Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Must-See Shows

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ROYAL BRITISH LEGION FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE 2018 Tonight, BBC1, 8.30pm HUW EDWARDS presents coverage of the concert marking the centenary of the end of the First World War from the Royal Albert Hall, attended by the Queen and other members of the royal family. Sir Tom Jones, Sheridan Smith, Sir Bryn Terfel, Tom Fletcher and Danny Jones, Sheku Kanneh-Mason and the Kingdom Choir and the RAF Squadronaires, accompanied by the Central Band of The Royal Air Force and the Band of HM Royal Marines will perform.

The show also celebrates the centenary of the RAF, and includes a musical display to mark The Zeebrugge Raid of 1918.

BRITAIN'S POPPIES: THE FIRST WORLD WAR REMEMBERED Tomorrow, ITV, 9.30pm THE story behind the art installation of more than 800,000 ceramic poppies, which was unveiled at the Tower of London in 2014 to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

The artwork pays tribute to the lives of British and colonial soldiers killed during the conflict and now, to mark the centenary of the war's conclusion, this programme examines the stories behind the artwork.

Narrated by Sean Bean.

LIAM BAKES Monday, Channel 4, 8pm IN A new series, former Great British Bake Off contestant Liam Charles brings a fresh perspective to baking with recipes that blend pop culture, nostalgia and his Jamaican heritage, with his playful, inquisitive and creative approach to ingredients opening up new possibilities for fun and inventive cooking.

Dan Cruickshank DAN CRUICKSHANK'S MONUMENTS OF REMEMBRANCE Tuesday, BBC4, 9pm AT THE end of the First World War, Britain faced a difficult question - how could it pay a fitting and lasting tribute to the unprecedented number of soldiers who had died? Dan Cruickshank explores the creation of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and the role played by Sir Fabian Ware, who, as a Commander of a Mobile Ambulance Unit during the early stages of the war, had been shocked by the treatment of the dead.

He also visits cemeteries in France, Belgium and Turkey to discover the challenges of memoralising soldiers from different religions and backgrounds. …

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