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: Scottish Children's Hour

' Doctor into Wizard '
Granny MUTCH searches the Story Kist and finds the tale of the strange adventures of Sir James Ramsay of Banff


Unknown: Granny Mutch
Unknown: Sir James Ramsay

: ' The First News'

ncluding Weather Forecast, followed by Scottish Announcements and Scotish Market Prices for Farmers

: ' Next Week you'll hear '

Excerpts from programmes for the week beginning January 20

: Scottish Poetry-13

James Hogg
Allan Cunningham and others
James Hogg , familiarly known as the ' Ettrick Shepherd ', has been dead nearly a hundred years and it is now possible to assess the value of his literary work with some degree of certainty. At the same time, it has never been possible to withdraw him effectively from the shade cast by his great contemporary, Sir Walter Scott. Many of his songs and large portions of ' Kilmeny ' are destined for immortality, as also is his little-known prose work, ' The Memoires of a Justified Sinner '. Allan Cunningham was author of the beautiful ' Hame, Hame, Hame ', and a few other pieces written by him have found a permanent place in Scottish poetry. This programme will include ' The Canadian Boat Song ', the authorship of which has never been settled.


Unknown: James Hogg
Unknown: Allan Cunningham
Reader: Nan Scott
Reader: James Hogg
Unknown: Sir Walter Scott.
Unknown: Allan Cunningham

: ' From The London Theatre'

This is the second broadcast of a new series, the purpose of which is to bring theatrical stars to the studio to broad-Cist scenes from the plays in which they are appearing in the West End.
(From Regional)


Conductor, JOHN A. McIVOR
Massenet (1842-1912) was a brilliant pupil of the Paris Conservatoire, winning the Rome Prize when he was twenty-one, and (after a period during which his music did not make great headway) beginning to win success when he was about thirty. From that time he had continual prosperity. He received the decoration of the Legion of Honour at thirty-four, and two years later he became a member of the Academy of Fine Arts-the youngest member ever elected.
Though he wrote some orchestral works, these are scarcely remembered save as the means by which he became known in the world of French Opera. His songs have kept in favour. Of the twenty-one operas, not many have survived in England, but Manon was long popular at Covent Garden.
We are to hear the Prelude from his music for Racine's tragedy of Phedre, which was produced in 1900.


Conductor: John A. McIvor
Contralto: Anne Ballantine

: 'Azeff'

A Melodrama of Czarist Russia by G. F. NOXON and LAURENCE GILLIAM
Based on a play by Alexis Tolstoy , translated from the Russian by George Reavey Members of the Terrorist Organisation: Detectives :
President of court, a waiter, a cab driver, a policeman, passers-by, etc., etc., played by HARALD COLONNA , EDWARD CRAVEN , CHARLES MASON , CATHLEEN CORDELL , and JOSEPHINE SHAND
(From Regional)


Unknown: G. F. Noxon
Unknown: Laurence Gilliam
Play By: Alexis Tolstoy
Unknown: George Reavey
Played By: Harald Colonna
Played By: Edward Craven
Played By: Charles Mason
Played By: Cathleen Cordell
Played By: Josephine Shand
Produced By: Lance Sieveking
Azeff: D A Clarke-Smith
Gotz: Matthew Boulton
Chernoff: Cyril Nash
Savinkov: Norman Shelley
Sassonoff: Alexander Sarner
Zilberberg: Charles Lefeaux
Kalaiev: John Cheatle
Burtzeff: Harold Scott
Ratchkovsky, Chief of Police: Boris Ranevsky
Gershuni: Percy Rhodes
Plehve, Minister of the Interior: Scott Sunderland
Chief of the Detective Bureau: Gordon MacLeod.
Mednikoff: V C Clinton-Baddeley
Diviatkin: Philip Wade
Varya: Veronica Turleigh
A Narrator: Robert Speaight

: News Summary

Weather Forecast and News

: Scottish Dance Music

Fiddle Music and Peurt-a-Beul


Unknown: Hugh MacMillan
Unknown: Archibald Grant


HARRY Roy and his BAND
Relayed from The May Fair Hotel,


Unknown: Harry Roy

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