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Reception Test
2.40 Elementary French-3
By J. J. OBERLIN , B.A., and Mme.
Concours, No. 2 : ' Jeux, Passe-Temps,
Sports '
Chanson, ' Le Chevalier du Guet'
3.5 Interval
3.10 English Literature
The Novel-3
' White and Black'
3.30 Interval
3.35 Talk for Sixth Forms
Home Affairs-
' Juvenile Unemployment'
VALENTINE BELL (Headmaster of Battersea Day Continuation School)
(From National)
3.55 Interval


Unknown: J. J. OBErlin
Unknown: Callum Clyde

: Scottish Children's Hour

Gramophone Record Request Day
Wei CHEN SHAO will talk on Children's
Festivals in China


Unknown: Wei Chen Shao

: The First News

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

: A Violoncello Recital



Unknown: John McInulty

: ' Retrospect'

A Chronicle of fifty years in the lives of David and Mary Greig
Specially written for broadcasting by ANDREW P. WILSON
Characters Their Children
Hospital Nurses, A Vicar, A Grooms-man, A Doctor, A Secretary, Two Workmen, A Scots M.P., A Taxi-Driver, Policemen, Newsboys, Carol Singers, etc. etc., played by Mary W. Inglis , Bettine Luke , R.E. Kingsley , Frank Eynstone , Caven Watson , Alan McKill , Elsie Payne
The play is in sixteen scenes, with Prologue and Epilogue
Production by GORDON GILDARD
Andrew P. Wilson is the author of a large number of one-act Scottish plays which are popular with Community Drama and W.R.I, teams. For some time he was producer for the Scottish National Players.
With the exception of Rob Roy , which was broadcast in the autumn of last year, Mr. Wilson has confined himself to the writing or adaptation of comedies, so that Retrospect is the first serious, full-length drama which he has written for radio. It tells the story of fifty years in the lives of David and Mary Greig , a Glasgow couple. The play opens in the year 1885 and closes in 1935.


Unknown: Mary Greig
Broadcasting By: Andrew P. Wilson
Played By: Mary W. Inglis
Played By: Bettine Luke
Played By: R.E. Kingsley
Played By: Frank Eynstone
Played By: Caven Watson
Unknown: Alan McKill
Unknown: Elsie Payne
Production By: Gordon Gildard
Production By: Andrew P. Wilson
Unknown: Rob Roy
Unknown: Mary Greig
David Greig: Harold Wightman
Mary Greig, his wife: Grace McChlery
Davie: Douglas Allen
May: Gladys Sutherland
Betty: Elsie Brotchie
Jane, a maidservant: Mary Urquhart
Margaret Harold: Jean Taylor Smith
Bannerman: Thomas Smith

: News Summary

Weather Forecast and News

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