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Pictures from the Past


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8.00 I "The Fall of the Bastille"
Scene: A first-floor room in Auberge de Gros Canon, Rue St Antoine, Paris.
Time: 14th July 1789

8.30 II "Old London"
Scene I. The Morning of September 1st, 1668.
The scene is the "Belle Sauvage" Yard (close to Ludgate). Mr. John Chapman, a middle-aged merchant, is awaiting the arrival of his niece from the country. He is talking to an Ostler. Arrival of the "Fortune" coach, bringing Dorothy Partridge, Mr. Chapman's niece.
After greetings, Dorothy and her uncle walk through the streets of London to the Chapmans' house in Mark Lane.
Scene II.
Evening of the same day. A room in Mr. Chapman's house. Mr. Chapman, his wife, and Dorothy are present, and later, John Penn, clerk to Mr. Chapman, is brought in to join in the singing.
Scene III.
Next Morning. The parlour in Mr. Chapman's house. Mr. and Mrs. Chapman and Dorothy are standing by the window discussing the Fire and occasionally exchanging remarks with passers-by, including Mr. Samuel Pepys.
Scene IV.
Two days later. The same parlour and the same characters. Preparations for flight. Arrival of news that the Fire has been got under control.

9.30 III "Bonnie Prince Charlie"
Scene I.
Glenfinnan, 1745. The raising of the standard.
Scene II.
Skye to Raasa, 1746. Farewell to the Isles.

Guide to the Pictures: Professor A. J. Ireland


Speaker: Professor A.J. Ireland
Producer: R.E. Jeffrey
Incidental Music: The Orchestra
Orchestra under the direction of: Dan Godfrey, Junr.
Writer (The Fall of the Bastille/Bonnie Prince Charlie)/Sound effects: Alfred Whitman
Writer (The Fall of the Bastille/Bonnie Prince Charlie)/Sound effects: Jack Vincent
The Marquis de la Tour (An Aristocrat of Liberal views): Frank Randell
M. Lappassat (A Banker of Pisa): Niel Curtis
Robert Jackson (A Banker of London): J.H. Barnes
Author (Old London): L.F. Saltzman
John Chapman: Fewlass Llewellyn
Mistress Margery Chapman (His Wife): Mabel Tait
Dorothy Partridge (Their Niece): Olgar Undo
An Ostler (At the "Belle Sauvage"): J.E. Ronald
John Penn (Clerk to Mr Chapman): J.H. Barnes
Mr. Samuel Pepys: George Manship
Street-hawkers, Ballad-singers, Watermen, Shopkeepers, and Folk in the Streets: [artists uncredited]
Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie): Langhorne Burton
Ronald Macdonald of Kinloth Moidart (Bonnie Prince Charlie): J.E. Ronald
Cameron of Lochiel (Bonnie Prince Charlie): Kenneth Black
Macdonald of Kingsburgh (Bonnie Prince Charlie): Kenneth Black
Lewis Macdonald (Bonnie Prince Charlie): J.E. Ronald
Flora Macdonald (Bonnie Prince Charlie): Gyp Chesworth
Clansmen, etc. (Bonnie Prince Charlie): [artists uncredited]

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