EastEnders and The One Show move over to BBC Two to reduce instances of unexpected channel swaps during the Wimbledon fortnight.
Starting on Monday 27th June, BBC TV will, for the 85th year running, offer audiences comprehensive coverage from the All England Club at SW19.
Sue Barker (pictured) will mark her final year as lead presenter coinciding with celebrations to mark 100 years of Centre Court. Barker will present special coverage of the celebrations on Sunday 3rd July.
Daily coverage will begin on BBC Two at 11am (10:30am on day 1), with Isa Guha presenting the coverage until Sue Barker takes over in the afternoon and into the evening.
Clare Balding will present nightly highlights on BBC Two from 8:30pm.
Generic schedule – Wimbledon week 1 (27 June-1 July)
|Time||BBC One||BBC Two||Red Button and iPlayer|
(except Wednesday: Wimbledon)
(except Wednesday: Daily Politics – PMQs)
|Coverage of alternative courts until end of play. |
UHD coverage of Centre Court via BBC iPlayer.
|18:00||BBC News followed by Nations/Regions News||Wimbledon|
|19:00||Wimbledon||The One Show|
19:30 East Enders
20:00 Saving Lives At Sea
(Friday: 19:30-20:30 Gardeners’ World)
|All matches streaming live on BBC Sport website.|
|20:30||Normal schedule||Today at Wimbledon|
The pre-planned switch of The One Show and EastEnders to BBC Two should avoid viewer confusion. In previous years, overrunning Wimbledon coverage has frequently mixed up the schedules.
As regional news can’t be shown on BBC Two in England – as there are no regional versions of the channel – the 6pm news hour remains on BBC One.
Centre Court UHD
Once again, the BBC will offer a live UHD feed from Centre Court, available on the BBC iPlayer.
Not all devices support BBC iPlayer UHD. The BBC’s current list of compatible devices is here.
Centre Court Centenary
Live on the BBC at 1.30pm on Sunday 3rd July, a special ceremony to mark the 100 years of Centre Court at Church Road. Presented by Sue Barker, John McEnroe and Clare Balding, the celebration will look back on epic matches and classic moments with the help of some past Wimbledon Champions, before concluding with a performance from British singer songwriter Freya Ridings. It will also be a day for the local community with tickets distributed to local residents, schools, charities and community groups.
Sue Barker will be joined by a host of former Wimbledon champions including John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King and Pat Cash, who head up a top-class line-up that also includes Tracy Austin, Johanna Konta, Caroline Wozniacki, Tim Henman and Annabel Croft.
Commentary comes from Chris Bradnam, James Burridge, Andrew Castle, Matt Chilton, Kim Clijsters, Andrew Cotter, Kat Downes, Jo Durie, Colin Fleming, Peter Fleming, Paul Hand, John Inverdale, Abigail Johnson, David Law, Nick Lester, John Lloyd, Miles MacLagan, Ronald McIntosh, Alison Mitchell, Nick Mullins, Pete Odgers, Arvind Parmar, Louise Pleming, Simon Reed, Sam Smith, Liz Smylie, Mel South and Andy Stevenson.
Radio and BBC Sounds
BBC Radio 5 Live will be live from Wimbledon each day with Tony Livesey and Gigi Salmon presenting from the All England Club.
Providing expert analysis throughout the tournament will be Wimbledon singles champions Pat Cash and Marion Bartoli, plus former world number one Kim Clijsters. They’ll be joined by Naomi Broady, Annabel Croft, Miles Maclagan, Laura Robson, Chanda Rubin, Leon Smith, Jeff Tarango and Mark Woodforde.
New for 2022, 5 Live’s Wimbledon Daily podcast with Jonathan Overend and guests will provide reaction to the big stories and take listeners behind the scenes at SW19. The podcast is available on BBC Sounds.
6 love 6 returns with John McEnroe and Tim Henman taking listeners’ calls (Thursday 30 June and Monday 4 July)
Radio commentary is led by BBC tennis correspondent Russell Fuller along with Iain Carter, Naomi Cavaday, Abigail Johnson, David Law, Alison Mitchell, Sara Orchard, Jonathan Overend and Gigi Salmon with additional reporting around the grounds from Aaron Paul.
Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport, says:
“Wimbledon is a highlight of the British sporting calendar as the BBC brings the nation together for unmissable action across TV, radio and our digital platforms. This year is extra special for our audience given it’s the last tournament for Sue Barker as the BBC’s face and voice of Wimbledon. We look forward to enjoying Sue’s unique insight, engaging interviews and analysis of the action one final time, as she is joined by an unrivalled team of experts for the BBC’s comprehensive coverage across all our platforms.”