Following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, this evening’s (9 September) episode of Home and Away has been postponed.
Following the announcement last evening that the Queen had passed away at the age of 96 and that the United Kingdom has commenced a time of national mourning, Channel 5 announced a number of schedule modifications.
As a result, World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys will begin broadcasting at 2 p.m. today instead of Home and Away’s 1.45 p.m. slot, while Iceland with Alexander Armstrong will begin airing at 1.20 p.m.
EastEnders will now show on BBC Two today evening at 7 p.m. while BBC One dedicates the entire day to special programming honouring the Queen. This comes after a series of significant schedule changes across UK networks.
After being substituted with longer news programming yesterday evening, Coronation Street and Emmerdale will not show tonight as scheduled. A new air date for the two soap operas has not yet been determined.
Daytime programmes like This Morning, Loose Women, Dickinson’s Real Deal, Tipping Point, and The Chase have all been cancelled in favour of an all-day news special on ITV.
The Queen passed away peacefully at Balmoral in the late afternoon, according to a statement released by Buckingham Palace yesterday. King Charles III, the newly crowned monarch, paid honour to his mother after the announcement.
He remarked, “For me and all members of my family, the passing of my dear Mother, Her Majesty the Queen, is a period of the greatest sadness.”
“I know her loss will be strongly felt throughout the nation, the Realms and the Commonwealth, as well as by countless people throughout the world. We grieve terribly the passing of a beloved Mother and valued Sovereign.
“My family and I will be comforted and sustained during this time of loss and change by our knowledge of the respect and profound affection in which The Queen was so widely cherished,” said the author.