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
9.05 Bucky O'Hare
A look at sports and hobbies. (Stereo) (Subtitled)
9.50 Popeye and Son
Followed by Rewind
Bryan Breed's memories of the big parade.
The Why Bird Stop.
10.30 Just So Stories
The Elephant's Child by Rudyard Kipling.
Princess Margaret recalls the war, including VE Day when she and her sister joined the crowds outside Buckingham
Palace. With Richard Astbury.
HRH the Princess
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
Details at 5.40pm. Stereo
Classic British war epic to commemorate VE Day. Starring
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
Sqn Leader Skipper:
Sqn Leader Colin Harvey:
Section Officer Maggie Harvey:
Sgt Pilot Andy:
Sqn Leader Canfleld:
Group Capt Baker:
AirVice-Marshal Keith Park:
British Minister in Switzerland:
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
â¦ See John Peel:page 10
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 .....................
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
With Martyn Lewis and Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Penny Tranter ............
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
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
Chief Warden Hodges:
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 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
post that mentions
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
With Peter Sissons. Subtitled Regional News
Weather Helen Young ..............
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.
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
Based on the novel by:
Mrs Waters/Jenny Jones: