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VE Day: Remembering Victory (2015)

To mark 70 years since VE Day, some of Britain's best-loved entertainers recall the jubilation of that unforgettable day.

Director:

Mary Cranitch

Writer:

Mary Cranitch

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Julie Walters ... Herself - Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Attenborough ... Himself - Aged 19 on VE Day
Johnny Ball Johnny Ball ... Himself - Aged 6 on VE Day
Honor Blackman ... Herself - Aged 19 on VE Day
Jilly Cooper Jilly Cooper ... Herself - Aged 8 on VE Day
John Craven John Craven ... Himself - Aged 4 on VE Day
Bruce Forsyth ... Himself - Aged 17 on VE Day
Cleo Laine Cleo Laine ... Herself - Aged 17 on VE Day
Kenny Lynch Kenny Lynch ... Himself - Aged 7 on VE Day
Miriam Margolyes ... Herself - Aged 3 on VE Day
Michael Parkinson ... Himself - Aged 10 on VE Day
Leslie Phillips ... Himself - Aged 21 on VE Day
Esther Rantzen Esther Rantzen ... Herself - Aged 4 on VE Day
Anne Reid ... Herself - Aged 9 on VE Day
Patrick Stewart ... Himself - Aged 4 on VE Day
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Storyline

On the 8th May 1945 Churchill broadcast the long-awaited announcement that the war in Europe was over. To celebrate Britain threw the biggest street party the country had ever seen. Seventy years on some of Britain's best-loved entertainers recall the jubilation of that unforgettable day. The extraordinary archive of celebrations all over Britain helps bring back the memories. Britain's celebrities - including Sir David Attenborough, Johnny Ball, Honor Blackman, Jilly Cooper OBE, John Craven OBE, Sir Bruce Forsyth, Dame Cleo Laine, Kenny Lynch OBE, Miriam Margolyes OBE, Sir Michael Parkinson, Leslie Phillips CBE, Anne Reid MBE, Dame Esther Rantzen, Sir Patrick Stewart, Una Stubbs, June Whitfield CBE - share their memories of the tea parties, bonfires, joyful tears and dancing in the streets. After the heady days of celebration it was back to the realities of food rationing and unheated homes; but gradually the nation got back on its feet. The gloom of austerity was replaced a new era ...

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 2015 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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