The Queen has congratulated “all those involved” in BBC One’s Songs of Praise as the show celebrates 60 years on air.
Nearly 3,000 episodes of the world’s longest-running religious TV programme have aired since its first transmission, from Cardiff, in 1961.
In a message to be broadcast on Sunday’s show in Westminster Abbey, the Queen applauded the series for showing Christianity as “a living faith”.
Hosted by Aled Jones, the show will feature ex-presenters and star guests.
How wonderful BBC songs of praise is celebrating its 60th anniversary! Thanks be to God!
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