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TOD SLAUGHTER AND HIS FAMOUS COMPANY OF BARNSTORMERS

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in ' The Crimes of Burke and Hare' the Body-snatchers of Edinburgh
Characters
The action passes in Edinburgh in the year 1829 at: Swanson's Drinking House ... A Street in Westport ... Burke's House at Gibs Close ... Dr.
Knox's House at Surgeons Hall Hare's House at Tanners Close ... A Street in Westport ... and Hare's
House
Produced by LAURENCE GILLIAM
Orchestra conducted by MARK H. LUBBOCK
' The Crimes of Burke and Hare' will be repeated in the National programme tomorrow at 8.40.
Tonight Tod Slaughter and his famous company of barnstormers return to the microphone in a special version of one of their stage successes. The drama of Burke and Hare is based on the exploits of the famous surgeon, Dr. Knox, of Edinburgh, who, needing corpses for his anatomical research, took care not to inquire too closely where they came from.
The play is concerned with the macabre characters of two Irish labourers, William Burke and William Hare , who found an easy way of making money in supplying Dr. Knox at ten guineas a time-daft Jamie Wilson being the instrument of justice.
This breath-taking story, soaked in the atmosphere of the Edinburgh underworld of a hundred years ago, is just the right medium for the terrifying melodramatic intensity of Tod Slaughter and his accomplices.

Contributors

Produced By: Laurence Gilliam
Conducted By: Mark H. Lubbock
Unknown: Tod Slaughter
Unknown: William Burke
Unknown: William Hare
Unknown: Jamie Wilson
Unknown: Tod Slaughter
William Hare: Tod Slaughter
William Burke: C Douglas Carlile
David Paterson: W Simson Fraser
Hugh Alston: Arnold Bell
Sergeant John Foster: A Dallas
Swanson: Robert MacLaclan
Jamie Wilson (' Daft Jamie '): Geoffrey Carlile
Margaret Hare :: Nesta Lloyd
Helen McDougall: Jenny Lynn
Mary Paterson: Holly Hazelwood
Janet Brown: Enid Staff
Dr Knox: G M Slater

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TOD SLAUGHTER AND HIS FAMOUS COMPANY OF BARNSTORMERS

Regional Programme London, 30 January 1936 20.40






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