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: Breakfast News

A VE Day anniversary edition, with Justin Webb , Juliet Morris and Andrew Harvey.
7.30,8.30 News and Sport; 7.55,8.55 Weatherfrom Bill Giles in Hyde Park;
7.57,8.57 Regional news


Unknown: Justin Webb
Unknown: Juliet Morris
Unknown: Andrew Harvey.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Children's BBC

9.05 Bucky O'Hare

9.25 Activ8
A look at sports and hobbies. (Stereo) (Subtitled)

9.50 Popeye and Son

Followed by Rewind
Bryan Breed's memories of the big parade.

10.05 Playdays
The Why Bird Stop.

10.30 Just So Stories
The Elephant's Child by Rudyard Kipling.

10.40 Babar


Unknown: Rudyard Kipling

: HRH the Princess Margaret: Memories of VE Day

Princess Margaret recalls the war, including VE Day when she and her sister joined the crowds outside Buckingham
Palace. With Richard Astbury.


Subject: HRH the Princess Margaret
Interviewer: Richard Astbury.

: VE50 Buckingham Palace

The Day Peace Broke Out
Today's coverage ofthe VE Day celebrations starts at Buckingham Palace where Dame Vera Lynn , Sir Harry Secombe and Cliff Richard lead the crowds in a nostalgic sing-song. HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Motherwill accompany members of the royal family onto the balcony to watch the celebrations. With John Tusa , Tom Fleming , Jill Dando. Producer Malcolm Kemp ; Executive producer
Neil Eccles


Unknown: Dame Vera Lynn
Unknown: Sir Harry Secombe
Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Tom Fleming
Unknown: Jill Dando.
Producer: Malcolm Kemp
Producer: Neil Eccles

: Neighbours

Details at 5.40pm. Stereo

: Battle of Britain

Classic British war epic to commemorate VE Day. Starring
Laurence Olivier
1940: Britain awaits a German invasion with trepidation. Goering orders the Luftwaffe to destroy the RAF. It is left to a band of fighter pilots to halt the Nazi terror. Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding. LAURENCE OLIVIER
Director Guy Hamilton (1969) Subtitled.... * FILM REVIEWS pages 65-70


Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Unknown: Sir Hugh Dowding.
Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Director: Guy Hamilton
Sqn Leader Skipper: Robert Shaw
Sqn Leader Colin Harvey: Christopher Plummer
Section Officer Maggie Harvey: Susannah York
Sgt Pilot Andy: Ian McShane
Sqn Leader Canfleld: Michael Caine
Group Capt Baker: Kenneth More
AirVice-Marshal Keith Park: Trevor Howard
British Minister in Switzerland: Ralph Richardson

: You Must Remember This

A review of popular wartime entertainment, featuring footage of such stars as Gracie Fields, Frank Sinatra, George Formby, the Andrews Sisters and Glenn Miller.
Director Sue Mallinson; Producers Steven Seidenberg and Maurice Sellar
♦ See John Peel:page 10


Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: George Formby
Unknown: Glenn Miller.
Director: Sue Mallinson
Producers: Steven Seidenberg
Producers: Maurice Sellar

: Memories and Celebration

A Brief Period of Rejoicing
As the crowds gather in Hyde Park, John Tusa and Jill Dando look at today's celebrations and the festivities 50 years ago. Stereo Subtitled .....................


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Jill Dando

: Neighbours

There are problems all round Ramsay Street, with Debbie upset at being back, Mark morose overthe break-up with Annalise and Cheryl resentful of Marlene's interference.
Shown at 1.40pm. For cast see Wednesday

: News

With Martyn Lewis and Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Penny Tranter ............


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Unknown: Moira Stuart.

: Regional News

: News 45: VE Day

Sue Lawley presents the news ofthis momentous day in history, including reports from around the country, the United States, France and Germany. Last in the series.
Producer Tilman Remme ; Executive producer


Producer: Tilman Remme

: Dad's Army

As part of today's VE Day celebrations, a showing of the last episode made. Never Too Old. There's a memorable occasion in store for Captain Mainwaring and the Home Guard when Corporal Jones falls in love and decides to marry.
Written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer: David Croft
Producer: David Croft
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Private Frazer: John Laurie
Private Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Private Pike: Ian Lavender
Chief Warden Hodges: Bill Pertwee
The Vicar: Frank Williams
The Verger: Edward Sinclair
Mrs Fox: Pamela Cundell
Mrs Pike: Janet Davies
Private Sponge: Colin Bean
Dolly: Joan Cooper
The Colonel: Robert Raglan

: EastEnders: VE Day Special

The residents of Albert Square celebrate the anniversary of VE Day. Arthur demonstrates his flair for organisation to make sure it is a day for everyone to remember, and Robbie plays at being an entrepreneur. Nigel's day ends in disappointment and Ricky feels lonely, but Grant and Ethel find reasons to be optimistic.
For cast see Thursday Stereo
See This Week: page 9

: The Nation Celebrates

The coverage of the VE Day celebrations continue live from
Hyde Park, London. The highlight of tonight's events will be when
HM the Queen lights the first beacon, followed by bonfires being lit across the country, in Europe and the Channel Islands. Robert Hardy reads Churchill's speeches and Dame Vera Lynn leads a choir and bands. Raymond Baxter ,
Julian Tutt and John Tusa describe the scene. Plus reports from around the United Kingdom. See today's choices. Producer Dave Pickthall ; Executive producer Peter Hylton Cleaver
* See VE Day special: from page 30


Unknown: Channel Islands.
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Unknown: Dame Vera Lynn
Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Julian Tutt
Unknown: John Tusa
Producer: Dave Pickthall
Producer: Peter Hylton Cleaver

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Vera Lynn 10 April 2016

: Call Up the Stars

A 1945-style concert featuring music and comedy from contemporary entertainers giving an affectionate portrayal of the stars and household names of the Second World War.
Featuring (in alphabetical order) Max Bygraves , Marti Caine , Dave Clarke , Ronnie Corbett , Jim Davidson , Harry Enfield and Celia Imrie , John Inman , Samantha Janus , Maureen Lipman , Su Pollard, Linda Robson and Pauline Quirke, Richard Stilgoe and Peter Skellern, Gary Wilmot and the cast of Me and My Girl, and Mike Yarwood.
See today's choices.
Producer David G Croft
Executive producers Bill Cotton and John Fisher


Unknown: Max Bygraves
Unknown: Marti Caine
Unknown: Dave Clarke
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: Jim Davidson
Unknown: Harry Enfield
Unknown: Celia Imrie
Unknown: John Inman
Unknown: Samantha Janus
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Su Pollard
Unknown: Linda Robson
Unknown: Pauline Quirke
Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Peter Skellern
Unknown: Gary Wilmot
Unknown: Mike Yarwood.
Producer: David G Croft
Executive Producer: Bill Cotton
Executive Producer: John Fisher

: News

With Peter Sissons. Subtitled Regional News
Weather Helen Young ..............


Unknown: Peter Sissons.

: The Day's Events

From Hyde Park in London, John Tusa looks back at the memorable events that have marked the 50th anniversary of VE Day with updates from around the British Isles where the celebrations and festivities continue.


Unknown: Hyde Park
Unknown: John Tusa

: Tom Jones

Period adventure starring Albert Finney, Susannah York, Hugh Griffith, Edith Evans
Born the illegitimate son of a maid in 18th-century England, Tom Jones is brought up by the wealthy Squire Allworthy and quickly discovers he has a winning mischievous way with women. An Oscar-winning adaptation of Henry Fielding's bawdy tale, with a screenplay by John Osborne. (1963)
FILM REVIEWS pages 65-70


Screenplay: John Osborne
Based on the novel by: Henry Fielding
Director: Tony Richardson
Tom Jones: Albert Finney
Sophie Western: Susannah York
Squire Western: Hugh Griffith
Miss Western: Edith Evans
Molly Seagrim: Diane Cilento
Squire Allworthy: George Devine
Mrs Waters/Jenny Jones: Joyce Redman
Lady Bellaston: Joan Greenwood
Blifil: David Warner
Honour: Patsy Rowlands
Mrs Fitzpatrick: Rosalind Knight
Susan: Lynn Redgrave

: Weather

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