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Gardeners' World: Monty Don on 'global outreach' of show

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Monty Don hosts Gardeners’ World every Friday on BBC Two. He is often joined by several other gardening experts who share their tips and advice with viewers. However, there has been a change to the BBC’s schedule for Friday 9 April.

Is Gardeners’ World on tonight?

It’s been confirmed Gardeners’ World will not be airing on BBC 2 as usual, with Friday’s coverage devoted to Duke of Edinburgh content.

It was confirmed by Buckingham Palace at noon the 99-year-old had died peacefully at Windsor Castle.

Since then, several channels have changed their TV rota to dedicate extra coverage to the breaking royal news.

The schedule across the BBC is as follows:

BBC One

7.30pm – HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Remembered

9pm – A Tribute to HRH Duke of Edinburgh

10pm – BBC News at Ten

10.45pm – BBC Regional News

10.55pm – Weather

11pm – What the Papers Say

11.30pm – A Tribute to HRH Duke of Edinburgh (R)

12.25am – Weather for the Week Ahead

12.30am – BBC News

BBC Two

As BBC One, except:

7-7.30pm – BBC News

10.45-11.30pm – Newsnight

BBC Four

BBC Four will be suspended on Friday 9 April 2021

BBC Radio

BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live will continue with special programming reflecting the life of the Duke of Edinburgh, while our music networks are broadcasting amended schedules

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When will the next episode of Gardeners’ World air?

Gardeners’ World should be back next week, with Monty Don hosting the postponed instalment.

The outdoors expert confirmed on Twitter that tonight’s episode would not be airing.

He told his 220,000 followers: “I can confirm that tonight’s episode of Gardeners World has been postponed due to rescheduling as a result of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.

“I will keep you posted as to when/if it gets another time slot.”

Responding to the post, many fans questioned why the show should be taken off as they felt the Duke of Edinburgh would want it to air.

“I understand why but I think Prince Philip would like it to remain as scheduled he loved nature it would be a fine tribute to him,” one fan replied to Monty.

Another added: “I really hope it isn’t. The BBC needs to recognise that morale needs boosting (by Monty/gardening) at times like a pandemic and the death of the monarch’s spouse.”

A third continued: “I was wondering about that and hope it is not. It’s such a helpful and comforting programme at the moment- I think it wouldn’t be inappropriate to show it x.”

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