The Opening Speech of the Midlothian Campaign delivered by the Rt. Hon. W. E. Gladstone at Edinburgh,
November 25, 1879
EACH INSTALMENT of ' Northern Eloquence' is devoted to a reading—or rather a dramatic recitation--of a speech by one of the great Northern orators. Gladstone was born in Liverpool and died at Hawarden, although the eloquence manifested in the speech to be broadcast tonight is European rather than distinctively' North Country'. The first of the Midlothian election addresses, it was originally made at the St. George Street Music Hall, Edinburgh. It lasted for over three hours. But by judicious cutting it has been found possible to compress it into twenty minutes. Mr. Lloyd Pearson will broadcast the speech in the proper Gladstonian baritone.
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.
To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and
50s, you can navigate by issue.
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.