Shamik Das

Sunday, January 28, 2007

And it's goodbye from them ...

Left to right: Steve Rider, David Coleman, Peter Dimmock, Des Lynam and Frank Bough

So, after 48 years and some 3,500 episodes, Grandstand has drawn it's last breath.

In homage to the great show, some archive footage (below) - in black and white, of course!

And now for the final time, the iconic theme tune that heralded the start of many a Saturday afternoon spent lazing on the couch:

Grandstand (1959-2007)


Blogger Kris Brown said...

I think I said this before but you've gotta love the Harry Enfield sketch.

29 January, 2007 22:13

Blogger Sham said...

Sheer, unadulterated quality!

29 January, 2007 23:27

Blogger Kris Brown said...

Btw, after watching that Grandstand video I have to ask - are those the REAL lyrics behind the tune? If not it's quite clever anyway.

30 January, 2007 15:23

Blogger Sham said...

No idea if they're the real lyrics, or indeed if the Grandstand theme has any words accompanying it - but you're right, whoever's compiled the remix has done a fantastic job!!!

31 January, 2007 14:44

Anonymous Mark said...

Thanks guys, I created the theme-tune video for fun and made those lyrics up. Regards, Mark

02 May, 2007 00:14


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