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A Party to Remember

Chris Evans hosts a spectacular celebration of the 70th anniversary of VE Day from Horse Guards Parade, featuring performances of wartime songs and testimonies from the era.

Chris Evans hosts a spectacular concert staged at the iconic Horse Guards Parade in London, forming the centrepiece of the national celebrations for the 70th anniversary of VE Day. From the declaration of war through to the celebrations on VE Day, the show captures and reflects the spirit and mood of the nation at that time.

Songs from the period are performed by artists including Alexander Armstrong, Alfie Boe, Blue, Chas & Dave, Collabro, Elaine Paige, Gregory Porter, Katherine Jenkins, Laura Wright, Pixie Lott, Rebecca Ferguson and Status Quo, many of whom will be accompanied by the live big band. Diversity and the Strictly Come Dancing Professionals also take to the stage to perform two show-stopping dance tributes to the era.

This special event includes live readings by well-known actors and actresses including Adrian Lester, Bernard Cribbins, Colin Salmon, Honeysuckle Weeks, Ian Lavender, Jane Horrocks, Julia Sawalha, Laurence Fox, Martin Shaw, Richard E Grant and Robert Lindsay, as well as short films featuring archive from the time, contributions from individuals who experienced life during the war and other specially shot material.

The concert, which is taking place in association with the Royal British Legion, is attended by thousands of members of the public as well as a contingent of World War Two veterans and two Spitfires.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Last on

Sun 31 May 2015 13:15


Role Contributor
Presenter Chris Evans
Performer Alexander Armstrong
Performer Alfie Boe
Performer Blue
Performer Chas Hodges
Performer Dave Peacock
Performer Collabro
Performer Diversity
Performer Elaine Paige
Performer Gregory Porter
Performer Katherine Jenkins
Performer Laura Wright
Performer Pixie Lott
Performer Rebecca Ferguson
Performer Status Quo
Performer Strictly Come Dancing Professionals
Actor Adrian Lester
Actor Bernard Cribbins
Actor Colin Salmon
Actor Honeysuckle Weeks
Actor Ian Lavender
Actor Jane Horrocks
Actor Julia Sawalha
Actor Laurence Fox
Actor Martin Shaw
Actor Richard E Grant
Actor Robert Lindsay
Director Simon Staffurth
Producer Cerrie Frost
Executive Producer Guy Freeman


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