Paisley memorial service to be broadcast ‘live’

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Ian Paisley’s memorial service on Sunday will be broadcast live on BBC Radio Ulster as well as being televised live.

Three senior BBC Northern Ireland broadcasters will front two programmes which will broadcast the service across the Province.

The public service broadcaster said that it would screen “special coverage and analysis” of the service on BBC Two Northern Ireland from 2.15pm to 4.15pm.

That programme will be hosted by political broadcaster Mark Carruthers and the veteran BBC presenter of Radio Ulster’s Evening Extra programme, Seamus McKee.

The BBC said that it will also broadcast a slightly longer programme on BBC Radio Ulster’s FM channel.

That programme, which will be presented by BBC Radio Ulster’s Talkback presenter William Crawley, will run live from the Ulster Hall in Belfast from 2.50pm to 4.30pm.