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BBC gears up for Super Bowl

SUPER BOWL: THE BIGGEST SHOW ON EARTH: Saturday, 5 February on BBC 1, 1300-1330, repeated Monday, 7 February 2305-2335 and on iPlayer
SUPER BOWL XLV: Green Bay Packers v Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, 6 February at Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas

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Michael Johnson welcomes Super Bowl to Dallas

The BBC will be providing comprehensive coverage of the 2011 Super Bowl across network TV, radio and online.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are taking on the Green Bay Packers for Super Bowl XLV.

BBC One will air an Inside Sport Special I ahead of the game with Michael Johnson taking a look at the phenomenon that is the Super Bowl.

The match will be live on BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live and online (UK only).

The Inside Sport Special looks at the finale of the NFL season. It's a mixture of top-class sporting action and showbiz razzmatazz means it is always a dazzling spectacle.

As well as capturing all the excitement of the build-up to Super Bowl XLV, Johnson, a proud Texan, revels in a tour of this year's venue which just happens to be the largest domed structure in the world .

Johnson talks to legends of the sport, as well as British American football fans like England's rugby team manager Martin Johnson and television presenters Vernon Kay and Dermot O'Leary.

He also samples first hand the Super Bowl itself and brings his own unique insight into what many people call the biggest show on earth.

NFL expert Neil Reynolds gives his thoughts on who will win the big game here .

You can watch the game live in high definition from 2255 GMT on BBC ONE, where New York Giants legend Tiki Barber will join Jake Humphrey in the studio. A stream of the programme will run on the BBC Sport website (UK only).

You can also listen live on 5 live sports extra from 2220 GMT, and on 5 live from 2330.

You can watch while listening to 5 live commentary on the BBC Red Button and online.

And why not follow the live text commentary on the BBC Sport website too? It starts at 2200 GMT.

Get involved by tweeting with the hashtag #bbcsuperbowl or on the 5 live Facebook page and we'll include some of your comments in the text on Sunday night.

If you have any questions about the BBC's NFL coverage please first consult our main FAQs page .



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