Channel 4 has explained the decision to air Friday night’s episode glasses box as usual.
The series was broadcast in response to the death of Queen Elizabeth II amid widespread programming changes across major networks.
It was announced on Thursday (September 8) that the Queen had died in Balmoral at the age of 96.
While Channel 4 canceled much of its scheduled programming immediately after the news, channel bosses announced this on Friday (September 9). glasses box would be broadcast as usual.
A spokesman said per The mirror: “Channel 4 exists to offer viewers an alternative and that is especially important in times like these.
“glasses box is a very popular national institution and is scheduled to air tonight, giving many of our viewers a valuable sense of continuity.”
Channel 4 Chief Executive Alex Mahon said: “On behalf of Channel 4, we are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen and our thoughts and condolences go out to her family and the whole country.
“For over 70 years, she has united this nation, upheld everyone’s right to succeed and celebrated the rich diversity of our communities.”
A host of celebrities from across the film, television and music worlds followed the monarch’s death, including Mick Jagger, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Dame Helen Mirren and Daniel Craig, paid tribute to the queen.
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