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7 Nov. 2011
Episode #1.1
February, 2011. Choirmaster Gareth Malone has just moved temporarily to Devon for eight months so that he can start a choir comprised of wives and common law partners of military men who trained at local bases and who have just been deployed to Afghanistan for six months. He admits he knows nothing about the military, but believes singing in a communal setting can provide strength and support to a group of women who could use such empowerment. Gareth arrives at the Royal Marines Base Chivenor three weeks before deployment, with his first impressions being that many of the wives ...
 
14 Nov. 2011
Episode #1.2
The women feel like they can connect to their husbands and partners in their next venture, which is to record a song which will be played over the radio at the base in Afghanistan. Because singing in a choir has been such a valuable experience for the women, Gareth wants to expand by forming another choir of wives/partners at a naval base in Plymouth, the first connection being a small group of the Chivenor choir performing for the Plymouth wives. Two issues arise from this plan. The first deals with a timing problem, about which Gareth consults the Chivenor choir for...
 
21 Nov. 2011
Episode #1.3
As Gareth's time with the military wives winds down, the women are finding it an especially difficult time seeing that it is the tail end of their partners' six month tour of duty in Afghanistan. Gareth has two more big events planned for them at which to perform. The first, specifically for the Chivenor group, is the homecoming parade and ceremony to welcome back their returning partners. Because it is supposed to be a homecoming for the entire family, he wants the events to be joyous and to include the entire family including the children. He chooses a piece of ...
 

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