Festival of Remembrance
special / 8.30pm / BBC1
the royal British legion’s Festival of remembrance is particularly special this year, because it’s broadcast from the Royal Albert Hall on the eve of the Armistice’s 100th anniversary. Performing in front of the Queen and members of the Royal Family are guests including Sheridan Smith, Sir Tom Jones and Michael Palin. The BBC continues the theme on Sunday with coverage from the Cenotaph (10am), a special Songs of Praise (1.45pm, times vary), and a service from Westminster Abbey (5.10pm). ITV pays tribute on Sunday with Britain’s Poppies (9.30pm), while Sky Greats’ weekend of classic war films includes The Great Escape and Saving Private Ryan.
An evening of celebration and reflection