Many UK TV channels paused to remember HM Queen Elizabeth II during a national one-minute silence at 8pm this evening.
BBC One aired a special programme from 7pm, which incorporated the one-minute silence at 8pm. BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC Four paused their respective programme schedules to join BBC One at 8pm for the live shot of Big Ben.
BBC Two and BBC Four used the special HM Queen Elizabeth II ident – albeit minus any channel branding. BBC Three used one of their standard idents for the 8pm link.
ITV aired a special edition of ITV News, presented by Mary Nightingale. The programme was preceded by ITV’s special sombre ident.
The 8pm silence was marked by an initial shot of Big Ben, followed by live scenes from across the UK (Downing Street; Wellington Barracks, Westminster; The Kelpies, Falkirk; York; Antrim Castle Gardens; Manchester; Victoria Tower Gardens, London).
None of the other ITV channels observed the silence.
Channel 4 broadcast a short Channel 4 News which ended with the 8pm silence. The channel broadcast a slide featuring an image of Her Late Majesty, with the text “Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022”.
The other Channel 4-owned stations also paused at 8pm, observing the silence using a slide featuring the late monarch, with text reading “Her Majesty The Queen 1926-2022”.
On Channel 5, 5 News looked after the one-minute reflection at 8pm, using a combination of photos of the late Queen and video imagery from the period of mourning.
A lower-third reading “A National Moment of Reflection for HM Queen Elizabeth II” was displayed on screen for the minute of silence.
The other Channel 5- branded stations also observed the one-minute silence, displaying a video of a Union Jack at half mast.
UKTV-owned channels interrupted their respective schedules to observe the one-minute silence at 8pm. Each channel linked into the short period of reflection with a basic version of their logo, accompanied by the following verbal announcement:
“We take a pause for the national moment of reflection for Her Majesty The Queen”.
A slide featuring an image of Queen Elizabeth II was displayed for one minute, accompanied by silence. The slide featured the text “HM Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022).
Details about other broadcasters will appear here later.
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