Classic matches on BBC – Program and Schedule

As announced a few days ago, the BBC will show some classic matches during the  postponed 2020 Snooker World Championship time slot.

WST has published the detailed schedule:

The BBC has announced the list of all-time classic World Championship matches which will be televised on the original dates of this year’s tournament.

The event has been postponed until later in the year but fans can still enjoy two-hour episodes each day on BBC Two, starting this Saturday, April 18.

Here’s the full list:

All times BST

Saturday 18 April (15:00): Steve Davis v Tony Knowles – 1982, first round.

Sunday 19 April (14:00): Ray Reardon v Alex Higgins – 1982, final.

Monday 20 April (14:00): Steve Davis v Jimmy White – 1984, final.

Tuesday 21 April (14:00): Neil Robertson v Mark Selby – 2014, semi-final.

Wednesday 22 April (14:00): Steve Davis v Joe Johnson – 1986, final.

Thursday 23 April (14:00): Jimmy White v Stephen Hendry – 1988, second round.

Friday 24 April (14:00): Stephen Hendry v Jimmy White – 1992, final.

Saturday 25 April (12:30): Stephen Hendry v Jimmy White – 1994, final.

Sunday 26 April (14:00): Stephen Hendry v Ronnie O’Sullivan – 2002, semi-final.

Monday 27 April (13:45): Peter Ebdon v Matthew Stevens – 2002, semi-final.

Tuesday 28 April (13:45): Ken Doherty v Paul Hunter – 2003, semi-final.

Wednesday 29 April (13:45): Shaun Murphy v Matthew Stevens – 2007, quarter-final.

Thursday 30 April (13:45): John Higgins v Judd Trump – 2011, final.

Friday 1 May (13:45): Ronnie O’Sullivan v Barry Hawkins – 2013, final.

Saturday 2 May (12:30): Neil Robertson v Judd Trump – 2014, quarter-final.

Sunday 3 May (13:00): Steve Davis v Dennis Taylor – 1985, final.

Monday 4 May (13:45): Judd Trump v Stuart Bingham – 2015, semi-final.

We will also be showing a wide range of Crucible Gold clips on our Facebook and YouTube channels – the schedule will be announced later this week.


2 thoughts on “Classic matches on BBC – Program and Schedule

  1. The most ‘popular’ players are Davis (mainly his losses), Hendry, White and Trump. No Mark Williams, but otherwise most of the champions are represented (excepting Spencer, Griffiths, Thorburn, Parrott and Dott).

    These broadcasts are 2-3 hours, which means only some parts of the matches are shown, which might not represent the unfolding drama. I imagine they will find time for other moments, like 147s.

    However, they do have to be careful not to detract from the 2020 World Championship if it happens in July!

    • Indeed only some part of the matches are shown, with Hazel talking to the players as well as they reflect on how the match unfolded. Those “Claasic Matches” were all recorded some time ago.

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