Crews from a Suffolk lifeboat station will feature in a programme celebrating 200 years of the RNLI airing on TV tonight. 

In the special episode of Saving Lives at Sea, Dermot O'Leary visits stations across the country to take a closer look at the institution's efforts in the Second World War. 

The episode will see O'Leary visiting Aldeburgh RNLI to learn more about the first RNLI service of the war in the rescue of 74 crew members of the steamer SS Magdapur.

The presenter and charity ambassador said: "The brave men and woman we heard about left a real impression on me."

East Anglian Daily Times: Dermot O'Leary filming at Aldeburgh RNLIDermot O'Leary filming at Aldeburgh RNLI (Image: RNLI)

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He also meets James Cable, the station mechanic, to find out how the station supported the war effort. 

Mr Cable said: "We're all looking forward to seeing the story of Aldeburgh RNLI during the Second World War brought to life in this special episode. We're proud that we played such a key part in this important period of history."

The episode airs at 9pm on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.