Frank Bough , Selina Scott Nick Ross and Sue Cook present a special programme to mark the 40th anniversary of the Victory in Europe.
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As Europe celebrates the victory 40 years on, Breakfast Time reflects the people and events as they mark the anniversary:
Reunion Desk brings together lost friends from the war and the first day of peace in Europe.
Nick Ross is in Whitehall with the people who shared the events on that day; and as the dignitaries assemble for the service of remembrance at Westminster Abbey, he brings the personal memories of those involved. Vera Lynn sings your songs of 45. Jane: the final days - three special VE-Day episodes of television's much-praised adaptation of the famous wartime cartoons. And as the celebrations begin across Europe, a series of special reports from the Soviet Union, East and West
Germany and the Channel Islands, each with their distinctive memories of that day.
9.5 Breakfast Time Street Party
Selina Scott and Russell Grant with the people of Miers Street as they remember the day they took to the streets and lit bonfires to mark the end of the war;
Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band bring back memories of that day.
Fred Harris , with the Play School pets, follows Caterpillar Trail with Stuart Bradley
VE Day at the Abbey
Frank Bough joins the crowds outside Westminster Abbey as politicians, former Prime Ministers and members of the Royal Family arrive for service of commemoration.
Breakfast Time goes behind the scenes to watch the choir and clergy prepare for the service.
Her Majesty The Queen, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, Her Majesty
Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, together with other members of the Royal Family, attend a service in Westminster Abbey to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the ending of the Second World War.
Also in the congregation are representatives of the armed forces and of over 700 organisations from national life in peace and war. With them are leading politicians and, from all over the world, diplomats and Christian leaders.
The service is conducted by the Dean of Westminster, The Very Rev
Dr Edward Carpenter
The sermon is preached by The Most Rev and Rt Hon Robert Runcie ,
Archbishop of Canterbury
Choir of Westminster Abbey Organist and the Master of the Choristers
Commentator Tom Fleming Order of Service on page 73 •COMPETITION: page 9 and SUPPLEMENT: pages 17-36
Queen Elizabeth The
The Cameramen 1939-45
Mike Lewis 's film recalls the attempt to capture the bridge at Arnhem which was both heroic and disastrous.
London and South East only:
First Images of Peace
A brief introduction to the programme which will be shown tonight at 9.25 pm. All other Regions: Regional News
with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale including live coverage of President Reagan's address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
2.15 The Philip Comes Nickel Alloy Stakes (5f)
2.45 The Cheshire Regiment Handicap dim 65yds)
3.15 The Ladbroke Chester Cup (2m 2f 97yds).
One of England's oldest races has been run since 1824. This year's race looks very open.
3.45 The Cheshire Oaks (lim 65yds)
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON Commentators
JIMMY LINDLEY , JOHN HANMER Producer KEITH PHILUPS
with Floella Benjamin and Stanley Unwin
Join Floella and Stanley for a cupparugga teagarea. Find out what makes the children at St Joseph's School really cross, and who are Ichard, Oss and Ubens?
Musical director Chris Walker
Percussion Will Hill Director ALISON STEWART Producer ANN REAY
by ELISABETH BERESFORD
with Josephine Buchan
Under discussion: Wogan In the studio:
Frances Whitaker , series producer of Wogan.
Prizes will be given for the best-written television criticism, and for a drawing or painting of your favourite television personality.
Plus your letters and requests to see clips from your favourite programmes. Producer PHILIP CHILVERS
The 30-mile speed march is a legend in the Royal Marines. It's a race against the clock across some of the roughest country in Britain and the climax to a week of arduous muscle-sapping commando tests. The Royal Marine
Commandos made a famous 'Yomp' or march to Port
Stanley in The Falklands.
Peter Duncan finds out the hard way how they had the stamina and courage to do it. Films editor JERRY LEON Producer ALEX LEGER
Clark's been writing home tall tales about his new 'girl', never imagining he'd have to make good on his stories, until his eccentric father comes to town to meet the girl of his son's dreams.... an unsuspecting Gloria. Written by RICH REINHART Directed by BOB CLAVER
Gloria Bunker Stivic:
with Nicholas Witchell and Philip Hayton followed by Weather News
London Plus, Spotlight Points West, Look East
Look North, South Today North West Tonight Midlands Today
Terry banters with bucolic babblers on the bummle in bosky Shepherd's Bush. Director KEVIN BISHOP
Series producer FRANCES WHTTAKER
starring Marti Caine written by PETER ROBINSON and PETER VINCENT featuring Jack Smethurst
Philip Madoc , Carolyn Moody and Trevor Bannister
When television researcher Hilary Myers does her friend Lyn a favour, she unwittingly adds both intrigue and suspicion to the mere chaos which normally abounds in her life!
Designer PAUL ALLEN Produced and directed by HAROLD SNOAD
Man in buffet:
As Cliff spies an opportunity to mix business with pleasure, Lucy is crushed to learn that her partner has been diversifying his interests. J. R. finds out just what money can't buy and Jenna's trial looms large. But a vital flight into Dallas is destined for a rough landing....
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with Julia Somerville Weather News
'There was an absolute feeling of ecstasy, a feeling I have never witnessed since.'
'I thought, oh dear, it's all over. What am 1 going to do now?' (War widow) Victory in Europe Day was the greatest celebration that Britain has seen in this century. As BBC War
Correspondent, Frank Gillard reported the victory from Germany. Now he tells the story of that stupendous day. He recalls the kaleidoscope of emotions-the joy of people as they celebrated, dancing in Piccadilly and in the streets of Newcastle, and shouting for the King at the Palace. He recalls, too, the special relief of POWs returning after years in captivity.
But he also remembers the darker side: the sadness of the bereaved, their sense of loss; and the horror of soldiers as they finally uncovered the dreadful underworld of the concentration camps. The
Germans who were forced to see these scenes recall their reactions as their nation's crimes were brought to light, and their depression as defeat overwhelmed them.
Lord Scarman, who as a young Wing Commander was in charge of the German generals at their last surrender, sums it up: 'The only satisfaction of victory was that the enemy's ideology had been bust forever ...We had survived, and our values had survived-just.' Film editor ROY FRY
Producer PETER CERESOLE 0 WODDIS ON: page 95
Introduced by Harry Carpenter
Action and personalities in sport, as the soccer season nears its climax and cricket gets under way.
The Miracle of Merseyside Eighteen months ago they were a club in crisis, haunted by the fear of relegation and the success of neighbours Liverpool. But EVERTON'S faith in Howard Kendall was unswerving, and their reward is a chance to crown an epic season by winning the double of League and FA Cup - a feat performed only twice this century.
Who will succeed Spurs as holders of the Cup?
Highlights of tonight's final first leg with BARRY DAVIES. Botham v The Aussies
After his winter lay-off,
England's most celebrated cricketer leads Somerset in Taunton today against a tourist side eager, like
IAN BOTHAM himself, to make an early impact this summer. Producer ROGER MOODY Editor JOHN ROWUNSON
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