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Coming up in the week ahead on TV and on Radio

31 May 2024


HIGHLIGHT: D-Day 80: The Allies prepare Dame Helen Mirren hosts a commemorative event from the seafront in Portsmouth, where the D-Day landings began.

Wednesday 10.15am, BBC1


TELEVISION: Saturday 8pm (C4) D-Day: Hour by hour An audio archive charting the months, days, hours, and minutes leading up to 6 June 1944.

Sunday 1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Aled Jones presents an edition dedicated to the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 9pm (BBC2) D-Day 80: The unheard tapes The story of D-Day told through interviews with those who were there, lip-synced by actors (1-3/3).

Wednesday 8.30pm (BBC1) D-Day 80: Tribute to the fallen As darkness falls, the 4600 headstones of those who died on D-Day are individually illuminated across the Bayeux War Cemetery.

Thursday 8.30am (BBC1) D-Day 80: We will remember them Live coverage of the commemorative event overlooking Gold Beach at the British Normandy Memorial, in Ver-sur-Mer.


RADIO: Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship The Dean of Portsmouth, the Very Revd Dr Anthony Cane, preaches at a live service from the Cathedral to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day. The cathedral choir are joined by the Band of the Royal Marines, Portsmouth.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of this week’s live service from St Davids Cathedral.

Wednesday 3pm (R3) Choral Evensong From Bolton Parish Church, sung by the Diocese of Manchester Choral Scholars, recorded on 4 May.

Thursday 9.30am (R2) Vernon Kay Live from Arromanches, in Normandy, the presenter hears from families of the soldiers involved in the D-Day invasion.

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