Mike Gatting, the last captain to triumph in an Ashes tour Down Under back in 1986, is part of the Test Match Special commentary team watching England's attempts to defend the trophy.
Regulars Jonathan Agnew, Christopher Martin Jenkins and Henry Blofeld are also joined by Australian cricket commentators Jim Maxwell and Tim Lane.
Full ball-by-ball coverage of all five Test matches, plus England's one-day series games against Australia and New Zealand, will all be on Radio Four LW and Five Live Sports Extra.
For the first time, UK users will be able to hear commentary on Ashes Tests in Australia online at bbc.co.uk/cricket.
And you can download the latest to your computer or MP3 player with podcasts rounding up the latest action.
23-27 Nov - 1st Test, Brisbane
1-5 Dec - 2nd Test, Adelaide
14-18 Dec - 3rd Test, Perth
26-30 Dec - 4th Test, Melbourne
2-6 Jan - 5th Test, Sydney
9 Jan - Twenty20 International, Sydney
12 Jan - ODI v Australia, Melbourne
16 Jan - ODI v New Zealand, Hobart
19 Jan - ODI v Australia, Brisbane
23 Jan - ODI v New Zealand, Adelaide
26 Jan - ODI v Australia, Adelaide
30 Jan - ODI v New Zealand, Perth
2 Feb - ODI v Australia, Sydney
6 Feb - ODI v New Zealand, Brisbane
9 Feb - 1st ODI final, Melbourne
11 Feb - 2nd ODI final, Sydney
13 Feb - 3rd ODI final (if needed), Brisbane
SEVEN WAYS TO LISTEN TO TMS
On BBC Radio 4:
Analogue radio on 198LW
BBC Five Live Sports Extra:
DAB digital radio
Digital satellite channel 0144
Freeview channel 706
Cable TV channel 864 or 908
BBCi via your red button from BBC1 and BBC2
Online at bbc.co.uk/cricket (UK users only)