the programs tonight are from the archives and include:
@6pm: editions of Newsnight, the Nine O'Clock News and Question Time, Brian Hanrahan traces the chronology of the Falklands war from invasion through to final victory, including: news coverage of the Task Force setting off from the UK; the re-capture of South Georgia; the sinking of the Belgrano; the attack on HMS Sheffield; and the battle of Goose Green.
Presenters who feature in the original BBC coverage include Robin Day, Peter Snow, John Simpson and Donald McCormick.
On Saturday 3 April 1982, the House of Commons held its first Saturday sitting since the Second World War.
Nice if all the channels with more than one station (which is most) devoted at least one to coverage and remembrance today. Would this mean you could hardly switch channel today without having the Falklands commemoration thrust down your throat? Too right it would, with a continuos scrolling banner on the bottom of the screen of the men and the Units.
I thought the coverage of the Drum Head service ect was quite good.The young lass in the yellow dress who was the daughter of a Major sang very beautifully & bought a tear to the eye.All the vets stood proud & had a steely look in the eye,one of thought & rememberence.Pity about the idiot who asked the vets daft questions & got "'Avving a few jars later" for a answer.
One thing that did let it down,
Prince Andrew was permanently out of step!!Tick-Tocking like a cheap watch!Typical occifer!