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: These are the Days

The cartoon adventures of the Day family.

: Robinson Crusoe: 5

A film series in 13 parts.

: Zorro

Another adventure starring Guy Williams as the Robin Hood of Old California
Zorro Fights his Father
Don Alejandro is deceived into going against his own son.

Contributors

Unknown: Guy Williams
Unknown: Robin Hood
Unknown: Don Alejandro

: Merton of the Movies

A feature film starring Red Skelton Virginia O'Brien , Gloria Grahame
Kansas, 1915, and a young movie-struck cinema usher wins a trip to Hollywood.
Director ROBERT ALTON
. Films: page 12

Contributors

Unknown: Red Skelton
Unknown: Virginia O'Brien
Unknown: Gloria Grahame
Director: Robert Alton
Merton Gill: Red Skelton
Phyllis Montague: Virginia O'Brien
Beulah Baxter: Gloria Grahame
Frank Mulvaney: Alan Mowbray

: Laurel and Hardy

in The Chimp
Stan and Ollie move in the best circles until the circus goes broke.

: Good Old Corn

A Mack Sennett comedy

12.28 Weather: Jack Scott

Contributors

Weatherman: Jack Scott

: The Grand National in a special edition of Grandstand

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.
Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN
JULIAN WILSON , RICHARD PITMAN and JOHN HANMER
4.30 The jockeys tell their stories in a look back at the National highlights.
Also in Grandstand
12.45
Football Focus
BOB WILSON spotlights today's promotion and relegation battles
1.5
International Boxing from Wembley
The best of the supporting bouts from this week's major promotion. Commentator HARRY CARPENTER
1.20
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
PETER WALKER and ALAN RANSOME
3.45*
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
RICHARD TILLING and NICK HUNTER Rugby League KEITH PHILLIPS
Table Tennis PAUL LANG , BOB DUNCAN and JOHN SHREWSBURY
Boxing RICHARD TILLING
Football Focus TERRY long
Grandstand producer BRIAN VENNER Editor ALAN HART

Contributors

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

: The Pink Panther Show

presenting the optimistic, indestructible panther who is permanently in the pink.
Pink Panther theme by HENRY MANCINI

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Mancini

: News

Weatherman
5.40 Sport/Regional News

: The Wonderful World of Disney

The Secret of Old Glory Mine
Old prospector Charlie Jackson is happy as the sole human occupant of his ghost-town home ...

Contributors

Unknown: Charlie Jackson

: Dr Who: The Talons of Weng-Chiang: Part 6

starring Tom Baker
The last in a six-part story by Robert Holmes
'Beware the eye of the Dragon!' In his final confrontation with Weng-Chiang the Doctor forgets the warning...

(Whose Dr Who: The Lively Arts, tomorrow BBC2 8.20 pm)

Contributors

Writer: Robert Holmes
Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson
Visual Effects Designer: Michealjohn Harris
Make-up: Heather Stewart
Designer: Roger Murray-Leach
Producer: Philip Hinchcliffe
Director: David Maloney
Dr Who: Tom Baker
Leela: Louise Jameson
Weng-Chiang: Michael Spice
Ho: Vincent Wong
Mr Sin: Deep Roy
Jago: Christopher Benjamin
Professor Litefoot: Trevor Baxter

: Saturday Night at the Movies: The Buccaneer

starring Yul Brynner
Claire Bloom , Charles Boyer and Charlton Heston as Andrew Jackson
A spectacular story of the American War of 1812. Director ANTHONY QUINN. Films: page 11

Contributors

Unknown: Yul Brynner
Unknown: Claire Bloom
Unknown: Charles Boyer
Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: Andrew Jackson
Director: Anthony Quinn.
Jean Lafitte: Yul Brynner
Bonnie Brown: Claire Bloom
Dominque You: Charles Boyer
Annette Claiborne: Inger Stevens
Ezra Peavey: Henry Hull
Governor Claiborne: E G Marshall
Mercier: Lorne Greene
Captain Rumbo: Ted de Corsia

: News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Woods

: Eurovision Song Contest 1977

Live from the Concert Hall, Wembley Conference Centre
Introduced by Angela Rippon
Commentary by Pete Murray
At the time of going to Press the transmission of this programme was subject to confirmation

Contributors

Presenter: Angela Rippon
Orchestra conducted by: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Commentary: Pete Murray
Sound: Chris Holcombe
Lighting: Tommy Thomas
Designer: Kenneth Sharp
Producer: Stewart Morris

: Match of the Day Special

Introduced by Jimmy Hill
Highlights from two of today's key Football League matches with commentators BARRY DAVIES and JOHN MOTSON; plus the news round-up of the day's soccer, and the result of the March Goal of the Month competition. The Grand National
Another chance to see the world's greatest steeplechase run over the spectacular Aintree fences this afternoon. Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN, JULIAN WILSON, RICHARD PITMAN, JOHN HANMER
Producers: Grand National FRED VINER, NICK HUNTER Football JOHN MCGONAGLE, MARTIN HOPKINS, MIKE MURPHY
Series producer ALEC WEEKS Editor JONATHAN MARTIN

Contributors

Introduced By: Jimmy Hill
Commentators: Barry Davies
Commentators: John Motson
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Unknown: John Hanmer
Unknown: Fred Viner
Unknown: Nick Hunter
Unknown: Football John McGonagle
Unknown: Martin Hopkins
Unknown: Mike Murphy
Editor: Jonathan Martin

: Weatherman









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