Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
Factsheet for Sunday 1st June 2014
Faith under fire! Stories of how we fought the good fight on D-Day, 70 years ago.
Contributors & Interviewees
The Venerable John Holliman
A former Archdeacon to the Army, John Holliman is a Trustee of the Museum of Army Chaplaincy. He was a friend and colleague of The Revd Thomas Henry Lovegrove who was Chaplain to the 6th Bn The Green Howards, and who was awarded the Military Cross for his actions on D-Day. Medals and other artefacts belonging to Lovegrove are kept at the Museum of Army Chaplaincy.
Life-long Christian, Ted Turner was a British Royal Marine who, with British Canadian troops, took part in the assault on Juno Beach, aged just 18. In memory of his friends, Ted makes regular visits to Normandy.
From a military family herself, artist Sandra Lawrence was commissioned by Lord Dulverton to design the Overlord Embroidery, with advice from senior military figures from each of the armed forces, and basing her designs on photographs and eyewitness accounts.
Convivium Singers is a prize-winning, critically acclaimed ensemble noted for its recordings and performances of little-known British choral music. The group gives concerts at national and international festivals, recitals, and performs with fewer members for private functions.
Museum of Army Chaplaincy
Housed in the converted old stable block of Amport House, the Museum of Army Chaplaincy tells the story of Army Chaplaincy from earliest times to the present day with the help of archive material and historical relics from several centuries. The Museum of Army Chaplaincy houses the archives and historical relics of RAChD and its chaplains, and unlike most military museums does not include any weapons or ammunition, since the chaplains are non-combatant and their work is to sustain not destroy.
The Museum displays cover six themes: Faith in Captivity; Celebrating the Faith; Faith in service of Peace; Faith under Fire; Faith in Uniform and Teaching the Faith. Displays include poignant Far East POW items, Church silver and furnishings, uniforms and the stories of the four chaplains who have been awarded the Victoria Cross.
HMS Calshot, Port of Southampton
HMS Calshot was involved on D-Day as a non-assault Headquarters ship at the 'J' for Juno area. Prior to this she was on trooping duties in Scotland transferring servicemen from HMT Queen Mary and HMT Queen Elizabeth. This was only one of her duties with the former Cunard liners Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth before returning to Southampton for the build up to D-Day. Calshot is berthed in Trafalgar Dock, Southampton and on board is a D-Day photographic exhibition.
Church of St John the Baptist
Ted Turner’s interview with Pam Rhodes took place at the church of St John The Baptist, Purbrook, Portsmouth.
D-Day Museum & Overlord Embroidery
Portsmouth’s D-Day Museum is Britain’s only museum dedicated solely to covering all aspects of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France, on 6 June 1944. The Museum’s centrepiece is the magnificent Overlord Embroidery. At 272 feet (83 metres) in length, this is the world’s longest embroidery of its kind, and the Twentieth Century equivalent of the Bayeux Tapestry. It was commissioned by Lord Dulverton of Batsford (1915-92) as a tribute to the sacrifice and heroism of those men and women who took part in Operation Overlord. Designed by artist Sandra Lawrence, the Embroidery took artisans at the Royal School of Needlework five years to complete.
Cathedral Church of St Thomas of Canterbury (Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral)
“Before The Ending Of The Day” was filmed in the location in which it was recorded: the Cathedral Church of St Thomas, Portsmouth.
|Producer||Rowan Morton Gledhill|
|Series Editor||Matthew Napier|
|Executive Producer||David Taviner|