Previews The 2017 London Marathon airs 23 Apr on BBC-1 Published 2 years ago on April 22, 2017 Gabby Logan presents live coverage of the 37th annual London Marathon, as world-class runners and thousands of fun runners and fundraisers come together to compete in one of the world’s most famous and colourful races. Almost 40,000 will line up for one of the most inspirational human races on the planet – and each and every one of those who do will have their own special reason to run. The majority will be aiming just to get round, some will also have personal best times to aim for, but the one sight everyone will want to see will be the finish in the Mall. The heartbeat of the London Marathon are the many thousands running for personal, sometimes heart-breaking reasons, with fundraising and raised awareness for those very causes their main aim. Over the morning and afternoon we will highlight some of those special people who all have amazing stories to tell. In the elite men’s race, Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele, who won last year’s Berlin Marathon in the second-quickest time ever, could be the one to beat – but he will face a tough field which includes Kenya’s Stanley Biwott, who finished second in 2016 and 2014. In the women’s race, Great Britain’s five-time Olympian Jo Pavey will have qualification for this year’s World Championships in her sights as part of a strong field. Olympic gold medallist and 2016 winner Jemima Sumgong of Kenya will aim to defend her title against high-quality runners, including Ethiopia’s World Champion Mare Dibaba. Six-time Paralympic gold medallist David Weir, who has said he will retire after the men’s elite wheelchair race, is going for a record seventh win after losing out last year in a sprint finish to German Marcel Hug, who is aiming for back-to-back titles. In the women’s wheelchair race, Tatyana McFadden of the USA seeks a record fifth-straight London crown. Joining Gabby along the way will be reporters Ore Oduba, Colin Jackson, Steve Brown and Jazmin Sawyers, while commentary comes from Steve Cram, Brendan Foster (who has sadly just announced his retirement), Andrew Cotter, six-time London Marathon wheelchair race winner Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson and Paula Radcliffe, who set the women’s marathon world record 13 years ago in London. The 2017 London Marathon airs Sunday 23 April from 8.30am-3.00pm on BBC One. BBCGabby LoganSportsTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in TV15 hours ago This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (ITV 2000, Alun Armstrong, Richard Ridings) Period crime drama serial. The story behind Assistant Chief Constable George Oldfield’s tracking down of the evil incarnate that is... TV15 hours ago The Comedy Trail: A Shaggy Dog Story (BBC-1 1999, Ronnie Barker, Victoria Wood) A five minute trailer made by the BBC to celebrate their comedy output, with over 40 of the biggest names... TV15 hours ago The Frost Report (BBC-1 1966, David Frost, John Cleese) Sketch based series hosted by David Frost and broadcast live. Each episode looked at a different topic including the famous... TV15 hours ago Broaden Your Mind (BBC-2 1968, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor) Sketch series tackling many different subjects and billing itself as an Encyclopedia of the Air. The big name writers on... TV15 hours ago Monroe (ITV1 2011, James Nesbitt, Sarah Parish) Medical drama series Monroe (which comes from the pen of the always excellent Peter Bowker) follows neuro surgeon Gabriel Monroe... search EPISODES Episodes2 days ago Life in Pieces: Lost Math Art Glam (S4EP CBS Thurs 23 2019) Lost Math Art Glam: Greg scrambles to find Lark when he loses her at the hospital while visiting Jen and... Episodes2 days ago Elementary: The Further Adventures (Season 7 Premieres CBS Thurs 23 May 2019) The Further Adventures: Holmes and Watson’s new careers as consultants for Scotland Yard in London take them inside the tabloid... Episodes2 days ago The Name of the Rose Premieres Thurs 23 May on Sundance Opening with a double bill of episodes, The Name of the Rose is based on Umberto Eco’s highly acclaimed novel... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... Movies2 months ago Dumbo | 2019 | Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans... Movies2 months ago The Man Who Killed Don Quixote | 2018 | Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.