BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew will lead the Test Match Special team to Australia for
the second of this year's back-to-back Ashes series,
having secured the radio rights to exclusive live ball-by-ball commentary.
For the first time we will be offering a "24 Hour Ashes Experience", with round-the-clock coverage on radio and online.
As well as the ball-by-ball TMS commentary, we will have an extended build-up on both
BBC Radio 5 live
BBC Radio 5 Live sports extra.
Then after play, there is the choice of our highlights programme on 5 live sports extra or Mark Pougatch co-hosting "Ashes Breakfast" on 5 live.
Plus, for the first time from 11:00 GMT you will be able to relive all the action and TMS banter as we replay the whole day's play on 5 live sports extra and online. It will be like listening to TMS in the summer!
How to listen to TMS
- BBC Radio 5 live sports extra:
Digital radio; Digital satellite channel 0144; Freeview channel 706; Cable TV channel 864 or 908
- BBC Radio Four:
Analogue radio on 198 LW; Digital satellite channel 0143
- Via the
- Via the
BBC iPlayer Radio App
for iPhone and Android
- Via the
BBC Sport App
now features live radio streaming
Jonathan Agnew will be joined on commentary duty by Henry Blofeld, Jim Maxwell, Simon Mann and Ed Smith. Expert summarisers include TMS regulars Geoff Boycott, Michael Vaughan and Vic Marks, plus the legendary former Australia fast bowler Glenn McGrath joins us again.
Simon "The Analyst" Hughes
will be making regular contributions as well as also presenting a new video review of the day, while Aggers and Boycs will review each day's play in our
you can get the day's play in two minutes in our
"Pint Sized Ashes",
Michael Vaughan will also host a new podcast available every afternoon building up to the next day's play, while there will be a special
"Ashes Close of Play"
programme after each day of the Tests at 09:30 GMT on the BBC News Channel.
All games will be live on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and BBC Radio 4 LW, and via the BBC iPlayer Radio app, the BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app
(which now features live radio streaming which you can hear while reading the live text and reports).
BBC Radio 5 live sports extra will also have commentary on England's last two warm-up games against Australia A and a New South Wales XI, and
the Women's Ashes which follows in January.
BBC Radio 5 live
will have regular reports, features and special programmes. Michael Vaughan will team up with Phil Tufnell for some 5 live Cricket specials, while Alison Mitchell has "been down the local" with England team director Andy Flower.
Andrew Flintoff is hosting a
Ashes special and three days before the series, Greg James will be joined by James Anderson and Graeme Swann for
Not Just Cricket,
while BBC chief sports writer Tom Fordyce will be reporting from inside the TMS box throughout the tour.
You can also hear cricket coverage on the
BBC World Service,
BBC Sport website
will have live text commentaries on all of England's games, as well as reports, features, columns and blogs.
BBC Local Radio
will broadcast live commentary of every single county match
under a new agreement with the England & Wales Cricket Board, with
increased coverage on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra
You can also access
the BBC Ashes Archive at bbc.co.uk/ashesarchive
for some famous historical moments from the past, as described by TMS.
In January 2012,
BBC Sport announced a new six-year radio rights deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board,
which means TMS will be on air with exclusive radio commentary of all home series up to and including the end of the 2019 season, with more coverage of domestic cricket and women's internationals..
Most cricket broadcast via the BBC Sport website is available to UK users only, although Test Match Special is available worldwide via the website for England's home matches.
England's full fixtures
(times and coverage details subject to change)
Some red button coverage may not be available on Freeview - further details here.