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For Children of Most Ages
' The Singing Forest' by H. Mortimer Batten told by Derek McCulloch
2 — ' The Yellowface Raider'
In this story from the above book, Corrie, the pet red deer calf, tries to escape and join his own kind, but the alarming experience of the yellowface raider makes him think again ...
5.20 'The Atom Chasers'
A serial play in six parts by Angus MacVicar
2 — ' The Anchorite's Cave '
Produced by Kathleen Garscadden
Sandy, Jock, and Willie are convinced that a spy is at work in the West Highland parish of Dunglass. One dark evening they follow two unidentified figures from the Atom Station to the front gate of Major Morrison's house. Willie is left to keep watch on the gate, while Sandy and Jock climb the high wall above the greenhouse. As they crane their necks to see the strangers coming up the drive, they overbalance and fall with a crash ...
5.50 Children's Hour prayers conducted by the Rev. Clifford Smith
4—' Ambush for Ostriches'


Unknown: H. Mortimer Batten
Told By: Derek McCulloch
Unknown: Angus MacVicar
Produced By: Kathleen Garscadden
Unknown: Rev. Clifford Smith
Sandy: Elizabeth Corner
Jock: Eileen McCallum
Willie: Jae Fraser
Major Morrison: Lain Cuthbertson
Miss Cunningham: Miriam Owens
Rev Walter Campbell: Douglas Robin
Mrs Campbell: Louise MacLaren
Mr Ingersoll: Jameson Clark
Constable Grant: Douglas Murchie

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