While the U.K.’s departure date from the E.U. remains tenuous, audiences can expect more coverage, context and analysis from the BBC World Service and Marketplace in the weeks to come:
BBC World Service
- Beginning Monday, March 24: BBC World Service will report from locations across the U.K. and Europe throughout the main news programs, including Newshour, World Update, BBC OS and Newsday.
- Friday, March 29: Newshour at 4:06-4:59 p.m. ET will be followed by a two-hour news special from 5:06-6:59 p.m. ET. Both programs will focus on Brexit, with additional details to follow.
- Saturday, March 30: Newshour will broadcast live from parts of England most likely to be impacted by the change in regulations on trade and movement of people. At 7:06-7:59 a.m. ET, there will be a special call-in edition of BBC OS, where listeners can share their thoughts about the U.K.’s decision.
- Sunday, March 31: Tentative, special edition of The Food Chain, exploring food supply and production, and the economics of one of Europe’s most integrated industries. Plus, Brexit will be covered within the main news and business programs on the World Service throughout the weekend.
- Monday, April 1: Newsday will be in Europe asking what’s next after the separation and what lies ahead for the remaining 27 states. Newshour and other news programs will continue to provide reporting from Brussels and beyond as the reality of the new situation unfolds for both sides.
- Wednesday, March 27-Friday, March 29: Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal will broadcast live from BBC’s London studios to cover what will be one of the most significant events in the economic history of the European Union – the termination of the U.K.’s membership in the E.U.
- Remotes from London will focus on the big economic picture and the small moments – an immersive exploration of the timely tensions and questions intrinsic to the modern global economy: Who deserves what and why? How do we interact with each other as countries and individuals?
- Kai will be on the ground with the decision makers, and the real people outside the studio, asking them to share their personal, emotional and humorous stories, and how they live, work, spend their money, think about their future – and how they’re making it in this new normal of global uncertainty.
- Feature stories will likely be heard on Marketplace Morning Report from the BBC World Service (5:51 a.m. ET) and Marketplace Morning Report (hourly, from 6:51-10:51 a.m. ET) on Wednesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 28.
Programming details are subject to change as news breaks, and the BBC will cover proceedings as they happen.
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