Terry Wogan memorial Order of Service published online

Here’s what you need to know about today’s service of thanksgiving for for the Life and Work of Sir Terry Wogan


Today the nation will be paying tribute to the great broadcaster and fundraiser Terry Wogan, who died in January this year, in a special memorial service at Westminster Abbey. Here’s what Terry’s old geezers/gals can expect:


What time does the Terry Wogan memorial service start?

The Westminster Abbey service will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 from midday, marking the 50th anniversary of Sir Terry’s first BBC radio broadcast.

The service will be part of The Jeremy Vine Show, where the host will be talking to listeners about their memories of Wogan.

Who will be speaking at the service?

Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans, who took over the station’s breakfast show from Wogan in 2009, will give a tribute. Plus, Radio 2’s Ken Bruce will read WB Yeats’ poem The Song Of Wandering Aengus, while Joanna Lumley will recite a poem specially written for the special service.

To follow along, download the full Order of Service here.

Will there be any other radio shows celebrating the life of Terry Wogan?

Thank You For Being My Friend – A Tribute to Terry Wogan, a two-part programme, is being presented by Ken Bruce on Radio 2. You can listen to the first episode here, and the second half is being aired tonight, 10pm.


Is there going to be a TV show about Terry Wogan’s life?

Yes, the BBC1 tribute, Sir Terry Wogan Remembered: 50 Years at the BBC, will be on Friday 30 September at 9pm.