Fes­ti­val of Remembrance

The Bri­tish Le­gion’s salute to those who gave so much

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Spe­cial / 9.00pm / BBC1

Mix­ing light en­ter­tain­ment with the solemn busi­ness of re­mem­ber­ing the dead is a tough ask, but this an­nual fes­ti­val from the Royal Al­bert Hall gets the tone about right. The pres­ence of the Queen helps, of course, as does the mov­ing sight of the poppy petal shower, each petal rep­re­sent­ing a man or woman who has given their life for their coun­try from World War One up to the present. Al­fie Boe, Les­ley Gar­rett, Tom Odell, Me­lanie Chisholm and Emeli Sandé are among those join­ing the Queen’s Colour Squadron and the Royal Marines Band and making sure the evening goes with a bounce while Huw Ed­wards is on pre­sent­ing duty. A touch­ing yet up­beat trib­ute and a lovely evening.

Last year’s Fes­ti­val, at­tended by the Queen

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