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08/11/2015

Bill Turnbull presents a special Remembrance programme from the Imperial War Museum, including the story of soldier Martyn Compton who survived a Taliban rocket attack to become a racing driver. Prince William described him as "inspirational".

35 minutes

Last on

Sun 8 Nov 2015 16:15

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Gustav Holst

    I Vow To Thee, My County

    Choir: The choirs and congregation of The Royal Garrison Church of All Saints, Aldershot. Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright. Featured Artist: Band of the Royal Corps of Signals. Featured Artist: Daniel Moult. Music Arranger: Robert Ramskill. Lyricist: Cecil Spring-Rice.

    Tune:Thaxted Composer:Gustav Holst

  • Basil Harwood

    Thy Hand, O God, Has Guided

    Choir: The congregation of St Mary’s Church, Warwick. Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright. Featured Artist: Thomas Corns. Lyricist: Edward Plumptre.

    Tune:Thornbury Composer:Basil Harwood

  • David Ogden

    We Will Remember Them

    Choir: Exultate Singers. Conductor: David Ogden. Featured Artist: Richard Johnson. Featured Artist: Sally Pryce. Featured Artist: Sara Temple. Featured Artist: Catherine Black. Featured Artist: Alison Francis Black. Featured Artist: Nerissa Calvert. Featured Artist: Jane Jewel. Music Arranger: David Ogden. Lyricist: Laurence Binyon.

    Composer:David Ogden

  • J B Dykes

    Eternal Father, Strong To Save

    Choir: The congregation of St Alban’s Church, Bristol. Conductor: David Ogden. Featured Artist: Richard Johnson. Featured Artist: Ross Brown. Featured Artist: Simon Jones. Music Arranger: David Ogden. Lyricist: William Whiting.

    Tune:Melita Composer:J B Dykes

  • William Croft

    O God, Our Help In Ages Past

    Choir: The congregation of Salvation Army, Sale. Conductor: Simon Lole. Featured Artist: SOP Salvation Army Band. Lyricist: Isaac Watts.

    Tune:St Anne Composer:William Croft

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    For All The Saints

    Choir: The congregation of St Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen. Conductor: Gordon Stewart. Featured Artist: David Stephens. Lyricist: W. W. How.

    Tune:Sine Nomine Composer:R. Vaughan Williams

  • Corporal Bugler Nathan Crossley

    The Last Post

    Composer:Traditional

Stories

Veteran’s Story - Martyn Compton

Bill Turnbull meets the Afghanistan veteran who nearly a decade after suffering horrific burns in a Taliban rocket attack is rebuilding his life as a motor racing driver.

Thirty one year old Martyn suffered 75 per cent burns in the attack in which three of his comrades were killed in Helmand Province in August 2006. 

Prince William, who served in the Royal Household Cavalry at the same time as Martyn, has described him as “an inspiration” and invited him and his wife Michelle to his wedding at Westminster in April 2011.

Footage of Martyn Compton competing for Team Brit at Silverstone was provided courtesy of Scruffy Bear Pictures.  For further information, please visit www.scruffybear.com

 

 

Poppies

Twelve months on from the breathtaking poppy display at the Tower of London, Pam Rhodes meets up with its creator and discovers the remarkable story of why those ceramic poppies hold special memories for two Christians.

Artist Paul Cummins, who is behind a new touring exhibition of the poppies display at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, meets Lesley Lundgren, the daughter of RAF pilot Flight Lieutenant Harry Chapman who was killed in World War Two.

In memory of her dad, Lesley bought two of the poppies auctioned for charity from the London display and, along with her dad’s brother Allan, they thank Paul Cummins for coming up with the concept.

Bikers Blessing

Ten years after she lost her brother Bob when his RAF Hercules was shot down over Iraq, Sarah O’Connor joins 6,000 bikers as they pay tribute to fallen comrades and loved ones at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

Sarah’s journey to the Ride to the Wall event has special significance.  Her brother, Sergeant Robert O’Connor, was a huge fan of motorbikes and he is the only person to have ever been granted a funeral at the Arboretum.

Sarah takes part in a special service of remembrance and pays tribute to her brother at the bench dedicated to him in the grounds of the Arboretum.

 The Last Post

The Last Post is one of the defining elements of every Remembrance Sunday but it was originally a functional signal to mark the end of the working day of an army camp. 

That all changed in 1919 when King George V ordered that a two minute silence be observed to mark the first anniversary of the end of the Great War.  And the moment was brought to an end with the playing of the Last Post.

Nearly a century on, it has become one of the most emotionally charged pieces of music at public ceremonies. 

A member of the Royal Marines Band, Corporal Bugler Nathan Crossley, explains what makes the Last Post such a special piece of music and performs his own rendition as tribute to all those who have lost their lives serving their country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hymns

  • I Vow To Thee, My County was performed by the choirs and congregation of The Royal Garrison Church of All Saints, Aldershot.
  • Thy Hand, O God, Has Guided was performed by the congregation of St Mary’s Church, Warwick.
  • We Will Remember Them was perfomed by the Exultate Singers at St Alban’s Church, Bristol.
  • Eternal Father, Strong To Save was performed by the congregation of St Alban’s Church, Bristol.
  • O God, Our Help In Ages Past was performed by the congregation of Salvation Army, Sale.
  • For All The Saints was performed by the congregation of St Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen.
  • The Last Post was performed by Corporal Bugler Nathan Crossley at the Imperial War Museum, London.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Bill Turnbull
Presenter Pam Rhodes
Series Producer Matthew Napier
Executive Producer Dave Stanford

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