TV Channels Suspend All Non-News Programming Today In Respect Of HRH Prince Philip

The BBC have made the decision to suspend all non-news programming today and will instead air special programmes centred upon the late Prince.

A BBC spokesperson said: “With the sad news that HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, has died, there is now special coverage across all BBC networks to mark his life of extraordinary public service and planned scheduling has been suspended.’

ITV News will broadcast continuous coverage throughout the afternoon, celebrating Prince Philip’s life, his unique contribution to British history, and looking back at his decades of service to the Queen and the country.

At 5pm a specially commissioned film, Prince Philip: Duke of Edinburgh will air followed by the news and then a live programme called Prince Philip, Fondly Remembered. At 9pm ITV will air a documentary special, Prince Philip: A Royal Life, followed by an extended news at 10.

This means that popular soap operas, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and EastEnders have all been cancelled today. The MasterChef final will not be aired this evening.

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