Click for larger image Grandstand
1958
"BBC Television Outside Broadcasts brings you GRANDSTAND, Today's Sport as it Happens." This, one of the very early editions, is presented by David Coleman.
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Grandstand
1980
Grandstand from 1980 and a youthful Des Lynam is your host.

Click for larger image Grandstand 100th FA Cup
1981
Click for larger image On FA Cup final day, Grandstand went to town with what was one of the rare occasions when British television showed live football. In fact, until the mid 1980s, apart from the World Cup you would often only see three live matches a season - the FA Cup Final, the European Cup final and the England/Scotland match. How things have changed!

Sunday Grandstand
1981
Sunday Grandstand was created to contain all of the BBC's Sunday Sport coverage. Previously, separate programmes, like Sunday League Cricket, Grand Prix and Ski Sunday to name a few, would be transmitted.
 
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Click for larger image Grand National Grandstand
1984
A special title sequence for the horse racing event of the year.
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Click for larger image Grandstand
1986
Click for larger image 1986 and Grandstand gets it's first set of computer generated titles.


Click for larger image Grandstand Final Score
1986
Click for larger image Grandstand wasn't generally shown on winter bank holidays. However, BBC1 did provide a brief slot for the day's sports results on these occasions resulting Final Score becoming a programme in its own right. Here, Harry Gration is in the presenters chair to bring viewers the Boxing Day results.

Click for larger image Grandstand
1986
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1987
Click for larger image Grandstand's Grandstand titles introduced in 1986

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1989
Click for larger image Steve Rider with an opening and close from 1989

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1990
Click for larger image Des in cheery mood to introduce the afternoon’s sport


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1992
Click for larger image Steve Ryder took over the Grandstand hotseat in 1992 when Des left to do Match of the Day.


Click for larger image Grandstand
1996
Click for larger image A slight rearrangement of the studio following the new BBC Sport logo which had been introduced at the start of Euro 96.

Click for larger image Grandstand
1997
Click for larger image Less than 18 months after he previous BBC Sport logo was introduced, the BBC introduced a brand new BBC logo and BBC Sport globe was modified accordingly. Just before the new logo was introduced Grandstand moved the location of the presenter in relation to the BBC Sport newsroom.


Click for larger image Grandstand
2000
Click for larger image Into 2000 and Grandstand still retained a live shot of the BBC Sport newsroom despite the fact that the Grandstand set was not the other side of a glass panel. However, by the start of the 2001/02 season, a live shot of the BBC Sport newsroom was no more after Final Score was separated from the main Grandstand programme.

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2001
Click for larger image Towards the end of its life, Grandstand was often presented from the location of that edition's leading live offering. This example sees Steve live from Wigan as rugby league coverage was that day's prime attraction.


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2004
Click for larger image A sound effects-laden version of the Grandstand theme taken less than two years before the programme's demise.


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2005
Sue Barker is at Wimbledon for Grandstand.


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2006
Click for larger image The final set of titles for the long running show which was axed in early 2007 because bosses said the brand was outdated. In one of the final editions John Inverdale talks over the famous music. (right clip - closing theme)

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