The BBC television series "Sherlock" wins two prizes at the 2011 British Academy Television Awards ceremony in London, including best drama series.
In a case to decide who controls a $2 billion worth of gold from the Central Bank of Venezuela stored in the Bank of England, the High Court of Justice in London rules that the United Kingdom "unequivocally recognises Mr. Guaidó as President of Venezuela", refusing to give Nicolás Maduro access to the gold.
The International Maritime Organisation commences meetings in London aimed at reducing emissions in the shipping industry, which are presently unregulated. The 1997 Kyoto Protocol made the IMO responsible for controlling ship emissions.
The BBC is to broadcast its political debate programme "Question Time" from inside a prison for the first time next Thursday. Ten members of staff and ten prisoners from London's Wormwood Scrubs prison are to join 100 other audience members, while panelists are to include Secretary of State for Justice Kenneth Clarke and former Home Secretary Jack Straw.
In the United Kingdom, members of the National Union of Journalists at the BBC begin a 48 hour strike in a dispute over proposed changes to the Corporation's pension scheme. BBC News operates a reduced service.