VJ Day 75: The Nation’s Tribute
Today marks the 75th anniversary of VJ Day. VJ Day 75: The Nation’s Tribute will be broadcast on BBC One this evening at 8.30pm.
Joanna Lumley is joined by a host of stars to celebrate and commemorate the conclusion of the Second World War. Hugh Bonneville, Sheridan Smith, Paterson Joseph, Sir Bryn Terfel, Sir Willard White and Nicola Roberts pay tribute to those who served in the campaigns in the Far East. A choir and military orchestras from across the armed forces will support these amazing performances. There will also be a special tribute to Dame Vera Lynn, featuring songs from her 1944 tour of Burma.
Descendants and members of the military will give thanks to the veterans of the Second World War in a spectacular event filmed on Horse Guards Parade, London.
Steve Sidwell: music producer and arranger.