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Posted By: GUEST,henryp
06-Nov-14 - 07:39 AM
Thread Name: BBC Radio Ballad (2014) Great War 1914
Subject: RE: BBC Radio Ballad (2014) Great War 1914
John Tams will be leading the cast of War Horse at the Festival of Remembrance.

BBC TV One and BBC Radio 2 Saturday 8 November at 9.15pm-10.50pm

The Festival commemorates the First World War Centenary with the cast of War Horse, and Joss Stone performs the official Poppy appeal single – 'No Man's Land'.

BBC Radio 2 Folk Show - available for 30 days

This week - 5 November 2014 - songwriter John Tams talks about Radio 2's new series of Radio Ballads, The Ballads of the Great War.

The five programmes in this new BBC Radio 2 series, broadcast over five years, offer a unique opportunity to experience the war at first hand, through the eyes of those who were there.

The first ballad - to be broadcast at 10pm on 11/112014 - covers the outbreak of the war in 1914 and the early battles, with troops taken to the front in London buses and taxis, women handing out white feathers and hopes for a short war soon dashed.