Armistice Day is on 11 November and as we know is also known as Remembrance Day. It marks the day World War I ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. The anniversary is used to remember all the people who have died in wars; this includes World War II, the Falklands War, the Gulf War, and conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

A two-minute silence is held at 11am, the first in Britain was held on 11 November 1919, when King George V asked the public to observe a silence one year after the end of World War I. He made the request so "the thoughts of everyone may be concentrated on reverent remembrance of the glorious dead".

On TV, BBC one will air Remembrance programming including the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance 2019 and The Cenotaph. It will also broadcast a special one-off documentary, Gary Lineker: My Grandad’s War, where the presenter retraces the steps of his late grandfather Stanley Abbs during World War II and you can read more about this in our magazine feature.

Broadcasting live on Friday is BBC Children In Need, a special night full of fun for all ages hosted by Tess Daly, Ade Adepitan, Graham Norton, Mel Giedroyc and Marvin and Rochelle Humes. Plus comedian Tom Allen will also be taking on hosting duties this year as he joins the presenting line-up for the first time.

Other related programmes on BBC one includes DIY SOS: Children in Need Special on Wednesday and BBC Children in Need Bargain Hunt Special on Friday.

You can also enjoy a new series on Sunday and Monday on more4 of Emergency Helicopter Medics.

The First Dates restaurant throws open its doors once again to single people looking for love on Tuesday on Channel4,

Loveable duo Ant & Dec are on their DNA Journey, a programme that is on itv on Sunday.

We have new drama for you with The InBetween on SKY Witness on Monday and Gold Digger on BBC one on Tuesday.

In football, England’s Grand is a special programme on itv on Tuesday in a celebration of the 147 years leading up to England's 1,000th match on Thursday against Montenegro.

Eilidh Barbour presents live coverage on Tuesday on BBC FOUR as the England women´s team play their final game of 2019 against Czech Republic.


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CELEBRITY COUNTDOWN on More4 on Tuesday at 10pm

Countdown invites some famous faces to take on the challenge of playing this iconic and much-loved game. Some of our best-loved presenters, comedians and sports personalities take on one of the toughest challenges on television. How will they fare against each other and the famous letters and numbers games, as the Countdown clock ticks down between them? Nick Hewer presents as always, with Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, and Rachel Riley in charge of the numbers. Expect some surprises as Rachel reveals for the very first time some of the extraordinary secrets behind solving the hardest numbers games. In the first episode, Jay Rayner takes on Jo Brand.


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