Fliss they did indeed have poems. Sean Bean growled his way through a Wildred Owen and an actress, who I recognise but can't remember her name, read Forever England with..............long pauses in..............odd places.............IYKWIM.
I just wish they had highlighted it was the silence. They just said today is remembrance day and here are some famous actors reading poems.
Viper they've posted on Twitter to say that they had poems at 11am and the studio was 'quiet' - it's not the same as observing the silence though. There's nothing that Tim Lovejoy has to say that couldn't wait a minute or two.
It was the same with that show's forerunner on BBC2 as well - they carried on, no cut away to the Cenotaph or acknowledgement of the silence.
I am quite shocked that in this era of so many servicepeople still making sacrifices, often the ultimate, and highlighting the contributions of all those who have gone before, there are still companies, etc who do not properly acknowledge it.
I had the tv on Channel 4 this morning, fully expecting a break in the programme at 11am and yet there was none. When it is a programme of inane chatter (enjoyable though that normally is) it would be a nice mark of respect to have some small acknowledgement.