TV – War of Words – BBC 2

War of Words | BBC 2 | Saturday 15 November; available on BBC iPlayer until 14 December The 1916 Battle of the Somme remains the most famous battle of World War I, remembered for its bloodshed and its limited territorial gains. What is often overlooked, however, is the literary importance of the Somme: more writers…

The Last Post

The Last Post At the end of World at One on BBC Radio 4 on 4 November, there was an unusual rendition of The Last Post, played on the oboe by Paul Sartin of Bellowhead. Sartin’s contribution is part of a national programme in the UK commemorating World War 1. The Last Post ‘is a mass participation…