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Photo: Iolo Penri Jones

A handy guide to national media coverage of the RNLI’s 200th anniversary.

Don’t miss your crew on TV, radio and online! Tune into this special coverage for our 200th anniversary of the RNLI. Bookmark this useful page for regular updates and last-minute changes. 

  • 2 March: Archive on 4 documentary at 8pm on BBC Radio 4
  • 3 March: Songs of Praise at 1.15pm on BBC One
  • 4 March: Good Morning Britain on ITV
  • 4 March: Breakfast on BBC One
  • 4 March: Sky News
  • 4 March: Today on BBC Radio 4
  • 4 March: ITV and BBC regional news
  • 4 March: Westminster Thanksgiving Service (Livestream) at 11.30am
  • 10 March: Countryfile at 7pm on BBC One
  • 12 March: Saving Lives at Sea – Second World War special with Dermot O’Leary – at 9pm on BBC Two.

You may also see us on RTÉ, UTV, BBC NI and Virgin Media. 

We're expecting widespread regional and local media coverage throughout our birthday period too, so look out for your crew! 

Looking for more? Listen to our 200 Voices podcast series and hear real stories of kindness, courage and pride from supporters, volunteers, and those we've rescued.

Listen to 200 Voices

The RNLI is extremely grateful to the 200 Club members and for the generous legacy of Richard Colton, all of whom have kindly helped support our 200th anniversary programme of events.