BBC1’s weekend schedule revealed as EastEnders and Casualty make way for coverage of the Queen

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The BBC has revealed its main channel will remain dedicated to coverage of the Royals until Sunday.

Many of its popular shows will be moved to BBC Two while the broadcaster focuses on the death of Elizabeth II and the ushering in of Charles III.

Tonight’s EastEnders has been moved from BBC Two

Casualty will also be moved from the main channel on Saturday

BBC One will air a mixture of news specials and televised tributes to the Queen over the weekend.

Saturday will see specials including an edition of The One Show at 6.45pm titled Our Queen Remembered.

There will also be an hour-long documentary called When the Queen Spoke to the Nation at 9pm.

It’s first non-Royal programme will be coverage of the Great North Run at 10am on Sunday.

Among the shows that will be moving to BBC Two are Friday night’s EastEnders at 7.30pm and Saturday night’s Casualty, which will be at 8.10pm.

BBC Two will also show films, with The Secret Life of Pets 2 and Brooklyn additions to Saturday’s schedule.

The postponement of football games this weekend means there will be no Match of the Day.