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: The Grand National

An eye-witness description of the great Steeplechase.
Relayed from Daventry

: Tea-Time Music

from the Carlton Restaurant.

: Legends Associated with Natural Phenomena

Major C. J. Evans


Speaker: Major C.J. Evans

: Harley and Barker

Syncopated Entertainers


Entertainers: Harley and Barker

: A Tale of the Hebrides

Specially written for broadcasting by D. G. Couzens.

The Gaelic legends afford many interesting, not to say thrilling, examples of the weird and mysterious.
This play is founded upon one of these, and illustrates in an emphatic manner the strong belief in such legends that survives to this day in the more remote parts of our own country.

The action opens in a small fishing-boat in heavy weather off one of the Islands of the Hebrides.
The crew join in a traditional shanty while shortening sail because of the storm which is about to break. In this wild setting Donald, Angus and Ian discuss the ancient legend with its curious application to Ian's family, and during the course of the play its remarkable fulfilment is shown.


Writer: D.G. Couzens
The Skipper: William MacReady
Ian: Ian Fleming
Donald: Ernest G. Cove
Angus: J. Hubert Leslie

: Evelyn Amey (Pianoforte)


Pianist: Evelyn Amey

: S.B. from London

(9.10 Local News)

(to 23.00)

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