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War in Iraq - press alert from BBC

20 March 2003 PM




War in Iraq: News Special - Huw Edwards presents a news update. Followed by in-depth analysis and discussion led by David Dimbleby. 8.00 - 8.55pm.

(The first half of Match Of The Day Live moves to BBC TWO and transfers back to BBC ONE at half time)

Prime Minister Tony Blair's address will be broadcast at 10.00pm followed by an extended Ten O'Clock News.

Question Time - Live from London with Peter Hain, Secretary of State for Wales; William Hague, Former Leader of the Opposition; Baroness Williams, Leader of the Liberal Democrats; and Piers Morgan, Editor of The Mirror.

Follows Ten O'Clock News at approximately 10.45pm.

This Week - Guests Michael Portillo, Diane Abbott, James Rubin and Will Self. Follows Question Time. This programme may give way to rolling news from News 24, which will be simulcast on BBC ONE from the end of scheduled programming through the night.


News special from News 24 with Dermot Murghnahan and Jane Hill. 9.00 - 10.00pm.


BBC Radio Five Live - Sport On Five: Liverpool vs Celtic has moved to Five Live Sports Extra to give way to rolling news. 7.00 - 10.00pm

Asian Network will be reflecting the views of the Asian community across the nation.

Radio 4 - The Road To War. Edward Stourton presents a special programme charting the road to war with Iraq. Over the last 18 months he has interviewed key insiders including Prime Minister Tony Blair, US National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice, Secretary of State Colin Powell and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. 8.30pm.



BBC ONE will simulcast News 24 at times of significant developments during the day.


Radio 4 - Today has Foreign Secretary Jack Straw live at 8.10am. Also expecting Conservative leader Ian Duncan Smith and Republican Senate leader, Bill Frist.

Radio Five Live - Rolling news.


BBC News Online has seen a massive upsurge in traffic - averaging about 30 million page views a day or triple the usual amount for the past two days.

30,000 people have signed up to its instant Iraq email alerts service to keep abreast of major developments.

There were 20,000 e-mails about Iraq on Tuesday night.

All details and times correct at time of posting

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