Sky News announces Baroness Thatcher funeral coverage details

have today (April 15th) announced full 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 – Sky’s coverage will begin at 9am, conclude at 7pm, and be hosted by some of the 24-hour rolling news channels most respected anchors and reporters.

Full details of the coverage are as follows:

TV

From 6am, on with , the channel will air special packages of the former Prime Minister. Eamonn will be live at St. Paul’s, with at the Centre.

From 9am, will present from St. Paul’s. returns from maternity leave to present from Poets’ Corner in Westminster, with basing himself in Trafalgar Square from 8am, and  at St. Clement Danes from 8am – no adverts will be played during the processions and service, which will occur between approximately between 10am and 12pm.

will take over at St. Paul’s from 2pm, with taking over from her from 5pm.

Political Editor will be based as Westminster throughout the day, with Deputy Political Editor inside Downing Street from 6am. North of England Correspondent will be live from Easington in Yorkshire, and Ireland Correspondent in Belfast. There will also be reporters based outside Downing Street, in Chester Square, Grantham, Brixton and Glasgow.

Royal, Religious & National Events Commentator will be on hand to explain to viewers what is occurring, and why.

Active

Throughout the day, Active will broadcast uninterrupted coverage of the event. Highlights of eulogies and key moments will also be available to watch again, along with an archive service of her best speeches and Commons performances.

Radio

Throughout the day, network bulletins will be broadcast live from outside St. Paul’s – reporters will be stationed across central London.

SkyNews.com

Throughout the day, visitors to SkyNews.com will be able to follow a live blog and tweet stream from the team covering the event. A live simulcast of will also be available, as will a selection of picture galleries. Senior News Correspondent will have reaction from around the country, with North of England Correspondent attending an event outside of London. will also have a piece, from amongst the gathered crowd.

app (iPad)

Throughout the day, users of the app for iPad will be able to watch a rewindable, uninterrupted live stream of ’ coverage on-the-go. There will be bespoke content from dedicated digital reporters with the crowds, in-depth analysis of Baroness Thatcher’s key achievements and controversial policies, archived video highlights of her best speeches and Commons performances, reaction from around the world, the order of service, the guest list, a list of notable absences, an interactive map of the procession route, exclusive behind-the-scenes material from the journalists covering the event, and a full multi-media live blog.

app (iPhone)

Throughout the day, users of app for iPhone will be able to follow the live blog, browse through image galleries, and navigate an interactive map of the procession route. Video content includes keys moments from the event and highlights from Baroness Thatcher’s best speeches and Commons performances.

Watch a behind-the-scenes clip of ’ Royal Wedding coverage below.







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2 comments on Sky News announces Baroness Thatcher funeral coverage details

  1. avatar Ken Beels says:

    Congratulations on the perfect and most respectful coverage of Baroness Thatcher’s funeral. It was very well covered from 9.00am through to the arrival at Mortlake Crematorium in the afternoon. Well done to all of the presenters, and to Sky for covering the day.

  2. avatar Steph and Dave says:

    Congratulations on the excellent coverage of the funeral of Baroness Thatcher. I don’t know the name of the commentator throughout the funeral, but he was well informed, respectful, not intrusive, and reminiscent of Dimbleby when he covered state events. Glad that protesters were barely noticeable and were not commented upon.



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