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Grandstand

Post by daib0 » 03 Feb 2019, 22:53

Grandstand
The BBC sports programme Grandstand was last broadcast in January 2007. Here are some notable moments:


** Foinavon winning the 1967 Grand National at odds of 100/1 following a 23rd fence pile up in which every other horse fell or was remounted – the fence was subsequently named in Foinavon's honour.
** Golfer Tony Jacklin hitting the first live televised hole in one in Britain during the Dunlop Masters on 16 September 1967.
** Gareth Edwards scoring one of the most memorable tries in history, in the Barbariansv All Blacks Rugby Union match at Cardiff Arms Park on 27 January 1973.
** The first known streaker at a major sporting event during an England v France Rugby Union match at Twickenham on 20 April 1974.
** Cambridge sinking in the 1978 University Boat Race and again in 1984, after colliding with a stationary barge.
** A fight breaking out on air between staff in the newsroom behind presenter Des Lynamon 1 April 1989. This was later revealed to be an April Fool's Day joke.
** The Hillsborough football ground disaster on 15 April 1989.
** The Grand National on 3 April 1993 being declared void after two false starts – 30 horses ran the race when their jockeys mistakenly assumed the course officials waving red flags were protesters.
** Roland Ratzenberger & Ayrton Senna's fatal accidents during the San Marino Grand Prixon 30 April & 1 May 1994 (Sunday Grandstand).
** Jockey Frankie Dettori winning all seven races at Ascot on 28 September 1996.
** The evacuation of Aintree Racecourse on 5 April 1997 due to an IRA bomb threat that caused the cancellation of the Grand National (the race took place two days later).
** In the 1970s, Grandstand was famously preceded by the children's programme Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, meaning that only two programmes were regularly scheduled between the hours of 0930 and 1715 every Saturday on BBC1. One edition in the late 1970s saw the first few minutes of a Frank Bough-presented edition coming from the Swap Shop studio. This was because Bough was a guest on Swap Shop that morning and did not have time to get to the Grandstand studio. Similarly, the last programme of the first series of Swap Shop in 1977 included inserts in Grandstand throughout the afternoon.

Your memories of the programme???
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Post by bristleposh » 04 Feb 2019, 00:21

I watched quite a lot of those instances, because back in those days pre Sky that and the ITV Saturday afternoon programme (World of Sport I think it was called) was the highlight of the sporting week.
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Post by Poshay » 04 Feb 2019, 09:02

I certainly remember the theme music for the programme. Written by Keith Mansfield.
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Post by ashman » 04 Feb 2019, 13:46

daib0 wrote:
04 Feb 2019, 11:19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... 4fBrZj1uXM

The big Grandstand fight!!
Too early for that - fast forward a couple of months! :roll:
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Re: Grandstand

Post by daib0 » 04 Feb 2019, 23:50

https://www.football365.com/news/the-fu ... v-part-one


A very Interesting article on the PL and telly. The Sky generation comes off quite badly, but I like what's he's saying...
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Post by ashman » 05 Feb 2019, 09:26

daib0 wrote:
04 Feb 2019, 23:50
https://www.football365.com/news/the-fu ... v-part-one


A very Interesting article on the PL and telly. The Sky generation comes off quite badly, but I like what's he's saying...
That really is thought provoking. Talk to a lot of football fans and they say, 'I can't be bothered with the Premier League. It's full of prima donnas and the players are grossly overpaid.'
Personally I don't have any sympathy with the higher echelons of football and only ever show interest in League One, League Two and occasionally the Championship. What is quite sad is the fact that if people are now turning off from our national game, they are very unlikely to bother to return. There are so many other things to do nowadays that once people discover activities outside football they are turned off and put their energies into other pursuits.
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Re: Grandstand

Post by Marshman » 05 Feb 2019, 17:14

A good article. I enjoy watching football but very rarely will I turn on the tv to catch a premier league game, maybe if it was a dull Sunday afternoon with nothing else to do will I bother. Haven’t paid to go and watch a live premier league game for many many years because I just am not interested and has already been written there are many other things I would rather be doing. Years ago it was a ritual to watch match of the day every week, nowadays it’s very rare. I would much rather watch a local lower league match or even on the odd occasion that such a game is on tv then I will tune in and view. It’s mainly to see what talent might be on display and whilst the individual players may not be as technically talented there is no doubting the passion. There is far to much money going into the premier league and championship and it’s not helping clubs in L1, L2 and the lower leagues.
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