Greenwich

The Woolwich Big Screen and General Gordon Square

Live coverage of major events

The Big Screen in General Gordon Square, Woolwich, is a key focal point for Royal Greenwich as an information and events arena for the community.

While local broadcasts are a priority, the screen also broadcasts live BBC coverage of major events, local and national news, sport, the arts, music and entertainment. The climax was live coverage of the London Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.

With trees and grass terraces, landscaped General Gordon Square provides a green oasis in the heart of Woolwich.

The Big Screen and built-in bench seating make it an ideal venue to take a break and enjoy outdoor events, news, sport and special screenings.

Big Screen schedule

The Big Screen will be showing most World Cup football matches that begin at 5pm or 8pm. Later matches will not be shown. We may withdraw a screening at any time without prior notice.

The Big Screen will also be showing coverage of Wimbledon.  

Big Screen standard programming 

Big Screen standard weekday programming
Time Programme
8am to 6pm BBC News 24 
6pm to 7pm BBC1 - BBC News and Weather 
7pm to 7.30pm BBC1 - The One Show 
8pm to 10pm BBC News 24
10pm to 10.35pm BBC 10 o'Clock news
Big Screen standard Saturday programming
Time Programme
8am to 10am BBC1 - BBC Breakfast 
10am to 10.30pm BBC News 24

Big Screen timetable - Week beginning Saturday 12 July 2014

Date  Time Programme
Saturday 12 July 12pm to 1pm Tour de France highlights
Saturday 12 July 2pm to 5.20pm Live athletics
Sunday 13 July 1pm to 2pm Tour de France highlights
Sunday 13 July 2pm to 5pm Tour de France live
Sunday 13 July 7pm to 10.30pm World Cup Finals
Monday 14 July 7.35am to 8.20am Match of the Day: World Cup highlights
Monday 14 July 11am to 12pm Tour de France highlights
Monday 14 July 12.30pm to 5pm Tour de France live
Tuesday 15 July 1pm to 2pm Tour de France highlights
Tuesday 15 July 2.15pm to 4.15pm Golf: Scottish Open
Tuesday 15 July 7.30pm Live Opera: La Boheme
Wednesday 16 July 1pm to 2pm Tour de France highlights
Wednesday 16 July 3.15pm to 4.15pm  Coast
Wednesday 16 July 7pm to 8pm The One Show
Thursday 17 July 1pm to 2pm Tour de France highlights
Thursday 17 July 2pm to 5pm Tour de France live
Friday 18 July 1pm to 2pm Tour de France highlights
Friday 18 July 2pm to 4.30pm Tour de France live
Friday 18 July 8pm to 9.45pm  BBC Proms 2014
Saturday 19 July 11am to 12pm Tour de France highlights
Saturday 19 July 12pm to 4.30pm Tour de France live
Saturday 19 July 5.25pm to 6.40pm Formula 1
Saturday 19 July 8.30pm to 10.30pm Live at Edinburgh Castle
Sunday 20 July 10.30am to 11.30am Golf: The Open Championship
Sunday 20 July 11.30am to 7pm Golf: The Open Championship
Sunday 20 July 7pm to 8.30pm Formula 1

Get on screen

We are looking for community input. If your community group would like to show a film or photographs, or arrange a community event in the square with the Big Screen, please contact us.

All screen content has to comply with BBC rules.

The 25-square metre screen went live in 2009 and was a collaboration between the Royal Borough of Greenwich, the BBC and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).