The Gingerbread Man
Talent Scouts; Roman Daze
A feature film starring
Dean Stockwell , Darryl Hickman Scotty Beckett , Leon Ames Margalo Gillmore
An unruly youngster, sent by his parents to a New Jersey school for taming rebellious youths, becomes even more aggressive.
Directed by WILLIAM WELLMAN
, Films: page 10
12.28 Weather BARBARA EDWARDS
Introduced by David Coleman direct 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 the runners, riders, going and weather for the final day of the Ladbrokes Grand National Meeting.
1.35 Aintree 73: RICHARD PITMAN relives the run-in that started a unique chapter in racing history.
1.45 Red Rum
The world's most famous horse makes his annual trip to Aintree.
2.0 The Sun Ratings 'Chase (2m)
2.10 The Fancied Runners
A report on some of today's leading horses, filmed in training.
2.20 Meet the Jockeys
DAVID COLEMAN talks to today's Grand National jockeys.
2.35 Templegate Hurdle (2m 51f)
2.45 A final check on runners and riders, scenes in the Paddock, and the Grand National Parade.
3.20 The Sun Grand National Steeplechase (Handicap) (4m836v)
BBC cameras capture the excitement and spectacle of the world's greatest steeplechase which carries a first prize of over £40,000.
Can 13-year-old Red Rum achieve the seemingly impossible by winning for the fourth time? His remarkable record is three wins and two seconds in the past five years. 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. Also in Grandstand
Including news of today's promotion and relegation battles.
The NCAA Championship Final
The USA's top annual decider to find the nation's best team and players. The winners will be vying for places in the 1980 Olympics.
The second half of the first semi-final in the Rugby League Challenge Cup.
Commentator EDDIE WARING 4.40* Final Score
12.30 The Aintree Scene
12.45 Football Focus; 1.10 Basketball
1.35 Aintree 73; 1.55 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 may be changed by events
Grand National FRED VINER
RICHARD TILLING and NICK HUNTER Rugby League KEITH PHILLIPS Basketball NBC-TV
Football Focus MIKE MURPHY
Grandstand producer MARTIN HOPKINS Edited by ALAN HART. Preview: p 17
Today: The Chameleon
with Peter Woods ; Weatherman
starring Abe Vigoda as Phil Fish
with Florence Stanley, Barry Gordon
Retired New York City detective Phil Fish and his wife Bernice agree to act as house-parents to five adolescents from the local children's centre.
starring Rolf Harris with his special guest Dana and the amazing Wilfred Makepeace Lunn.
Half-an-hour of acting, painting but above-all singing, featuring the children of Temple Cowley Middle School, Oxford.
starring Robert Mitchum
After landing at Anzio in 1944, war correspondent Dick Ennis drives unmolested all the way to Rome and returns to tell the Allies' commander that the way to the Italian capital is open.
Directed by EDWARD DMYTRYK. Films: p 10
starring Les Dawson and Lulu featuring RAYMOND MASON
CLAIRE NIELSON , MICHAEL STAINTON and the DOUGIE SQUIRES DANCERS
Choreography dougie SQUIRES
Musical director JOHNNY COLEMAN Written by DAVID RENWICK
PETER ROBINSON , MICK LOFTUS LES DAWSON and EDDIE BRABEN Make-up artist JUDY CAIN
Sound ADRIAN BISHOP-LAGGETT Designer IAN RAWNSLEY Director PHIL BISHOP
Producer JOHN AMMONDS
starring , a tough cop, with a tough job, in a tough town - New York Laid Off
A young ex-cop who starts taking bribes confronts Lt Kojak with some unwelcome and difficult decisions.
with Peter Woods ; Weather
Conversation, music and entertainment live from the entrance hall at Pebble Mill. Bob Langley and Tony Lewis invite you to meet their guests.
Tonight: David Essex
Patrick Moore and Beryl Reid with Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
Director ROY NORTON Producer ROY RONNIE