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: Closedown

: Swim

ANDREW HARVEY introduces ten programmes for swimmers and non-swimmers of all ages.
8: Springboard Diving


Introduces: Andrew Harvey

: Lassie

The Deadly Surf

: Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch

Keep Your Keeper
The adventures of a cool bear and his way-out companions in a quite impossible zoo.

: Grin and Bear It

Introducing Edgar Kennedy


Unknown: Edgar Kennedy

: Foghorn Leghorn

in Crockett Doodle Do

: A Lawless Street

A feature film, starring
Randolph Scott , Angela Lansbury Calem Ware , Marshal of Medicine Bend, would like to retire. It's a feeling that the town's gun-slingers share-but they would like the ' retirement' to be very final. Calem decides that before he settles down he will rid the town of its lawless elements once and for all ...
Screenplay by KENNETH GAMET. Produced by IIARRY JOE BROWN. Directed by JOSEPH H. lewis. Films; page 14


Unknown: Randolph Scott
Unknown: Angela Lansbury
Unknown: Calem Ware
Unknown: Kenneth Gamet.
Produced By: Iiarry Joe Brown.
Directed By: Joseph H. Lewis.
Calem Ware: Randolph Scott
Tally Dickinson: Angela Lansbury
Hamer Thorne: Warner Anderson
Cora Dean: Jean Parker
Dr Amos Wynn: Wallace Ford
Cody Clark: John Emery
Asaph Dean: James Bell

: Grandstand: The Grand National and The University Boat Race

Introduced by David Coleman from Aintree
Today's timetable:
12.0 The Aintree Scene
12.10 Football Focus
12.40 The Boat Race
1.25 The National Course
1.50 Racing
2.10 Fancied Runners
2.20 Meet the Jockeys
2.30 Racing
2.45 Runners and Riders
2.50 The Grand National Parade
3.20 The Grand National
3.55 Rugby League
4.35 National Highlights
4.45 Final Score
*Timings subject to alteration

Richard Pitman, who has ridden in seven Grand Nationals and come second twice, talks us round the course:
'Aintree's secret is its ever-changing face, with small fences followed by quickly by huge monsters, drops on the landing side followed by raised ground, and fences faced at alarming angles, all of which serves to cut down to size cocky or inexperiences horses and jockeys.
The third obstacle is the first danger point, with an open ditch guarding a defiant upright fence, followed three fences later by Becher's Brook, where invariably all the runners fight desperately to maintain an upright position on landing.
The Canal Turn sorts the men from the boys as it is at right-angles to the course itself. Then a quick succession of obstacles with ditches in front and behind claim their share of victims before the runners are funnelled into the biggest fence The Chair, where the natural hazards are added to by the riderless horses which criss-cross the survivors before take-off.
After the water jump a second circuit has to be completed, passing debris and fallen riders which are much in evidence. Tactically, the riders then change from hunstmen to jockeys, either conserving vital energy or capitalising on stamina, causing the few remaining horses and riders to call on reserves they never realised they possessed if they are to reach the end of the elongated run-in.'

BBC Outside Broadcast cameras bring complete coverage of the world's most famous steeplechase and boat race.

Grand National Day
12.0 David Coleman sets the Aintree scene with news of runners, riders, going and weather for the final day of the Ladbrokes Grand National Meeting.
1.25 The National Course: Becher's Brook, Canal Turn, Valentine's and The Chair, are the most famous of the 16 National obstacles, and David Coleman, with the help of the big race jockeys, looks back at the dramatic moments in their history and forward to the challenge they present today.
2.0 The Sun Ratings Handicap Steeplechase (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, the scenes in the paddock and the Grand National Parade.
3.20 The Sun Grand National Steeplechase (Handicap. 41/2m): BBC cameras capture the excitement and spectacle of the world's greatest steeplechase, which carries a first prize of over £50,000. Rubstic, winner in 1979 and Spartan Missile, ridden by the remarkable 54-year-old John Thorne, are two of the most favoured runners, but the National has a habit of disregarding the form book, and last year only four horses finished the course. Commentators Peter O'Sullevan, Julian Wilson, Richard Pitman and John Hanmer
4.35 The jockeys tell their stories; how all the runners fared. (National highlights on BBC2, 11.35 pm)
Also in Grandstand:
12.10* Football Focus: With Bob Wilson
12.40* The University Boat Race: Oxford v Cambridge for the Ladbroke Trophy. The 127th meeting of the Dark and Light Blues over the famous Putney to Mortlake course. Susan Brown, cox of the Oxford boat, creates history as the first woman to compete in the race, while Cambridge strive to end the long winning sequence of their rivals. Commentators Harry Carpenter, Penny Chuter
3.55* Rugby League from Headingley: The Rugby League 'Three Fives' Challenge Cup Semi-final, Hull KR v St Helens. A Wembley final is just one month away and Hull KR, holders of the trophy, will be hard pressed by St Helens, who are renowned for their Cup exploits. Commentators Eddie Waring and Alex Murphy
4.45* Final Score: Classified football scores, match reports and the latest news of today's other major sporting events.


Presenter: David Coleman
Commentator (Racing): Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing): Julian Wilson
Commentator (Racing): Richard Pitman
Commentator (Racing): John Hanmer
Presenter (Football Focus): Bob Wilson
Commentator (Boat Race): Harry Carpenter
Commentator (Boat Race): Penny Chuter
Commentator (Rugby League): Eddie Waring
Commentator (Rugby League): Alex Murphy
Television Presentation (Grand National): Fred Viner
Television Presentation (Grand National): Richard Tilling
Television Presentation (Grand National): Nick Hunter
Television Presentation (Boat Race): David Kenning
Television Presentation (Football Focus): Bob Abrahams
Television Presentation (Rugby League): Keith Phillips
Producer, Grandstand: Martin Hopkins
Editor, Grandstand: Harold Anderson

: News

Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: The Dukes of Hazzard

The Duke cousins' main pleasure in life is beating the system and baiting the sheriff of Hazzard County, where the good guys are outlaws and everybody's in-laws. A film series starring with co-starring
Baa, Baa, White Sheep
Boss Hogg's alter ego, his long-lost twin brother Abe, returns home for the reading of Great Aunt Emma Lou 's will.
Now, Abe is as pure as Boss is dirty. His arrival is most untimely, for Boss has already sold their joint inheritance.
Music specially composed and sung by Waylon Jennings Written by William Raynor, Myles Wilder Directed by Dick Moder


Writer: William Raynor
Writer: Myles Wilder
Director: Dick Moder
Composer/singer: Waylon Jennings
Luke Duke: Tom Wopat
Bo Duke: John Schneider
Daisy Duke: Catherine Bach
Uncle Jesse Duke: Denver Pyle
Sheriff Coltrane: James Best
Boss Hogg: Sorrell Booke
Cooter: Ben Jones
Cletus: Rick Hurst
Benny the Quill: Boyd Bodwell
The Judge: Ted Gehring
Finchburg sheriff: Ross Elliott

: The Saturday Film: One Million Years BC

Raquel Welch
John Richardson
When Tumak, son of Akhoba, leader of the Rock People, fights with his brother Sakana, he is banished from the tribe. He joins the Shell People, a more advanced society than his own, and there meets the beautiful Loana.
Life in prehistoric times seems to have been a rather hazardous business as Raquel Welch - sporting a memorable bear-skin bikini -finds out in this spectacular Stone Age saga; her co-stars include a brontosaurus, a tricaterops, a giant lizard and a hungry pterodactyl.
Screenplay by Michael Carreras based on the story by Mickell Novak
Produced by Michael Carreras Director Don Chaffey
Films: page 14


Screenwriter: Michael Carreras
Author: Mickell Novak
Director: Don Chaffey
Producer: Michael Carreras
Loana: Raquel Welch
Tumak: John Richardson
Sakana: Percy Herbert
Akhoba: Robert Brown
Nupondi: Martine Beswick
Ahot: Jean Wladon
Sura: Lisa Thomas
Tohana: Malya Nappi
Payto: William Lyonbrown
Young rock man: Richard James
Rock man: Frank Hayden
Shell man: Terence Maidment
Shell girl: Micky de Rauch
Ullah: Yvonne Horner

: Eurovision Song Contest 1981

Live from the Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland.
Commentary by Terry Wogan
The United Kingdom entry, sung by Bucks Fizz, is "Making Your Mind Up" written by Andy Hill and John Danter; conducted by John Coleman
Presented by Radio Telefi­s Eireann

Can Bucks Fizz win the coveted title? Compare your score with the judges.

Austria: Marty Brem - "Wenn du da bist"
Turkey: Modern Folk Trio and Aysegul - "Donme dolap" (Carousel)
Germany: Lena Valaitis - "Johnny Blue"
Luxembourg: Jean-Claude Pascal - "C'est peut-etre pas la Amerique"
Israel: "Habibi â Haâlaylah" (Tonight)
Denmark: Debbie Cameron & Tommy Seebach - "Kroller eller ej"
Yugoslavia: Seid Memich-Vajta - "Leila"
Finland: Riki Sorsa - Reggae OK"
France: Jean Gabilou - "Humanahum"
Spain: Bacchelli - "Y solo tu" (And only you)
Netherlands: Linda Williams - "Het is een wonder" (It's a Miracle)
Ireland: Sheeba - "Horoscopes"
Norway: Finn Kalvik - "Andri i livet"
United Kingdom: Bucks Fizz - "Making Your Mind Up"
Portugal: Carlos Paiao - "Playback"
Belgium: Emly Starr - "Samson"
Greece: Viannis Dimitras - "Feggari kalokerino" (Summer Moon)
Cyprus: Island - "Monica"
Switzerland: Peter, Sue and Marc - "Io Senza te"
Sweden: Bjorn Skifs - "Fangad i en drom" (Caught in a Dream)


Presenter: Doireann Na­ Bhriain
Commentator: Terry Wogan

: News and Sport

with Kenneth Kendall Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Saturday Night at the Mill

Bob Langley is joined by Jenny Hanley for a new series of 15 of these popular programmes of music, conversation and entertainment live from the foyer of Pebble Mill.
Among tonight's guests
Nana Mouskouri , Linda Lovelace with KENNY BALL AND HIS JAZZMEN
Director roy NORTON Producer
ROY RONNIE. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Jenny Hanley
Unknown: Pebble Mill.
Unknown: Nana Mouskouri
Unknown: Linda Lovelace
Unknown: Kenny Ball
Producer: Roy Ronnie.

: Phil Silvers

as Sergeant Bilko
The one and only Bilko continues to con everyone in sight.

: Weatherman

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