Friday, December 19, 2008

This Weekend on BBC Sport

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Last weekend's Sports Personality programme was watched by a peak audience of nearly 10 million people, and it showed that 2008 is a year that's going to be hard to beat for sporting magic.

But we're going to do our best to cheer the nation up in 2009 - however gloomy the news agenda.

And almost all the stars from our Top 10 this year will be in action on the BBC.

The people's choice, Chris Hoy, will be with his fellow British cyclists in Poland in March for the World Track Championships.

Rebecca Adlington will feature in the World Swimming Championships in Rome in the summer, and we'll be giving extensive coverage to the World Athletics Championships with Christine Ohuruogu in Berlin.

Andy Murray showed he's near to greatness in 2008, and we'll see if he can deliver in 2009 - at Wimbledon and at the Australian and French Opens.

There's also, of course, Formula 1 which comes roaring back onto BBC screens in March.

So we'll be following Lewis Hamilton every kilometre of every circuit as he defends his world championship, and there'll be a fantastic range of online and interactive services to support our TV and radio F1 programming. MotoGP means we'll be the home of great motorsport on two wheels as well as four.

New in August on BBC Television will be the Football League: a weekly highlights programme with all the goals, and the best live matches from the Championship. That's in addition to the ever-popular Match of the Day and MOTD 2.

All our regular big events will be there too. The Six Nations looks gloriously unpredictable, and we'll be there for every match.

International rugby league returns to the BBC in the autumn, and we have our traditional golf menu including The Masters and The Open; the biggest events in racing from Aintree, Epsom and Ascot; and great days out with the London Marathon and The Great North Run.

Finally, no doubt about the highlight on BBC Radio: settle back with Test Match Special for every ball of The Ashes.

All the best for a great sporting year,


 All the TV and radio times


UK Championship semi-finals: 1400-2300, BBC Red Button/online; 1500-1630, BBC One/online; 1630-1700, BBC Two/online; 1900-2110, BBC Two/online; 0055-0145, BBC Two.

UK Championship final: 1500-1820, BBC Two/online; 2000-2300, BBC Two/online.


Football Focus (1210, BBC One/online); Championship commentaries (1245, BBC Radio 5 Live/online; 1720, BBC Radio 5 Live sports extra/online); Final Score (1430, BBC Red Button/online; 1630, BBC One/online); Premier League commentaries (1500 & 1730, BBC Radio 5 Live/online); League One commentary (1500, BBC Radio 5 Live sports extra/online); Match of the Day (2230, BBC One/online).

Match of the Day repeat (0735, BBC One/online); Premier League commentaries (1330 & 1600, BBC Radio 5 Live/online; 1500, BBC Radio 5 Live sports extra/online); Match of the Day 2 (2230, BBC One/online).


Second Test, India v England: 0320-1130, BBC Radio 5 Live sports extra/BBC Radio 4 LW/online.

Second Test, India v England: 0350-1130 (subject to change if play starts early), BBC Radio 5 Live sports extra/BBC Radio 4 LW/online.


Horse racing: Ascot (1300-1500, BBC One/online); Equestrian sport: Olympia - The London International Horse Show highlights (1300-1500, BBC One/online).

Equestrian sport: Olympia - The London International Horse Show highlights (1300-1500, BBC One/online).


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