Friday Night is Music Night salutes the Forces Sweethearts of the Second World War on the occasion of Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday.
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.
Rehearsals are underway for the big night! The fabulous Su Pollard in rehearsals with Rhys Harding, Josh Baker, Bradley Salter and Louis Clarke-Clare from Birds College. Afternoon of fun with Su, loving her number with the boys. watch out for Su on’ Lorraine’ on the 16th March! For tickets seetickets.com. Dame Vera Lynn 100th birthday celebration London Palladium, March 18th, curtain up 7.30.
• Browse more great photos from the rehearsals at antonyjohns.co.uk. (Photo © antonyjohns.co.uk)
Su is scheduled to guest on ITV’s morning show Lorraine later this week, to discuss her upcoming guest appearance at Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday concert.
Lorraine: ITV: Thursday 16th March: 8.30am
Morning show with a topical mix of entertainment, discussion and showbiz glamour, as well as featuring the latest fashion, food and celebrity gossip.
Just one week to go until Dame Vera Lynn’s celebration. Stay updated via @DameVeraLynn100 and @PalladiumLondon. Click below for further information and to book tickets.
Su Pollard can’t wait to return to the stage for Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday bash The actress shares everything she loves about Dame Vera … and Little Mix!
Su Pollard has said she is looking forward to returning to the stage as she takes part in a special performance celebrating the 100th birthday of Dame Vera Lynn.
The Hi-de-Hi! star will give a rendition of the wartime singer’s I’m Gonna Get Lit Up (When The Lights Go On In London) for the special one-off show at London’s Palladium next month.
• Continue reading at bt.com. See further info on Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th Birthday Tribute Show here.