Today: Horse Laff and Chicken Lady
The Die Hards
A young doctor and his wife find prejudice hard to fight even among the sick and wounded.
The last of eight programmes. David Vine and Nik Stuart discuss the High Bar.
A Saturday morning serial from Walt Disney
Zorro and the Mountain Man
Don Diego meets up with a very different kind of man.
Written by N. B. STONE JR
Directed by CHARLES BARTON
Robin Hood of old California:
Don Carlos Fernandez:
Pluto has bubble trouble in the Mousekartoon Bubble Bee, and a new western adventure serial begins, A Horse Called Comanche 1: Trailing the Herd
Directed by JOHN TRACY
Executive producer RON MILLER
A feature film starring Benny Hill with Belinda Lee, David Kossoff.
A lifetime's ambition is realised when Hugo Dill wins £100 and a bloodhound in a detective magazine competition. At last Hugo can become a private eye. His first assignment finds him entangled with foreign spies, sinister scientists, and an irate British Police Inspector.
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Introduced by David Coleman from Aintree
BBC outside broadcast cameras bring complete coverage of the world's most famous steeplechase. Grand National Day
12.30 DAVID COLEMAN sets the Aintree scene with news of runners, riders, going and weather for the final day of the Ladbrokes Grand National Meeting.
1.35 21 Years of the National
Grandstand first covered the National live in 1960 and today a milestone is reached as DAVID COLEMAN recalls some of the unforgettable moments of human drama associated with the great race.
2.0 The Sun Ratings Steeplechase (Limited Handicap. 2m)
2.10 The Fancied Runners
JULIAN WILSON reports on the most likely contenders to fight out the finish, with film of their latest efforts in training.
2.20 Meet the Jockeys
DAVID COLEMAN talks to today's Grand National jockeys.
2.35 The Sun Templegate Hurdle Race (2m 5if)
2.45 A final check on the runners and riders, scenes in the Paddock, and the Grand National Parade.
3.20 The Sun Grand National Steeplechase (Handicap. 4Jm)
BBC cameras capture the excitement and spectacle of the world's greatest steeplechase which carries a first prize of over £40,000. In a very open field, last year's winner and one of today's favourites, Rubstic, will have all of Scotland willing him to a repeat performance. Commentators
PETER O'SULLEVAN , JULIAN WILSON RICHARD PITMAN and JOHN HANMER
Julian Wilson recalls:
4.30 The jockeys tell their stories in a look back at the National as well as a check on how all the runners fared.
Also in Grandstand
BOB WILSON previews the day's matches and looks forward to the busy Easter programme.
International Athletics from Stanford University, California: The Martin Luther King Games With the prospect of Olympic competition remote, American athletes are looking to major domestic meetings for top competition, and many of the world's top athletes will appear in these games. Commentators RON PICKERING and STUART STOREY
Rugby League from Swinton
The State Express Challenge Cup - Semi-final: Hull v Widnes
Widnes are aiming for their fifth Wembley final in six years and their reputation as cup-fighters will be a daunting prospect for Hull, who have only won the Cup once in the club's history.
Commentators EDDIE WARING and ALEX MURPHY
4.40* Final Score
12.30 The Aintree Scene
12.45 Football Focus; 1.10 Athletics
1.35 21 Years of the National
1.50 Racing; 2.10 Fancied Runners
2.20 Meet the Jockeys: 2.30 Racing
2.45 The Runners and Riders
2.50 Grand National Parade
3.20 The Grand National
3.50 Rugby League
4.30 National Highlights
4.40 Final Score
• Timings subject to alteration Television presentation:
Grand National FRED VINER
RICHARD TILLING andNICK HUNTER
Football FOCUS MIKE MURPHY
Rugby League KEITH PHILLIPS
Producer GrandstandMARTIN HOPKiNS
Editor Grandstand HAROLD ANDERSON
Today: Pinto Pink; Carte Blanched; Pinkadilly Circus
with Peter Woods ; Weatherman
starring Rolf Harris with his special guests
Keith Harris and The Nolans Roll up this way What do you say
Pack your schoolbooks away It's Saturday OK? is the invitation to schoolchildren all over the country.
Featuring this week the children of Balfour Middle School, Brighton
Musical director Barry Booth
Script Tony Hawes
Designer Richard McManan-Smith
Directed by Brian Penders
Produced by James Moir
Phantom of the Roller Coaster: 2
Believing he has eliminated Diana Prince, a ruthless master spy continues his preparations to destroy the Superloop roller coaster and take over an amusement park.
Diana Prince and Wonder Woman:
from the books by JAMES HERRIOT A series in 14 parts
with Carol Drinkwater
13: Will to Live adapted by JOHNNY BYRNE
It's bad enough when a dog loses its sight, but then the news has to be broken to its owner ...
Music by JOHNNY PEARSON
Film cameraman JOHN KENWAY
Script editor TED RHODES
Designer TIM DANN
Directed by CHRISTOPHER BARRY
Syd Little andEddie Large Written by ERIC DAVIDSON
Star guests Sister Sledge featuring FOXY FEELING
Choreography by CHRIS POWER
RONNIE HAZLEHURST AND HIS ORCHESTRA Vocal directionMAGGIE STREDDER
Costume designer LINDA MARTIN
Sound KEITH GUNN
Lighting WARWICK FIELDING
Designer RICHARD MORRIS Producer MICHAEL HURLL
The film series featuring a rich and powerful Texas family starring with Divorce - Ewing Style
Fighting to keep her son, Sue Ellen hires a private detective to report on J.R.'s night-time activities. But this move rebounds on her disastrously as J.R. makes a vicious and very clever counter-attack.
Written and directed by LEONARD KATZMAN
J R Ewing:
Sue Ellen Ewing:
with Peter Woods ; Weather
Presented by Jimmy Hill featuring
Football League Action and The Sun Grand National Steeplechase at 9.38* Football
Highlights of two outstanding First Division matches ... plus analysis, comment and the news of the day from BOB WILSON. Commentators
BARRY DAVIES , JOHN MOTSON at 10.30* The Sun Grand National Steeplechase
A further chance to see the 134th running of the greatest steeplechase in the world.
Commentators PETER O'SULIEVAN
JULIAN WILSON , JOHN HANMER
Producers FRED VINER
JOHN MCGONAGLE ,JIM RESIDE
Series producerALEC WEEKS
Editor MIKE MURPHY
Match of the Day Soccer Annual 1980.
11.50, from bookshops
Bob Langley and Arianna Stassinopoulos introduce a cheerful, irreverent blend of music and conversation, live from the foyer of Pebble Mill. With Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
Producer ROY RONNIE
as Sergeant Bilko
The one and only Bilko continues to con everyone in sight.