Remembrance Day will continue to be marked across the country this weekend as the UK gathers to pay tribute to those who lost their lives fighting for Britain.
A two minute silence was held earlier today (11 November) but it is not the end of Armistice Day events in 2022. Remembrance Sunday will take place on 13 November, with a national service once again taking place at the Cenotaph.
BBC will be airing a number of programmes and providing live coverage of events throughout the weekend as the country pays tribute to its fallen heros. From the Royal British Legion’s festival to the more formal occasions held across the weekend.
Armistice Day takes place on 11 November, with a two minute silence at 11am, it marks the exact moment that the ceasefire to end the First World War came into effect in 1918. The guns fell silent at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Remembrance Sunday takes place on the closest Sunday to Armistice Day, in 2022 that falls on 13 November.
The BBC has announced its full coverage of Remembrance Week events throughout this weekebd. Here is the schedule and what the programmes are about.
Saturday 12 November
BBC One 10.45am - Lord Mayor’s Show
Over 800 years of tradition and spectacle will fill the City’s streets as the new Lord Mayor of London is welcomed by crowds. Three miles of entertainment will be provided by over 6,000 participants and more than 200 horses, to create the world’s longest unrehearsed parade.
There’ll be an exclusive performance from Grease The Musical, military excellence from the Queen’s Colour Squadron and more. Over a hundred floats will be celebrating the theme of Children, Charity and Community. Presenter Gethin Jones will guide viewers through the ceremony and celebration of this internationally renowned procession.
The Lord Mayor’s Show will also be available to watch on BBC iPlayer as well as BBC One. It begins at 10.45am and run to 12pm.
BBC One 9pm - The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance 2022
For the very first time since his accession to the throne, His Majesty King Charles III accompanied by The Queen Consort, members of the Royal Family, the Prime Minister, and senior members of the military will be in attendance at the Royal Albert Hall, as Huw Edwards presents The Royal British Legion’s annual Festival of Remembrance. The event honours the armed forces community for their service and sacrifice in defending our freedoms and way of life.
This year’s event will reflect on what service means to our armed forces, but also to the wider communities in this country and across the Commonwealth. The opening of Festival of Remembrance will pay tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II and the 70 remarkable years of service and dedication Her Majesty gave throughout her reign, including as the Royal British Legion’s Patron and longest serving Commander-in-Chief of the British Armed Forces.
The 40th anniversary of the Falklands War will be commemorated as we recall the events of this conflict, remembering the service and sacrifice of so many. There will be performances from multi award-winning tenor Andrea Bocelli, with his son Matteo and daughter Virginia, Hollywood actor and singer Luke Evans, Emmy Award winning actress and West End star Hannah Waddingham, plus musical theatre sensation Marisha Wallace will all perform alongside The Band of HM Royal Marines, The Royal Air Force Squadronaires, and the Bach Choir.
The conclusion of the Festival will feature actress Shona McGarty alongside The Fourth Choir, together with spoken word artist Jaspreet Kaur. The event culminates in the act of remembrance and the iconic poppy drop. As the petals fall in the Royal Albert Hall, the Festival will pay tribute to all victims of war and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Also available to watch on BBC iPlayer as well as BBC One coverage will run from 9pm to 10.40pm.
Sunday 14 November
BBC One 10.15am - Remembrance Sunday: The Cenotaph
For the first time as Monarch, King Charles III will lead the nation for the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph on Whitehall. As it has for more than one hundred years, the two-minute silence at 11 o’clock will be followed by the service and wreath laying as the nation remembers all those from the UK and the Commonwealth who died serving their country.
His Majesty will be joined by other members of the Royal Family, the Government, and the Armed Forces alongside representatives of the Commonwealth and faith communities who will gather in Westminster. Nearly 10,000 veterans will take part in The Royal British Legion March Past.
David Dimbleby will present the live coverage from London on BBC One. Sophie Raworth will speak with some of those taking part as they share their remarkable stories of courage and sacrifice.
BBC iPlayer and Red Button will have uninterrupted coverage of the live events at the Cenotaph. Coverage on BBC One will begin at 10.15am and run until 12.30pm.
BBC One 1.15pm - Songs of Praise Remembrance Sunday special
To mark Remembrance Sunday, the Rev Kate Bottley is in Portsmouth meeting Christians in the armed forces, while Pam Rhodes joins a service of prayer for all three branches of the military.
BBC Two 6.10pm - Remembrance Sunday highlights with David Dimbleby
David Dimbleby presents highlights from Whitehall as the King leads the Remembrance Sunday commemorations at the Cenotaph for the first time as monarch.