The E.U. Referendum

by Mark_a_Wood | created - 13 Jun 2016 | updated - 02 Oct 2016 | Public

A list of programmes broadcast on UK TV in 2016 concerning the UK's referendum on membership of the E.U.

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1. Dispatches (1987– )
Episode: Brexit: Who'll Do Your Job Now? (2016)

27 min | Documentary

Morland Sanders asks who will take Britain's low-skilled jobs - picking food, cleaning toilets and packing parcels if EU workers are no longer plentiful and looks into reports of a shadowy North Korean workforce in Europe.

Director: P A Carter | Star: Morland Sanders

2. Brexit: The Big Debate Live (2016 TV Special)

90 min | Talk-Show

Live debate in which politicians and experts face questions on the impact of Britain's vote to leave the EU. What will Brexit mean for our country and who will sort out the mess of a divided Britain?

Director: David Coleman | Stars: Alastair Stewart, Jonathan Ashworth, Richard Austin, Shazia Awan

Votes: 5

3. Brexageddon?! (2016 TV Movie)

29 min | Comedy

One-off comedy satirising the EU Referendum and its effects in which a cast of comedy characters interact with the real-life campaign pranking prominent figures within the Leave and Remain camps.

Director: Errol Etienne | Stars: Heydon Prowse, Jolyon Rubinstein, Jo Bunting, Chris Bryant

Votes: 36

"Brexageddon?!" a one-off Brexit-themed prank show from the team behind "The Revolution Will Be Televised".

Broadcast on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 on BBC2.

6/10 = Some amusing moments but not quite up to the usual standard of The Revolution Will Be Televised.

4. Panorama (1953– )
Episode: Why We Voted to Leave: Britain Speaks (2016)

28 min | Documentary, News

Adrian Chiles returns to the Black Country to find out why the majority of people there voted in favour of Britain leaving the E.U. and meets the Remain voters who blame Brexiters for pushing the UK into a crisis.

Stars: Adrian Chiles, David Cameron, Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson

Votes: 7

5. Referendum Result Live: ITV News Special (2016 TV Special)

News

Live ITV News coverage of the Brexit referendum result.

Stars: Tom Bradby, Vince Cable, Alastair Campbell, Chris Choi

Six hours of live, through the night coverage of the results of the UK Referendum on EU membership from when polling stations close at 10pm on Thursday to the final results being declared on Friday morning.

Broadcast 23rd & 24th June 2016 on ITV.

6. EU Referendum: The Result (2016 TV Special)

News

David Dimbleby presents the BBC's live through-the-night coverage of the historic UK Referendum on membership of the European Union.

Stars: David Dimbleby, Laura Kuenssberg, Jeremy Vine, Emily Maitlis

More than six hours of live coverage of the EU Referendum result with projections, guests, expert analysis and graphical interpretations of the results.

Broadcast on 23rd & 24th June 2016 on BBC1.

7. Europe: The Final Debate with Jeremy Paxman (2016 TV Special)

73 min | Talk-Show

Jeremy Paxman is joined by a range of guests including politicians, celebrities, business leaders and academics as he hosts the final debate on Britain's membership of the E.U. just hours before voting begins.

Director: David Coleman | Stars: Jeremy Paxman, Akala, Portia Antonia Alexis, Vince Cable

Just 9 hours before polling stations open across the country, Jeremy Paxman hosts the final televised debate of the E.U. Referendum campaign.

Broadcast on 22nd June 2016 on Channel 4.

8. BBC Wales EU Referendum Debate (2016 TV Special)

58 min | News

Bethan Rhys Roberts hosts a televised debate on the issues that matter to Welsh voters in the forthcoming EU Referendum, live from Cardiff. With the audience putting questions to the panel of politicians.

Director: Rhys Edwards | Stars: Bethan Rhys Roberts, David T.C. Davies, Nathan Gill, Carwyn Jones

9. EU Referendum: The Great Debate (2016 TV Special)

120 min | Talk-Show

Ahead of this week's referendum, David Dimbleby, Mishal Husain and Emily Maitlis present the largest public debate live from the SSE Arena, Wembley before an audience of thousands.

Stars: David Dimbleby, Mishal Husain, Emily Maitlis

Votes: 5

The BBC presents live coverage of the largest debate of the EU Referendum campaign, both in terms of the size of the studio audience and the number of panellists, from the SSE Arena.

Broadcast on 21st June 2016 on BBC1.

10. EU Referendum: Northern Ireland Decides (2016 TV Special)

59 min | News

Stephen Nolan chairs a live studio debate in Belfast discussing the UK referendum on membership of the European Union with a panel of guests from both sides of the argument.

Director: David McCoy | Stars: Stephen Nolan, John Campbell, Alastair Campbell, Claire Hanna

BBC Northern Ireland live debate from Belfast examining the arguments for and against the UK remaining in the EU and the effects either result would have on the province.

Initially Broadcast on BBC Northern Ireland on 15th June 2016. Then broadcast nationally on BBC Parliament and available via the BBC iPlayer.

6/10 = An interesting debate despite the smallest panel yet seen. Having the BBC NI Economics & Business Editor on hand fact-checking was a good idea, but underused.

11. Britain and Europe: The Immigration Question (2016 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

With Britain's referendum on E.U. membership next week, Mishal Husain presents an impartial insight into the effects of migration from other European countries on the UK.

BBC News presenter Mishal Husain presents the final documentary in the series examining some of the major issues of the referendum. She discusses the impact of European migration on the UK with figures from both camps.

Broadcast on 14th June 2016 on BBC2.

12. Better in or Out? A BBC Midlands Today Referendum Special (2016 TV Special)

40 min | News

Mary Rhodes hosts an EU Referendum debate live from The Drum Arts Centre in Birmingham where a panel of politicians and business leaders debate if the West Midlands is better off in or out of the EU.

Director: Ian Pedersen | Stars: Mary Rhodes, Harriett Baldwin, Tristram Hunt, Digby Jones

EU Referendum debate for Midlands Today viewers in the West Midlands, live from Bimingham. One of 12 regional debates simultaneously broadcast to the 12 English Broadcast Regions.

Initially broadcast on Sunday, 12th June 2016 on BBC One West Midlands only, then nationally on BBC Parliament and via the BBC iPlayer.

3/10 = An disaster with audience applause drowning out speech in the vast aircraft hanger like studio, audience members heckling speakers and the sight of a Labour Peer calling a Labour MP a liar live on television!

13. Better in or Out: A BBC East Midlands Today Referendum Special (2016 TV Special)

40 min | News

Dominic Heale hosts a live debate from the Djanogly City Academy in Nottingham where a panel of guests representing the East Midlands debate whether the area is better off remaining in or leaving the EU.

Director: Duncan Hess | Stars: Dominic Heale, Roger Helmer, Kenneth Clarke, Julie Price

EU Referendum debate for Midlands Today viewers in the East Midlands, live from Nottingham. A panel of politicians and business leaders debate if the area would be better off staying or leaving the EU. One of 12 regional debates broadcast to the English Broadcast Regions.

Initially broadcast on Sunday, 12th June 2016 on BBC One East Midlands only, then nationally on BBC Parliament and via the BBC iPlayer.

6/10 = Certainly a lot better than the chaotic debate we had in the West Midlands, with Ken Clarke adding a touch of gravitas.

14. Better in or Out? A BBC Look North (North-East & Cumbria) EU Referendum Special (2016 TV Special)

40 min | News

Carol Malia and Richard Moss present a live studio debate examining some of the issues important to Look North viewers in the North-East and Cumbria ahead of the EU Referendum.

Director: Alan Farrington | Stars: Carol Malia, Richard Moss, Rod Liddle, Kevin Maguire

EU Referendum debate for Look North viewers in the North-East and Cumbria. One of 12 regional debates broadcast to the English Broadcast Regions.

Initially broadcast on Sunday, 12th June 2016 on BBC One North-East & Cumbria only, then nationally on BBC Parliament and via the BBC iPlayer.

15. Better in or Out? A BBC South-East Today EU Referendum Special (2016 TV Special)

40 min | News

Polly Evans presents a live debate from Dover Town Hall in which some of the leading figures from both camps will put forward the arguments for the country to leave or remain a member of the EU.

Director: Phil Carne | Stars: Polly Evans, Maria Caulfield, Nigel Farage, Damian Green

EU Referendum debate for South-East Today viewers, live from Dover Town Hall featuring some of the leading lights of both the Leave and Remain campaigns.

Initially broadcast on Sunday, 12th June 2016 on BBC One South-East only, then nationally on BBC Parliament and via the BBC iPlayer.

16. Better in or Out? BBC London News Special (2016 TV Special)

News

A debate on Britain's membership of the European Union in anticipation of the forthcoming referendum on the subject.

Director: Rob Hopkin | Stars: Priti Patel, Richard Reed, Chuka Umunna, Jeremy Vine

17. Power Monkeys (2016– )

35 min | Comedy

Topical comedy set within the E.U. Referendum campaign following both camps along with political aides who serve Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. A spin-off from 2015 comedy series "Ballot Monkeys".

Stars: Gwyneth Keyworth, Kevin McNally, Andy Nyman, Archie Panjabi

Votes: 153

Six-part EU Referendum-themed spin-off from Ballot Monkeys.

Commenced 8th June 2016 on Channel 4.

18. EU Referendum: ITV (2016– )

News

ITV News presenter Julie Etchingham hosts two live broadcasts of public debates ahead of the UK referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union.

Stars: Julie Etchingham, Nigel Farage, David Cameron, Kezia Dugdale

Two televised E.U. Referendum 'debates' - one featuring Cameron and Farage the other a panel of MPs.

Broadcast on ITV on 7th and 9th June 2016.

19. The Andrew Neil Interviews: Leave or Remain? (2016– )

30 min | News

Series 1: Veteran broadcaster Andrew Neil interviews four leading figures from the leave and remain campaigns ahead of the UK's referendum on membership of the E.U.

Stars: Andrew Neil, Hilary Benn, Nigel Farage, George Osborne

Series of interviews in which the broadcaster questions key figures in the EU Referendum campaign.

Commenced 6th June 2016 on BBC1.

20. Britain & Europe: For Richer or Poorer? (2016 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

As the E.U. Referendum nears, Laura Kuenssberg examines some of the big questions at the heart of the debate. Would the UK be richer or poorer if it left and what are the benefits of remaining.

Director: Adam Grimley | Stars: Boris Johnson, Laura Kuenssberg, Christine Lagarde, George Osborne

BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg examines some of the big issues surrounding the E.U. referendum. Would the UK be richer or poorer if it left?

Broadcast 31st May 2016 on BBC2.

21. How Should I Vote?: The EU Debate (2016 TV Special)

59 min | News

Ahead of the E.U. Referendum on 23rd June, Victoria Derbyshire hosts a debate on the issues live from Glasgow where an audience of voters under the age of 30 will put their questions to a panel of guests.

Director: Rob Hopkin | Stars: Victoria Derbyshire, Alex Salmond, Diane James, Liam Fox

Victoria Derbyshire hosts a live debate from Glasgow before an audience of voters under the age of 30.

Broadcast on BBC1 on 26th May 2016.

5/10 = Not entirely sure why an age restriction was imposed on the audience, the debate itself was not as good as it could have been - but still some interesting points made.

22. Boris v Dave: The Battle for Europe (2016 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

Ahead of the E.U. Referendum, Michael Crick examines the public duel between David Cameron and Boris Johnson that could define Britain's future in Europe and the leadership of the Conservative Party.

Directors: Richard Denton, Ben Ryder, Nick Tanner | Stars: Michael Crick, Boris Johnson, David Cameron, Kenneth Clarke

Votes: 9

Channel 4 Political Editor Michael Crick examines the public duel between the Prime Minister and the former Mayor of London who are leading the two camps in the EU Referendum.

Broadcast on Channel 4 on 25th May 2016.

7/10 = An interesting documentary with some useful insights into the political agenda that the referendum debate is serving.

23. Brexit: A Very British Coup (2016 TV Movie)

60 min | History

BBC documentary charting the politics of both sides of the Brexit campaign and the resulting changes in Westminster.

Director: Patrick Forbes

Votes: 40



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