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Network TV BBC Week 17: Bank Holiday Friday 29 April 2011

Bank Holiday Friday 29 April 2011

The Royal Wedding

Live event/outside broadcast
Bank Holiday Friday 29 April
8.00am-1.40pm, 2.10-4.00pm and 8.30-10.00pm BBC ONE
Huw Edwards fronts the BBC's Royal Wedding coverage, with Fiona Bruce (left) and Sophie Raworth
Huw Edwards fronts the BBC's Royal Wedding coverage, with Fiona Bruce (left) and Sophie Raworth

The BBC offers full, uninterrupted coverage of all the spectacle and splendour of the day's events as Prince William marries Catherine Middleton. As well as being responsible for bringing the service at Westminster Abbey into homes all over the world, BBC cameras will be positioned around Buckingham Palace, along the Mall, across Horse Guards Parade, along Whitehall, around Parliament Square and at a number of vantage points along the Royal processional route.

The BBC will also be reporting live from St Andrew's University, where William and Catherine first met, from Bucklebury, Catherine's home village, and live from a number of military locations in the UK and overseas. And as a special and exclusive treat for BBC viewers, there will be live reporting from on board the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight it as it soars across London and down the Mall to salute the Royal newlyweds.

Leading the programming for BBC One and BBC News is Huw Edwards, who will be based outside Buckingham Palace and joined by fellow anchors Fiona Bruce and Sophie Raworth, who will be situated at key locations in central London.

Also reporting on events across the day for BBC TV are BBC Radio 1's Fearne Cotton and Edith Bowman, BBC Sport presenter Jake Humphrey and BBC Breakfast's Chris Hollins, along with One Show presenter Alex Jones and her colleague Anita Rani, who will capture the stories, excitement and celebrations from across London, the UK and around the world.

Alongside the comprehensive coverage on the big day itself there are a number of special wedding-themed programmes across the week, including a one-off documentary on BBC One, William And Kate – A Royal Wedding, which celebrates and retells the story of William and Catherine. Also on BBC One is When Royals Wed, a four-part Daytime series on the history of Royal weddings from Victorian times to the present day, while The One Show covers Royal-related topics culminating in a surprise special broadcast on the big day itself.

On BBC Two, Giles Coren and Sue Perkins prepare for their own royal wedding in Giles And Sue's Royal Wedding, while on BBC Three there is a Don't Tell The Bride live special.


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High Definition programme
Bank Holiday Friday 29 April
8.00-8.30pm BBC ONE and BBC ONE HD

It's the day of the Royal Wedding and Dot and Tiffany are preparing for the celebrations, in tonight's visit to Walford.

Meanwhile, Jay finds out that Ben is being bullied and decides to take matters into his own hands; and Fatboy thinks of a way to keep Mercy in the country.

Dot is played by June Brown, Tiffany by Maisie Smith, Jay by Jamie Borthwick, Ben by Joshua Pascoe, Fatboy by Ricky Norwood and Mercy by Bunmi Mojekwu.

EastEnders is simulcast in HD on BBC One HD on Freesat channel 108, Freeview channel 50, Sky channel 143 and Virgin Media channel 108.


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