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tv   Captain Sir Tom  BBC News  December 26, 2020 3:30pm-4:01pm GMT

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what you've managed to do just shows how great humans are. the funds that you have managed to raise for the real heroes today is simply sensational. you may have heard the name captain tom moore around the world... newscast in german. he's the humble world war two veteran who has captured the world's hearts. i know you must be absolutely exhausted, tom. no, i'm not. lam. you are! remember, i'm a yorkshireman.
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hi, this is a message for captain tom moore, thank you so much for all of your efforts and how much money you've raised for the nhs. lots of love from everybody at the royal liverpool. thank you! thank you, captain tom, from the nhs! in less than a fortnight since captain tom began his challenge, he'd become a global sensation. your generosity meant that on the morning he was due to complete his 100th lap, he'd raised more than £11 million. inches to go and there he is. congratulations. well done! absolutely amazing, amazing achievement. captain tom, how do you feel this morning? fine, fine, yes, i mean i'm surrounded by the right sort of people, so yes, i feel fine. i hope you're all feeling fine too.
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it is amazing, what i love also is he is a 99—year—old veteran and he has been around a long time, knows everything and it's wonderful that everyone kind of is being inspired by his story and his determination. no, i think he is a one—man fund—raising machine and god knows what the final total will be. it's absolutely amazing that my super prince can say some things like that. so, how do you top that? you'd think that a message from a future king would be the icing on the cake. but as he finished his walk, something happened on bbc breakfast that would mean that he and i would embark on an extraordinary musical journey together. we have got michael ball with us, who i know whose company you enjoy very much and michael wants to say thank you in his special way.
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morning, michael. good morning, naga and good morning tom and hannah. i go to bed it's 10 million, i get up, it's 12 million. what's going on? tom, it's an extraordinary achievement and i have been trying to think of a song that encapsulates what you're doing, how you're inspiring all of us and... ..i have one i think. i'm sort of stealing it from the people of liverpool. but it seemed appropriate. is it ok if i sing it for you? michael, i suggest you go ahead and we all, tom included, will listen. # when you walk through a storm, hold your head up high... # and don't be afraid of the dark # at the end of the storm
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# there's a golden sky # and the sweet silver song of the lark... sing it with me. # when you walk through a storm, hold your head up high # and don't be afraid of the dark # at the end of the storm # there's a golden sky # and the sweet silver song of the lark. i need to say congratulations because you are the uk's official number one. that really is truly amazing, isn't it? also, this is another world record because the oldest person in the world to ever be number one. laughter that's lovely!
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it's hard to say what it is. it is so funny! it really is. that is a special something. # walk on through the the rain... i think on a personal note, and georgia can say it as well, he's been our hero since before we were born, we've always loved and cherished him, i've lived with him since i was three and her since she was born. he's been a vital part of our life, we had struggling moments when dad has been in hospital and so on and he's been a real rock in the family and it shows in interviews when you see him that he is a really good guy and i'm so glad we can share him with you. everyone's like, "aren't you captain tom moore's granddaughter? " like, yes. everyone is coming up to us. it has been great even though
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we had to social distance, everyone coming in saying thank you for what we have done. good morning, it's 8am and this is a very special breakfast with naga munchetty and charlie stayt. we are saying happy 100th birthday to captain tom moore. just three weeks ago, he set out to raise £1,000 for the nhs. almost £30 million later, he is celebrating with a special honour from the queen, as the captain becomes a colonel. i was always proud to be in the duke of wellingtons and i still am. and i think if you get these, that is the icing on the cake. happy birthday, captain tom! happy birthday, captain tom, happy birthday to you!
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we can talk to the man himself. on behalf of bbc breakfast and everyone who has celebrated your achievements across the uk, let me wish you a very happy 100th birthday. thank you very much. how does it feel? 100 years old today! it hardly feels any different than yesterday! i don't know what you're meant to feel like when you get to 100, i've never been 100 before! i know i speak for the whole country when i say we wish you a very happy 100th birthday. your heroic efforts have lifted the spirits of the entire nation and you've now inspired the most incredible generosity, raising over £29 million, supporting the cause closest to all our hearts.
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good morning and happy birthday, captain tom or should i say colonel? i can now call you an honorary member of the england cricket team.
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congratulations on your 100th birthday! i am one of the few people here who have seen hurricanes and spitfires flying past in anger. fortunately, today they are all flying peacefully. fantastic! and thank you very much. thank you. the pleasure is all ours, tom. # happy birthday to you # happy birthday, captain tom
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# happy birthday to you! applause captain tom, we meet at last. where have you come from?! i've been lurking down the bottom! how are you? i'm fine thank you, how are you? marvellous to see you. it is marvellous to see you, it really is. an absolute surprise, i'd never expect to see you, and you appeared from nowhere, thank you for coming, it is my greatest pleasure, and never ever expected to see you. it's been a long time coming, this, it's been one long months i've wanted to meet you. it's been one long months yes!
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it's been one long months since then. it's been one long months imean... it's been one long months it has been so amazing... it's been one long months before you and i was singing... it's been one long months that song... it's been one long months just a few words, i knew, and i didn't know all the words. i could sing them in a various order but not in the right order. now the whole world knows that song and all the words, thanks to you. no, thanks to you, sir. you're marvellous, and i can walk up and down here singing that little song. is that which you do now? that's right, yes. can you believe we were top of the charts? i was coming along behind you, you are top of the charts. i have to disagree, this was absolutely about you. i've never actually asked you what the music is that you were inspired
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by when you were growing up, what you listened to and what you like to listen to now. i like to listen to the sort of music that you and i sang. that is the sort of music i like, country and western type of music, i like. so do i. i always liked western films because the good one always wins. i don't like watching films where all the baddies come, and the baddies win. i don't believe in that. i think the good ones should always win. if you were in a western, you'd be wearing a white hat? that's it. but you do love ken dodd, don't you? yes. the voice of ken dodd. he was a great singer. what's that lovely song? # when you're smiling # the whole world smiles with you... what was the most surprising thing that has happened to you? i think when we started here and we thought, well,
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if i walk up and down we might make £1,000. and we did. and, then, hannah had an idea to go locally. after that, it went boom! so quickly. it did and that was a big surprise. so, day after day the money kept coming in. it was unbelievable. as it grew, it grew and it grew, and it went on until that magnificent figure in the end, wasn't it, for the nhs... over 32 million! that's a lot of money, isn't it? we never, ever anticipated that sort of money. i think you became almost a symbol and a focal point that people wanted to do their bit and they could do that through you. the thing i always believed
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when i said tomorrow is a good day, i think people, a lot of people, took on to that. it is because tomorrow could be a good day. the fact it never comes is another story. laughter. you can't say that! you can't say that. tomorrow will be a better day. tomorrow is a good day, it is. one of the things i think people admired, and why they listened to your message, is because you are from that generation that went through the biggest trauma in world history with world war ii. do you think there were lessons that you learnt during that time when you fought that related to today? we were all comrades throughout the war and we remained,
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we were all friends together wherever you came from. we are comrades in a battle against this virus. the other thing i haven't heard anyone ask you about yet, and it is always fascinated me, what do you think your late wife would have made of all of this? she would have thoroughly enjoyed it. but she probably... she was a shy person. she would have enjoyed it but she would have stood back a little bit, and she would stand behind me, she would have enjoyed it but quietly. she would have been very proud, i'm sure. yes, that's right.
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very, very proud. iam in i am in awe of you. visit from david beckham saw him honoured. captain cert tom, thank you having me here today. i'm very excited about meeting you and it is a real pleasure to be down here to personally say thank you and also to present you with a little present from the england team. that is very kind of you and i'm delighted to receive the honour from you, especially from you. thank you very much indeed. a squad made up from the public. then, in december, we reunited for a
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performance on the royal variety show. we had hoped that tom would be able to be there live, but restrictions meant he could not, but hejoined restrictions meant he could not, but he joined virtually the most emotional and powerful performance. it was a thrill. i came across captain tom at a time when i needed inspiration and a light at the end of the tunnel and i saw tom and i have been privileged to get to know him, as we all have, and he has provided that. he has shown us the strength, dignity, determination, spirit that makes this country so special. he epitomises it and cert tom, i salute you and thank you from the bottom of my heart. —— sir tom. he has not slowed down, magazine covers and setting up his legacy, a charity which aims to help the lonely and people with mental health problems. there one last thing to do, ithink problems. there one last thing to do, i think we should sing a little
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bit of our song together, are you happy do that? yes. # when you walk through a storm, hold your head up high # and don't be afraid of the dark # at the end of the storm # there's a golden sky and the sweet silver song # of the lark # walk on, walk on # with hope in your heart! # and you'll never walk alone! # you'll never walk alone! # and you'll never walk alone # you'll never walk alone!
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# you'll never walk alone # we have a rough night ahead courtesy
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of storm bella. this deep area of low pressure named by the met office. heavy rain for all areas of the uk, strong winds likely to be damaging and destructive, particularly to the south and then to the north, colder airfollowing in which will allow showers to turn wintry with the risk of ice first thing on sunday at fir northern ireland, northern england and scotland. the winds are the primary concern, potentially gusting up to 80 mph along the southern coast of england and wales. widely 50 to 60 mph inland and across england and wales. they will start to ease off as we head through sunday morning, the rain band pulls to the continent, some sunshine behind but then the focus is to be wintry showers further north, even to lower levels across north wales, northern england, northern ireland and scotla nd england, northern ireland and scotland and they‘ re england, northern ireland and scotland and they're likely to get particularly heavy on into the early hours of monday morning.
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good afternoon. millions of people are facing stricter covid restrictions as new rule changes have come into force across the uk. lockdowns have started in scotland and northern ireland. measures have also been reimposed in wales after being eased for christmas. around six million more residents in east and south—east england have gone into tierfour, england's highest level. meaning people are being asked to ‘stay at home'. only meet one person outside. and all non—essential retail to close.
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parts of central england have experienced the highest river levels for a decade causing widespread flooding as storm bella approaches the uk. more than 1000 people in bedfordshire have already been advised to evacuate their homes and the met office is warning of severe gales and more heavy rain to come. people have had had terrible time. we have had all the measures in place to protect people from the spread of the virus, it is christmas day yesterday, boxing day today obviously, and our hearts go out to people who with all that going on, have now had some of the highest level floods in over 20 yea rs the highest level floods in over 20 years thrown at them. russian media reports say the former mi6 officer george blake — who became one of the cold war‘s
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most infamous double agents — has died.) blake estimated that he handed soviet spies information that betrayed more than five— hundred western agents in eastern europe. he was ninety—eight. we'll be back with the news at quarter to 11 — on bbc1 — for now. goodnight. we have a rough night ahead courtesy of storm bella. this deep area of low pressure named by the met office. heavy rain sweeping all areas of the uk, strong winds likely to be damaging and destructive, particularly to the south and then to the north, colder air following in which will allow showers to turn wintry with the risk of ice first thing on sunday for northern ireland, northern england and scotland. the winds are the primary concern, potentially gusting up to 80 mph along the southern coast of england and wales. widely 50 to 60 mph inland
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and across england and wales. they will start to ease off as we head through sunday morning, the rain band pulls to the continent, some sunshine behind but then the focus is the be wintry showers further north, even to lower levels across north wales, northern england, northern ireland and scotland and they're likely to get particularly heavy on into the early hours of monday morning.
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this is bbc news. these are the latest headlines in the uk and around the world. millions of people face tougher covid restrictions as rule changes come into force. as the uk grapples with a new strain of coronavirus, there are now confirmed cases in france, spain and sweden. millions of americans face losing unemployment benefits as the standoff between donald trump and congress over a coronavirus stimulus package continues. former mi6 officer and soviet spy george blake has died aged 98 in moscow.

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