Episode 2

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The Choir, Military Wives Episode 2 of 3

Duration: 1 hour

Choirmaster Gareth Malone has formed a new choir of military wives at RMB Chivenor in north Devon while their husbands deploy to Afghanistan for a six-month tour of duty.

The choir's first public performance was a triumph, singing to the local community of Barnstaple, and now Gareth wants his choir to spread and help wives on other bases across the country. He heads to nearby Plymouth, whose troops are suffering fatalities out in Afghanistan. Though Gareth is concerned whether singing in a choir can really help at such a sensitive time, he's overwhelmed by eager new recruits and organises a joint performance for his choirs to sing on Armed Forces Day on the Plymouth seafront.

Gareth must manage emotions that ride high as the two choirs struggle to combine, and then he has to persuade them they are good enough to spread their message further and sing together at Sandhurst Officer Training Academy to get the seal of approval from the military establishment's top brass.

Last on

Wed 16 Nov 2011 00:20 BBC Two Northern Ireland, Scotland only

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Executive Producer
Lucy Hillman
Series Producer
Stephen Finnigan


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