UK broadcasters juggling schedules with nation in mourning

BBC and ITV adopting a 'day-to-day approach' to striking the right balance of programming.

British broadcasters are taking a ‘day-to-day approach’ to their scheduling following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, striking a balance between tribute programing and shows that were due to air.

Deadline reports BBC One’s daily offering today still leans towards tribute while BBC Two is almost back to normal. ITV is similarly showing tribute coverage.

Daily magazine format The One Show (pictured), dramas EastEnders and The Capture are airing as planned on BBC while The Suspect proceeded on ITV.

Channel 4 was the first channel to start returning to normal scheduling, airing Gogglebox on Friday and keeping The Great British Bake Off but has Britain After the Queen documentary.

Sky Atlantic has pushed back Kenneth Branagh in the Boris Johnson drama This England by a week -BBC First follows suit in Australia, but no edits will be made to the drama in light of the Queen’s passing.

ITV’s annual National Television Awards were pushed back by a month to Thursday October 13.

Press screenings of both This England and Channel 4 format Make Me Prime Minister have also been cancelled out of respect.

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