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There are a number of TV programming changes for the next few days while the UK mourns the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
The BBC has stripped back all of their regualr programming on BBC One, and will host daytime back-to-back news coverage as stories develop regarding The Queen’s funeral. There will also be the matter of her son, Charles, being sworn in as King Charles III in the coming months.
Those looking for regular BBC One shows such as ‘Homes Under The Hammer’ and ‘Bargain Hunt’ can now find them on BBC Two.
BBC Two will also show ‘EastEnders’, ‘Escape To The Country’ and ‘Pointless’ later in the day.
In terms of ITV programming, regular live morning and daytime shows such as ‘This Morning’, ‘Loose Women’, ‘Lorraine’, ‘Tipping Point’ and ‘The Chase’ will not be shown today. ‘Good Morning Britain’ aired this morning with extended coverage from the hosts Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard.
‘This is a love story that’s worthy of any great movie or novel.’
Martin Palmer poignantly talks about The Queen and Prince Philip’s marriage. pic.twitter.com/vq460uBYfU
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) September 9, 2022
The channel has also decided to pull all of their soaps, so ‘Coronation Street’ and ‘Emmerdale’ will not be shown as normal this evening – they also didn’t air last night following the news.
The ITV schedule for today will mostly be back-to-back news, similar to BBC One. ITV News Special will air all day until 8.30 pm, which is when a 90-minute special ‘Queen Elizabeth II – The Longest Reign’ will be broadcast.
Channel 4 remains mostly unchanged today, but there will be more regular Channel 4 News Specials throughout the day. Regular scheduling continues at 9 pm with ‘Gogglebox’, followed by ‘The Last Leg’ at 10 pm.
Expect the coming weekend and all next week to have a similar change in TV programming in the build-up to The Queen’s funeral.
Following the public news of The Queen’s death yesterday evening, the UK has now entered into a 10-day period of mourning. First up on the agenda will be arranging the late monarch’s funeral, which is expected to take place (although unconfirmed) over the weekend of September 17 and 18.
It’s likely that King Charles’ coronation will not take place until next spring.
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