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BBC Radio 5 Live ups football offering

July 25, 2022

Ahead of the new Premier League season, which kicks off on August 5th, BBC Radio 5 Live has revealed its broadcast offering for the 2022-2023 season. As previously announced, BBC Radio 5 Live has secured rights to air the following live Premier League games each week:

  • Saturday – 3pm [1st pick]
  • Saturday – 5.30pm
  • Sunday – 2pm [5 Live can also air other simultaneous 2pm PL kick-offs on 5 Sports Extra or via the BBC Sport website]
  • Sunday – 4.30pm
  • 5 Live also maintains rights to 2/4 midweek Premier League rounds.

Every Saturday from 12pm, Mark Chapman will present build-up to the day’s football and the fastest around the grounds goal service will accompany live coverage of each 3pm kick-off. Sports Report, and its beloved classic theme tune, will continue to air on Saturdays from 5pm, but will now finish prior to the 5.30pm live Premier League kick-off.

On Sundays, Steve Crossman will continue to present Premier League Sunday from 12pm, with football discussion, interviews and build-up to multiple 2pm kick-offs, as well as the 4.30pm game.

The live commentary team will be led by correspondent John Murray. He is joined by the likes of Ian Dennis, Alistair Bruce-Ball, Vicki Sparks, Pien Meulensteen and Conor McNamara. Pundits include Chris Sutton, Alan Shearer, Izzy Christiansen, Dion Dublin, Pat Nevin, Clinton Morrison, Rob Green and Glenn Murray.

5 Live will also continue to air live match coverage from a plethora of other club and international football competitions, including the Champions League, WSL, Europa League, Scottish Premiership, Men’s and Women’s FA Cup, League Cup, plus men and women’s international football, including the Qatar World Cup this winter.

Additional Football Programming:

The Monday Night Club, with Chapman, Micah Richards, Sutton and Rory Smith, returns on August 8th. The popular Monday night programme will be visualised more regularly this season on BBC iPlayer.

The Friday Football Social, presented by Darren Fletcher and the rest of the Friday Football Social family, will take a weekly look at the football landscape and look ahead to the weekend’s action.

Robbie Savage and Sutton are reunited on 606, taking fan calls and reacting to the latest results and developments within football. Alongside 606 is BBC Radio 5 Live’s home of fantasy football discussion, Fantasy 606. Hosted by Ali Bruce-Ball, Sutton and Statman Dave, together they’ll talk FPL squads, tips and tables as they compete against each other in 5 Live’s very own FPL league.

Presenters across the BBC’s daily football offering include Chapman, Kelly Cates, Crossman, Troy Deeney (pictured), Emma Saunders and Darren Fletcher.


5 Live will add new football titles to our podcast roster for the new season.

Premier League legend Jermain Defoe will join the BBC for a brand new fly-on-the-wall podcast later this year. Jermain Defoe: Outside The Box will follow the ex-England striker in his quest to become a manager after his retirement from professional football. More details will be announced soon.

Chris Kamara and Ben Shephard also join 5 Live to present Unbelievable, a new BBC Sounds podcast starting August 4th. The duo will interview huge names from the footballing world. An additional Kamara podcast short will be announced later this year.

Elsewhere, current Premier League strikers Callum Wilson and Michail Antonio return for a new series of the Footballer’s Football Podcast. The pair will continue to give fans a player’s point of view on the game with weekly episodes returning soon to BBC Sounds.

The ever-present Football Daily will return from August 1st, bringing fans daily football news, discussion, interviews and analysis, plus a chance to catch-up on previous evening’s airings of on-air programmes.

And new to 5 Live, and available every weekday in August on BBC Sounds, Transfer Gossip Daily will bring fans all the latest transfer gossip as it happens. Comedian and Leeds United fan Maisie Adam will be joined by some of the country’s best known football journalists to dissect the day’s biggest transfer rumours.

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