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: Breakfast

Presented by Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams. (5)


Presented By: Bill Turnbull
Presented By: Sian Williams.

: Match of the Day

Shown yesterday at 10.15pm Match of the Day 2 is at 10.30pm on BBC2

: Breakfast with Frost

With David Frost and guests.
Including 9.30 News; Weather.
Editor Barney Jones


Unknown: David Frost
Editor: Barney Jones

: The Heaven & Earth Show

Leslie "Dirty Den" Grantham on life after death in EastEnders. Also on the show that explores beliefs, a report on paranormal phenomena, from out-of-body experiences to psychic healers. Plus music from Nitin Sawhney. Series producer Abigail Saxon
Executive producer Chris Loughlin


Unknown: Nitin Sawhney.
Producer: Abigail Saxon
Producer: Chris Loughlin

: Countryfile

How is the natural world at the heart of a boom in small breweries? John Craven finds out in Suffolk. With weather for the week ahead. www.bbcco.ukAn


Unknown: John Craven

: The Politics Show

Presented by Jeremy Vine.
From 12.30, local stories with (London) Tim Donovan ; (South
East) Peter Henley ; (East) Etholle George. Including 12.00 News.
Editor James Stephenson www.bbc.co.uk/politicsshow


Presented By: Jeremy Vine.
Unknown: Tim Donovan
Unknown: Peter Henley
Unknown: Etholle George.
Editor: James Stephenson

: Bargain Hunt

Including a visit to stately Ragley Hall in Warwickshire. The new series continues weekdays 12.15pm

: Keeping Up Appearances

A space-suited Daddy runs amok. Writer Roy Clarke


Unknown: Roy Clarke

: Father Dowling Mysteries

The Vanishing Victim Mystery
Frank is suspicious when a cry for help is contradicted.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
For cast see page 44 (AD)

: Points of View

Viewers' opinions on BBC TV, with Terry Wogan. CONTACT: email pov@bbc.co.uk, text[number removed], call [number removed] (local rate), or write to POV, BBC Birmingham, The Mailbox, Birmingham Bl 1RF


Unknown: Terry Wogan.

: Songs of Praise

VE Day 60th. Cookery doyenne Marguerite Patten shares her VE Day memories with Pam Rhodes. Hymns include Rejoice, 0 Land, in God Thy Might and Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven. See also We'll Meet Again at 6.35pm
RT DIRECT double CD Songs of Praise, featuring Bryn Terfel, Aled Jones and Andrea Bocelli , available from 16 May, Price E14.99 incl p&p. To pre-order call [number removed]7979 (national rate)


Unknown: Marguerite Patten
Unknown: Pam Rhodes.
Unknown: Aled Jones
Unknown: Andrea Bocelli

: As Time Goes By

Jean and Lionel plan a weekend in the country.
Writer Bob Larbey ; Director/Producer Sydney Lotterby


Unknown: Bob Larbey

: Last of the Summer Wine

The Afterthoughts of a Co-op Manager. Why did Marina's ex-boyfriend emigrate to Australia?
Writer Roy Clarke ; Producer Alan JW Bell


Unknown: Roy Clarke
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Truly: Frank Thornton
Billy: Keith Clifford
Alvin: Brian Murphy
Pearl: Juliette Kaplan
Nora: Kathy Staff
Miss Davenport: Josephine Tewson
Entwistle: Burt Kwouk
Howard: Robert Fyfe
Marina: Jean Ferqusson
Barry: Mike Grady
Teasdale: Christopher Beeny
Glenda: Sarah Thomas
Roz: Dora Bryan
Smiler: Stephen Lewis
Tom: Tom Owen

: We'll Meet Again

Dame Vera Lynn is among the special guests as Des Lynam hosts an uplifting surprise reunion of Second
World War friends and comrades - people who have been separated for more than half a lifetime. Live performances also offer a taste of how wartime entertainment might have been. Extra information at the website (www.bbc.co.uk/wma) or by calling
[number removed]4450 (national rate). There's a live concert to celebrate the 60th anniversary of VE Day at 8pm. Producers Eileen Herlihy and Jo Street Nation on Film - VE Day Special recalls 1945's jubilations, 7.35pm on BBC4 BBCi: digital viewers can access personal VE Day recollections, war diaries and supplementary information by pressing the red button Vera Lynn saved my life: page 18


Unknown: Dame Vera Lynn
Unknown: Des Lynam
Producers: Eileen Herlihy
Producers: Jo Street
Unknown: Vera Lynn

: BBC News

With Fiona Bruce. Regional News
Weather with Helen Willetts.


Unknown: Fiona Bruce.
Unknown: Helen Willetts.

: A Party to Remember: Live fromTrafalgar Square

Popular wartime songs are performed at the scene
- of VE Day's most memorable celebrations by Sir Cliff Richard , Will Young, Katherine Jenkins , Katie Melua , Daniel Bedingfield , Heather Small and others. There are also short films and readings celebrating the entertainment, fashions and lifestyle of the 1940s. Guests include Dame Vera Lynn , Christopher Eccleston , Richard E Grant and Heather Mills McCartney.
Hosted by Eamonn Holmes and Natasha Kaplinsky. Director Richard Valentine ; Executive producer Jane Fletcher BBC Radio 2 has live links to the party preparations from 5pm
The final episode of war drama Band of Brothers is at 9.30pm on BBC4 BBCi: digital viewers can access personal VE Day recollections, war diaries and supplementary information by pressing the red button Square dance: page 21


Unknown: Sir Cliff Richard
Unknown: Katherine Jenkins
Unknown: Katie Melua
Unknown: Daniel Bedingfield
Unknown: Heather Small
Unknown: Dame Vera Lynn
Unknown: Christopher Eccleston
Unknown: Richard E Grant
Unknown: Heather Mills McCartney.
Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Natasha Kaplinsky.
Director: Richard Valentine
Producer: Jane Fletcher

: The Vicar of Dibley

Celebrity Vicar. After appearing on Terry Wogan 's show, Geraldine discovers that fame carries a price. Writers Paul Mayhew-Archer and Richard Curtis ; Director
Dewi Humphreys : Producers Jon Plowman and Sue Vertue


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Unknown: Richard Curtis
Director: Dewi Humphreys
Producers: Jon Plowman
Producers: Sue Vertue

: BBC News

With Fiona Bruce.
Weather with Helen Willetts.


Unknown: Fiona Bruce.
Unknown: Helen Willetts.

: Last Orders

Thoughtful drama featuring a stellar British cast.
Four Londoners out to scatter a friend's ashes from Margate pier share vivid and often conflicting memories of their past. But can friendship survive the subsequent revelations? Film of the Week: p47.
Director Fred Schepisi (2001, 15)


Director: Fred Schepisi
Jack Dodds: Michael Caine
Ray Lucky Johnson: Bob Hoskins
Vic Tucker: Tom Courtenay
Lenny Tate: David Hemmings
Vince Dodds: Ray Winstone
Amy: Helen Mirren
Bernie: George Innes

: Carry On Matron

Bawdy comedy starring
Sidney James , Kenneth Williams et al. A petty thief masterminds a scheme to steal contraceptive pills - from a maternity hospital. Review page 54.
Director Gerald Thomas (1972, PG)
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Director: Gerald Thomas

: BBC News 24

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