World Indoor Bowls Championships 2021: BBC coverage and schedule

2021 World Indoor Bowls Championships
Venue: Potters Resort, Hopton-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth Dates: 8-24 January
Coverage: Watch live coverage and highlights on BBC Two, Red Button, iPlayer & the BBC Sport website and app from 18 January.

The 2021 World Indoor Bowls Championships take place from 8-24 January, with coverage of the final week of action broadcast live on the BBC.

Last year's Open Singles winner Robert Paxton returns to Hopton-on-Sea along with Julie Forrest, who is looking for a third consecutive Ladies' Singles crown.

Last year's Open and Mixed Pairs champion Nick Brett misses out this year because of injury.

His Open partner Greg Harlow has teamed up with Ellie Falkner, while Wales' Marion Purcell - who won the mixed title with Brett in 2020 - will compete alongside Mervyn King.

You can follow this year's action live on BBC Two, BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button from Monday, 18 January, and there will be a daily highlights programme on BBC Two.

All live programmes are also available via the BBC Sport website and mobile app.

Ellen Falkner
Ellen Falkner became the first woman to play in the Open Pairs final, which took place on Monday

Saturday 23 January

Live coverage

13:00-16:45 - BBC Two - Open singles semi-finals (13:00-16:00 BBC Two Wales)


08:05-13:00 - BBC Red Button (repeat)

01:15-02:15 - BBC Two

Sunday 24 January

Live coverage

13:50-17:00 - BBC Two - Open singles final


You can view BBC Sport output as well as listen to our radio sports programming on the BBC iPlayer.

The BBC Sport website is available via desktop, mobile, tablet and app, giving easy access to the live stream, text commentaries, news, reports and schedules. The BBC Sport app is available free on Apple and Android devices.

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.