This week we have been celebrating the 100th birthday of the East Ham girl whose name became synonymous with the phrase “Forces Sweetheart” – Dame Vera Lynn.
The BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe perform Bridge on the River Kwai (Malcolm Arnold); the Spitfire Prelude and Fugue (William Walton) and the Dambusters March (Eric Coates). Our singing guests are Mary Carewe, Lucy Williamson, the Puppini Sisters and making a guest appearance and recalling memories of Gracie Fields – Su Pollard. The presenter is Ken Bruce.
Concert recorded 17th January 2017 at the Mermaid Theatre in London.
• Listen to the show at BBC iPlayer for the next month. Su performs The Thing-Ummy-Job with the BBC Concert Orchestra.