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Sport on the BBC: Best of this week’s TV & radio coverage


Find out the details of the major sports coverage on offer across BBC television, radio and online this week.

Visit our live guide for direct links to all our live sporting coverage – including text commentaries – while BBC Sport app users can also set event reminders so they never miss a moment of their favourite sports.

All times are GMT and subject to change.

Friday, 7 December

Listen to commentary of Edinburgh’s group match against Newcastle Falcons in the European Rugby Champions Cup and days two and three of the first Test between Australia and India in Adelaide. Also, watch continued coverage of the snooker as the UK Championship reaches the quarter-final stage.

Snooker: UK Championship

05:45-07:45 & 08:35-10:30, Snooker UK Championship Extra (repeat), BBC Red Button

07:45-08:35 & 10:30-13:00, Highlights (repeat), BBC Red Button

13:00-17:15 & 19:00-20:00, Quarter-finals – BBC Two (19:00-20:00 not on BBC Wales)

13:00-18:00 & 19:00-23:30, Quarter-finals – BBC Red Button, Connected TV & online

23:05-23:55, Highlights, BBC Two (23:35-00:25, BBC Two Scotland, not on BBC NI)

Other sport

08:00-11:10, Cricket – Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers, Women’s Big Bash League, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

08:30-09:00, Football – Robbie Savage’s Premier League Breakfast, BBC Radio 5 live

13:00-14:00. The Friday Sports Panel, BBC Radio 5 live

19:00-21:30, Football – The Friday Football Social, BBC Radio 5 live

19:00-21:00, Rugby union – Scrum V: Merthyr v Carmarthen Quins, Welsh Premiership, BBC Two Wales, Connected TV & online

19:35-21:45, Rugby union – Edinburgh v Newcastle, European Rugby Champions Cup, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

21:30-22:00, Football – That Peter Crouch Podcast, BBC Radio 5 live

23:30-08:00, Cricket – Australia v India, first Test, day three, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Saturday, 8 December

Listen to live ball-by-ball cricket action from Sydney as the Sixers take on the Thunder in the Women’s Big Bash League. Also listen to live Premier League action as Bournemouth host Liverpool and Leicester face Tottenham. Plus watch the semi-finals of the UK Snooker Championship.

Snooker: UK Championship

06:20-12:50 & 17:00-17:30, Highlights (repeat), BBC Red Button

13:00-18:00 & 19:00-22:00, Semi-finals, Connected TV and online

13:15-16:30, Semi-finals, BBC One

16:30-17:00 & 19:00-22:00, Semi-finals, BBC Two

Other sport

05:00-05:30, Boxing – 5 live Boxing with Costello & Bunce, BBC Radio 5 live

05:30-06:00, Football – Robbie Savage’s Premier League Breakfast, BBC Radio 5 live

08:00-11:10, Cricket – Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder, Women’s Big Bash League, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

09:00-11:00, Football – The Danny Baker Show, BBC Radio 5 live

11:00-12:00, Football – Fighting Talk with Colin Murray, BBC Radio 5 live

12:00-13:00, Football – Football Focus, BBC One

12:30-14:30, Football – Bournemouth v Liverpool, Premier League, BBC Radio 5 live (build-up 12:00)

12:55-15:00, Rugby Union – Exeter v Gloucester, European Champions Cup, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

15:00-17:00, Football – Manchester United v Fulham, BBC Radio 5 live (build-up 14:30)

15:10-17:15, Rugby Union – Bath v Leinster European Champions Cup, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

16:30-17:25, Football – Final Score, BBC One (14:30-17:30 BBC Red Button; 16:30-17:00 BBC One NI; not BBC Scotland)

17:00-18:00, Football – Women’s World Cup draw, BBC Two

17:00-18:00, Sports Report, BBC Radio 5 live

17:25-19:30, Rugby Union, Wasps v Toulouse, European Champions Cup, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

18:00-19:30, Football – 606, BBC Radio 5 live

19:45-22:00, Football – Leicester v Tottenham, Premier League, BBC Radio 5 live (build-up 19:30)

22:20-23:50, Football – Match of the Day, BBC One

23:30-08:00, Cricket – Australia v India, first Test, day four, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

23:50-00:20, American football – The NFL Show, BBC One

Sunday, 9 December

Watch every frame of the UK Championship final live from the York Barbican on BBC Two, plus listen to live commentary from the Premier League and the European Rugby Champions Cup.

Snooker: UK Championship

13:00-17:15 & 19:00-23:00, Final, BBC Two

Other sport

07:00-09:30, American football – The NFL Show (repeat), BBC Red Button

08:30-10:00, Football – Match of the Day (repeat), BBC One

09:00-10:00, Sportsweek, BBC Radio 5 live

09:30-14:30, Athletics – European Cross Country Championships, BBC Red Button (09:30-15:00, Connected TV & online)

12:00-13:00, Football – The Squad with Nick Bright, BBC Radio 5 live

13:00-15:00, Rugby union – Saracens v Cardiff Blues, European Champions Cup, BBC Radio 5 live

14:30-16:30, Football – Brighton v Chelsea, Women’s Super League, BBC Red Button & online

15:00-17:15, Rugby union – Racing 92 v Leicester Tigers, European Champions Cup, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

16:00-18:00, Football – Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Premier League, BBC Radio 5 live (build-up from 15:00)

18:00-19:00, Football – Sportscene, BBC Two Scotland (repeated 23:45-00:45 BBC One Scotland)

18:00-20:00, Football – 606, BBC Radio 5 live

23:00-23:45, Football – Match of the Day 2, BBC One

23:30-08:00, Cricket – Australia v India, first Test, day five, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

23:45-00:20, Football – The Women’s Football Show, BBC One (23:40 – 00:15, BBC One Wales and BBC One NI; 00:45-01:20, BBC One Scotland; 21:00-21:35 BBC Red Button)

00:00-01:00, Athletics – European Cross Country Championships Highlights, BBC Two

Monday, 10 December

Watch highlights from the European Cross Country Championships, and listen to live commentary from Goodison Park as Everton take on Watford in the Premier League.

13:00-14:00, Athletics – European Cross Country Championships, highlights (repeat), BBC Two

16:00-19:00, Athletics – European Cross Country Championships, highlights (repeat; loop), BBC Red Button

19:00-20:00, Football – The Monday Night Club, BBC Radio 5 live

20:00-22:00, Football – Everton v Watford, Premier League, BBC Radio 5 live

22:00-22:30, Flintoff, Savage and the Ping Pong Guy, BBC Radio 5 live

Tuesday, 11 December

Liverpool take on Napoli at Anfield in their final Champions League Group C game with build-up, commentary and post-match reaction on BBC Radio 5 live.

19:00-22:30, Football – 5 live Final Score, BBC Red Button & online

20:00-22:30, Football – Liverpool v Napoli, Champions League, BBC Radio 5 live (build-up from 19:00)

23:15-00:05, American football – NFL This Week, BBC Two

Wednesday, 12 December

Manchester City welcome Hoffenheim to Etihad Stadium with full commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, plus follow updates from the rest of the night’s Champions League action on the BBC Red Button.

06:00-14:10, American football – NFL This Week (repeat), BBC Red Button

19:00-22:30, Football – 5 live Final Score, BBC Red Button and online

20:00-22:30, Football – Manchester City v Hoffenheim, Champions League, BBC Radio 5 live (build-up from 19:00)

Thursday, 13 December

5 live sports correspondents and their guests discuss the greatest moments of 2018 as part of the build-up to Sports Personality of the Year, plus Geraint Thomas and his wife Sara describe his win in this year’s Tour de France on BeSpoke.

19:00-20:00, Sports Personality of the Year – Greatest Moments of 2018, BBC Radio 5 live

20:00-21:00, Cycling – BeSpoke, How We Won the Tour de France, BBC Radio 5 live

21:00-22:00, Football – Euro Leagues Football Show, BBC Radio 5 live

Friday, 14 December

Listen to live BBC Radio 5 live sports extra commentary as Gloucester take on Exeter Chiefs in the European Rugby Champions Cup, and watch the sprint finals from the Track Cycling World Cup.

02:00-11:30, Cricket – Australia v India, second Test, day one, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

08:30-09:00, Football – Robbie Savage’s Premier League Breakfast, BBC Radio 5 live

13:00-14:00 – Friday Sports Panel, BBC Radio 5 live

16:30-20:30, Swimming – Winter Swim Championships, Connected TVs & online

17:00-17:40, Rugby league – Challenge Cup first round draw, Connected TVs & online

19:00-21:00, Rugby union – Scrum V: Merthyr v Cardiff, Welsh Premiership, Connected TVs & online

19:00-21:30, Football – Friday Football Social, BBC Radio 5 live

19:00-21:40, Cycling – Sprint finals, Track Cycling World Cup, BBC Red Button & online

19:40-21:05, Rugby union – Gloucester v Exeter Chiefs, European Champions Cup, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

21:30-22:00, Football – That Peter Crouch Podcast, BBC Radio 5 live

Catch-up

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National and regional variations

National and regional variations have been included in this list where possible, but please check your local listings for more detailed information.

The BBC is not responsible for any changes that may be made. For more details of forthcoming coverage, visit the specific sport page on the website. Coverage on BBC Red Button can be subject to late schedule changes.



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