GRAHAM PARKER looks at the weekend weather
Comedy ... adventure ... cartoons. They are all packed into this all-action entertainment series starring Fleegle, Drooper, Bingo and Snorky of the Banana Splits Club, plus an exciting serial.
Produced by E. J. ROSEN
Introduced by David Coleman direct from Aintree
BBC colour, outside broadcast cameras bring you the world's greatest steeplechase
Grand National Day at Aintree
12.45 DAVID COLEMAN sets the scene at Aintree with some of the leading Grand National jockeys.
1.40 A jockey's view of the famous Aintree fences.
2.0 The Liverpool Hurdle
(over 2 miles and 1 furlong)
2.10 Action film of. the fancied Grand National runners.
2.35 The Hylton Stakes (over 6 furlongs)
2.40 A final check on the runners and riders, followed by the scenes in the Paddock and the Grand National Parade.
The Grand National
BBC outside broadcast cameras capture the thrills of Becher's, Valentine's, The Chair and the rest of the formidable Aintree course, as the world's leading steeplechasers battle over 4 miles 856 yards for a first prize of £17,500.
CLIVE GRAHAM , JULIAN WILSON and RALEIGH GILBERT
TV presentation by RAY LAKELAND and DENNIS MONGER
4.45 The stories behind the race. A look back at the decisive moments of the National-the drama, the falls, and how the race was won.
(Seeing the Grand National on TV is like watching it from beneath one of the fences: see page 56)
Also in Grandstand:
SAM LEITCH introduces action, personalities, and the latest news of today's matches.
Grand National Day
Fight of the Week Chris Finnegan (British
Light-heavyweight Champion) v Pete Riccatelli (USA)
Highlights of this international light-heavyweight contest at the Anglo-American Sporting Club, Manchester.
Commentator HARRY CARPENTER
Rugby League Cup Semi-final
Huddersfield v Leigh
The second half of today's Yorkshire/Lancashire clash to decide who goes through to the Cup Final at Wembley in May. Commentator EDDIE WARING TV presentation by NICK HUNTER 4.55 *Results Service
Grandstand Timetable: 12.45 The Grand National scene 1.0 Football preview 1.29 Fight of the Week 1.40 Jockey's view of Aintree 1.50 Racing - The Liverpool Hurdle 2.10 News of Grand National runners 2.25 Racing - The Hylton Stakes 2.40 Grand National - Parade ring 3.20 The Grand National Steeplechase 3.45 Rugby League Cup Semi-final 4.40 Teleprinter 4.45 Grand National rerun 4.55 Results
Timings are subject to alteration.
Grandstand presented for television by BRIAN VENNER and ALAN MOUNCER Editor ALAN HART
by Bob Baker and Dave Martin
Starring Jon Pertwee
The Doctor and the Master work together to defeat the Axons. Filer suspects their collaboration may have a more sinister purpose.
Ron Grainer and BBC Radiophonic
Sir George Hardiman:
Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart:
Capt Mike Yates:
Mickey Mouse with Donald Duck and Goofy in another well-loved Walt Disney cartoon.
Weatherman GRAHAM PARKER
Fort Massacre starring
Forrest Tucker , Susan Cabot
A detachment of us Cavalry, separated from the main body of the troop, loses its officers in an Apache attack. An Indian-hating -though courageous-sergeant tries to lead his men to safety.
Directed by JOSEPH NEWMAN (This Week's Films: page 9)
by COLIN MORRIS
The 21st anniversary production
Recorded before an Army audience at Aldershot starring
Brian Rix as Horace Gregory
Brian Rix originally presented this funniest of all theatre farces in 1950, and the then unknown actor-manager became an overnight star. The play also provided television's first West End theatre excerpt, beginning an association between Brian Rix and the BBC which has continued to this day.
Designed by RHODA GRAY
Directed by WALLACE DOUGLAS
(Sandra Duncan is appearing in ' The Secretary Bird ' at the Savoy Theatre, London)
If it's laughter you're after, here it ist
A mirthquake SUNDAY PICTORIAL Uproarious evening
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
(Down memory lane ... with Brian Rix and the conscript generation: see page 6)
Next week at 8.15: The Two Ronnies
with John Edmunds and Weather
by ARNOLD BENNETT
Dramatised in four parts by MICHAEL VOYSEY starring Roy Dotriee
Merger discussions took Evelyn to Paris where he met Gracie and they had an affair. Ceria proposed to Violet, was refused and disappeared. This caused Evelyn to return, leaving Gracie in Paris. Madhav Sharma, who plays the Maharajah, is a successful young Indian actor. Later this week he plays Charlie in the new Comedy Playhouse Uncle Tulip.
Part 4: Declaration
Script editor LENNOX PHILLIPS Designer MICHAEL YOUNG Producer DAVID CONROY
Directed by PADDY RUSSELL
John H Harbour:
Sir Henry Savott:
from the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin.
Eighteen countries - including nine previous winners - compete in the international final to decide this year's winning song. The United Kingdom entry 'Jack in the Box ' sung by CLODAGH RODGERS.
Musical director: JOHNNY ARTHEY
Backing singers: MARGO NEWMAN , JEAN HAWKER, VIKKI BROWN & LAVINIA RODGERS.
Taking part in order of appearance:
Austria - Marianne Mendt
Malta - Joe Grech
Monaco - Severine
Switzerland - Peter, Sue and Marc
Germany - Katja Ebstein
Spain - Karina
France - Serge Lama
Luxembourg - Monique Melsen
United Kingdom - Clodagh Rodgers
Belgium - Nicole Josy and Hugo Sigal
Italy - Massimo Ranieri
Sweden - Family Four
Ireland - Angela Farrell
Netherlands - Saskia and Serge
Portugal - Tonicha
Yugoslavia - Krunoslav Slabinac
Finland - Markku Aro and Koivisto Sisters
Norway - Hanne Krogh
THE RTE ORCHESTRA
Musical director COLMAN PEARCE
Scene described by DAVE LEE TRAVIS
Programme presented by Radio Telefis Eireann
(You just can'keep the Rodgers family away: see page 3)
UK Entry Sung By:
featuring football match action from a well-known Football League ground where the isatch is about promotion to a higher division.
Commentator BARRY DAVIES
Television presentation by JOHN MCGONAGLE