World Athletics Championships 2017: BBC TV, radio and online coverage

Jessica Ennis-Hill
Jessica Ennis-Hill won Olympic gold on Super Saturday at London 2012

Five years on from the London Olympics, the BBC returns to the capital to deliver comprehensive coverage of the 2017 World Championships across TV, radio and online services.

London 2012 gold medallist and three-time world heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill joins the BBC team to provide expert opinion and analysis.

Olympic legend Michael Johnson also returns while Brendan Foster will commentate on his last Championships before he retires after 37 years with the BBC.

BBC One and BBC Two will share the live action from 4-13 August, while a highlights programme on BBC Two will wrap up the best of the day's action and all the major talking points.

Radio 5 live will provide full live commentary with correspondent Mike Costello and Olympic gold medallist Darren Campbell leading their team.

BBC Sport's dedicated live page on the website and mobile app will offer live video, radio and text commentary, plus rolling highlights and analysis, while a daily highlights package will be available later.

Fans will also be able to interact and share their views on the action via BBC Sport's dedicated social media accounts (Facebook,Twitter,Instagram) under a dedicated hashtag #bbcathletics.

Full BBC coverage schedule

*All times listed are BST. The BBC is not responsible for any changes to event start times. Also, coverage on BBC Red Button can be subject to late schedule changes, so details may differ from this page.

Saturday, 29 July

13:15-14:00, BBC One - Brendan Foster: A Life In Athletics

16:30-17:00, BBC Two - Jessica Ennis-Hill and the Next Generation

Sunday, 30 July

22:30-23:30, BBC One - The Heroes of Super Saturday: Jess, Mo & Greg

Monday, 31 July

20:30-22:00, BBC One - I Am Bolt

Tuesday, 1 August

19:30-21:00, Radio 5 live - Usain Bolt - 100 days that shook the world

Wednesday, 2 August

21:30-22:30, Radio 5 live - Darren Campbell's Get Inspired - Darren meets GB's men's 4x100m relay team

Thursday, 3 August

19:00-20:00, BBC Two - World Championships Preview (repeated on Red Button)

20:00-22:00, Radio 5 live - World Championships Preview

Friday, 4 August

07:00-10:00, BBC Red Button - World Championships Preview (repeated, 15:00)

18:00-19:00, BBC Two - Opening Ceremony

19:00-22:00, BBC One - Day one

19:00-22:00, BBC Radio 5 live - Day one

22:00-22:30, BBC Two - Day one review

Saturday, 5 August

09:30-14:00, BBC Two - Day two

18:30-22:00, BBC One - Day two

18:30-22:30, BBC Red Button - Day two

19:00-22:30, BBC Radio 5 live - Day two

22:00-22:30, BBC Two - Day two review

Sunday, 6 August

09:30-17:00, BBC Two - Day three

18:30-21:00, BBC One - Day three

18:30-22:00, BBC Radio 5 live - Day three

21:00-22:30, BBC Two - Day three

Monday, 7 August

18:00-20:30, BBC Two - Day four

18:00-22:30, BBC Connected TV and online - Day four

20:30-22:00, BBC One - Day four

21:00-22:30, BBC Radio 5 live - Day four

22:00-22:30, BBC Two - Day four review

Tuesday, 8 August

18:30-22:00, BBC Two - Day five

19:00-22:30, BBC Radio 5 live - Day five

22:00-22:30, BBC Two - Day five review

Wednesday, 9 August

18:30-22:00, BBC Two - Day six

19:00-22:30, BBC Radio 5 live - Day six

22:00-22:30, BBC Two - Day six review

Thursday, 10 August

18:00-20:00, BBC Two - Day seven

18:00-22:30, BBC Connected TV and online - Day seven

20:00-22:00, BBC One - Day seven

20:00-22:00, BBC Radio 5 live - Day seven

22:00-22:30, BBC Two - Day seven review

Friday, 11 August

09:30-13:30 & 18:30-20:30, BBC Two - Day eight

18:30-22:30, BBC Connected TV and online - Day eight

20:30-22:00, BBC One - Day eight

21:00-22:00, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra - Day eight

22:00-22:30, BBC Two - Day eight review

Saturday, 12 August

09:30-12:00 & 18:30-22:10, BBC One - Day nine

09:30-17:15, BBC Connected TV and online - Day nine

12:00-12:30, BBC Two - Day nine

12:30-13:30, BBC Red Button - Day nine

20:00-22:00, BBC Radio 5 live - Day nine

Sunday, 13 August

07:40-16:15, BBC Red Button - Day 10

13:00-16:30 & 18:30-20:00, BBC Two - Day 10

20:00-22:00, BBC One - Day 10

19:30-22:00, BBC Radio 5 live - Day 10

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Sunday, 20 August

14:00-17:30, BBC Two - Birmingham Grand Prix - also on BBC Radio

A host of Olympic and world medallists will compete at the prestigious Diamond League meeting, which will include Mo Farah's last track race on home soil.

Saturday, 26 August

13:10-14:00, BBC One - Zurich Diamond League highlights (repeated Monday 13:00-14:00 on BBC Two) - also on BBC Radio

Saturday, 2 September

13:15-14:15, BBC One - Brussels Diamond League highlights - also on BBC Radio

Saturday, 9 September

13:15-15:15, BBC One - Great North City Games

Sunday, 10 September

09:30-13:30, BBC One - Great North Run

18:00-19:00, BBC Two - Great North Run highlights

1 October

BBC Two - Great Scottish Run

10 December

BBC Two - European Cross Country highlights


In the UK, you'll be able to watch athletics on your mobile, tablet and desktop as all the television action will be streamed on these devices.

There will be live text commentaries as well as reports, results, analysis and features and bespoke social media content.

National and regional variations

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


You can view all our TV and Red Button broadcasts as well as listen to our radio sports programming on the BBC iPlayer.

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