Black History Month on BT Sport - 31 days of programming celebrating contributions from people of colour across the sporting world

Every night throughout October, we will be honouring the achievements of black athletes from all corners of the sporting world with an unmissable schedule of documentaries, films and interviews.

Published: 9 October 2020 - 5.57pm

BT Sport will mark Black History Month throughout October with a special slate of nightly programming celebrating, amplifying and honouring the sporting contributions of some of the most iconic athletes in history.

Beginning on Thursday (1 October) with John Barnes: Poetry in Motion, we will revisit stories from the world of football, tennis, basketball, baseball and more as we continue our pledge to create a truly inclusive environment and society. 

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Black History Month on BT Sport - Full schedule

Timings could be subject to change

Friday 9th

John Barnes: Poetry in Motion

7.30pm, BT Sport 2 HD

A look back at the career of one of Liverpool and England's most iconic players. From his time at Watford to becoming a legend at Anfield and that goal for England.

Watch the acclaimed film here

 

ESPN 30 for 30: The 16th Man

This documentary, part of the acclaimed 30 for 30 series, showcases the South African national rugby team and its impact on the nation's transition from segregation to integration.

8.30pm, BT Sport 2 HD

Watch the documentary here

Sport in Focus: Eze

Sport In Focus looks at the life of Eberechi Eze from his roots growing up in London to his move from QPR to Premier league side Crystal Palace.

9.30pm, BT Sport 1 HD

Watch the documentary here

BT Sport Films: Rocky & Wrighty

BT Sport films presents the extraordinary story of how a young David Rocastle's meteoric rise to stardom inspired another legend in the shape of Ian Wright.

9.30pm, BT Sport 2 HD

Watch the acclaimed film here

 

 

Saturday 10th

BHM: Sporting Roots

Comedian Kane Brown hosts an intimate and light-hearted conversation with diverse group of Black British sports stars including Ugo Monye, David Haye and Luther Blissett.

8pm, BT Sport 2 HD

In Depth with Graham Besinger: Lewis Hamilton

Graham sits down with four-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton to discuss the barriers he faced as F1's first black driver and what it is like to have his father as his manager.

8.30pm, BT Sport 2 HD

 

Sunday 11th

BHM: Sporting Roots

Comedian Kane Brown hosts an intimate and light-hearted conversation with diverse group of Black British sports stars including Ugo Monye, David Haye and Luther Blissett.

2pm, BT Sport 3 HD

Sport in Focus: Eze

Sport In Focus looks at the life of Eberechi Eze from his roots growing up in London to his move from QPR to Premier league side Crystal Palace.

Watch the documentary here

2.30pm, BT Sport 3

Making Coco: The Grant Fuhr Story

Grant Fuhr was the first black superstar in hockey. He won 403 regular season NHL games and is a member of the 2003 class of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

5.15pm, BT Sport 1 HD

Watch the documentary here

BT Sport Films: Stop The Tour

Stop The Tour discovers the extraordinary story of how sport helped bring an end to Apartheid which paved the way towards the multi racial 2019 Springbok champions.

7.30pm, BT Sport 2 HD

Watch the incredible BT Sport Film here

 

Muhammad Ali fighting Joe Frazier

Monday 12th

ESPN Films: The Announcement

NBA All-Star Magic Johnson narrates this powerful and moving documentary centered around his announcement in 1991 that he was HIV-positive.

7.30pm, BT Sport 3 HD

Out Of Their Skin (I)

In this candid portrayal of British sporting history and social culture, documentary `Out of Their Skin' charts the rise of black football players in Britain. 1/2.

10pm, BT Sport 1 HD

 

Tuesday 13th

Classic Boxing: Frank Bruno v Joe Bugner

We rewind the clock to the heavyweight clash between Australian Joe Bugner and home-favourite Frank Bruno at White Hart Lane in 1987.

8.30pm, BT Sport 3 HD

Unforgivable Blackness Part 1

Unforgivable Blackness is a documentary that looks at the rise and fall of Jack Johnson, the first African-American Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World. 1/2.

9pm, BT Sport 3 HD

 

Wednesday 14th

Classic Boxing: Mike Tyson v Frank Bruno

Another chance to see the classic 1989 bout between Mike Tyson and Frank Bruno in Las Vegas. Bruno, returning after a 16-month hiatus, faced a then-undefeated and imperious Tyson.

8.30pm, BT Sport 3 HD

Unforgiveable Blackness Part 2

Unforgivable Blackness is a documentary that looks at the rise and fall of Jack Johnson, the first African-American Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World. 2/2.

9pm, BT Sport 3 HD

 

Thursday 15th

Sport in Focus: Eze

Sport In Focus looks at the life of Eberechi Eze from his roots growing up in London to his move from QPR to Premier league side Crystal Palace.

Watch the documentary here

8pm, BT Sport 2 HD

BHM: Sporting Roots

Comedian Kane Brown hosts an intimate and light-hearted conversation with diverse group of Black British sports stars including Ugo Monye, David Haye and Luther Blissett.

8.15pm, BT Sport 2 HD

BT Sport Films Shorts – State Of Play: Ferdinand & Ramsey

A unique insight into the game by those who play it, coach it, shape it and cherish it. Les Ferdinand & Chris Ramsey discuss opportunities for BAME candidates with Michael Calvin.

8.45pm, BT Sport 2 HD

MLB Classic – Letters from Jackie: The Private Thoughts of Jackie Robinson

...The Private Thoughts of Jackie Robinson. The film uses unedited and uncensored letters written by Jackie to figures such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Eisenhower.

9pm, BT Sport 2 HD

 

Reggie Miller playing against the New York Knicks

Friday 16th

1990 Bo Jackson 3HR Game (Royals @ Yankees)

Relive the night the freakishly-talented two-sport star Bo Jackson crushed three homers for the Royals at Yankee Stadium.

11.15pm, BT Sport 2 HD

 

Saturday 17th

BHM: National Pride

8pm, BT Sport 1 HD

Sport in Focus: Eze

Sport In Focus looks at the life of Eberechi Eze from his roots growing up in London to his move from QPR to Premier league side Crystal Palace.

8.15pm, BT Sport 1 HD

Watch the documentary here

BHM: Sporting Roots

Comedian Kane Brown hosts an intimate and light-hearted conversation with diverse group of Black British sports stars including Ugo Monye, David Haye and Luther Blissett.

8.30pm, BT Sport 1 HD

 

Sunday 18th

ESPN 30 for 30: Jordan Rides The Bus

Jordan Rides The Bus focuses on Jordan’s attempt to establish himself in the major leagues of baseball with the Chicago White Sox’s developmental team and the wider impact of the basketball legend switching codes.

8pm, BT Sport 2 HD

Watch the documentary here

HOOP DREAMS

9pm, BT Sport 2 HD

 

Monday 19th

Out Of Their Skin

9.30pm, BT Sport 1 HD

 

Tuesday 20th

BHM: Life Stories

10.15pm, BT Sport 1 HD

BHM: National Pride

10.45pm, BT Sport 1 HD

 

Wednesday 21st

I Am Bolt

10.30pm, BT Sport 3 HD

Bo Jackson hittng a home run for the Royals against the Yankees

Thursday 22nd

BHM: Life Stories

11.45pm BT Sport 2 HD

BHM: National Pride

00.15am, BT Sport 2 HD

BT Sport Film Shorts: State Of Play - Ferdinand & Ramsey

A unique insight into the game by those who play it, coach it, shape it and cherish it. Les Ferdinand & Chris Ramsey discuss opportunities for BAME candidates with Michael Calvin.

00.30am, BT Sport 2 HD

 

Friday 23rd

Mo Farah: No Easy Mile

9.30pm, BT Sport 1 HD

 

 

Saturday 24th

ESPN 30 for 30: The 16th Man

4.15pm, BT Sport 2 HD

This documentary, part of the acclaimed 30 for 30 series, showcases the South African national rugby team and its impact on the nation's transition from segregation to integration.

Watch the documentary here

BHM: A Celebration

8.45pm, BT Sport 1 HD

BHM: A National Pride

9.45pm, BT Sport 1 HD

MLB Classic - My Most Memorable Game: Ozzie Smith

10.15pm, BT Sport 1 HD

MLB Classic – Letters from Jackie: The Private Thoughts of Jackie Robinson

...The Private Thoughts of Jackie Robinson. The film uses unedited and uncensored letters written by Jackie to figures such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Eisenhower.

10.45pm, BT Sport 1 HD

 

Sunday 25th

BT Sport Films: Stop The Tour

Stop The Tour discovers the extraordinary story of how sport helped bring an end to Apartheid which paved the way towards the multi racial 2019 Springbok champions.

3pm, BT Sport 2 HD

Watch the incredible BT Sport Film here

I Am Ali

8pm, BT Sport 2 HD

 

Monday 26th

In Depth With Graham Besinger: Emmitt Smith

6.30pm, BT Sport 3 HD

In Depth With Graham Besinger: Jerry Rice

7pm, BT Sport 3 HD

In Depth With Graham Besinger: Dennis Rodman

7.30pm, BT Sport 3 HD

In Depth With Graham Besinger: Shaquille O’Neal

8pm, BT Sport 3 HD

Watch the show here

I Am Bolt

9.30pm, BT Sport 2 HD

Sport In Focus: Eze

Sport In Focus looks at the life of Eberechi Eze from his roots growing up in London to his move from QPR to Premier league side Crystal Palace.

11.15pm, BT Sport 2 HD

Kofi Kingston with the WWE title

Tuesday 27th

BHM 30 for 30: You Don’t Know Bo

5.30pm, BT Sport 3 HD

BHM: Life Stories

10.15pm, BT Sport 1 HD

 

Wednesday 28th

I Am Ali

10.30pm, BT Sport 3 HD

 

Thursday 29th

Reggie Jackson Bio

11.45pm, BT Sport 2 HD

 

Friday 30th

Reggie Jackson Bio

7pm, BT Sport 3 HD

Derek Jeter: A Tribute

8pm, BT Sport 3 HD

 

Saturday 31st

BHM: Sporting Roots

7.30pm, BT Sport 3 HD

BHM: National Pride

8pm, BT Sport 3 HD

BHM: Life Stories

8.15pm, BT Sport 3 HD

BHM: A Celebration

8.45pm, BT Sport 3 HD

Bo Jackson running the ball during an American Football game