We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
5: Norman Macleod, by the Rev. Archibald Fleming, D.D.
The fifth figure in this series is to be discussed this afternoon by the Rev. Archibald Fleming, Minister of St. Columba's (Church of Scotland), Pont Street, Londonâ€”a speaker whose voice has been familiar to listeners since the earlier days of broadcasting.
The Norman Macleod he is to speak about was a son of a Norman Macleod and grandson of another, both Scottish divines. He was bom at Campbeltown, Argyllshire, where his father was parish minister in 1812, and twelve years later went to school at Morven where his grandfather was minister.
He went to Glasgow College and then to Edinburgh where he studied divinity under Chalmers and Welsh. A three years' tutorship was obtained for him by Chalmers, and he returned I to Glasgow College again. 1838 saw him parish minister of Loudoun, Ayrshire, where he crowded the church with his preaching.
But it was as minister of the Barony parish, Glasgow, that his greatest work was done. He established the first congregational penny savings bank, opened refreshment rooms for working men, and generally laboured for the poor. He was soon acclaimed one of the most eloquent preachers in Scotland, and was praised by Queen Victoria in Leaves from the Journal of our Life in the Highlands. In 1860 Good Words was established in London with Macleod as editor and won instant success. Six years later he visited Egypt and Palestine, and India in the following year. He died in Glasgow in 1872.
Tell us more or contact us
Do you know something about this programme that we have not included above?
Or would you like to ask the Genome team a question?
At present this site reflects the contents of the
published Radio Times BBC listings. We will retain
information submitted to us for possible future use,
to help fill in gaps in the data and to help us bring
the BBC’s broadcast history to life, but we will
not be publishing it at this stage.
Do you know something about this programme that we have
not included in the listing?
Or do you have a question about this programme?
If so, would you like a reply?
If you have a question or would like to tell us more
about this programme and would like a response,
please email: email@example.com
NB: We cannot respond to information submitted from this form
About this project
This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed
in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC
programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.
We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC
programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement
with the BBC.
There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a
historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any
given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the
understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time
- not those of today.
Feedback about Stalwarts of the Scottish Church, National Programme Daventry, 16.50, 7 October 1934
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're
Welcome to BBC Genome
Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and
is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to
obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in
programmes, online etc.
This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers,
images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio
Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available
externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.