from the Lutheran Church Music
Institute in Bayreuth, Germany. Von guten Machten (Abel); Romans 8, w 31-39; Da Pacem Domine (Frescobaldi); Go forth into the world in peace (Rutter). With the choir of the Lutheran Church
Music Institute. Director of music
Karl Rathgeber. Organist Thomas Rothert.
Jenni Murray introduces a special edition for VE Day. The year is 1945. Cookery demonstrator Marguerite Patten suggests celebration dishes and how to make the rations go further; Good Housekeeping editor Sally O'Sullivan predicts the length of hemlines in the new peace, and Judith Kerr , like so many other European refugees, plans a new life in Britain.
Today's story, also commemorating the historic day, is an extract from Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson and abridged by Di Speirs. Producer Kate Murphy
Frank Muir presents an affectionate look back at wartime wireless comedy. With contributions from Robb Wilton ,
ITMA, Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh, Gert and Daisy, George Formby and others. Producer Richard Edis
by Nick Stafford. With Gillian Barge as Vera and Nathaniel Parker as Arthur.
1: Reunion. On VE Day 1945, Vera Makin reassembles her estranged family. During the celebrations, her children and guests argue out a list of their desires from the peace.
Other parts played by members of the cast
Director Celia de Wolff. Part 2 broadcast 8.10pm
by Fay Weldon. Grandad is fit, rich and relaxed. He has many a tale to tell about the end of the War. His audience
- that is his grandson - is restless and rebellious. Read by Joshua Towb. Producer Duncan Minshull
by Nick Stafford. 2: Commemoration. With Gillian Barge as Vera and Nathaniel Parker as Arthur. In the run-up to VE Day 1995, Vera, old and lonely, considers the list made in 1945. Other parts played by members of the cast
Director Celia de Wolff. Part 1 broadcast 2.00pm
Pat (the Elder):
The 1962 Coventry Festival celebrating the consecration of Coventry Cathedral had reconciliation as its theme. Lynne Walker looks back at the event that included Tippett's KingPriam, Benjamin Britten 's War Requiem, works by Duke Ellington, a tapestry by Graham Sutherland and a window by John Piper. Producer Helen Garrison
For the thief and the spiv, VE Day marked the beginning of the end of the chaos of war. Criminologist Dick Hobbs speaks to Frank Fraser and "John" about VE Day in the life of a criminal. Producer Matt Thompson
Britain came out of the war victorious, but the end of the war ushered in a long period of decline. Germany and Japan, despite being destroyed, emerged a short while later with strong economies. Were they the real victors? Denys Blakeway chairs a discussion with Corelli Barnett ,
Professor Kathleen Burk , Alan Clark MP, Will Hutton ,
Denis Healey and Dr Anthony Seldon. Producer Nigel Acheson
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