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16th Sep 2022

Channel 5 will air the Emoji Movie, Ice Age and Stuart Little instead of the Queen’s funeral

Charlie Herbert

Channel 5 offering an alternative option

Channel 5 will be showing ‘The Emoji Movie’ instead of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday.

The channel is the only mainstream public service broadcaster that won’t be airing the funeral or documentaries about the late monarch on Monday.

Instead, they will be showing films for children throughout the day. With schools and most businesses closed on the day of the funeral, there are likely to be thousands of parents across the country who will welcome Channel 5’s choice of programming.

According to TV journalist Scott Bryan, Channel 5 will show ‘The Emoji Movie’ at the same time as the funeral is aired on the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

This will be followed by ‘Stuart Little’ and ‘Ice Age 3’ will also be aired on Monday.

The Emoji Movie was released in 2017 and stars the likes of James Corden and Patrick Stewart. Despite being a commercial success, it was panned by critics. With a Rotten Tomatoes score of just 6 percent, it is widely considered to be one of the worst animated movies ever made.

CBBC will also be showing films on Monday as an alternative to the funeral, airing movies like ‘The Boy in the Dress’ and the timeless ‘Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers.’

Television channels have been revealing their programming and scheduling for the day of Her Majesty’s funeral.

Channel 4 will air an obituary for The Queen at 10.55am, then the two minutes silence, followed by a repeat of a 1953 documentary on The Queen’s Coronation.

They will then air the Vera Lynn film ‘We’ll Meet Again.’

BBC One will be airing the funeral from 8am to 5pm, with the same broadcast being shown on BBC Two with British sign language interpretation.

All of ITV and Sky’s channel will be simulcasting the funeral as well.

It is expected that the funeral will become the most-watched TV event of all time.

On Saturday evening, the BBC will also be reshowing the Paddington and Queen’s tea party before airing the first Paddington film at 7pm, with the second film airing at 18:50 on Monday evening.

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