7:00pm Friday 27 July on BBC ONE
The BBC team will be in place from 7pm to capture the atmosphere around London and the UK.
They’re joined by some of the biggest names in Sport as they reflect the activity around the Olympic Park see the dignitaries and crowds arrive to take their seats and look forward to 16 days of world class sporting competition.
The Ceremony officially starts at 9pm with the eyes of the world focused on the Olympic Stadium as the 30th Olympiad is officially declared open by Her Majesty, the Queen.
Film director Danny Boyle is set to produce a stunning cultural show ahead of the athletes parade – over 200 countries are expected to be represented – the official opening, the arrival of the torch and the lighting of the cauldron.
Presenters: Sue Barker, Huw Edwards, Gary Lineker, Jake Humphrey
Commentary: Huw Edwards, Hazel Irvine and Trevor Nelson