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: 'Tracing History Backwards'

Government Now and Then-4
' The Office of Prime Minister Then'
(From National)


Unknown: K. C. Boswell

: Music ' Time and Tune'

Director of Music to the Edinburgh
Corporation Education Committee
4-' Rests '


Unknown: Herbert Wiseman


Conducted by The Rev. W. CUMMING THOM, B.D., Ph.D., S.T.M., Lauriston
Church, Edinburgh


Unknown: Rev. W. Cumming

: Scottish Children's Hour

A. K. MACDONALD in a Talk to Stamp collectors and Popular Choruses played by HARRY CARMICHAEL 'S TRIO


Unknown: A. K. MacDonald
Played By: Harry Carmichael

: The First News

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

: Talk to Scottish Farmers

' Louping, Braxy, and Lamb Dysentery ' J. RUSSELL GREIG, Ph. D., M.R.C.V.S.


Guest Night at the Kirtleburnie
Women's Rural Concert by Local
Chairwoman, Mrs. LINTON-WEST
The Guests, SANDY and ANDY

: Scottish Poetry: 16

Neil Munro
Violet Jacob
Charles Murray
Reader, R.B. Wharrie
Tonight's programme of Scottish poetry deals with writers of our own time. It is obviously impossible within the limited scope of this series to give a comprehensive survey of the field of modern Scottish poets, and there is room only for selections from those poets who are acknowledged to be the most distinguished of our time. The late Neil Munro, perhaps better known as a novelist, wrote a number of poems distinguished by their marked individuality. Many of them are light singing pieces, but he sometimes struck a deeper note, as in the 'Lament for MacLeod of Raasay'. Violet Jacob occupies a high place among living writers of Scottish vernacular verses. 'Tam o' the Kirk' and 'Wild Geese' will be read. Charles Murray, who has complete mastery of the dialect of the North-cast, has captured the spirit of the countryside more successfully than any poet of that region. His 'Whistle' is perhaps the most popular dialect poem among the younger generation. Tonight 'The Tinker' will be read.


Unknown: Neil Munro
Unknown: Violet Jacob
Reader: Charles Murray
Reader: R. B. Wharrie
Unknown: Neil Munro
Unknown: Violet Jacob
Unknown: Charles Murray


MONA BENSON (mezzo-contralto)
Conductor, Sir DONALD F. TOVEY
Relayed from
The Usher Hall, Edinburgh


Conductor: Sir Donald F. Tovey

: News Summary

Weather Forecast and News

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