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: Elementary French

By J. J. OBERLIN , B.A., and Mme.
S-Prose : ' Un auditeur parfait
Chantons: En passant par la Lorraine'


Unknown: J. J. OBErlin

: English Literature

Composition, by A. TURNBULL, M.A.,
5-' Stowaways (Unity)'

: Topic of the Week


: Scottish Children's Hour

' Ballads from the Border ', No. 2
LONGFELLOW will read ' The Battle of Otterbourne '
THOM B. SHAW will play Scottish Airs and Professor KNOWALL will answer correspondents


Unknown: Thom B. Shaw

: ' The First News'

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin, followed by Scottish Announcements and Scottish Market Prices for Farmers (From Edinburgh)

: Gaelic Lessons-4



Unknown: John A. Nicholson

: The Highland Light Infantry

71st 74th
(City of Glasgow Regiment)
A chronicle play
(From Glasgow)
A year ago all but a day, a programme was broadcast dealing with the Black Watch and a few months before that another concerned with the Royal Scots. Their author, John Gough , is now presenting the Highland Light Infantry, which is likely to prove every bit as popular as his previous programmes. The H.L.I., which was formed in 1777, has more battle honours than any other Scottish regiment, and the story of its doings reads almost like a romance. During the War no fewer than twenty-six battalions were formed, eighteen of which served overseas. One of these, the 15th H.L.I., came into existence in a remarkably short period of time-in sixteen hours. It was formed entirely of tramway workers, 1,100 of whom signed up between 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. next morning.


Unknown: John Gough

: Scottish Poetry-

William Dunbar Programme
(From Edinburgh)
Tonight readings of Scottish Poetry are to be resumed with extracts from the works of William Dunbar. Although Dunbar is possibly one of our two greatest poets we know little of his life. Even the dates of his birth and death can only be doubtfully fixed at 1460 for the one and some time between 1520 and 1530 for the other. Believed to be born in East Lothian, he went into holy orders and travelled in England and France. As a result, his poetry is full of words of English, French, and Latin origin, thereby enriching our language to an extent achieved by no other poet.


Reader: Lewis Spence
Unknown: William Dunbar.

: Variety

Relayed from THE PAVILION

: News Summary

Weather Forecast and News

: Lew Stone and his Band


Musicians: Lew Stone and his Band

: Lew Stone and his Band


Musicians: Lew Stone and his Band

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