BBC Sport Prom to air on Radio 3 & 5 live
The first ever BBC Sport Prom will take place this Sunday, and will be broadcast live on both BBC Radio 3 and BBC 5 live.
Gabby Logan makes her Proms debut to host what the BBC says will be a memorable event combining classical favourites and great sporting moments, along with “much-loved television and radio theme tunes”.
The event will be simulcast across BBC Radio 3 with Katie Derham and BBC Radio 5 live with Eleanor Oldroyd from 10:30am. In addition to broadcasting the concert live from the Royal Albert Hall, Eleanor Oldroyd will also be joined on 5 live by a host of sporting guests for more insights into how music has inspired sports stars to achieve their goals.
It will also be available in HD Sound online via this page.
Taking part will be London 2012 Olympic double skulls champion, Anna Watkins; English cricketer and television personality, Phil Tufnell; Scottish rugby union and former London Wasps wing, Kenny Logan; and 1980 Olympic and European figure skating champion, Robin Cousins. They’ll each take to the stage to discuss the music that inspired their careers.
Conductor, Rebecca Miller will lead the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Crouch End Festival Chorus to entertain audiences with classical works including Mozart’s A Musical Joke – Presto, Josef Strauss’ Sport Polka and John Williams’ Summon the Heroes, alongside well-known modern day favourites such as the themes for Match of the Day, Test Match Special and Wimbledon.
Photo: Gabby Logan