The Ballads Of The Great War: 1918 9pm BBC Radio 2
The last of five yearly documentaries chronicling life and death on the Western Front. The series started in 2014 to commemorate the outbreak of war.
Home Front: A Fragile Peace 2.30pm BBC Radio 4
A special edition of Radio 4’s long-running drama. It’s 10 November 1919: Folkestone prepares for the first Remembrance Day and contemplates a new world order.
Royal British Legion Festival Of Remembrance 8.30pm BBC1 and at 8pm BBC Radio 2
Huw Edwards presents this annual commemoration from the Royal Albert Hall, in front of the Queen and other members of the royal family. Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Bryn Terfel, Sheridan Smith and Tom Jones are among those performing, with readings from Michael Palin and Nina Wadia. A citation written by Michael Morpurgo will also be read by WWII Bomber Command veteran Harry Irons. Paddy O’Connell presents for Radio 2.
Sunday 11th November 2018
World War One Remembered: The Cenotaph 10am BBC1, 10.30am BBC Radio 4 (highlights starting at 7pm on BBC2)
A century after the guns fell silent in western Europe, the nation honours the fallen and those who have died since in the service of their country. For the first time, German President Frank Walter Steinmeier will attend the wreathlaying in Whitehall alongside British politicians and the royal family. The Government describes it as “an historic act of reconciliation”. After a march past of veterans, 10,000 members of the public troop past in the People’s Procession. David Dimbleby hosts the TV coverage, while brother Jonathan presents on Radio 4.
World War One Remembered: The Cenotaph 5.10pm BBC1
Sophie Raworth covers the service for the centenary of the Armistice in the presence of the Queen.
Britain’s Poppies 9.30pm ITV
The story of how an art installation of ceramic poppies that toured the country helped to cement the symbolism and significance of the poppy.
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