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: Tom Edwards

BBC Birmingham
8.3 Racing Bulletin

: David Jacobs

presents Star Sounds Producer PAUL WALTERS


Producer: Paul Walters

: The Magic of ... Mantovani

with Desmond Carrington a magical selection of some of Mantovani's finest records.


Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Producer: Paul Walters

: Sport on 2

Presented direct from Aintrec by Desmond Lynam featuring at:
12.30; 1.30; 1.55: 2.30;
3.5; 4.50: 5.25: 5.45 Grand National Special
"Theworld's greatest steeplechase - the £65,000 Sun Grand National.
Meet the personalities; get the behind-the-scenes stories and hear the views of the experts.
Then at 3.20, exclusive live commentary on the whole of this four-and-a-half-mile race.
Commentators -
PETER BROMLEY at the start and finish; MICHAEL SETH-SMITH watches action at the early fences;
MICHAEL O'HERIR is at Becher's and JOHN PENNEY reports from the 12th fence.
Interviews, comment and analysis after the race.
Earlier commentaries on two other feature events:
2.0 £12,500 Sun Ratings Handicap 'Chase (2m)
2.35 115.000 Sun
Templegate Hurdle
(2m 51/2f)
Boat Race
The 127th Meeting between Oxford and Cambridge Universities with the Dark Blues going for their sixth successive victory over the famous Putney to
Mortlake course. Oxford create history with a woman - Sue Brown - at cox and are strong favourites.
Commentary by PETER JONES , joined by TONY ADAMSON and CHRISTOPHER MARTIN-JENKINS , while BRIAN JOHNSTON mingles with the personalities.
League Football Exclusive live second-half commentary from the day's top match; scoreflashes from the other leading games.
Sports Report including Cricket - DON mosey reports from
Kingston on JAMAICA v
ENGLAND; Rugby Union-the John Player Cup
Semi-final: Rugby League - State Express Challenge Cup Semi-final: Squash-the British Open.
Timetable :
12.30 News/Prospects
1.0 Boat Race
1.30 Racing/Football
1.55 Aintree Racing
2.19 Football/Rugby
2.30 Aintree Racing
2.45 Football/Rugby
3.0 Grand National previews and commentary
3.45 Football half-times/
Rugby Union/Cricket
3.55 Football commentary
4.42 First football results
4.58 Rugby Union/
5.0 Sports Report
5.25 Grand National/
Rugby round-ups/ Cricket
5.45 Classified racing and football/
Football highlights
Events may alter timings Producer BRYAN tremble


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Commentators: Peter Bromley
Unknown: Michael Seth-Smith
Unknown: Michael O'Herir
Unknown: John Penney
Commentary By: Peter Jones
Unknown: Tony Adamson
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Brian Johnston

: Europe 81

Colin Berry introduces Nordring Roundabout - music from the countries of Northern Europe. Producer MEL HOUSE


Introduces: Colin Berry

: Three in a Row

Don Davis presents the touring general knowledge quiz from Blairgowrie,
Tayside, with cash prizes for contestants chosen from the audience. Devised by DON davis Producer


Unknown: Don Davis
Unknown: Don Davis
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: Big Band Special

the Radio Big Band conducted by BARRY FORGIE with Danny Street
Introduced by Sheila Tracy Producer ROBIN SEDGLEY


Conducted By: Barry Forgie
Introduced By: Sheila Tracy
Producer: Robin Sedgley

: Eurovision Song Contest 1981

direct from Dublin coverage of the final to decide the best new European popular song. The United Kingdom entry is 'Making your mind up' written by Andy Hill and John Danter and sung by Bucks Fizz. Ray Moore sets the scene and provides commentary.


Songwriter: Andy Hill
Songwriter: John Danter
Singers: Bucks Fizz
Commentator: Ray Moore
Producer: Derek Mills

: Hilversum Greets Radio 2

A series of BBC/NOS co-productions, introduced in Holland by Aad Bos with Rosemary Squires Danny Street
Piet Nordijk (alto sax) the Metropole Orchestra conducted by DOLF VAN DER LINDEN


Unknown: Aad Bos
Unknown: Rosemary Squires
Conducted By: Dolf van Der Linden
Producers: Robin Sedgley
Producers: Jan van Riemsdijk

: Sports Desk

: Peter Marshall

with The Late Show Producers PAM cox and JOHN MORRISON


Unknown: John Morrison

: You and the Night and the Music

with Colin Berry including JOHN HENTY 'S Travel Topic and DAVID RIDER'S Yesterdates.


Unknown: Colin Berry
Unknown: John Henty

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