All ITV channels will come together of the State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II in an 18 hour simulcast. The broadcaster is one of many clearing schedules for the event.
ITV and its five digital offshoot channels will merge at 06:00 on Monday 19th September for a special edition of Good Morning Britain. Main coverage of the Funeral and all the associated proceedings will follow at 09:30, presented by Tom Bradby and Julie Etchingham. After the event, ITV will screen a documentary summarising the events of the past 10 days.
Highlights of the day will air at 21:00, followed by an extended edition of ITV News At Ten. Coverage will be ad-free, uninterrupted from 06:00 to midnight.
Viewers will be able to live stream coverage through the ITV Hub. In Central and Northern Scotland, coverage will be available through STV and the STV Player. In the Scottish Borders, viewers can watch on ITV Border. In Northern Ireland, ITV subsidiary UTV will carry full coverage.
Sky Showcase and Sky News will be broadcasting coverage from 5am until the evening. Sky Arts will provide viewers with coverage from 9am. Other Sky channels will also join the coverage from 10:30-13:30.
Kay Burley will be live from Westminster Abbey with early morning updates from 05:00 outlining how the day will unfold. From 09:00, Anna Botting and Dermot Murnaghan will begin a special broadcast of the funeral procession, starting with Anna reporting live from Westminster, with coverage of the State Funeral Service at 11am.
At 14:00 Dermot Murnaghan will takeover to report live from Windsor Castle as the procession begins to make its way from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch, before concluding at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle via the Long Walk.
Pick, along with a number of Sky channels on satellite is suspending programmes for three hours, directing viewers to Sky News. This is a change to the schedule published late last week. The move will protect broadcast capacity for those Sky channels who will show the event live.
On Freeview, Pick will continue to show live coverage of the Funeral.
BBC One, the BBC News Channel and BBC Parliament will broadcast coverage from 6am. The broadcaster’s main coverage starts at 8am and will run until 5pm.
BBC One’s evening schedule on the 19th September. It is subject to further changes.
17:00 BBC News
17:50 BBC Regional News
18:15 The One Show: Our Queen Remembered
18:50 Film: Paddington 2 *
20:30 The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II: Events of the Day
22:00 BBC News and Weather
23:00 BBC Regional News
Full schedules for other BBC outlets are to be confirmed. Live streams will be available through the BBC iPlayer.
*Paddington 1 will be shown on Saturday night filling the slot vacated by Strictly.
Channel 4 and 5
Channel 4 will air the two minutes silence and will screen a repeat of a documentary about the Queen’s coronation. Later, it will show We’ll Meet Again, starring Dame Vera Lynn.
Channel 5 will offer viewers an alternative, with a number of films for younger audiences, including Stuart Little, The Emoji Movie and Ice Age: Dawn of The Dinosaurs.
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Updated 16:44 and 21:59 with details of Sky History and updated information about Sky Arts, Sky Cinema and Movies24. Updated 16/09/22 with confirmation of Channel 4 and 5’s plans for the day. Final update 19/09/2022 09:53, following changes to a number of schedules on Sky’s satellite service.