BBC Parliament is a British news channel, a division of BBC that covers news of Parliament and legislature of UK.
BBC Parliament, launched in 1992, is a British TV channel from British Broadcasting Corporation. The channel broadcasts the works performed by the legislative and parliamentary bodies of Europe and UK. The television broadcasts both live and recorded footages from the House of Lords, House of Commons, Select Committees of the UK Parliament and the three devolved assemblies of Scotland, Ireland and Welsh. It further airs reports and coverage from annual party conferences, European Parliament, Trade Union Congress and main political parties of UK. Initially known as the Parliamentary Channel, it was first operated by the United Artists Cable until BBC purchased it in 1998.
Special Programs under BBC Parliament:
In 2005, the channel aired the coverage of the funeral ceremony of Winston Churchill on his 40th death anniversary which you can still catch up if you watch BBC Parliament online.
In 2007, the Television reran the funeral ceremony of Princess Diana on her 10th death anniversary.
In 2008, BBC Parliament under the leadership of Joan Bakewell, introduced Permissive Night, an archive evening. The show included topics like death penalty, divorce law, homosexual acts, abortion, race relation and censorship relaxation.
In 2009, the channel covered footages of Prince Charles’s Investiture as the Prince of Wales. The program showed a back to back interview of Prince Charles taken before the Investiture.
Regular programs include Dateline London, which is a roundtable conference held between foreign correspondents where they discuss news of the week.
The Record is another evening roundup of the daily business in the Parliament of UK.
Hearts and Mind is a weekly program that runs once in a week covering the latest political issues of North Ireland.
The World Debate is another top program, originally aired on BBC World News that broadcasts interactive debates and discussions on UK parliament and public’s take on it.