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The Great Escape (PG)

The Great Escape

Sun 24 Mar

18:00

On the 75th anniversary of The Great Escape, historian and presenter Dan Snow hosts a commemorative evening in London featuring The D-Day Darlings and special guests. This stunning show will be broadcast live to The Flavel, followed by a gala screening of the restored and remastered 1963 cult film, starring Steve McQueen.


The famous Triumph TR6 motorcycle, ridden by Steve McQueen in the dramatic fence-jump scene, will make a rare appearance on stage. The live show will feature the Britain’s Got Talent finalists, performing classics from their album I'll Remember You, such as The White Cliffs of Dover and Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree, plus a specially created arrangement of the film’s iconic theme tune. Dan Snow will hear from veterans of the Second World War’s most daring escape and will explore the history and science behind the operation with renowned historian Paul Beaver and Dr Hugh Hunt of the University of Cambridge.


We will remember the extraordinary bravery of the men who participated in the most daring escape of the Second World War and bring back to the big screen one of the greatest films of all time. Thanks to the RAF Benevolent Fund, it’s going to be a truly momentous occasion.

- Dan Snow


Learn more about this wonderful event here.