BBC interim & summer schedules

Given differences in daylight saving time schedules, the BBC World Service will be on a three-week interim schedule prior to the summer schedule.

The 2019 interim summer schedule is effective Sunday, March 10 through Saturday, March 30, 2019.

Interim schedule highlights:

  • Weekend editions of Newshour will shift one hour. Saturday and Sunday editions will air at 9 a.m. ET and 5 p.m. ET. This change occurs on the following: Sunday, March 10; Saturday, March 16; Sunday, March 17; Saturday, March 23; Sunday, March 24; Saturday, March 30.
  • Weekday editions of Newshour remain the same, with an extra edition at 5 p.m. ET.
  • BBC OS will air weekdays at 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. ET.

The 2019 summer schedule is effective Sunday, March 31 through Saturday, October 26, 2019.

Summer schedule highlights:

  • Core news programs (Newshour, Newsday, BBC OS) remain consistent with previous schedules.
  • The Newsroom will remain consistent, except for the 5 p.m. ET edition, which shifts to 6 p.m. ET as in previous summer schedules.
  • NEW NAME: People Fixing the World
    • BBC World Hacks presents 23 minutes of solutions journalism under a new program name.
    • People Fixing the World presents the big and small problems of our time – and those who are trying to solve them. Presented by an international team of journalists with the courage to challenge, probe, and share the humor and humanity behind positive change.
  • NEWLY UPDATED: 50 More Things That Made the Modern Economy
    • Building on the success of 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, economist Tim Harford tells the stories of 50 more inventions, ideas and innovations which have helped create the economic world in which all of us now live – including who wins and loses in a 21st century economy.

Please review these new schedules carefully and contact your Station Representative with any questions.