Dame Vera Lynn’s song captured our hearts in the midst of the coronavirus lockdown. The country sang it together in a BBC-led singalong and The Queen mentioned the lyrics in her speech. With the death of Dame Vera Lynn still in the nation’s minds, many will want to dedicate some time this weekend to her memory.
How to watch We’ll Meet Again
As a tribute to Dame Vera Lynn, Sony Movies Classic will be transmitting We’ll Meet Again so fans can enjoy the song and the drama together.
Of course, as well as singing the song which the film is named after, Dame Vera played the main character in the movie, which is set during the Blitz.
The film will air at 10.20pm on Saturday, June 20, before it is shown on Sony Movies the following day at 10.45am on Sunday, June 21.
What is We’ll Meet Again about?
In We’ll Meet Again, Dame Vera stars as Peggy, a young dancer trying to make it in London during the Second World War.
Soon, Peggy realises her singing voice is also a knockout and, though she is reluctant, she begins performing and soon becomes a star.
She, along with her friend Frank, begin to take the country by storm amidst some truly difficult times, ending the film with her famous rendition of We’ll Meet Again.
The song became synonymous with rousing the spirits of those struggling with the effects of war, with it coming out in 1939 and becoming an important song for soldiers and their families.
Dame Vera continued to perform the song along with her various others, and she dedicated a great amount of her time outside of her singing to helping veterans and other charitable causes.
Dame Vera performed in her own variety show in the 1970s, as well as teaming up with British favourites like Morecambe and Wise and Eamonn Andrews for a surprise moment on This Is Your Life.
Her songs became something many believed was the spirit of the 20th century, and she was given her damehood in 1975 for her charitable works.
Recently, Katherine Jenkins performed her song for the VE Day commemorations, singing along to Dame Vera’s original recording in a duet.
Dame Vera died on June 18, 2020, aged 103.
Both Prime Minister Boris Johnson and The Queen expressed their sorrow at her death, with The Queen sending private condolences to her family.
We’ll Meet Again will air on Sony Movies Classics at 10.20pm on Saturday, June 20, before airing again on Sony Movies at 10.45am on Sunday, June 21