Since 6 a.m. this Thursday morning on LCI then TF1
TF1 and LCI will be at the forefront of the festivities this Thursday, June 2 thanks to an exclusive agreement with the BBC, holder of the rights across the Channel. And to bring this first morning of festivity to life as close as possible to the British, the two chains of the Bouygues group have dispatched fifteen teams of special envoys to the scene.
Among the first to take the antenna, we find Helene Mannarino who normally hosts the morning of LCI alongside Stefan Etcheverry. The journalist has been walking the streets of London since 6am aboard a legendary London bus.
The big sister channel, TF1, will only switch to British time at 9.45 am: François-Xavier Ménage will receive guests aboard the only French taxi in London when Garance Pardigon will criss-cross London in a horse-drawn carriage. As for Hélène Bonnet, she will go up the Thames aboard a river shuttle. Accustomed to white sand beaches and coconut palms, Denis Brogniart will also be part of a double-decker bus.
On set, Anne-Claire Coudray and Gilles Bouleau will host an exceptional program surrounded by guests including Marc Roche, royal biographer, who explained to us beforehand the importance of this event.
Special edition on France 2 from 9:45 a.m.
9:45 am will also mark the start of the festivities on France 2 where Julian Bugier will comment on the military parade of the Horse-Guards towards Buckingham Palace and the aerial parade. He will of course be accompanied by the expert of crowned heads at France Télévisions, Stéphane Bern, but also by Adélaïde De Clermont-Tonnerre, editorial director of the magazine Point of view.
Royal mass and horse race on BFMTV
From this Thursday at 9 a.m., the news channel goes into a special edition to cover the military parade, but the channel will also follow the religious ceremony given at Saint Paul’s Cathedral this Friday.
Finally, the channel’s reporters will be present at the Epsom Downs Derby horse race and at the concert in front of Buckingham Palace which will punctuate the day on Saturday.
M6 bets on cinema
No parade on M6 this Thursday morning but the Queen still has her moment on the channel with The Queena film by Stephen Frears released in 2007 and acclaimed by critics: Helen Mirren, who portrays the monarch, notably received the Golden Globe and BAFTA for best actress as well as the prize for best actress at the Venice Film Festival.
The film, which had divided opinion when it was released, looks back on one of the major crises of the British crown: the tragic death of Princess Diana on August 31, 1997. Michael Sheen embodies (for the third time!) a Tony Blair, freshly elected but already ready to stand up to Her Majesty, draped in a distant silence and an indifference that revolts the British.
The broadcast of the film, this Thursday evening at 9:10 p.m., will be followed by two documentaries: Elizabeth II, the last secrets of a queen at 11 p.m. and Meghan and Harry: war is declared at 1:20 a.m.
The concert event at Paris Première
M6 is also ignoring the event concert on Saturday June 4, initially announced in its program schedule. The channel finally backtracked “following late information received on Wednesday May 18 regarding the production of the live concert from Buckingham Palace”. Instead, M6 is programming a new, unpublished number from Julien Courbet’s magazine, “Arnaques”.
To follow the concert event, bringing together Diana Ross, Alicia Keys and Elton John, viewers will have to zap at 9 p.m. on Paris Première. The show will then be available for free replay on 6play.