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The People’s Celebration

An evening of memories and music to honour and celebrate the Second World War generation.

To mark the 75th anniversary of VE day, in these unprecedented times, the BBC and the Royal British Legion honour and celebrate the Second World War generation with an evening of memories and music.

Featuring some of those who remember this historic day, and some of Britain’s favourite performers, including Katherine Jenkins, Adrian Lester, Anton Du Beke, Beverley Knight, Helen George, Sharon D Clarke, Shane Richie and Emma Barton, entertaining us with popular songs of the era.

In a fitting finale at 9pm, the nation is asked to unite for a very special rendition of We’ll Meet Again as a gesture of thanks to our veterans and in memory of our loved ones.

1 hour, 9 minutes

Music Played

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

  • 00:04

    Central Band of the Royal Air Force

    Glenn Miller Medley / In The Mood / Little Brown Jug, Moonlight Serenade

  • 00:32

    Glenn Miller and His Orchestra

    Moonlight Serenade (Digitally Remastered)

  • 00:45

    Frank Sinatra, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Frank Sinatra and The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey

    I'll Be Seeing You (From "The Royal Palm Revue")

  • 00:54

    Freya Ridings



Role Contributor
Presenter Sophie Raworth
Series Producer Rosheen Archer