Platinum Jubilee TV Guide: What’s On BBC, ITV, Sky News

With the Queen’s platinum jubilee just days away, a series of television programs will be broadcast over the four-day bank holiday to celebrate the historic occasion.

BBC coverage will be hosted by Kirsty Young, who is returning to the station as a presenter for the first time in four years.

The channel has a special programming schedule to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th reign, including hosting the star-studded Platinum Party at the Palace on Saturday night, hosted by former Desert Island Discs presenter Ms Young , and Capital FM presenter Roman Kemp on BBC One, along with a host of big name DJs for linked three hours of coverage on its radio stations.

It stars Diana Ross, Queen and Adam Lambert, Duran Duran and Sir Rod Stewart, Alicia Keys, George Ezra, Mabel and Eurovision singer Sam Ryder, among others, as well as Craig David, Andrea Bocelli, Nile Rogers and a preview performance by Sir Elton John.

BBC One will also air The Platinum Pageant with Sky News on Sunday afternoons, again presented by Kirsty Young, this time starring Clare Balding, AJ Odudu, Anita Rani, Sophie Morgan and Anton Du Beke.

It will bring together performers, dancers, musicians and key staff to tell the story of the Queen’s 70-year reign in four acts: Act 1, For Queen and Country, a military spectacle celebrating the armed forces; Act 2, The Time of Our Lives, celebrates life in Britain from 1952 to the present day, including a River of Hope made up of 200 silk flags designed by children; Act 3, Let’s Celebrate, featuring street theatre, dance, music and giant sculptures; Act 4, Happy and Glorious, centers around the Queen Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace, where artists including Ed Sheeran will help bring the celebrations to a close.

ITV’s flagship jubilee program will be the National Lottery’s Big Jubilee Street Party on Saturday night, hosted by Jason Manford and Fleur East at the AO Arena in Manchester and featuring Ella Henderson, Becky Hill, Heather Small, Kaiser Chiefs and Steps among others includes performers.

As well as holiday television, it is still possible to watch The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration which was first broadcast on ITV on Sunday 15 May to get the Jubilee celebrations underway.

The celebration, hosted by Phillip Schofield and Julie Etchingham, took place in the private grounds of Windsor Castle, with Dame Helen Mirren, Damian Lewis, Omid Djalili and Tom Cruise leading an all-star cast.

Celebrity guests also included Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ant and Dec, Dame Joan Collins and Sir Trevor McDonald, with special appearances from Katherine Jenkins and others. It can be viewed on demand via the ITV Hub.

More than 85,000 people have signed up to host Big Jubilee Lunches, the official community celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Image: PA Images

More than 85,000 people have signed up to host Big Jubilee Lunches, the official community celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Image: PA Images

The full list of televised anniversary events and programs over the four-day holiday is:

Thursday June 2nd

7 o’clock in the morning: Anniversary breakfast with Kay Burley – Sky News

10 am: Trooping the Color – Huw Edwards, Kirsty Young and JJ Chalmers present live broadcasts of Trooping the Color, from Buckingham Palace along the Mall to Horse Guards Parade – BBC One, BBC News Channel, Sky News

19 o’clock: The One Show – Two specials mark the Platinum Jubilee broadcast on Thursday and Friday – BBC One

19:30 o’clock: EastEnders Jubilee Special – Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are guests of honor as Albert Square residents throw a street party – BBC One

8 p.m.: Lighting the Jubilee – The traditional lighting of beacons across the Nation and Commonwealth – BBC One

21 clock: The Jubilee Beacon Show – Sky News

10:40 p.m.: The Queen: 70 Glorious Years – To mark the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne, Britain’s most beloved stars share memories of the changes they have experienced during their reigns, narrated by Julie Walters – BBC One and BBC iPlayer

Friday June 3rd

7 o’clock in the morning: Anniversary breakfast and Thanksgiving service with Kay Burley – Sky News

9.15 a.m.: A Thanksgiving service – David Dimbleby, Kirsty Young and Sophie Raworth broadcast the Thanksgiving service live from St Paul’s Cathedral, with the service attended by senior members of the Royal Family – BBC One

2.30 p.m.: Royal Recipes – Michael Buerk and Paul Ainsworth impress with a dish for the Queen’s 80th birthday – BBC Two

19:30 o’clock: The Crown Jewels – Clive Myrie looks at the different Crown Jewels and tries out crown making – BBC One

There's another chance to see the hunt to find a new pudding fit for a queenm in The Queen's Jubilee Pudding: 70 Years In The Baking Picture: PA Images

There’s another chance to see the hunt to find a new pudding fit for a queenm in The Queen’s Jubilee Pudding: 70 Years In The Baking Picture: PA Images

Saturday June 4th

6 o’clock in the morning: Anniversary breakfast – Sky News

11.30 a.m.: The Jubilee Pudding: 70 Years in the Baking – a repeat of the program which first aired in May, following Fortum & Mason’s competition to find an original celebratory cake, pie or pudding to make for the Queen is suitable, as judged by a panel chaired by Mary Berry – BBC One

12.30 p.m.: A Right Royal Celebration – Recipes and tips for hosting anniversary street parties including a guide to making the perfect coronation chicken – BBC One

1:15 p.m.: The Day I Met the Queen – Aled Jones, John Craven, Carol Kirkwood, Ainsley Harriott and Jennie Bond seek out people from across the UK to tell their stories of meeting the monarch – BBC One

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: The National Lottery’s Big Jubilee Street Party hosted by Jason Manford and Fleur East at the AO Arena, Manchester with Ella Henderson, Becky Hill, Heather Small, Kaiser Chiefs and Steps as just a few of the cast – ITV

6 p.m.: The Coronation – Documentary about the Queen’s coronation in 1953 – BBC One

7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.: Platinum Party at the Palace: Big names in entertainment make an appearance and look back on some of the defining moments of the Queen’s reign including Diana Ross, Queen and Adam Lambert, Duran Duran and Sir Rod Stewart, Alicia Keys, George Ezra, Mabel and Eurovisions -Singer Sam Ryder as well as Craig David, Andrea Bocelli, Nile Rogers and a recorded performance by Sir Elton John; presented by Kirsty Young and Roman Kemp – BBC One

Sunday June 5th

6 o’clock in the morning: Anniversary breakfast with Sophy Ride – Sky News

11am: The Jubilee Big Lunch with Kay Burley – the presenter will present live coverage of the many Big Lunch events across the UK, with special guests Dame Joanna Lumley and commentator from Sky Royal Events – Sky, Alastair Bruce News

12:10 p.m.: ‘Songs of Praise Platinum Jubilee Special’ – Presenters Aled Jones and Pam Rhodes celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s platinum jubilee at a street party in Eton, reflecting on the Christian faith that has underpinned her remarkable reign with hymns singing in the chapel of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich and special performances by Katherine Jenkins and Kingdom Choir – BBC One

13 o’clock: The Platinum Pageant – presented by Kirsty Young, Clare Balding, AJ Odudu, Anita Rani, Sophie Morgan and Anton Du Beke – brings together performers, dancers, musicians and key staff to tell the story of the Queen’s 70-year reign in four acts narrate: Act 1, For Queen and Country, a military spectacle celebrating the armed forces; Act 2, The Time of Our Lives, celebrates life in Britain from 1952 to the present day, including a River of Hope made up of 200 silk flags designed by children; Act 3, Let’s Celebrate, featuring street theatre, dance, music and giant sculptures; Act 4, Happy and Glorious, centers around the Queen Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace, where artists including Ed Sheeran will help bring the celebrations to a close – BBC One, BBC News, Sky News (from 2pm)

8 p.m.: What a weekend! – Kirsty Young presents highlights from the anniversary celebrations – BBC Two

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