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The novel by Sir Walter Scott
Adapted as a serial in eight episodes by R. J. B . Sellar
6— 'His Majesty is Alarmed '
Music by Ian Whyte who conducts the BBC Scottish Orchestra
Produced by Finlay J. Macdonald
Through the friendship of George Heriot, Lord Glenvarloch finally succeeded in gaining an audience with King James VI. But when he requested the repayment of money owed to him by the Royal Treasury, the King became frightened and finally admitted that the powerful Duke of Buckingham was set
- against the settlement of the debt.
Unskilled in the intrigues of the Court, and tricked by Lord Dalgarno, Glenvarloch committed a breach of stringent court etiquette by challenging the suave courtier to a duel.
Margaret Ramsay, Heriot's god-daughter, was horrified to hear that, as a result of the brawl, Nigel was seeking sanctuary in London's notorious Alsatia.


Novel By: Sir Walter Scott
Unknown: R. J. B . Sellar
Music By: Ian Whyte
Produced By: Finlay J. MacDonald
Dame Suddlechop: Elizabeth Ashley
Margaret Ramsay: Elizabeth Corner
Martha Trapbois: Ethel Glendinning
Nigel Olifaunt, Lord Glenvarloch: Bryden Murdoch
Vincent, the waterman: Dennis Ramsden
Ned, the barber: Ian Catford
Laurie Linklater: Norman Fraser
King James VI: Duncan MacRae

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BBC Home Service Basic, 1 May 1955 20.30

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