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Timetable of Events

11am | BBC One | The Nation Remembers BBC One will lead a poignant two-minute silence to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

 

2.45pm | BBC One | The Announcement of Victory Winston Churchill’s historic speech will also be broadcast – providing a fascinating insight into what the public will have heard on that significant day all those years ago.

 

3pm | BBC One | Nation's Toast The public are encouraged to raise a glass with the toast: 'For those that gave so much, we thank you' 

 

8pm | BBC One | The People’s Celebration Viewers can also tune in to a special programme on VE Day on BBC One, which will see some of the UK’s biggest stars (Katherine Jenkins, Beverley Knight), sing a rendition of the iconic ‘We’ll Meet Again’, by Vera Lynn. Throughout the show, we will hear from the real stars of the night, the people who still remember that historic evening and can tell us what it was like, first hand.

 

9pm | BBC One | The Queen’s Speech The Queen herself will be giving a special address to the nation (her second during the coronavirus pandemic), at 9am on 8th May – which is the exact same time that her father, King George VI, spoke to the UK 75 years ago, on the actual VE Day.

 

9.10pm | BBC One | Remembering Victory BBC One will replay the extraordinary archive of celebrations all over Britain to bring back the memories as the Victory Generation tells its own story.

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