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7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
to Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War in the presence of HM The Queen,
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and members of the Royal Family.
The National Anthem
Bidding prayer: The Dean of Westminster, THE VERY REV DR EDWARD CARPENTER Thanksgiving
Hymn: Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven
Prayers of Thanksgiving led by THE RT REV JOHN M. K. PATERSON, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
Ceremonial Prelude (Sir Arthur Bliss )
Prayer: Army Chaplain General, THE VEN FRANK JOHNSTON
Hymn: 0 God, our help in ages past
First Lesson: Isaiah 6, w 1-8 Read by a nurse Prayers led by his EMINENCE BASIL HUME, Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster Anthem: Turn back, 0 man, forswear thy foolish ways
(Genevan Psalter 1552, Clifford Bax arranged by Gustav Hoist ) Reconciliation and Healing Second Lesson: Matthew 5, w 23-24, 43-45; 6, w 14-15; 7, w 1-5, 12
Prayers of Reconciliation led by THE REV DR TUDUR JONES ,
Moderator of the Free Church Federal Council
Hymn: Thy Kingdom come, OGod
Sermon: THE MOST REV AND RT HON ROBERT RUNCIE , Archbishop of Canterbury
Hymn: For the healing of the nations
Hope and Dedication
Third Lesson: Philippians4, w 4-8 Read by HRH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH Processional Dance of Hope during which will be read
John 12, v 24; Micah 4, w 3,4; Isaiah 11, vv 6, 9; Micah 6, v 8; John 13, v 34
Act of Dedication by THE REV ALAN LUFF , Precentor and Sacrist of Westminster Abbey and THE REV MICHAEL WEISMAN The Lord's Prayer
Hymn: Christ is the world's true light
Blessing: The Dean of Westminster, THE VERY REV
DR EDWARD CARPENTER
Organist and Master of the Choristers SIMON PRESTON
CENTRAL BAND OF THE RAF AND
KNELLER HALL TRUMPETERS Commentary from
Westminster Abbey byWynfordVaughan-Thomas and Raymond Baxter
1.55 Listening Corner Today's songs: Kings and Queens
2.5 Something to Think About Rainy Days
2.15 The Song Tree
2: Jesperand the 100 Hares Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES
2.35 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry): Once a Wood Was.... by GWEN DUNN
2.45 Nature: Wildlife in the Cift/(RV) by PETER WARD
Tuesday 8 May 1945 dawned bright and clear; there was joy and anticipation in the air, for this day was long-awaited. Big Ben struck 3 o'clock and Winston Churchill announced to the people of Britain that there was peace in Europe. The memories of the celebrations and rejoicing come flooding back, not only for those in the armed forces, some of whom were still fighting in the Far East, but also for the civilians who stayed behind. At just 19 years old, HM The Queen had a memorable night-and 40 years on, she has spoken for the first time since that day with Godfrey Talbot about her own unique recollections of VE Day, for it was a time when the people of Britain could forget the austerity and their personal grief and join in the jubilation.
Stewart MacPherson , one of the 14 BBC War Correspondents, remembers 8 May 1945. Producer CAROUNE ELUOT
The environment programme Presented by Hugh Sykes Tropical Rain Forests: A campaign is being launched this week to persuade us not to buy tropical hardwoods like teak and mahogany. Why should we be concerned about the fate of the rain forests? How important is the timber industry to the economy of countries such as the Philippines?
Britain's Coastline: Who is in charge and should there be a national policy to protect the vulnerable parts?
Producer GAYNOR SHUTTE
It's no laughing matter, the way world currencies are jumping all over the place. Usually bankers can smooth out the worst of the fluctuations, but this time it seems to be beyond them. Does the blame lie with us in Europe, with the Americans or with the Japanese?
Mary Goldring has been looking into the causes, consequences and possible cures.
Producer DAVID MORTON
The Joke Shop by KEVIN YORICK
Kenny is a philosophy graduate, rescued from unemployment by a part-time job teaching Life and Social Skills to young people on a government training scheme. The only cloud on the horizon is whether he's qualified in either subject.
Directed by TONY CUFF BBC Manchester Stereo
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