Preview – Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Today finally marks the 100th anniversary of the end what was meant to be the war to end all wars.

The BBC and ITV are devoting much of the day to remembering the fallen. It begins at 10am with BBC One airing live footage from The Cenotaph (with highlights at 7pm on BBC2). BBC One follows this with a special edition of Songs of Praise and a compilation of Home Front Heroes, where celebrities reflect on the wartime history of their families. Later this evening the BBC will also broadcast a service from Westminster Abbey.

At 21.30, ITV air the Sean Bean-narrated documentary Britain’s Poppies, about the 2014 ceramic poppy memorial erected at the Tower of London. At the same time on BBC Two is Peter Jackson’s film They Shall Not Grow Old, featuring footage that has expertly transformed from black-and-white to colour.

The Cenotaph is on BBC One at 10.00 (highlights 19.30 on BBC Two).

Songs of Praise is on BBC One at 13.45.

Home Front Heroes is on BBC One at 14.20.

Westminster Abbey is on BBC One at 17.10.

They Shall Not Grow Old is on BBC Two at 21.30.

Britain’s Poppies is on ITV at 21.30.