BBC CONFIRMS PLANS FOR THE QUEEN'S FUNERAL

The BBC will be providing full coverage of The State Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen across television, radio, iPlayer and BBC Sounds.



Coverage on BBC television will be led by Huw Edwards, Kirsty Young, Fergal Keane, David Dimbleby and Sophie Raworth.



Huw Edwards and Fergal Keane will be covering events from London, Kirsty Young and David Dimbleby will be in Windsor, Sophie Raworth will be at Parliament Square, Anita Rani at the Long Walk at Windsor and JJ Chalmers at Wellington Barracks.


The special programme will be on air from 0800-1700 on BBC One, BBC Two and iPlayer with BSL signed coverage on BBC Two. For radio audiences, a special programme presented by Martha Kearney will capture the key events in London and Windsor.



Allan Little will be inside Westminster Abbey, with analysis from Royal Correspondent Jonny Dymond and commentary from different points along the procession route from Ken Bruce, Mishal Husain, Emma Barnett, Clive Myrie, Adele Roberts, John Murray, Mike Costello, Rachel Burden, Nuala McGovern, Chris Mason, Jamie Coomarasamy, Andrea Catherwood and James Naughtie.


Eleanor Oldroyd will be inside St George’s Chapel, with commentary from different points along the procession route from Naga Munchetty, Paddy O’Connell, Alistair Bruce-Ball, Julian Worricker, Anna Foster and Tony Livesey.



The special programme will be simulcast on BBC Sounds, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Scotland between 0900 – 1330 and 1430 – 1700.

BBC Local Radio will join for the funeral coverage in a special programme which runs from 1000 to 1400 across England.


BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3 will broadcast the State Funeral Service at 1100, and BBC Radio 3 will also broadcast the Committal Service at 1600.



BBC World Service English will broadcast the Procession, the State Funeral Service and the Committal Service.


BBC Radio Ulster’s Talkback programme from 1030-1330 will bring listeners in Northern Ireland live coverage of the State Funeral Service with commentary from presenter William Crawley. Evening Extra, from 1500-1800 will provide coverage of the Committal Service.



On BBC Radio Cymru, Dewi Llwyd, Alun Thomas and Garry Owen present live coverage of the State Funeral Service between 1015 and 1315. There will be regular updates via extended bulletins during the afternoon before an extended Newyddion Radio Cymru presented by Dylan Jones will cover the Committal Service and reflect on the day’s events.


On BBC Radio nan Gaidheal, Cathy MacDonald will present live coverage of the State Funeral Service from 1000. There will be regular updates via extended bulletins during the afternoon before an extended Aithris an Fheasgair will cover the Committal Service and reflect on the day’s events.



The two minute silence during the State Funeral Service will be observed across all live stations.


BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Asian Network and BBC Radio 6 Music will reflect the events of the day in their news coverage, with amended schedules. Radio 1 Dance and Radio 1 Relax will be simulcasting Radio 1 on Monday.