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The British Legion Festival of Remembrance (BBC 1, 9.10 pm). This annual event at the RoyalAlbert Hall will include the Bands of the Guards Division, the State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry, the muster of the Legion Standards and Services, displays by the three Services and community singing.

The Service of Remembrance will be conducted by , the Anglican Bishop of London, [Jr Gerald Ellison. He will be assisted by Mgr Francis Walmsley, representing Cardinal Hume, Archbishop of Westminster, and by the Rev Stanley Turl, Moderator of the Free Church Federal Council.

When the Guns Stopped Firing (Radio 4, 10.15 pm). The news of the Armistice came suddenly and dramatically. The war at last was over. More than a million British serving men had died in the First World War. This programme is made from interviews with some of the people who responded to a letter in newspapers requesting their memories of the momentous day in 1918.


Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph, Whitehall. This year's ceremony marks the 60th anniversary of the ending of the First World War. The Queen will lay her wreath of poppies after the traditional march-past of representatives of the Armed Services and Auxiliaries. The service is conducted by the Anglican Bishop of London, Dr Gerald Ellision (ITV and BBC 1, and Radio 4, 10.30 am, repeated BBC 2, 10


Songs of Praise (BBC 1, 6.40 pm). A special edition for Remembrance Sunday, from St George's Church, HMS Pembroke, in Chatham. The Book of Remembrance in the church contains the names of 12,000 people associated with the port of Chatham who died in the Second World War. Michael Barratt talks to past and present members of the Royal Navy.

Everyman (BBC I. 10.25

pm). "One Man's Remembrance". Group Captain Leonard Cheshire, VC, talks about the way he translated his Christian ideals into a lifetime of commitment to the international network of Cheshire Homes. Leonard Cheshire has every reason to look back to the last war — he was Commander of 617 Squadron, the Dam Busters, and he was an official observer at the dropping of the atom bomb on Nagasaki. But he believes that Remembrance Day should set our society a contemporary challenge in the quest for peace.

So Much To Offer (ITV Wales and West only, 4.45 pm). A documentary film about the British Limbless ExServicemen's Association, with comentary by Kenneth More.

Credo (ITV, 6.25, Scotland 11 pm). Bengalis in London's East End are increasingly being subjected to assaults, threats and insults. But what makes this deeply religious community so vulnerable to racist attacks? The programme shows how

young Muslims from Spitalfields and Brick Lane are now beginning to adopt a much more militant attitude than their parents.


Chronicle: The Making of a Saint (BBC 2. 8.10 pm). The programme looks at the person Joan of Arc really was through detailed records kept of the two trials she underwent, and compares it with the person later generations made her. The programme charts the changing image of Joan from the 15th to the 20th century and the role she played as a key figure in relations between the French State, the French Catholic Church and the Vatican, until her canonisation in 1920.

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The Bible in Victorian fiction (Wednesday, 8.55 pm). Most Victorians knew the Bible well, whereas today many readers, especially the younger ones, are unfamiliar with even its most famous passages.

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