This week: Hurray for Our Side ... or cheers for Debbie's lot!
Weatherman GRAHAM PARKER
by JIMMY PERRY and DAVID CROFT starring
John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn featuring in The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones
In which our heroes add an armoured car to their fighting strength.
Writer-producer David Croft with his co-author Jimmy Perry received the Writers Guild of Great Britain 1969 Award for the Best British Comedy Script for their work on Dad's Army.
The voice of bud FLANAGAN Design by PAUL JOEL
Produced by DAVID CROFT
Tonight's presentation in this season of feature films stars
Cornel Wilde, Constance Smith Finlay Currie
Cornel Wilde faces the perils of the Guatemalan jungle when - as a French nobleman, cheated of his inheritance - he joins a dangerous quest for the treasure of the lost Mayan civilisation.
From a novel by EDISON MARSHALL Produced by JULES BUCK
Written and directed by DELMER DAVES
FOR THE DEAF
Synopses are available for these forthcoming plays on BBC1: for adults, Z Cars (13, 14, 20, 21 April); The Force of Circumstance (23 April); Doomwatch (6 April); The Doctors (29, 30 April, 6, 7 May); for children, Dr Who (4 April-2 May); The Children of Totem Town (8-29 April); Belle and Sebastian (6-27 April). Write to [address removed].
Television's fastest spectacular bringing back the Magic of the Minstrels starring
The Mitchell Minstrels featuring
John Boulter , Dai Francis Margaret Savage
Andy Cole , Peter Kaye with The Television Toppers and LES RAWLINGS, ELSPETH HANDS DELIA WICKS , BENNY GARCIA LES WANT, JEAN MCGUIRE
Orchestra: leader FREDDY CLAYTON conducted by GEORGE MITCHELL and ALAN BRISTOW
Choreography by RALPH TOBERT
Vocal arrangements by George mitchell Orchestrations by ALAN BRISTOW
Additional material by ALAN FIELD and PETER ROBINSON
Settings by MARTIN COLLINS
Devised and produced by GEORGE INNS
(The Black and White Minstrels are appearing in ' Magic of the Minstrels ' at the Victoria Palace, London, and in ' The Black and White Minstrel Show ' at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford)
criminal investigator extraordinary
A film series starring with and . Reprise: Eve is shot and critically wounded by a murderer.
Officer Eve Whitfield:
With KENNETH KENDALL and Weather
The last Saturday of the Football League programme sees Match of the Day at a well-known ground highlighting one of the key end-of-the-season soccer issues. Commentator KENNETH WOLSTENHOLME
Highlights of a second match involving a prominent club in the South-East.
Commentator BARRY DAVIES
Producers ALEC WEEKS
JOHN MCGONAGLE , JONATHAN MARTIN
(Today's matches to be announced at the end of Grandstand)
The Grand National
Another chance to see the world's most famous steeplechase, run this afternoon at Aintree
Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN
TV presentation by RAY LAKELAND DENNI MONGER , ALAN MOUNCEB Editor SAM leitch
Each week: 25,000 tons of newsprint; 50 hours of news bulletins One man, Bernard Braden. and his team - John Pitman , Esther Rantzen , Sean O'Reilly -take a look at some of the things that happened-and some of the things that didn't.
Musical memory: Ronnie Carroll ' Walk hand in hand ' (1956)
Children: Harold Williamson
Song of the week: Jake Thackray
Director SIMON WADLEIGH
Producer ADAM CLAPHAM
Edited by Desmond WILCOX and BILL MORTON