Sunday, January 28, 2007 by · Comments Off 

Sometimes you get what TS Eliot meant. Grandstand, one of the most venerable sports shows in world TV, ended not with a bang but with the most whimperingly whimpery whimper imaginable. Read more

Final score

Sunday, January 28, 2007 by · Comments Off 

The demise of Grandstand this afternoon has come as a bit of a shock, given that the BBC had initially said it would be phased out by 2009. Read more

“If I wasn’t sitting here, I’d be sitting there with you”

Monday, April 24, 2006 by · Comments Off 

It’s long existed in name and theme tune only, but it still comes as a bit of a shock to learn that Grandstand is coming to an end after 48 years. Read more

Olympic Grandstand

Tuesday, September 19, 2000 by · Comments Off 

For most of us, the Olympic marathon refers not to athletes running 26 miles around Sydney, but the almost continuous coverage that’s going to be offered up by BBC Television over the next fortnight. With the games taking place on the other side of the world, and tickets being scarce, it’s probably the only way the vast majority of us are going to see any sport from Australia at all. Read more