Saturday Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance 9pm, BBC One
H UW Edwards presents the annual Festival of Remembrance, broadcast from the Royal Albert Hall in London. This year’s event features performances by Melanie C, Emeli Sande, Tom Odell, Alfie Boe and Lesley Garrett, as well displays by The Queen’s Colour Squadron, marking their 75th anniversary, and The Band Of HM Royal Marines. Tonight’s ceremony will also mark the centenary of the Battle Of Passchendaele; 100 years since the formation of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission; the 75th anniversary of the Battle Of El Alamein; and Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday. There will be a film showing the work of the British Military to support and provide aid to communities affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Before concluding with the famous shower of poppies, the festival will also pay tribute to the work of the emergency services and off-duty members of the military in responding to the terrorist attacks in the UK this year.