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The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance

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Summary

Huw Edwards presents coverage of the annual event from the Royal Albert Hall in the presence of the Queen and other members of the royal family. Cliff Richard, Katherine Jenkins and Joe McElderry perform alongside the Massed Bands of the Household Division, and the bands of HM Royal Marines, the Royal Air Force and the Brigade of Gurkhas to pay tribute to the victims of war and conflict. The festival includes the traditional two-minute silence as thousands of symbolic poppy petals fall from the venue's ceiling.

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Review

This annual event to honour the British servicemen and women who died serving their country is one of the most moving ceremonies on television. A combination of performance, spectacle and religious service, it’s a celebration of the camaraderie of the Forces as well as a poignant reminder of the victims of conflict.

Among those performing at the Royal Albert Hall in front of the Queen are Sir Cliff Richard, Katherine Jenkins, Alfie Boe and Joe McElderry alongside the Massed Bands of the Household Division, the Bands of HM Royal Marines, Royal Air Force and the Brigade of Ghurkhas.

The evening ends, as always, with the traditional two-minute silence and the falling of one million poppy petals, each one representing a life lost.

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PresenterHuw Edwards

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Executive producerClaire Popplewell

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