Sport on Freeview Up to July 7th 2017

Hello all, welcome to this week’s blog.  Sorry for the delay in getting this uploaded – but normal service has now resumed!  There is a LOT of sport in the next ten/eleven days, so will keep adding it – come back for more updates to this page!  Please note, Front Runner has now closed on Freeview Channel 91.  Chris

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LIVE SPORT ON S4C – TUESDAY 27 JUNE – MONDAY 3 JULY

 SATURDAY 1 JULY

 

13.00 SEICLO: LE TOUR DE FRANCE – STAGE 1

As one of the official broadcasters of the 2017 Tour de France, S4C will have live coverage and highlights from every stage of the epic race. This year’s Grand Depart takes place in Germany, where the cyclists kick off the race with a 114km individual time trial in Düsseldorf. Rhodri Gomer-Davies will present live coverage, while Llinos Lee brings the latest news from the peloton, as it happens. Catch all the action from the stage in the Seiclo highlights programme at 22.00.

 

SUNDAY 2 JULY

 

13.00 SEICLO: SEICLO: LE TOUR DE FRANCE – STAGE 2

Day two action from Le Tour de France – a sprinter’s stage, 203km from Düsseldorf to LiègeHighlights at 22.00.

                                                                                                                                                                                          

MONDAY 3 JULY

 

13.00 SEICLO: SEICLO: LE TOUR DE FRANCE – STAGE 3

Stage three of Le Tour is a challenging one, which is sure to separate the sprinters from the climbers – 212km from Verviers to Longwy.Highlights at 22.00.

 

ALSO with S4C showing highlights of every match of the British and Lions’ tour to New Zealand, viewers can watch all the action from the match between the Lions and the Hurricanes at 22.00 on Tuesday 27 June. Join Catrin Heledd and our team of pundits for full highlights and analysis. (S)

 

AND all the action from the vital second test between the All Blacks and the British and Irish Lions comes from the Westpac Stadium, Wellington. Having suffered defeat in the first test in Auckland, the task facing the visitors to avoid a series defeat at the hands of the present world champions is simply colossal. Join Catrin Heledd and the team from 19.30 on Saturday 1 July, for extended highlights and analysis, with commentary from Wyn Gruffydd and Dafydd Jones. (S)

 

AND watch highlights of the 8th round of the World Rally Championship from Poland in the company of Emyr Penlan, on Ralïo+. Plus, as the BRC travels to Ypres for the first time in its history, we’ll be keeping an eye on the Welshmen competing in the 4th round. Watch from 18.30 on Monday 3 July.

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Tuesday June 27th 2017:
12:30 – 17:00
BBC Red Button
Tennis – Wimbledon Qualifying LIVE

13:00 – 17:15
BBC Two
Tennis – Eastbourne Tournament LIVE

Wednesday June 28th 2017:
11:00 – 13:15
BBC Red Button
World Taekwondo Championships

13:00 – 17:15
BBC Two
Tennis – Eastbourne Tournament LIVE

13:15 – 17:00
BBC Red Button
Tennis – Wimbledon Qualifying LIVE

19:00 – 21:00
BT Showcase
America’s Cup Highlights

Thursday June 29th 2017:
13:00 – 17:15
BBC Two
Tennis – Eastbourne Tournament LIVE

Friday June 30th 2017:
13:00 – 17:15
BBC Two
Tennis – Eastbourne Tournament LIVE

17:00 – 19:00
BBC Red Button
Tennis – Eastbourne International

Saturday July 1st 2017:
13:30 – 16:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE – From Newcastle and Newmarket

14:00 – 18:00
ITV4
Tour De France LIVE
Coverage of Stage 1

Sunday July 2nd 2017:
11:00 – 16:45
ITV4
Tour De France LIVE
Coverage of Stage 2

13:00 – 17:00
BBC Two
Athletics
World Championship Team Trials LIVE

18:30 – 21:30
ITV
Football
Confederations Cup Final LIVE

Monday July 3rd 2017:
11:00 – 16:45
ITV4
Tour De France LIVE
Coverage of Stage 3

11:30 – 20:30
BBC Two
Wimbledon LIVE
Day 1 of Tennis Coverage

19:00 – 20:00
Channel FIve
Moto GP Highlights
From Germany

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Tour De France
Highlights of Stage 3

Tuesday July 4th 2017:
11:00 – 16:30
ITV4
Tour De France LIVE
Coverage of Stage 4

11:30 – 20:30
BBC Two
Wimbledon LIVE
Day 2 of Tennis Coverage

Wednesday July 5th 2017:
12:00 – 16:45
ITV4
Tour De France LIVE
Coverage of Stage 5

13:00 – 20:30
BBC Two
Wimbledon LIVE
Day 3 of Tennis Coverage

Thursday July 6th 2017:
11:00 – 17:00
ITV4
Tour De France LIVE
Coverage of Stage 6

11:30 – 20:30
BBC Two
Wimbledon LIVE
Day 4 of Tennis Coverage

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
Cricket Highlights – England v South Africa

21:00 – 01:00
ITV4
Darts – World Series
Coverage from Shanghai of the latest World Series tournament.

Friday July 7th 2017:
11:00 – 17:00
ITV4
Tour De France LIVE
Coverage of Stage 7

11:30 – 20:30
BBC Two
Wimbledon LIVE
Day 5 of Tennis Coverage

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
Cricket Highlights – England v South Africa

21:00 – 01:00
ITV4
Darts – World Series
Coverage from Shanghai of the latest World Series tournament.

Front Runner Closed on Freeview

Statement below from Front Runner – sad news, I did enjoy Indoor League, British GT and their Darts coverage.  I hope it will be added to a platform soon, where I can once again view the channel.  Chris

Front Runner, the nation’s only free-to-air sports channel, is no longer on Freeview channel 91, but is still available without subscription on Sky 468 and 469 and more platforms will be added in time.

We’re very excited by our new strategic plans to bring more sport to UK homes and can’t wait to share our plans with you shortly.

In the meantime, we have a whole host of adrenaline-action sports for you on Front Runner including our latest addition of Lucha Libre AAA wrestling along with channel favourites such as Poker Nights in America, darts, motorsport, Greyhound racing and much, much more.

Be sure to stay tuned to our social media accounts for the latest news and scheduling times.

You can find us on Facebook here: https://business.facebook.com/frontrunnertv/?business_id=345838745755965

And on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FrontRunnerTV

Sport on Freeview Up To June 23rd 2017

Hello all – back from my holidays, all refreshed – and welcome to this week’s blog.  Lots of great sport this week, and will add a couple of updates to the listings over the weekend, so please do come back.  Let us know your comments below – keep in touch, Chris

Friday June 16th 2017:
20:00 – 21:00
ITV4
Isle of Man TT – Review Show Two

21:30 – 22:30
Front Runner
AAA Wrestling

Saturday June 17th 2017:
07:05 – 08:00
Channel Four
Triathlon
From Blenheim Palace.

13:30 – 16:00
ITV4
ITV Racing Live
From York, Musselburgh and Sandown.

13:30 – 15:00
Quest
Le Mans LIVE

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14:20 – 17:05
BBC One
Rugby League Challenge Cup LIVE
Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors

16:30 – 19:30
Front Runner
England Open LIVE

19:30 – 20:30
Lions Rugby Union Tour
The Tour returns to North Island and the Rotorua International Stadium for the match between the Maori All Blacks and the Lions. This is considered to be the unofficial Test Match as the proud Maori Nation take to the international stage. Join Catrin Heledd, Jamie Robinson and Deiniol Jones for analysis with Gareth Rhys Owen and Gwyn Jones providing commentary on the highlights.

20:00 – 22:30
BBC Two
Rugby Union LIVE
Argentina v England – the Second Test.

20:00 – 21:00
Quest
Le Mans LIVE

Sunday June 18th 2017:
09:30 – 14:45
ITV4
Le Mans LIVE
The closing stages of this year’s race.

09:45 – 13:00
BBC Red Button
Rowing World Cup from Poznan

10:00 – 11:00
Quest
Le Mans LIVE

13:00 – 14:30
Quest
Le Mans LIVE

13:30 – 14:30
BBC Two
Sailing – America’s Cup Highlights

13:45 – 16:00
S4C
Under 20’s Rugby
WORLD RUGBY UNDER 20 CHAMPIONSHIP
Having followed Wales Under 20s’ journey along every step of the competition, S4C will show the team’s final match live from the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. Broadcast time and confirmation of Wales’ opponents will be given following Wales’ 5th place semi-final match against Scotland on Tuesday. Viewers will also be able to watch the match live online at s4c.cymru or via the S4C Chwaraeon Facebook Live page.

14:00 – 21:00
Front Runner
England Open LIVE

14:30 – 17:00
BBC Two
Rugby League LIVE
Hull FC v Castleford Tigers – Challenge Cup

15:45 – 17:45
BT Showcase
Sailing – America’s Cup Highlights

17:00 – 18:00
BBC Two
Rowing

21:00 – 22:00
Front Runner
Indoor League.
Double Bill with Fred Trueman.

23:15 – 00:05
BBC Two
Cricket – Champions Trophy Final Highlights

Monday June 19th 2017:
12:00 – 13:00
BBC Two
Athletics
Diamond League highlights from Stockholm

12:30 – 13:30
BBC Red Button
Tennis – Queens Club LIVE

13:00 – 18:00
BBC Two
Tennis – Queens Club LIVE

15:30 – 18:15
ITV4
Football – Confederations Cup Live
Australia v Germany

17:45 – 20:00
BBC Red Button
Tennis – Queens Club LIVE

19:00 – 21:00
BT Showcase
Sailing – America’s Cup Highlights

23:15 – 00:15
BBC Two
Sailing – America’s Cup Highlights

Tuesday June 20th 2017:
10:00 – 11:00
ITV4
ITV Racing – The Opening Show

13:00 – 18:00
BBC Two
Tennis – Queens Club LIVE

13:30 – 18:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE – Royal Ascot Day 1

20:00 – 21:00
ITV4
World Superbikes
Highlights from Misano, Italy.

Wednesday June 21st 2017:
10:00 – 11:00
ITV4
ITV Racing – The Opening Show

13:10 – 18:00
BBC Two
Tennis – Queens Club LIVE

13:30 – 18:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE – Royal Ascot Day 2

15:30 – 18:15
ITV4
Football – Confederations Cup Live
Russia v Portugal

18:30 – 21:15
ITV4
Football – Confederations Cup Live
Mexico v New Zealand

19:00 – 20:30
Front Runner
AAA Wrestling

21:15 – 22:15
ITV4
British Superbikes
Highlights from Knockhill.

Thursday June 22nd 2017:
10:00 – 11:00
ITV4
ITV Racing – The Opening Show

13:00 – 18:00
BBC Two
Tennis – Queens Club LIVE

13:30 – 18:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE – Royal Ascot Day 3

15:30 – 18:15
ITV4
Football – Confederations Cup Live
Cameroon v Australia

18:30 – 21:15
ITV4
Football – Confederations Cup Live
Germany v Chile

Friday June 23rd 2017:
09:55 – 11:35
Channel Four
Formula 1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix Practice 1 LIVE

13:00 – 18:00
BBC Two
Tennis – Queens Club LIVE

13:30 – 18:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE – Royal Ascot Day 4

13:55 – 15:35
Channel Four
Formula 1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix Practice 2 LIVE

17:00 – 18:00
Front Runner
NZ Rally Championship

17:45 – 19:30
BBC Red Button
Tennis – Queens Club LIVE

Last of the Summer Wine – From the Beginning on Drama!

Sadly, Peter Sallis passed away recently – Sallis appeared in every single episode of the long-running BBC sitcom ‘Last of the Summer Wine’. So, what better way to celebrate Sallis’s career than to enjoy ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ from the very beginning? Drama Channel are repeating the show, from the pilot episode, from Friday June 16th, at 1pm and repeated at 6:40pm. With a choice of 295 episodes to show, and five episodes per week, it’s definitely one to put on series link!

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I’ve contacted UKTV to see if they plan on screening the Christmas Specials this time around as sometimes these are omitted. UKTV said they plan on screening “…some Christmas specials in August” and more at Christmas. From listings released so far, I can tell you that they’ll have reached the end of Series 3 by July 14th – which will be the 21st episode. Full details below of episodes confirmed so far, which may help.

Episode Number Episode Title Original TX Drama TX Confirmed
1 Pilot – Of Funerals and Fish 04/01/1973 16/06/2017
2 Series 1 – Short Back and Palais Glide 26/11/1973 19/06/2017
3 Inventor of the 40 Foot Ferret 06/12/1973 20/06/2017
4 Pate and Chips 20/12/1973 21/06/2017
5 Spring Fever 24/12/1973 22/06/2017
6 The New Mobile Trio 27/12/1973 23/06/2017
7 Hail Smiling Morn or Thereabouts 29/12/1973 26/06/2017
8 Series 2 – Forked Lightning 05/03/1975 27/06/2017
9 Who’s That Dancing with Nora Batty Then? 12/03/1975 28/06/2017
10 The Changing Face of Rural Blamire 19/03/1975 29/06/2017
11 Some Enchanted Evening 26/03/1975 30/06/2017
12 A Quiet Drink 02/04/1975 03/07/2017
13 Ballad for Wind Instruments and Canoe 09/04/1975 04/07/2017
14 Northern Flying Circus 16/04/1975 05/07/2017
15 Series 3 – The Man From Oswestry 27/10/1976 06/07/2017
16 Mending Stuart’s Leg 03/11/1976 07/07/2017
17 The Great Boarding House Bathroom

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18 Cheering Up Gordon 17/11/1976 11/07/2017
19 The Kink in Foggy’s Niblick 24/11/1976 12/07/2017
20 Going to Gordon’s Wedding 01/12/1976 13/07/2017
21 Isometrics and After 08/12/1976 14/07/2017

Quest Serves Up Live Le Mans!

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Chris:  See full details which have been kindly sent to us from Quest.  ITV4 also have coverage of the conclusion to this year’s Le Mans as well!

 

24 hours of Le Mans

 

It’s back!

 

Kickstart your summer with arguably, one of the biggest motor-racing events of all time: 24 hours of Le Mans.

 

Organized by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, this will be the 85th running of the 24 hour race, and will be held at the Circuit de la Sarthe in France.

 

With 60 cars, 180 drivers, including Christina Nielsen, the only woman driver in this year’s event, this year’s line-up will prove to be even more exciting, and you can regularly check in with Quest for a ‘motor fix’!

 

Quest will be showing the nail-biting LIVE start on Saturday 17th from 1.30pm and the last 2 hours of the race on Sunday 18th from 1pm, plus catching up throughout the weekend and finally, rounding up the action with highlights of the whole magnificent ride on Monday 19th June. 

 

Catch 24 Hours of Le Mans at these times:

Saturday 17th June: 1.30-3pm and 8-9pm (LIVE START & RACING)

Sunday 18th June: 10-11am and 1-2.30pm (LIVE FINISH & RACING)

Monday 19th June: Race Highlights at 7pm & repeated at 11pm

 

 

Follow Quest on Facebook and Twitter for LIVE updates from the race.

 

 

Freeview Channel 37, YouView 37, Sky 144, and Virgin 172

Sport on Freeview Up to June 9th

Hello all – a bumper edition as I’m off on my hols!  So, if I miss anything – log in, make a comment before with the programme, and then other readers will be able to see it.  That would be a big help!!!  As for this weekend, there’s LIVE BDO World Darts on Front Runner all weekend – look out for that.  There’s French Open Tennis on ITV4 all week too…  America’s Cup Sailing, and live UEFA Champions League on BT Showcase next weekend.  Chris

Friday May 26th 2017:
17:00 – 23:00
Front Runner
BDO Darts – World Trophy LIVE

Saturday May 27th 2017:
10:30 – 16:15
Quest
World Superbike Championship LIVE
From Donnington Park

11:55 – 14:30
Channel Four
F1: Monaco Grand Prix Qualifying LIVE

12:00 – 13:00
BBC One
Football Focus

13:00 – 19:00
Front Runner
BDO Darts – World Trophy LIVE

13:30 – 16:30
ITV Racing LIVE
From Haydock, Goodwood and York

16:15 – 17:15
BBC One
The FA Cup Final Build Up

17:15 – 19:45
BBC One
The FA Cup Final LIVE – Arsenal v Chelsea

18:00 – 19:00
BBC Two
PGA Championship Highlights

18:00 – 20:00
BT Showcase
America’s Cup LIVE – Qualifying

22:00 – 23:00
Quest
Giro D’ Italia Highlights

22:55 – 23:55
ITV4
Premiership Rugby Union
Final Highlights

23:35 – 00:10
BBC One
FA Cup Final Highlights

Sunday May 28th 2017:
09:30 – 18:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

10:00 – 16:15
Quest
World Superbike Championship LIVE
From Donnington Park

12:00 – 14:30
BBC Two
Athletics
Great Manchester Run LIVE

12:00 – 12:35
Channel Four
F1: Monaco Grand Prix Build Up

12:35 – 15:10
Channel Four
F1: Monaco Grand Prix LIVE

13:00 – 19:00
Front Runner
BDO Darts – World Trophy LIVE

14:30 – 15:30
BBC Two
Athletics
Diamond League Highlights from Oregon.

15:30 – 17:00
BBC Two
Rowing
European Championships Highlights

16:30 – 21:00
BT Sport App/Website
Indy 500 LIVE
Note – this is NOT on BT Showcase, but free via the app/website only.

18:00 – 21:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

22:00 – 23:00
Quest
Giro D’ Italia Highlights

23:20 – 00:15
ITV
Premiership Rugby Final Highlights
Coverage switches to Channel Five next season.

Monday May 29th 2017:
09:30 – 18:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

13:00 – 20:30
Front Runner
BDO Darts – World Trophy LIVE
Final day of coverage.

18:00 – 21:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

18:00 – 19:30
BT Showcase
America’s Cup LIVE – Qualifying

21:00 – 22:00
ITV4
Isle of Man TT – Record Breakers

22:00 – 23:00
ITV4
Cycling – Tour Series
Action from Durham.

Tuesday May 30th 2017:
09:30 – 18:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

13:00 – 13:45
BBC Two
The Super League Show
Rugby League action.

18:00 – 21:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

18:00 – 19:30
BT Showcase
America’s Cup LIVE – Qualifying

21:00 – 22:00
ITV4
Isle of Man TT – The Perfect Lap

22:00 – 23:00
ITV4
Cycling – Tour Series
Action from Hertfordshire

Wednesday May 31st 2017:
07:30 – 08:30
ITV4
Isle of Man TT – The Perfect Lap

09:30 – 18:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

13:30 – 17:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE from Epsom

18:00 – 21:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

18:00 – 20:00
BT Showcase
America’s Cup LIVE – Qualifying

19:00 – 20:55
BBC Red Button
Football
Live coverage of Bristol City v Chelsea in the Women’s Super League.

21:00 – 22:00
ITV4
Isle of Man TT – My Greatest Moment

22:00 – 23:00
ITV4
World Superbike Highlights
From Donnington Park

22:45 – 23:15
BBC One
A Question of Sport

23:00 – 00:05
World Rugby U20 Championship Highlights
Opening Pool Fixtures from Georgia

23:30 – 00:55
ITV
British Touring Car Championship Highlights

Thursday June 1st 2017:
08:30 – 09:30
ITV4
Isle of Man TT – My Greatest Moment

09:30 – 18:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

18:00 – 21:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

19:20 – 21:30
BBC Red Button
Rugby Union LIVE
Live coverage of the match between Ulster and the famous Barbarians touring side at the Kingspan Stadium.

21:00 – 22:00
BBC One
Frank Skinner on Muhammad Ali

21:00 – 22:00
ITV4
Isle of Man TT Preview Show

Friday June 2nd 2017:
08:30 – 09:30
ITV4
Isle of Man TT – Preview Show

09:30 – 18:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

13:30 – 17:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE from Epsom

17:00 – 17:30
Front Runner 1
Mobil 1 – The Grid

18:00 – 21:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

18:00 – 20:00
BT Showcase
America’s Cup LIVE – Qualifying

21:00 – 22:00
ITV4
Isle of Man TT – Qualifying Highlights

Saturday June 3rd 2017:
09:30 – 21:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

13:30 – 17:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE
Including the Epsom Derby

18:00 – 19:00
BT Showcase
UEFA Champions League Tonight

19:00 – 22:30
BT Showcase
UEFA Champions League Final LIVE
Juventus v Real Madrid

21:00 – 22:00
ITV4
TT Highlights

22:45 – 23:45
ITV
UEFA Champions League Final Highlights

Sunday June 4th 2017:
09:30 – 21:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

15:25 – 18:15
ITV
Football LIVE
Michael Carrick Testimonial from Old Trafford

21:00 – 22:00
ITV4
TT Highlights

22:00 – 23:00
ITV4
Cycling
World Tour Highlights Stage 1

23:30 – 00:20
BBC Two
Cricket
ICC Champions Trophy Highlights

Monday June 5th 2017:
09:30 – 21:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

21:00 – 22:00
ITV4
TT Highlights

22:00 – 23:05
ITV4
Cycling
World Tour Highlights Stage 2

Tuesday June 6th 2017:
00:45 – 01:35
BBC Two
Cricket
ICC Champions Trophy Highlights

12:30 – 20:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
Moto GP Highlights from Italy

22:00 – 23:05
ITV4
Cycling
World Tour Highlights Stage 3

23:20 – 00:10
BBC Two
Cricket
ICC Champions Trophy Highlights

Wednesday June 7th 2017:
12:30 – 20:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

22:00 – 23:05
ITV4
Cycling
World Tour Highlights Stage 4

23:05 – 00:05
ITV4
Cycling – Women’s Tour Highlights
Stage 1

Thursday June 8th 2017:
11:00 – 20:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

22:00 – 23:05
ITV4
Cycling
World Tour Highlights Stage 5

Front Runner – BDO Darts this Weekend

Check out the exciting news – Front Runner 2 to launch on Sky and Freesat!  I’ve asked whether or not this will arrive on Freeview, but no plans yet.  Will keep you posted! Check out the LIVE BDO World Darts this weekend too! Chris

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Launch of Front Runner 2 on Sky

This means that Front Runner on Sky has moved so the two channels can be next to each other. Front Runner will remain on Freeview ch91..

  • Front Runner will broadcast on SKY ch469 and Freeview ch91 broadcasting  24/7
    schedule

  • Front Runner 2 will broadcast on SKY ch468 and Freesat ch250 just broadcasting
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British Darts Organisation
World Trophy – LIVE (May 26-29)

Front Runner will be showing the action live from the Memo Arts Centre in Barry, Wales from tonight.

The times are as follows:-

  • Tonight (Friday) 5pm – 11pm

  • Saturday 1pm – 7pm

  • Sunday 1pm – 7pm

  • Monday 1pm – 8.30pm

British GT Championship 2017

This will be shown on Front Runner 2 this weekend. It will be broadcast between 11.20am – 2pm and 3.40pm – 5.45pm.

Saturday 26th May

11pm.
UCMMA Warrior Challenge in the Cage.

Monday 28th May

10pm.
Poker Night in America

Tuesday 29th May

2pm.
Icelandic Formula Offroad.

Wednesday 30th May

2pm.
World Poker Tour (Also Friday)

4.30pm.
Arm Wars

5.30pm.
The Indoor League (Also Thursday June 1)

Friday 2nd June

5pm.
Mobil 1 The Grid.

Saturday 3rd June

11pm.
Warrior Challenge in the Cage.

Classic ITV Drama Comes to Talking Pictures TV!

Great news that Talking Pictures TV (Freeview Channel 81) are to repeat the Granada Television classic ‘A Family At War’, starting Sunday June 11th at 6pm.  The show ran for 52 episodes, and each episode will be shown twice – Sundays and Wednesdays, so two opportunities to catch the show.

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I grew up in Granadaland – and as an eight year old, was lucky enough to walk inside the infamous Granada Studios on Quay Street Manchester to have an audition for ‘Children’s Ward’!  But, I didn’t get on the show 😦

So, with ‘A Family at War’ coming, it got me thinking.  What other shows from the ITV archive would I like to see repeated on Talking Pictures TV?  And, please, comment below with your suggestions – the more, the merrier!

  1. The Beiderbecke Trilogy – Starring James Bolam and Barbara Flynn, this was made by Yorkshire Television and I was too young to catch the show first time around.
  2. The Army Game – a long-running comedy series made by Granada in the late 50’s and early 60’s and starring William Hartnell who went on to become the first ‘Doctor Who’ in 1963.
  3. Coronation Street’ – I think it would be great to see early episodes of this.  I remember as a 14 year old catching repeats from 1976 onwards on satellite channel Granada Plus and I was hooked.  Granada Plus became ITV3 in 2004 and the Coronation Street repeats ceased.  I’m not fussed to see episodes from the 90’s and 00’s… just the first couple of decades.
  4. Crossroads‘ – screening ‘Crossroads’ is trickier than ‘Coronation Street’.  A large percentage of the archive is sadly missing.  Local TV channel ‘Big Centre TV’ started repeating the episodes but these were suddenly stopped and then ‘Big Centre TV’ closed down.  I know the stories wouldn’t continue between each surviving episode but I’d be still curious to see what does exist.
  5. The Lovers’ – classic Granada sitcom from the 70’s with Richard Beckinsale and Paula Wilcox.
  6. Nearest and Dearest’ – another Granada classic sitcom – with Hylda Baker and Jimmy Jewel.
  7. The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club‘ – I loved watching repeats of this on Granada Plus – the show ran for six series!
  8. ‘Hadleigh’ – Yorkshire Television drama from the 70’s starring Gerald Harper.
  9. ‘Whicker’s World’– another Yorkshire Television classic.  Would be great to see Alan Whicker on our screens again.  Episodes on ITV started back in 1968 – and like the ‘Glimpses’ segments on Talking Pictures, I think these would do well.
  10. ‘The Sandbaggers’ – Yorkshire Television drama, I’ve heard about it, but never seen it – it’s meant to be really good.
  11. ‘Crown Court’ – get some episodes of this on!  A long-running daytime classic from Granada and featured many guest starts during its run.
  12. ‘Dick Turpin’ – an LWT series starring Richard O’ Sullivan of ‘Man About the House’ fame.
  13. ‘Follyfoot’ – a Yorkshire TV show which included Desmond Llewellyn of ‘Q’ fame (James Bond) in the cast.
  14. ‘Watching’ – an 80’s ITV sitcom I grew up with, would love to see again.  I can’t understand why it’s never repeated on ITV3 instead of ‘In Loving Memory’ and ‘On the Buses’ over and over.
  15. ‘The Arthur Haynes Show’ – classic ATV comedy from the 60’s.
  16. ‘George and The Dragon’ – another ATV comedy classic, with Sid James and John Le Mesurier.
  17. ‘The Bounder’ – an early 80’s Yorkshire TV sitcom starring Peter Bowles and George Cole.
  18. ‘Brass’ – a Granada TV spoof of ‘Dallas’ and ‘Dynasty’ starring Timothy West.  I’ve seen clips of this and it looks funny.
  19. ‘Cannon and Ball’ – I have several DVD’s of the duo’s shows and they’re still funny.  They made several series for LWT – let’s get them repeated again on a Saturday night!
  20. ‘Russ Abbot Madhouse’ – as above, I don’t think these have been repeated since their first transmission and I don’t understand why.  Long overdue a repeat.
  21. ‘September Song’ – this was a Granada TV drama starring Russ Abbot and Michael Williams from the early 1990’s.  It’s brilliant and loved it first time around.
  22. ‘Stay Lucky’ – Dennis Waterman is his first major role after Minder, made for Yorkshire TV and also starring Jan Francis.
  23. ‘Sergeant Cork’ – ATV drama series starring William Gaunt.
  24. ‘A Kind of Loving’ – an acclaimed 10 part drama made by Granada.
  25. ‘Sez Les’ – Les Dawson’s brilliant sketch show made for Yorkshire TV which also featured guest appearances from John Cleese.

 

That’s it for now – please do write your suggestions below!  Chris

 

Sport on Freeview W/C May 20th 2017

Hello all welcome to this week’s blog.  Don’t forget Manchester United are LIVE and FREE on BT Showcase Freeview Channel 115 this Wednesday!

BT Showcase Schedule Updated 20.05.17 – check out my updated spreadsheet with everything that has been on BT Showcase so far.  Note: You won’t be able to receive the channel on Freeview Channel 59 anymore, it’s now on Channel 115 for Freeview HD TV’s and Set Top boxes only.

Also this week, I’ll be running a feature where I’m reviewing Sky Sports via Now TV.  Any questions, send them over here and I’ll try and get them answered during the course of the week.  Chris

Including programming for…

Saturday May 20th 2017:
10:00 – 11:00
ITV4
ITV Racing – The Opening Show

10:45 – 12:10
Spike
FIA Formula E LIVE
Paris EPrix Qualifying

12:00 – 13:00
BBC One
Football Focus

12:55 – 14:55
BBC Red Button
WSL Round Six – Arsenal v Birmingham City
Live coverage of the Women’s Spring Series as last year’s FA Cup winners Arsenal host 2017 finalists Birmingham City at The Hive.

Repeated at 6pm on Red Button.

13:30 – 16:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE
Four races from Newbury

14:30 – 16:15
Channel Five
FIA Formula E LIVE
Paris EPrix

18:00 on S4C (watch via BBC Iplayer)
CLWB RYGBI: MUNSTER v OSPREYS, kick off 18.15, live from Thomond Park, Limerick.
Clwb Rygbi brings live coverage of Munster v Ospreys in the Guinness Pro12 play-off semi-final from Thomond Park. With a place in the Pro12 final up for grabs, it’s safe to say that this will be a career defining game for both sides.Kick off 18.15. (S)

19:00 – 20:00
Front Runner
Born to Fight. New series where novice fighters get thrown into the world of Mixed Martial Arts, the most extreme fighting art in the world.

20:00 – 21:00
Front Runner
UCMMA Fighting. Warrior Challenge in the Cage from London.

22:00 – 23:00
Quest
Giro D’ Italia Cycling Highlights – Stage 14

23:50 – 00:15
Channel Five
Football on 5 – Bradford City v Millwall
League One Play Off.

Sunday May 21st 2017:
11:15 – 18:00
ITV4
British Touring Car Championship LIVE
From Oulton Park, Round 4 of the season.

14:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button
Final Score
Jason Mohammad presents a feast of football on the last day of the Premier League season, with reports and interviews from all 10 games, including Chelsea versus Sunderland and Liverpool against Middlesbrough.

15.15 on S4C
RYGBI – ABERAVON v MERTHYR, kick off 15.30, live from the Talbot Athletic Ground.
Live coverage of Principality Premiership Final, with Owain Gwynedd, Jamie Robinson and Lowri Morgan as Aberavon welcome Merthyr to the Talbot Athletic ground. English sound-track available via the red button on Sky, Freeview or Virgin Media. Freesat viewers should use the audio selection option. Kick-off 15.30. (S)

17:30 – 23:30
BBC Red Button
North West 200 Highlights
Highlights of the famous motorcycle meet in Northern Ireland. Big names John McGuinness and Guy Martin will be lining up for Honda while the legendary Alastair Seeley will be desperate to extend his record of 17 North West wins. Looped highlights.

20:00 – 21:00
ITV4
Rugby Union
Premiership Highlights – Semi Final action.

22:00 – 23:00
Quest
Giro D’ Italia Cycling Highlights – Stage 15

22:30 – 00:15
BBC One
Match of the Day 2
Including Hull v Tottenham.

Monday May 22nd 2017:
17:00 – 17:30
Front Runner
Irish National Forest Championship Highlights

17:30 – 18:00
Front Runner
The Indoor League with Fred Trueman. Look out for episodes throughout the week.

18:00 – 23:45
BBC Red Button
The Women’s Football Show
Eilidh Barbour presents highlights from round six of the Women’s Spring Series, as newly promoted Yeovil Town travel north to face WSL champions Manchester City and Sunderland take on Chelsea. Looped highlights.

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
Moto GP Highlights
Action from France.

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Cycling – Tour Series
Action from Round 6 in Bath.

23:40 – 00:40
ITV4
German Football Highlights

Tuesday May 23rd 2017:
13:00 – 13:50
BBC Two
The Super League Show
Rugby League Highlights

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
FIA World Rally Championship Highlights
Round 6 from Portugal

20:45 – 21:45
BBC Red Button
FA Cup Rewind: Classic Finals – Leeds v Sunderland
Guy Mowbray introduces the best of the action from one of the most memorable finals in FA Cup history, which saw favourites Leeds United take on unfancied Sunderland in 1973. Repeated throughout the week at various times on Red Button.

21:45 – 22:45
BBC Red Button
FA Cup Rewind: Classic Finals – Tottenham v Coventry
A look at the 1987 final between Tottenham and Coventry – one of the most memorable matches in the competition’s history, with five goals and an extra-time winner. Repeated throughout the week at various times on Red Button.

22:00 – 23:00
Quest
Giro D’ Italia Cycling Highlights – Stage 16

22:45 – 23:15
BBC One
FA Cup – The Road to Wembley
Key Moments from this Season’s FA Cup

23:10 – 00:05
BBC Red Button
FA Cup Final Highlights – Arsenal v Chelsea
Relive highlights of the only time the 2017 finalists have met in an FA Cup final, back in 2002. Arsenal were gunning for a league and cup double whilst Chelsea were chasing their first silverware for two years.

Wednesday May 24th 2017:
17:30 – 18:00
ITV4
The Darts Show

18:00 – 22:00
ITV4
World Series of Darts – Dubai
Delayed coverage from Day 1.

19:00 – 22:30
BT Showcase
UEFA Europa League Final LIVE
Manchester United v Ajax

22:00 – 23:00
Quest
Giro D’ Italia Cycling Highlights – Stage 17

23:00 – 00:00
ITV4
Cycling – Tour Series
Action from Round 7 in Motherwell.

Thursday May 25th 2017:
00:00 – 01:00
Quest
FIM World Endruance Championship

19:00 – 22:30
ITV4
World Series of Darts – Dubai
Delayed coverage from Day 2.

22:00 – 23:00
Quest
Giro D’ Italia Cycling Highlights – Stage 18

Friday May 26th 2017:
18:00 – 19:30
BBC Two
Athletics – Great Manchester Games
Live from Deansgate

20:00 – 21:00
ITV4
Road Racing Series
Cookstown 100 from Northern Ireland

21:00 – 23:00
Spike
Impact Wrestling

21:00 – 23:00
BT Showcase
Live America’s Cup Qualifying.

22:00 – 00:00
Channel Five
Championship Boxing
WBC World Flyweight Bout between Andrew Selby and Cristofer Rosales

22:00 – 23:00
ITV4
Cycling – Tour Series
Action from Round 8 in Aberdeen

22:00 – 23:00
Quest
Giro D’ Italia Cycling Highlights – Stage 19

Sport on Freeview W/C May 13th 2017

Hello – welcome to this week’s blog.  The Giro D’ Italia highlights continue on Quest and there’s plenty of Horse Racing on ITV4.  Don’t forget, BT Showcase is now on Channel 115.  If your TV isn’t Freeview HD compatiable, then sadly, you won’t be able to view the channel anymore.

Saturday May 13th 2017:
10:00 – 11:00
ITV4
ITV Racing – The Opening Show

13:30 – 16:30
ITV4
ITV Racing Live
From Ascot and Haydock Park

13:45 – 16:30
BBC One
Rugby League – Challenge Cup
Castleford v St Helens LIVE

14:30 – 17:30

BT Showcase – BT Sport Score (now on Freeview Channel 115)

22:00 – 23:00
Quest
Giro D’ Italia Highlights

Sunday May 14th 2017:
12:15 – 13:00
BBC Two
MOTD2 Extra

13:00 – 14:30
BBC Two
Triathlon World Series
Yokohama Highlights

14:30 – 17:00
BBC Two
Rugby League – Challenge Cup
Warrington v Widnes LIVE

17:00 – 18:00
BBC Two
Athletics – Diamond League Highlights
From Shanghai

18:45 – 21:00
Channel 4
Formula 1 – Spanish Grand Prix Highlights

20:00 – 22:00

BT Showcase

WTA Tennis – The Final of the Mutua Madrid Open.

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22:00 – 23:00
Quest
Giro D’ Italia Highlights

22:30 – 23:45
BBC One
Match of the Day 2
Including Tottenham v Man Utd

Monday May 15th 2017:
13:00 – 14:00
BBC Two
Athletics – Diamond League Highlights
From Shanghai

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Cycling – Tour Series Highlights
From Cheshire.

22:45 – 23:15
BBC One
Match of the Day
Including Chelsea v Watford

23:25 – 00:30
ITV4
German Football Highlights

Tuesday May 16th 2017:
19:00 – 22:30
BBC Red Button
Final Score
Football Updates

20:00 – 21:00
ITV4
World Superbike Highlights
From Italy.

Wednesday May 17th 2017:
14:00 – 16:30
ITV4
ITV Racing LIVE
From York, the Dante Festival.

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Cycling – Tour Series Highlights

22:00 – 23:00
Quest
Giro D’ Italia Highlights

22:45 – 23:15
BBC One
A Question of Sport

23:30 – 00:50
ITV4
British Touring Car Championship Highlights

Thursday May 18th 2017:
14:00 – 16:30
ITV4
ITV Racing LIVE
From York, the Dante Festival.

22:00 – 23:00
Quest
Giro D’ Italia Highlights

23:05 – 00:00
Channel 5
Football on 5 – We’re On Our Way to Wembley
Play Off highlights.

Friday May 19th 2017:
14:00 – 16:30
ITV4
ITV Racing LIVE
From York, the Dante Festival.

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Cycling – Tour Series Highlights

22:00 – 23:00
Quest
Giro D’ Italia Highlights

 

Front Runner Highlights This Week (Freeview Channel 91)

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Saturday 13 May
7pm. Born to Fight. New series where novice fighters get thrown into the world of Mixed Martial Arts, the most extreme fighting art in the world.
8pm onwards. UCMMA Fighting. 
 
Monday 15 May
1pm. Britcar. Highlights of the ever-popular MSA Britcar Endurance Championship, which brings together a broad range of machinery for a combination of 90-minute and two-hour races across the UK. Rd.1: Silverstone.
3pm. 50 years of British Rallycross.
5.30pm. The Indoor League. The Indoor League, presented by the great Fred Trueman, is the classic TV series which found the true champions of British pub games. Also Tuesday and Wednesday.
6.30pm. GT Cup UK. Exclusive highlights of the UK’s premier national GT series that caters for a multitude of stunning sportscar machinery. Rd 1 : Donington Park (National)
7.30pm. World Poker Tour. Top pros, exotic locations and huge pots make the WPT compelling viewing. Anyone who pays the buy-in can enter, but with strong players to compete against, final tables are notoriously hard to reach. Also Wednesday and Thursday.
10pm. Poker Night in America. Journey across the states with some of the country’s best poker players. Also Wednesday and Thursday. 
 
Tuesday 16 May
7pm Live Greyhound Racing. Catch the action live from the track across the country. 
 
Wednesday 17 May
3pm. BSMA MX. Watch as the dirt track stars of tomorrow scramble around the UK looking to take the next step in the world of motocross.
4pm. Tour European Rally. Top rallying of the European circuit.
4.30pm Arm Wars. Pro-Armwrestling super series.

Thursday 18 May
9.30pm. Gillette World Sport. A feature driven program with a brand new perspective on the world of sport. Covering technology, training, sporting techniques, cutting edge science and much more.

 

Live Sports FM fixtures – listen live at http://www.livesportsfm.co.uk

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12/05/2017 Kingstone Press League 1
Newcastle Thunder vs Toronto Wolfpack
19:00

 

13/05/2017 Barclays U18 Premier League
Man City vs Liverpool
10:30

 

14/05/2017 The Cricketer Village Cup – Round 2
Sessay CC vs Cayton CC
13:30

 

Live Sport on S4C This Week

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SATURDAY 13 MAY

17.00 SGORIO: BANGOR CITY v CARDIFF MET, kick off 17.15, live from the Bangor University Stadium.
Join Dylan Ebenezer, Osian Roberts, Owain Tudur Jones and the red-button-boys for the Europa League play-off final between Bangor and Cardiff Met. The last live Sgorio of the season will reveal who joins The New Saints, gap Connah’s Quay and Bala Town as Wales’ European representatives for the 2017-18 season, with the winners receiving a substantial financial boost for grabbing Wales’ last European spot. English sound-track available via the red button on Sky, Freeview or Virgin Media. Freesat viewers should use the audio selection option. Kick-off 5.15. (EC) (S)

 

SUNDAY 14 MAY

 

15.15 RYGBI – ABERAVON v BEDWAS, kick off 15.30, live from the Talbot Athletic Ground.
As the Principality Premiership reaches a climax, Owain Gwynedd, Catrin Heledd and Jamie Robinson will be at the Talbot Athletic Ground to bring you all the action from the play-off semi-final between Aberavon and Bedwas. The winner of the tie will face either Merthyr or RGC 1404 in next week’s final. English sound-track available via the red button on Sky, Freeview or Virgin Media. Freesat viewers should use the audio selection option. Kick off 15.30. (EC) (S)

 


PLUS
catch highlights from the famous Liege-Bastogne-Liege cycling race on Seiclo, at 22.00 on Thursday, 11 May.

 

AND Morgan Jones brings highlights from the Dafabet Welsh Premier League play-off final between Bangor City and Cardiff Met, as well as a round-up of La Liga action on Sgorio, at 18.30 on Monday 15 May.

 


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English subtitles
(EC) English soundtrack available via the red button on Sky, Freeview or Virgin Media. Freesat viewers should use the audio selection option

S4C is available on: Sky 104, Freeview 4, Virgin TV 166 and Freesat 104 in Wales

Sky 134, Freesat 120 and Virgin TV 166 in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland

S4C HD is available for Sky and Freesat viewers in Wales and across the UK.

 

Live online and on demand on s4c.cymru and by using the S4C app for iOS and Android.

Viewers across the UK can also watch S4C on BBC iPlayer, tvcatchup.com, tvplayer.com, YouView and via the Facebook app.

BT Showcase This Week

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Saturday May 13th:
2:30pm-5:30pm LIVE  BT Sport Score
Football score updates.

Sunday May 14th:
8:00pm-10:00pm WTA Tennis – Madrid Open highlights from the Final.