TV channels dedicate broadcasting schedules to Prince Philip following his death
Channels including BBC, ITV and Channel 4 have changed their broadcasting schedule to air tributes to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, after his passing today (Friday, April 9).
Buckingham Palace announced at lunchtime today that HRH Prince Philip died peacefully at Windsor Castle this morning. The news follows a month-long stay in hospital earlier this year, during which the Duke had surgery to his heart.
Here are the changes to the TV schedules:
BBC One and BBC Two, Friday April 9
6pm BBC News
7.30pm A Tribute to HRH Duke of Edinburgh
10pm BBC News and Weather
11pm What the Papers Sat
11.30pm A Tribute to HRH Duke of Edinburgh
Schedules for BBC Four are suspended overnight.
ITV, Friday April 9
5pm Prince Philip: Duke of Edinburgh
6pm ITV News and Weather
6.30pm ITV Evening News
7pm Prince Philip, Fondly Remembered
9pm Prince Philip: A Royal Life
10pm ITV News at Ten
11.15pm Prince Philip: Duke of Edinburgh
Channel 4, Friday April 9
7pm Channel 4 News (extended until 8.30pm, with Food Unwrapped dropped from the schedule)
Regular programming including Four in a Bed, The Simpsons, Hollyoaks, Gogglebox and The Circle will remain as planned.
Channel 5, Friday April 9
4.10pm HRH The Duke of Prince Philip: 1921-2021
5pm 5 News Special (two hour special, replacing Neighbours, Home & Away and 5 News Tonight).
BBC One, Saturday April 10
BBC News broadcasts until 1pm.
ITV, Saturday April 10
10.30am Prince Philip: A Royal Life
11.30am A Royal Salute – Live
Channel 4, Saturday April 10
7pm His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh – Royal Obit
9pm The Royal House of Windsor
BBC One, Sunday April 11
3.15pm Songs of Praise
Channel 4, Sunday April 11
9pm The Real Prince Philip: A Royal Officer
BBC One, Saturday April 17
12.30pm Live coverage of Prince Philip’s funeral
ITV, Saturday April 17
1.15pm Prince Philip – A Royal Funeral
Sky One, Saturday April 17
2.45pm Prince Philip’s Funeral
We’ll keep this page updated as and when there are further TV schedule changes.