Keep Calm And Carry On - The Vera Lynn Story

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In September 2009, at the tender age of 92, Dame Vera Lynn topped the UK album chart, beating Arctic Monkeys and The Beatles along the way.

Keep Calm and Carry On is a celebration of the "Forces' Sweetheart" and her astonishing achievements.

Katherine Jenkins tells the story of a young singer who, in 1944, packed just one dress and a pair of khakis and went to the front line in Burma to entertain the troops.

Dame Vera talks candidly about her life and legacy, whilst those that have worked with, or been inspired by her, provide further insights into her extraordinary accomplishments.

Contributors include Curtis Stigers, Simon Weston, Val Doonican, June Whitfield, Lionel Blair, and a man whose job requires him to move pianos through the jungle.

The series will feature music from Dame Vera's enormous back catalogue of timeless classics, as well as the earliest recordings from her very first record label.

It first broadcast on Radio 2 in May 2010.

Katherine Jenkins guides us through Vera Lynn's life and legacy as the nation's sweetheart

At the tender age of 92, Dame Vera Lynn beat Dizzee Rascal to number one in the album charts, beating the Arctic Monkeys and The Beatles Remastered along the way.

Keep Calm And Carry On is a celebration of both Vera's amazing life and her astonishing achievements.

In this new two-part documentary, Dame Vera talks candidly about her life and legacy as Katherine Jenkins tells the story of a young singer who, in 1944, packed just one dress and a pair of khakis in her bag and went to the front line in Burma to entertain the troops.

The documentary contains exclusive contributions from Vera herself, musicians, artistes, war veterans and many others.

There are also insights into Dame Vera's extraordinary accomplishments from her friends, family and those that have worked with, or been inspired by her; including Curtis Stigers, Simon Weston, Val Doonican, June Whitfield, Lionel Blair, and a man whose job requires him to move pianos through the jungle.

Music includes Pink Floyd, Curtis Stigers, Dizzee Rascal, Jamie T, Arctic Monkeys, The Beatles and, of course, plenty from Dame Vera's enormous back catalogue of timeless classics.

The programme also features her earliest recordings from her very first record label.

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Katherine Jenkins guides us through Vera Lynn's life and legacy as the nation's sweetheart.