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DIANA 1961-1997: TV GUIDE TO THE FUNERAL.

BBC1

6am News And Weather

6.30am Diana: A Newsround Special: Presenters Chris Rogers, Julie Etchingham and Kate Sanderson speak to children about how they are dealing with the death of Diana. The team also look at Diana's charity work and profile her sons, William and Harry. A school bereavement officer offers advice about grieving.

7am THE PEOPLE GATHER

David Dimbleby leads the all-day coverage of the funeral. Millions are expected to line the route of the cortege to pay their last respects to the people's princess. Round the world 2.5 billion people in 187 countries are expected to watch events unfold.

9am DIANA: THE NATION'S FAREWELL

David Dimbleby is joined by Martyn Lewis, Jill Dando (left) and royal correspondent Jennie Bond. A 60-strong reporting team includes Sally Magnusson, Brian Hanrahan, Kate Adie and Diana Madill. This is the biggest outside broadcast in the history of the BBC, involving more than 100 cameras, 22 outside-broadcast units and 300 technicians.

9.50am THE PROCESSION TO WESTMINSTER ABBEY

The funeral cortege leaves Kensington Palace on its two-mile journey to Westminster Abbey. David Dimbleby guides us through the scenes from along The Mall, Whitehall and Parliament Square.

11am THE FUNERAL SERVICE FOLLOWED BY ONE MINUTE'S SILENCE

Tom Fleming (left) describes the service, attended by Diana's family, the Royal Family, friends, political leaders, celebrities and up to 500 representatives of the charities she supported.

12pm THE JOURNEY TO ALTHORP

Live coverage of the journey from Westminster Abbey to the Spencer estate at Althorp and Diana's final resting place in her family crypt.

6-6.30pm NEWS AND WEATHER

10pm FAREWELL TO THE PEOPLE'S PRINCESS A review of the day's events with Peter Sissons.

ITV

BETWEEN 6am and 4pm today no advertisements will be shown on ITV.

6am GMTV: Eamonn Holmes and Fiona Phillips present the early-morning show, which will reflect the nation's mood. Lorraine Kelly, Martin Frizell and Ross Kelly will also file live reports from along the route of the funeral procession and chat to people about their feelings on this dark day for the Royal Family.

8.30am THE FUNERAL OF DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES: The nation's favourite newscaster, Trevor McDonald, presents the biggest live event in the history of television. Trevor is backed up by more than 40 senior ITN correspondents, 400 journalists and many technical staff for coverage of the funeral.

10am John Suchet (left) and Nicholas Owen provide the commentary as thefuneral cortege leaves Kensington Palace for Westminster Abbey. More than 50 ITN cameras will cover the route as 500 friends and representatives of Diana's favourite charities take part in the royal procession.

11am THE FUNERAL CEREMONY Live from Westminster Abbey with celebrities, politicians and members of the Royal Family among the 500 guests. Commentary by John Suchet.

11.45am One minute's silence in memory of Diana, Princess Of Wales.

12noon The funeral cortege departs for the 77-mile journey from the Abbey to Diana's final resting place at the Spencer estate in Althorp. Presenters including Julia Somerville (left), Dermot Murnaghan, Carol Barnes and Tim Ewart will report live from a studio near the Abbey.

3.05pm After the funeral cortege has arrived at Althorp, Trevor McDonald reflects on events during the day.

6pm: ITN NEWS

9pm: FAREWELL TO A PRINCESS Trevor McDonald takes a final look at the day's events.

FULL UPDATED PROGRAMME GUIDE FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: PAGE 31

BBC2

BBC2 will join BBC1 from 9am for a simultaneous broadcast of the procession and funeral service with signing for the deaf.

At 12.30pm the channel will revert to normal programming.

CHANNEL 4

MOST of Channel 4's output will be dedicated to children's programmes during the day up until the Brookside omnibus at 5pm.

There is a special news bulletin at 1pm and two special programmes on the funeral and Diana's life in the early evening presented by newsman Jon Snow.

There will be no advertising breaks throughout the day until 5pm and again during the Diana specials.

1pm: News

6.30pm: Serenade To A Princess

7pm: News Special: Diana - The People's Day

CHANNEL 5

KIRSTY Young anchors Channel 5's output with co-presenter Rob Butler.

They will go live at 9.55am and have uninterrupted coverage for the rest of the day until 7pm.

The funeral service at Westminster Abbey will be transmitted live and without commentary.

Reporters Mark Easton, James Bayes and Charlie Stayt will be out on the streets with the crowds.

SKY & CNN

THE two rolling news channels will have live coverage of the funeral from 9.30am until the funeral cortege's arrival in Althorp, Northants.

Sky will round up the week's extraordinary events in Diana - The Week The World Wept at 6.30pm

CNN plans to replay its seven-hour programme in full later in the day to accommodate different time zones around the world.

RADIO

THE Archbishop of Canterbury broadcasts his Thought For The Day on Radio 4 at 7.50am today.

At 9am, Radios 4 and 5 Live join forces for The Funeral Of Diana, presented by James Naughtie. Radios 1, 2 and 3 join 30 minutes later and stay until after the service at 12.55pm.

All BBC local radio stations will link up for the ceremony - the first time the network has broadcast simultaneously.

Radio 5 Live continues coverage of the funeral procession to Althorp, The Final Journey, presented by Eddie Mair.

Radio 1 broadcasts its own tribute. Radio 2 will feature a programme of music and reflection on the week's events.

And Radio 3 will play some of the Princess's favourite music.

Meanwhile Radio 4 presents a programme of tributes, The People's Princess. Jenni Murray presents a programme of readings at 2.30pm.

News anchorman John Brunning will guide Classic FM listeners through the funeral service from Westminster Abbey.

From 10am Mr Brunning will provide music reflecting the mood of the nation going live to the Abbey.

Nick Bailey takes over from 1pm followed by Margaret Howard at 3pm and then Henry Kelly at 7pm. Mr Kelly will present a 1-hour programme of remembrance including the launch of its Light A Candle For Diana vigil just before sunset.
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