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D-Day: The Heroes Return, Friday, BBC 2 8pm

D-Day: The Heroes Return, Friday, BBC 2 8pm

A host of events throughout Normandy commemorate the actions of the Allies on June 6, 1944, D Day. Senior members of the Royal Family joined with other heads of state as well as military veterans from all nations to pay tribute to the thousands of armed forces personnel who lost their lives on June 6, 1944, and in the days and weeks that followed.

Losses during the campaign, dubbed Operation Overlord, were vast, with more than 12,000 Allied casualties, and at least 5,000 Axis casualties, during the landings alone. By the end of Overlord, total casualties were in the region of 700,000.

Michael Flatley: A Night to Remember, Sunday, ITV , 8pm

Michael Flatley is performing on British TV for the first time in more than a decade. He’s come a long way since his humble beginnings in Chicago where he was born in 1958 and began dancing lessons at the age of 12. His big break came when his seven minute Riverdance routine was used to fill the downtime in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest and a full show - and history -was born. That phenomenal ly successful show was followed by the aptly named Feet of Flames and Celtic Tiger.

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