BBC announces Baroness Thatcher funeral coverage details

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The BBC have announced details of their Baroness Thatcher funeral coverage.

Thatcher’s funeral takes place on Wednesday (April 17th), and will be held at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London – the corporation’s Radio coverage starts start at 6am, with , and conclude at 7pm. Television coverage, on , will begin at 9.55am, and conclude at 12.15pm.

Full details of the coverage are as follows:

TV

Coverage will go live on at 9.55am, with a programme titled  – it will begin with the funeral procession leaving the Palace of Westminster, up to the end of the service at St Paul’s Cathedral. Hosted by Question Time‘s , additional reporting will be provided by  and Mishal Husain.

The Channel are due to announced their coverage for the event later today (April 15th).

Radio

BBC Radio 4 will broadcast live coverage of the days events from 10am until 12pm, starting with the procession and concluding after Baroness Thatcher’s funeral.  will lead commentary on the procession, accompanied by military expert Christopher Lee. Commentary on events inside St. Paul’s will be provided by .

BBC Radio 5 Live will be providing coverage with a special outside broadcast throughout the day, starting with from 6am. Immediately following that, from 9.30am , and will have coverage of the procession and funeral. will broadcast from 2pm-4pm as normal, as will 5 Live Drive from 4pm-7pm.

Online

All aspects of the coverage, including video and audio streams, will be accessible at bbc.co.uk - bbc.co.uk/news will also feature detailed analysis, the main news stories of the day and video clips.

Watch a clip from the BBC‘s Royal Wedding coverage below.







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