All BBC, ITV and Channel 4 schedule changes tonight after death of Prince Philip

All BBC, ITV and Channel 4 schedule changes tonight after death of Prince Philip

Today Buckingham Palace has shared the sad news that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has passed away aged 99.

The UK has now entered a period of national mourning, which will last until the day of the Queen’s husband’s funeral.

As a result, many of the nation’s TV channels have cancelled their planned schedules.

Both the BBC and ITV have paused their live programming, instead prioritising rolling coverage as updates unfold.

The changes to the TV schedule will continue into this evening.

All TV shows cancelled tonight

BBC has cancelled EastEnders The One Show, and Have I Got News For You.

The MasterChef final, which was due to air at 8.30pm on BBC One, has also been cancelled, and will air at a later date.

The BBC 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."

Instead, a BBC News Special will be running from 4pm until midnight.

Prince Philip’s life in pictures – from tragic start to Queen’s lifelong companion

Meanwhile, ITV has suspended regular programming until at least 6pm – and have axed a number of scheduled shows.

Friday night’s episodes of Emmerdale and Coronation Street have been cancelled to focus on Royal news.

At 5pm a specially commissioned film called Prince Philip: Duke of Edinburgh will air.

Later, the broadcaster will air a documentary between 7pm and 9pm called Prince Philip Fondly Remembered.

  • Coronation Street and Emmerdale cancelled tonight as ITV remember Prince Philip

From 9pm to 10pm another hour-long special will be aired called Philip: A Royal Life.

It will be followed by an extended news programme.

ITV has also confirmed that there will be no commercial breaks in their main channel coverage this evening.

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At the time of writing Channel 4 has a news special from 7pm, but its latest episode of Gogglebox at 9pm is going ahead.

Currently, it will be followed by The Circle final at 10pm.

All the cancelled shows will be rescheduled to a later date, but the air dates are yet to be revealed.

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