THE WEEK AHEAD: SPORT ON TELEVISION

TODAY

Terrestrial

07.10-08.50 BBC2 Match of the Day Repeated from last night.

10.00-11.00 C4 The Morning Line Racing magazine.

12.30-15.30 C4 Racing From Kempton - including the King George VI Chase - Wetherby and Leopardstown.

17.20-18.30 BBC1 The Other Half Celebrity Special A neurotically completist impulse compels me to record that the grating Kriss Akabusi plays some part or other in this programme.

19.25-20.00 C4 Today at the Test Highlights from the second day of the third Test in Durban, anchored by Mark Nicholas.

03.20-03.50 ITV World Sport Special

00.30-01.00 C5 NFL Update

01.00-03.20 C5 Fedex Championship

03.20-05.00 C5 US Major League Soccer Championship decider between LA Galaxy and Washington DC United.

Live on satellite

12.00-15.25 Sky Sports 1 Football Celtic v Rangers.

15.00-17.30 Sky Sports 2 Basketball Uniball Trophy quarter-finals.

TOMORROW

Terrestrial

12.55-15.15 C4 Racing From Kempton Park, where the Christmas Festival continues with, among other races, the Christmas Hurdle at 2.20, and Leopardstown.

13.00-15.00 BBC2 Racing Four-race card from Chepstow, including the Welsh Grand National.

16.50-17.10 BBC1 Final Score

19.00-19.35 C4 Down Wembley Way Brian Moore looks back at over 70 years of the national stadium.

19.00-19.35 C4 Today at the Test Third Test, third-day highlights from Durban.

19.30-20.00 ITV Down Wembley Way Brian Moore looks back at over 70 years of the national stadium.

22.30-23.50 BBC1 Match of the Day Arsenal v Leeds is the main match.

23.50-00.30 BBC1 They Think It's All Over Repeated from Christmas Day.

01.25-04.25 C5 NFL Game of the Week New York Jets v Miami Dolphins.

04.25-05.00 C5 NFL Game of the Week Replay Minnesota Vikings v Green Bay Packers.

Live on satellite

07.30-15.30 Sky Sports 2 Cricket Third day of the third Test.

11.30-14.00 Sky Sports 3 Football Huddersfield v Charlton in the First Division.

14.00-17.30 Sky Sports 3; 19.00-23.00 Sky Sports 2 Darts First day's play of whichever World Championship it is, from Purfleet. With the legendary Sid Waddell.

18.30-20.00 Eurosport Equestrianism Third day of the Christmas Horse Show, from Mechelen in Belgium.

19.00-22.30 Sky Sports 1 Football Sunderland v Manchester United.

WEDNESDAY

Terrestrial

07.15-08.35 BBC2 Match of the Day Repeated from last night.

11.00-11.50 BBC1 Alliss in Golfing Land The esteemed commentator, who took a bit of a critical kicking during the Open Championship this year - as if people had only just realised, after decades and decades, that his style was folksy to a fault - takes a personal trip down the fairway of nostalgia. With contributions from the likes of Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.

19.30-20.00 C4 Today at the Test Third Test, fourth day.

20.00-20.35 BBC1 A Question of Sport Thirtieth-anniversary programme features John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Tim Henman and Ilie Nastase. Might be worth watching for once.

22.15-23.15 BBC2 The Best of Clarkson They've somehow contrived to find an hour's worth of "best of" clips of this intensely annoying and mystifyingly popular celebrity's alleged interviews. Worth watching, if only to scream at the screen when Will Carling's appearance is reprised.

00.50-05.00 C5 Live and Dangerous: NHL Ice Hockey Christmas Review With the splendid Todd Macklin.

Live on satellite

07.30-15.30 Sky Sports 2 Cricket More from Durban.

19.00-22.30 Sky Sports 1 Football Chelsea v Sheffield Wednesday.

13.00-17.00 Sky Sports 3, 19.00-23.00 Sky Sports 2 Darts First day's play of whichever World Championship it is, from Purfleet. With the legendary Sid Waddell.

THURSDAY

Terrestrial

00.00-00.35 C4 Today at the Test Third Test, final day. Just what the hell are Channel 4 playing at? Sometimes their highlights are on in the early evening, sometimes they're relegated to the midnight hour. Having paid all that money, why do they then chuck away their coverage as if they were slightly embarrassed by it? On their showing so far since they bagged the rights, did they really deserve to usurp the BBC? No must be the resounding answer to that.

Live on satellite

07.30-15.30 Sky Sports 2 Cricket More from Durban.

13.00-17.00 Sky Sports 3, 19.00-23.00 Sky Sports 2 Darts Second day's play of the World Championship.

FRIDAY

Terrestrial

13.00-15.55 C5 Football Review of the Year Steve Scott presents. The extent of this programme's ambitions may be indicated by the fact that the main guests are Iwan Thomas and Steve Redgrave, who have as much to do with football as my underpants.

13.50-16.15 C4 Racing From Cheltenham and Fontwell.

22.20-23.50 BBC2 Goodbye to the Nineties Expect a fair bit of sport in this, review of the decade. There's a bit of Posh `n' Becks, for example, if that qualifies as sport.

SATURDAY

Terrestrial

13.20-13.50 C5 NFL Gameplan

13.50-15.30 C5 Football Review of the Year Part 2.

SUNDAY

Terrestrial

08.30-09.00 C4 Nokia Snowboard FIS World Cup What's a Nokia snowboard? One you can make calls from while you ride it?

15.15-16.15 ITV Murray and Martin's F1 Christmas Special Messrs Walker and Brundle look back on what for Formula One was an interesting season.

00.00-00.50 C4 Today at the Test First day of the fourth Test, in Cape Town. And it's back to the middle of the night for Channel 4's highlights package.

Satellite highlights

07.30-15.30 Sky Sports 2 Cricket More from Durban.

Suggested Topics
Sport
The sun rises over St Andrews golf course, but will it be a new dawn for the Royal and Ancient Golf Club?
sportAnd it's Yes to women (at the R&A)
Arts and Entertainment
Liam Neeson said he wouldn't
tv

Liam Neeson's Downton dreams

Sport
A 'Sir Alex Feguson' tattoo
football

Arts and Entertainment
A spell in the sun: Emma Stone and Colin Firth star in ‘Magic in the Moonlight’
filmReview: Magic In The Moonlight
PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Voices
voicesApple continually kill off smaller app developers, and that's no good for anyone
Arts and Entertainment
Ben Whishaw is replacing Colin Firth as the voice of Paddington Bear
tv

Thriller is set in the secret world of British espionage

Life and Style
life

News
ScienceGallery: Otherwise known as 'the best damn photos of space you'll see till 2015'
Life and Style
fashion

Bomber jacket worn by Mary Berry sells out within an hour

Travel
travelWhy Japan's love hotels are thriving through an economic downturn
Arts and Entertainment
Rapper Jay Z performs on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in 2008
musicSinger sued over use of the single-syllable sample in 'Run This Town'
Life and Style
Alexander McQueen A/W 2014
fashionPolitics aside, tartan is on-trend again this season
Caption competition
Caption competition
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services
iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Volunteer your expertise as Trustee for The Society of Experimental Biology

Unpaid Voluntary Position : Reach Volunteering: Promising volunteer Trustee op...

Email Designer

£30000 - £35000 Per Annum: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: Our client is curr...

Psychology Teacher

£110 - £130 per hour: Randstad Education Reading: Psychology Teacher needed fo...

Food Technology Teacher

£85 - £120 per day: Randstad Education Cheshire: Randstad Education are curren...

Day In a Page

Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

The Imitation Game, film review
England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week