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David Dimbleby presents live coverage from Whitehall in London.
David Dimbleby presents live coverage of the Remembrance Sunday commemorations from Whitehall in London.
David Dimbleby presents live coverage from the Cenotaph. The royal family, the government and the armed forces will gather in Westminster for the National Service of Remembrance. The ceremony this year has been adapted for social distancing, and the traditional march-past will not take place. The two-minute silence at 11 o’clock will be followed by wreath-laying at the foot of the Cenotaph as the nation remembers all those who died serving their country.
Battle Day ceremony at the Cenotaph.
Battle Day ceremony at the Cenotaph. Tedd Clap, of the Falkland Islands Association, reports on the ceremony. Also on the programme: RAF meeting with Argentine counterparts and Hungarian expedition to the Antarctic.
Presenter: Nick Dolhaine
'I grew up in a factory making explosives.' A listener remembers wartime munitions work.
'I grew up in a factory making explosives.' A listener remembers wartime munitions work, as her co-workers are granted the right to walk past the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.
'I grew up in a factory making explosives' A listener remembers wartime munitions work, as her co-workers are granted the right to walk past the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday. And BBC Political Correspondent Ben Wright reads Your News. With Eddie Mair and Jennifer Tracey. iPM@bbc.co.uk.
Highlights of an event marking the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior.
Highlights from an event attended by HRH The Prince of Wales marking the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior and the unveiling of the Cenotaph by King George V.
SeriesUnknown Warrior 100
Series 25 Episode 7: Edwin Lutyens
Simon Jenkins proposes Edwin Lutyens, architect of New Delhi and the Cenotaph.
Sir Simon Jenkins proposes Edwin Lutyens, architect of New Delhi and the Cenotaph. With Matthew Parris and the architect's great-granddaughter, Jane Ridley. From September 2011.
If Edwin Lutyens, the architect behind New Delhi, the Cenotaph, and the British embassy in Washington, sounds an austere, imperial figure then think again. He was fun and almost child-like - he loved to dance and doodle, and he told terrible jokes. But his great grand daughter, Jane Ridley, believes it was Lutyens' shockingly miserable marriage that inspired his greatest work. Simon Jenkins, former editor of The Times and current head of the National Trust, chooses Lutyens primarily for the quality of his work. But he also recognises that the grimness of the marriage - Emily Lutyens fell in love with Krishnamurti - spurred the architect onto greater heights. Presenter Matthew Parris initially questions whether the quality of Lutyens' sex life really needs to play a part in this tale, then declares himself underwhelmed by much of the work. Expert Jane Ridley is the author of the Architect and his Wife, and the producer is Miles Warde.
All Party Group
All Party Group returns to Westminster, David Watts outlines his experiences of the island
All Party Group returns to Westminster, David Watts outlines his experiences of the islands. Britishness, preconceptions and Argentinian democracy are all discussed. Also in the programme: Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph and reception to Argentine film shot in the Falklands.
Presenter: Dee Palmer
An event marking the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey.
Huw Edwards presents coverage live from Westminster Abbey of a unique event marking the 100th anniversary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior.
HRH The Prince of Wales attends an event marking the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior and the unveiling of the Cenotaph by King George V. Huw Edwards is at Westminster Abbey with experts to discuss the history of the mysterious Unknown Warrior, whose tomb has inspired similar monuments to the fallen worldwide.
The Order of Service will reflect the funeral of 100 years ago and incorporate two minutes silence at 11am. Ruby Turner performs Abide With Me, Cerys Matthews gives a reading, and there is an address by the archbishop of Canterbury.
- Huw Edwards
SeriesUnknown Warrior 100
Mark Dowd discusses the best way for us to remember those who have fought and died in war.
As we approach the centenary of the end of the First World War, Mark Dowd discusses the best way to remember those who have fought and died in wars.
On the 11th November at 11am it will be exactly 100 years since the end of the First World War.
There will be the usual Ceremony of Remembrance at the Cenotaph on Whitehall when the nation honours those who lost their lives in two world wars and more recent military conflicts. Is this the best way for us to remember war? Do acts of Remembrance have any relevance today and should religion play a part in these ceremonies? To take a look at these questions, Mark Dowd is joined by a panel of experts and pupils from Loreto Sixth Form College in Manchester.
Producer: Catherine Earlam
Series Producer: Amanda Hancox
2014 Proms Plus Literary Wilfred Owen
Poets Fred d'Aguiar and Michael Longley discuss the work of WWI writer Wilfred Owen.
In a discussion held at the Royal College of Music in London, poets Fred d'Aguiar and Michael Longley discuss the work of Wilfred Owen, whose poetry inspired Britten's War Requiem.
Wilfred Owen is considered by many to be one of the greatest voices of the First World War. The poets Fred d'Aguiar and Michael Longley discuss the work of the poet whose poetry inspired Britten's War Requiem.
Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music before tonight's Prom concert.
Fred D'Aguiar's poems include Boy Soldier in his collection The Rose of Toulouse and his most recent novel is called Children of Paradise
Michael Longley is a recipient of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. His books include Cenotaph of Snow: Sixty Poems About War and his most recent is The Stairwell
Producer: Zahid Warley.