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: Scottish Children's Hour

'The Laird o' Co'
In the absence of Grannie Mutch , Brer Rabbit has a rake round in her story kist, and finds an old Ayrshire fairy story


Unknown: Grannie Mutch


including Weather Forecast, followed by Scottish Announcements, Scottish Market Prices for Farmers and Herring Fishing Bulletin


now on their Ninth Annual Autumn Tour of the Country Districts of Scotland in Two One-act Scots Plays
' The Shrine' by EDWARD MACQUAID
The scene is the sitting-room of the Castle Inn, a small public-house in the High Street of Edinburgh, at eleven o'clock in the morning
' Six Hundred Chicks '
The scene is the parlour of the Wilson's farm in the South-West of Scotland, on an evening in early Spring
Between the plays there will be an Interlude of Scots Songs and Choruses
The Scottish National Players are on tour again for the ninth year in succession and are visiting the Aberdeen studios to give their annual broadcast. These summer tours have done a great deal to stimulate interest in drama in the smaller towns and country places and to improve the standard of production and acting. Only one member of this year's company has the distinction of taking part in all the tours. The Players' equipment in 1927, he remembers, rather resembled that for a voyage of exploration up the Zambesi River. They carried almost everything except gunpowder. Not a single member of the cast at that time had ever attempted to erect a fit-up stage and few had slept under canvas. At least three members have since achieved distinction : Tyrone Guthrie , one of the most talented of modem producers ; Elliot Mason , who recently finished a very successful run in Grief goes over ; and Ethel Lewis , now attached to the Old Vic Theatre. Both the plays they will perform tonight have been heard before, but are well worth revival.


Unknown: Edward MacQuaid
Comedy By: James Gibson
Unknown: Tyrone Guthrie
Producers: Elliot Mason
Producers: Ethel Lewis
Bella MaCFarlane, proprietrix of the Castle Inn: Meg Buchanan
Alec Maxwell The customers: Lain Howarth
Geordie MacBeth, V C The customers: James Gibson
Peter M'Fadyen The customers: David Mowat
Henry D. Halstead, of Cincinnati The customers: Graham Squire
James Monkton, of London The customers: Llewellyn Rees
James Wilson, farmer: James Gibson
Annie Wilson, his wife: Meg Buchanan
Kate Wilson, their daughter: May Shaw
Mrs Bametson-Edgar, of the big house: Hester Paton Brown


including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping


(Regional Programme. See page 50)

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