Huw Edwards among the BBC’s hosts of the Queen’s funeral

Huw Edwards, Kirsty Young and David Dimbleby are among the presenters who will host the BBC’s telecast of the Queen’s funeral, the broadcaster has announced.

The heiress special including the historic date on 19 September will air from 8am to 5pm on BBC One and iPlayer, with signed coverage by BSL on BBC Two.

The coverage will follow major events including a funeral service at Westminster Abbey, a procession escorting the late monarch through London to Wellington Arch and then to Windsor Castle, and a pledge service at St. George.


David Dimbleby will be stationed in Windsor on historic day (Mark Allan/Hat Trick Productions/PA)

Edwards and Fergal Keane will report from London while Young and Dimbleby will be stationed at Windsor.

Some of the reporters who will be covering from other key areas include Sophie Raworth at Parliament Square, Anita Rani at Long Walk in Windsor and JJ Chalmers at Wellington Barracks.

Scottish broadcaster Allan Little will provide live accounts from inside Westminster Abbey while sports radio presenter Eleanor Oldroyd will be inside St George’s Chapel.

Royal correspondent Jonny Dymond will provide analysis and a host of famous faces will also comment from various points along the procession route including Naga Munchetty, Ken Bruce, Mishal Husain, Emma Barnett, Clive Myrie and Adele Roberts.


Kirsty Young will air alongside David Dimbleby for the BBC (John Stillwell/PA)

BBC World Service English will broadcast the main events of the procession, funeral and farewell ceremonies.

For radio audiences, a special program presented by Martha Kearney will document key events in London and Windsor.

The show will be broadcast on BBC Sounds, and a variety of BBC radio stations including channels for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will broadcast at different times of the day.

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The BBC said a two-minute silence during the funeral will be observed on all live broadcasters.

ITV will also cover historical events with Tom Bradby and Julie Etchingham hosting the broadcast.

Their show will begin at 9:30 a.m. and broadcasters will be joined by guests and royal experts throughout the day, while other reporters will be staged at key landmarks. important.


Evening News presenter Mary Nightingale will present reporting from Westminster Abbey (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Evening News presenter Mary Nightingale will host the report from Westminster Abbey, while royal editor Chris Ship will be in London and Windsor.

Rageh Omaar will be stationed with the armed forces at Wellington Barracks, Nina Hossain will be at the Long Walk in Windsor to speak to people paying their respects, while Charlene White will be with mourners at London.

The news will be previewed on Good Morning Britain and followed by ITV Regional News and Extended Evening News.


Members of the public file through the Queen’s coffin lying in state on the catafalque in Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster, ahead of her funeral on Monday (Yui Mok/PA)

A documentary documenting the funeral procession, titled Queen Elizabeth II: A Country Remembers, will air at 7:30pm.

There will be another documentary focusing on the events of the day, reported by ITV News’ James Mates.

Extensive news at Ten presented by Bradby will follow.

All programming of the day, from 6am to midnight, will be broadcast simultaneously on the main channel and 5 digital channels and ITV Hub – the first time the broadcaster has done so.

This comes as ITV and other UK networks continue to adjust their schedules around covering the Queen’s death.

Several broadcasters including the BBC and ITV have set up a live stream of the reclining Queen at Westminster Hall.

Thousands of people watched to watch the mourners solemnly pass the coffin to pay their respects. Huw Edwards among the BBC’s hosts of the Queen’s funeral

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