BBC reveals the classic matches it will show in weeks to come

Sadly there is no World Championship in April and May this year due to the coronavirus.

As announced last month, World Snooker Tour postponed the sport’s toughest and most luxurious event in the calendar at Sheffield’s famous Crucible Theatre because of the seriousness of the outbreak and for the safety of players and fans.

Snooker bosses have indicated they hope to stage the tournament in some capacity either July or August this year but no official announcement has been made yet with the UK still in lockdown with theatres, bars and some shops closed until further notice.

The absence of live snooker – and literally every other sport – has also caused huge headaches for broadcasters.

As is tradition, the BBC show live coverage of the World Championship either on BBC Two or its online platforms.

Picture by Monique Limbos

To make up for the lack of live no action between April and May, the BBC has announced a series of snooker’s classic matches it will show instead.

Each day from Saturday, April 17 and Monday May 4, BBC Two will show one of the sport’s greatest games in history.

Here is the list which was announced earlier today.

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.

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