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Remembrance on TV & Radio this week

by
09 November 2018

ALI HARGREAVES

Some of the 5000 responses (see gallery) to an invitation from the SAA and the Royal British Legion to paint a poppy and make a donation. Entries can be made until 31 December, and £7000 has been raised so far. www.saa.co.uk/info/paint-a-poppy-challenge-gallery

Some of the 5000 responses (see gallery) to an invitation from the SAA and the Royal British Legion to paint a poppy and make a donation. Entries can be made until 31 December, and £7000 has been raised so far. www.saa.co.uk/info/paint-a-poppy-challenge-gallery

TV: Saturday 8.30pm (BBC1) Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance The annual event from the Royal Albert Hall.

Sunday 10am (BBC1) World War One Remembered: The Cenotaph David Dimbleby presents live coverage of the wreath-laying ceremony.

1.45pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Katherine Jenkins looks at Southampton’s history as an embarkation point during the First World War.

5.10pm (BBC1) World War One Remembered: Westminster Abbey A service for the centenary of the Armistice, live from Westminster Abbey, in the presence of the Queen. The preacher is the Archbishop of Canterbury.

9.30pm (BBC2) They Shall Not Grow Old A documentary by Peter Jackson, employing colourising techniques to bring archive footage of the First World War to life.

9.30pm (ITV) Britain’s Poppies: The First World War remembered The story of the four-year journey of the ceramic poppies first installed at the Tower of London in 2014.

Tuesday 9pm (BBC4) Dan Cruickshank’s Monuments of Remembrance An account of the creation of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission after the First World War.

 

RADIO: Friday 8pm (R2) The Ballads of the Great War — Live New arrangements of songs featured in Radio 2’s five-year, five-part series The Ballads of the Great War, which concludes tomorrow.

Saturday 2.30pm (R4) Drama: Home Front: A fragile peace A special edition of the epic drama series marking the centenary of the First World War.

8pm (R2) Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance The annual event from the Royal Albert Hall.

8pm (R4) Archive on 4: How we remember them Dan Snow examines how perceptions of the first World War have changed.

9pm (R2) The Ballads of the Great War: 1918 The last of five yearly documentaries chronicling life and death on the Western Front (5/5).

Sunday 10.30am (R4) World War One Remembered: The Cenotaph Jonathan Dimbleby introduces live coverage of the ceremony.

5.55pm (R4) A Service to Mark the Centenary of the End of the First World War A service for the centenary of the Armistice, live from Westminster Abbey, in the presence of the Queen. The preacher is the Archbishop of Canterbury.

7pm (Classic FM) David Mellor A special edition with a world-première recording of a war requiem by the Scottish composer Paul Mealor.

Monday to Friday 9.45am (R4 FM) Armistice 1918 Five historians explore the global impact of the end of the First World War (1-5/5).

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