BBC Sport horseracing


Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 22:59 GMT, Thursday, 14 April 2011 23:59 UK

The Big Flutter: The Grand National on Film


The Big Flutter: The Grand National on Film explores how television coverage over the decades turned the race's greatest moments into some of the nation's best-loved sporting stories.

The first moving images of the Grand National date back to 1910.

However, three cans of film dating from the 1911 race turned up recently at a London auction. The material was purchased by Angus Loughran, a collector of sports memorabilia, and it provides a unique insight into the early years of the race.

Footage courtesy of Angus Loughran.

The Big Flutter: The Grand National on Film is broadcast on Friday 8 April, 19:30 on BBC One (North West only), and nationwide on Saturday 9 April on BBC Two at 17:15 (England, Northern Ireland, Wales only).

Full coverage details


Story Tools


Editor's Choice


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2018 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.