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11/11/2011

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 11 November 2011

Continuing the Presenter Season on Friday Night is Music Night - the UK's longest running live music programme - Paul O'Grady hosts a special Armistice Day concert. Recorded at London's Hackney Empire, Paul pays tribute to our service men and women past and present (many of whom are in the audience) in this Forces Special. Forces sweetheart Katherine Jenkins tops the bill while Helena Blackman and Ben Stock recreate their roles as Getrude Lawrence and Noel Coward from the hit show Noel and Gertie. Richard Balcombe conducts the 70 piece BBC Concert Orchestra as Friday Night Is Music Night re-creates the spirit of ENSA.

And in a special interval feature, with November 11th 2011 marking the 90th anniversary of the very first Poppy Appeal, long standing ambassador of the Poppy Appeal, TV presenter Lorraine Kelly tells the fascinating story of how the simple flower came to be adopted as the internationally recognised symbol of remembrance.

Music Played

15 items
  • Image for Ben Stock & Helena Blackman

    Ben Stock & Helena Blackman Has Anybody Seen Our Ship

    (Coward) (Ft. Caroline Jaya-Ratnam – piano)

  • Image for The BBC Concert Orchestra

    The BBC Concert Orchestra Wartime Ballad Medley

    (Various)

  • Image for Kit Hesketh-Harvey & James McConnell

    Kit Hesketh-Harvey & James McConnell Bring It On

    (Hesketh-Harvey)

  • Image for BBC Concert Orchestra

    BBC Concert Orchestra Holiday for Strings

    (Rose)

  • Image for Katherine Jenkins

    Katherine Jenkins Your Silhouette

    (Audra Mae) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for BBC Concert Orchestra

    BBC Concert Orchestra South Pacific Overture

    (Rodgers)

  • Image for BBC Concert Orchestra

    BBC Concert Orchestra The Dambusters March

    (Coates)

  • Image for Ben Stock & Helena Blackman

    Ben Stock & Helena Blackman Sail Away

    (Coward)

  • Image for Ben Stock & Helena Blackman

    Ben Stock & Helena Blackman Don't Put Your Daughter On the Stage Mrs Worthington

    (Coward)

  • Image for BBC Concert Orchestra

    BBC Concert Orchestra All The Things You Are

    (Kern)

  • Image for Kit Hesketh-Harvey & James McConnell

    Kit Hesketh-Harvey & James McConnell Afghanistan

    (Hesketh-Harvey)

  • Image for The BBC Concert Orchestra

    The BBC Concert Orchestra The Great Escape Main Theme

    (Bernstein, Black)

  • Image for Katherine Jenkins

    Katherine Jenkins Black Is The Colour

    (Trad) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for Katherine Jenkins

    Katherine Jenkins Break It To My Heart

    (Goodrem, Lundin, Kotecha) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra)

  • Image for BBC Concert Orchestra

    BBC Concert Orchestra Pomp and Circumstance No 1

    (Elgar)

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