BBC announces weekend TV and radio schedule change for Prince Philip’s funeral Brighton News

The BBC announced major changes to its television and radio schedule this weekend as Prince Philip is buried.

The Duke of Edinburgh died last Friday at the age of 99.

To mark the funeral of Britain’s oldest consort, the BBC will broadcast a series of special programs.

Huw Edwards will direct nearly six hours of broadcast coverage from Windsor across three programs Friday and Saturday.

On Friday on BBC One, Edwards will present HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Remembers live from Windsor Castle at 7 p.m., where he will interview people who will play key roles in the funeral service and ceremonial procession.

Saturday, the day of the funeral, Edwards will present live coverage of events in Windsor starting at 12:30 p.m.

He will be joined by presenter Sophie Raworth and television presenter and former Royal Marine JJ Chalmers throughout the afternoon.

On Saturday evening from 8:10 p.m. Edwards will then reflect on the day’s events at Windsor Castle.

The funeral will also be covered on Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. on Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live, as well as on the broadcaster’s local stations.

News of the planned coverage comes as BBC figures show its coverage of the Duke’s death has received 110,000 complaints to date, making it the highest number of complaints ever published in the UK on television programs.

The complete list of programs is as follows.




7 p.m. – HRH The Duke of Edinburgh remembers
8:05 p.m. – Garden Rescue
8:35 p.m. – EastEnders
9 p.m. – do I have any news for you
9:30 p.m. – Would I lie to you?
As expected…



10am – BBC News
11 a.m. – The Duke: in his own words
noon – BBC Weekend News
12:30 p.m. – The funeral of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
4:20 p.m. – BBC Weekend News
4:50 p.m. – BBC regional news
5 p.m. – The FA Cup – Semi-final: Chelsea v Manchester City
As planned until …
10:10 a.m. to 10:40 p.m. – BBC Weekend News

BBC two
10 a.m. – Saturday kitchen
11:30 am – Nadiya’s British Culinary Adventure
noon – Football Focus
1 p.m. – Snooker: World Championship
5:30 p.m. – Flog It
As planned until …
8:10 p.m. The funeral of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

The funeral will be broadcast with extended coverage Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. on Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live, and broadcast simultaneously on BBC World Service English, BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio Ulster.

It will also be broadcast on BBC Radio Wales and local BBC radio with some variations in start times.

Martha Kearney will present from the studio, with Jonny Dymond and historian Tracy Borman while Eleanor Oldroyd will be in St George’s Chapel; and Allan Little, Clare Balding and Clive Myrie will be at Windsor Castle.

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