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A special edition of Grandstand
Introduced by David Coleman direct from Aintree.
Complete coverage of the world's greatest steeplechase.

Grand National Day
12.45 David Coleman sets the scene at Aintree with some of the Grand National's most famous jockeys - Stan Mellor, Terry Biddlecombe, Ron Barry.

1.40 The Aintree Course
Two different views of Aintree - from show-jumper Harvey Smith who takes on the famous fences specially for Grandstand, and from Eddie Harty, the greatest post-war National horseman.

2.00 BP Shield H'cap H'dle (2m 1f)

2.10 Action film of some of the outstanding National runners, and the opinions of their jockeys.

2.30 BP Mile Handicap

2.40 A final check on the runners, riders, the scenes in the Paddock, the Weighing Room, and the Grand National Parade.

3.15 The Grand National Steeplechase (4m 856yds)
The thrills of Bechers, Valentines, The Chair, and the rest of the formidable Aintree course, as a field of top steeplechasers battle for a first prize of more than £24,000.

4.30 The stories behind the race. A look back at the decisive moments of the race - the drama, the falls and how the race was won. (Another look at the Grand National: tonight at 10.20. In search of a winner: pages 52-55)

Also in Grandstand:
1.00* Football Preview
Sam Leitch introduces action, personalities and the latest news of today's vital League matches.

1.20* Fight of the Week: John Stracey (Bethnal Green) v Ricky Porter (Swindon)
Highlights of this week's fight at York Hall, Bethnal Green.

3.45* Rugby League Cup Semi-Final from Bradford: Halifax v Leeds
The second half of todays big Yorkshire clash.

4.45* Final Score

Grandstand Timetable:
12.45 The Aintree Scene
1.00 Football preview
1.20 Fight of the Week
1.40 The Grand National fences
1.50 Racing
2.10 The Fancied Runners
2.25 Racing
2.40 Grand National - Parade Ring
3.15 The Grand National
3.45 Rugby League Cup semi-final
4.30 Grand National re-run
4.45 Final Score
Timings are subject to alteration.

Contributors

Presenter:
David Coleman
Guest (The Grand National):
Stan Mellor
Guest (The Grand National):
Terry Biddlecombe
Guest (The Grand National):
Ron Barry
Showjumper (The Grand National):
Harvey Smith
Jockey (The Grand National):
Eddie Harty
Commentator (Racing):
Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (Racing):
Clive Graham
Commentator (Racing):
Julian Wilson
Commentator (Racing):
John Hanmer
TV Presentation (Racing):
Ray Lakeland
TV Presentation (Racing):
Dennis Monger
Presenter (Football Preview):
Sam Leitch
Boxer (Fight of the Week):
John Stracey
Boxer (Fight of the Week):
Ricky Porter
Commentator (Fight of the Week):
Harry Carpenter
Commentator (Rugby League Cup):
Eddie Waring
TV Presentation (Rugby League Cup):
Bob Duncan
Grandstand presented for television by:
Brian Venner
Grandstand presented for television by:
Alan Mouncer
Editor:
Alan Hart

Ed Stewart joins 300 children - aided and abetted by Christie.
The Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Bernard Herrmann
(From Manchester)

Contributors

Presenter:
Ed Stewart
Musicians:
null Christie
Musicians:
The Northern Dance Orchestra
Conductor:
Bernard Herrmann
Producer:
Nick Hunter
Director:
Hazel Lewthwaite

Regional Variations (2)

Doctor Who

Season 9

The Mutants

Episode 1

Duration: 25 minutes

on BBC One West

The Time Lords send the Doctor to a Skybase above the planet Solos in the 30th Century. The Marshal of the Skybase is determined to prevent Solos achieving independence from Earth.

Starring Tony Randall, Senta Berger, Herbert Lom, Wilfrid Hyde White and Terry-Thomas.

Narim Casimir, the most influential man in Marrakesh, awaits the latest busload of visitors with interest. For one of them is bringing two million dollars in return for information - but which one?

(This Week's Films: page 9)

Contributors

Screenplay:
Peter Yeldham
Producer:
Harry Alan Towers
Director:
Don Sharp
Andrew Jessel:
Tony Randall
Kyra Stanovy:
Santa Berger
Narim Casimir:
Herbert Lom
Arthur Fairbrother:
Wilfrid Hyde-White
El Caid:
null Terry-Thomas
Achmed:
Gregoire Aslan
George C. Lillywhite:
John Le Mesurier

Written by Mike Craig, Lawrie Kinsley and Ron Mcdonnell
Starring Jimmy Tarbuck
with his special guest stars Clodagh Rodgers, June Whitfield
With Daphne Oxenford, Clovissa Newcombe, Gretchen Franklin, Hilda Fenemore, Maxine Casson, Margaret Nolan, Felicity Devonshire, Stefani Thornton, Diana Bailey
The Norman Maen Dancers

Contributors

Writer:
Mike Craig
Writer:
Lawrie Kingsley
Writer:
Ron McDonnell
Comedian/Presenter:
Jimmy Tarbuck
Guest:
Clodagh Rodgers
Guest:
June Whitfield
Performer:
Daphne Oxenford
Performer:
Clovissa Newcombe
Performer:
Gretchen Franklin
Performer:
Hilda Fenemore
Performer:
Maxine Casson
Performer:
Margaret Nolan
Performer:
Felicity Devonshire
Performer:
Stefani Thornton
Performer:
Diana Bailey
Dancers:
The Norman Maen Dancers
Choreographer:
Norman Maen
Orchestra Director:
Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer:
Robin Tarsnane
Producer:
Freddie Carpenter
Producer:
James Moir

by Donald James
[Starring] Megs Jenkins as Janet, Michael Culver as Jerry, Peter Armitage as Chuck, Jane Wellow as Helen, Jenny Till as Frances
with Michael Gwynn as Dr Ian Windfield, Jane Hylton as Sarah Windfield

When you visit your doctor - does it ever occur to you that he might need help more than you do?

Contributors

Writer:
Donald James
Created by/Co-producer/Script Editor:
Harry W. Junkin
Designer:
Sally Hulke
Producer:
John Henderson
Director:
Simon Langton
Janet:
Megs Jenkins
Jerry:
Michael Culver
Chuck:
Peter Armitage
Helen:
Jane Wellow
Frances:
Jenny Till
Dr Ian Windfield:
Michael Gwynn
Sarah Windfield:
Jane Hylton
Mrs Tanner:
Delia Paton
Nurse:
Joanna Royce
Taylor:
Arnold Peters
Young man:
Paul Greenhalgh
Paul:
Michael Hadley
Wendy:
Beth Morris
Marion:
Margaret Brady

Regional Variations (3)

Match of the Day

BBC One Wales

Sportsreel

BBC One Scotland

Two-match action from Division 1 and The Grand National
Introduced by David Coleman

Match No 1 involves a top-of-the-table fixture.

Match No 2 comes from a well-known Football League ground in the South.

The Grand National
Another look at the world's greatest steeplechase event and the triumphs of Aintree 1972.

(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
David Coleman
Commentator (Football - Match No.1):
Barry Davies
Commentator (Football - Match No.2):
John Motson
Commentator (The Grand National):
Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator (The Grand National):
Clive Graham
Commentator (The Grand National):
Julian Wilson
Commentator (The Grand National):
John Hanmer
Football Presentation:
Alec Weeks
Football Presentation:
John McGonagle
Aintree Presentation:
Ray Lakeland
Match of the Day Special presented by:
Jonathan Martin
Editor:
Sam Leitch

Bernard Braden with John Pitman and Esther Rantzen
Nonsense of the week: Ronald Fletcher
Song of the week: Iris Williams
Children of the week: Harold Williamson
and Hilary Pritchard, Chris Munds

Contributors

Presenter:
Bernard Braden
Reporter:
John Pitman
Reporter:
Esther Rantzen
Reader (Nonsense of the week):
Ronald Fletcher
Singer:
Iris Williams
Interviewer (Children of the week):
Harold Williamson
Performer:
Hilary Pritchard
Performer:
Chris Munds
Director:
Simon Wadleigh
Producer:
Tom Conway
Editor:
Desmond Wilcox
Editor:
Bill Morton

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