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Songs of Praise


Duration: 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

For a special programme on Remembrance Sunday, Katherine Jenkins is in Southampton to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. Using rare diaries and newspapers from the time, Katherine discovers how the famous port city was the primary embarkation point for British forces with eight million individual troop movements recorded between 1914 and 1918.

As the birthplace of the Spitfire, Southampton also played a crucial role in achieving victory in World War II. Katherine meets Don and Margaret, both in their 90s, who helped to build the iconic aircraft. They share vivid memories of the factory being bombed and how parts continued to be made in garages, workshops and even laundrettes across Southampton to enable the RAF to win the Battle of Britain.

Sean Fletcher visits a Christian school project using contemporary music to engage young people in what peace means for their generation.

For All the Saints from St Michael's Church, Southampton
Eternal Father, Strong to Save from St Michael's Church, Southampton
Brave performed by The Military Wives Choirs featuring Laura Wright
O God, Our Help in Ages Past from St Michael's Church, Southampton
Keep the Banner Flying High From St David's Exeter
Abide with Me from St Michael's Church, Southampton. Show less


Sean Fletcher
Executive Producer:
Cat Lewis
Executive Producer:
Emyr Afan
Series Producer:
Matthew Napier
David Waters
Production Company:
Avanti Media

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