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: Weather Forecast

for Farmers and Shipping


Reception Test
2.10 Speech Training—6
* How to use your mouth-the tongue '
2.30 Interval
2.35 Geography
Europe and its Peoples-5
' Poland '


Unknown: Anne H. McAllister
Unknown: J. F. Stewart

: Scottish Children's Hour

' Spring in the Air '
The Aberdeen Animals consider Onions, Cleaning, and other Seasonable Subjects

: The First News

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

: ' March in the Garden'

(From Aberdeen)


Unknown: George E. Greenhowe

: ' Next week you'll hear'

Excerpts from programmes for the week beginning March 3

: Music from Glasgow Cathedral

DOROTHY PUGH ( soprano)


Soprano: Dorothy Pugh (
Soprano: R. H. Clifford Smith


A Play for Broadcasting
Adapted by JOHN DONALD KELLY from Sir Walter Scott 's Story
The main action passes in a Court Room in Carlisle in the year 1742
Production by GORDON GILDARD
The two drovers are Robin Oig M'Combich and Harry Wakefield , who are driving cattle from Scotland to England. On the way it becomes necessary for them to seek pasturage for their cattle separately, since by the time they reach Cumberland there is not enough by the roadside for the purpose. Both get permission from separate people to use one field, and Wakefield is turned out. Robin offers to share it with him, but Wakefield refuses ; his pride is hurt. Later the two drovers meet in the inn. and Wakefield suggests ' a tussle for love on the sod ', but this does not appeal to Robin, who is getting the worst of it, and he leaves the inn. He takes the road for Scotland in search of Hugh Morrison and asks him for his dilk (which had been entrusted to him before leaving Scotland) on the pretext that he has joined ' The Black Watch '. He returns to the inn, where Wakefield and others are singing and jesting, and challenges him. Wakefield is stabbed in the struggle.
Robin, who has no legal assistance in the trial, pleads that he did not commit murder ; that he defended his honour. The judge makes a long speech in summing up. Robin is found guilty and condemned to be hanged.


Adapted By: John Donald Kelly
Unknown: Sir Walter Scott
Production By: Gordon Gildard
Unknown: Robin Oig
Unknown: Harry Wakefield
Unknown: Hugh Morrison
Usher: John D Le Breton Hammond
Judge: A J Crawford
Robin Oig M'Combich: Hector McIver
Counsel for the Crown: T P Dawson
Richard Murray: John Catford
Donald Selkirk: James Garrow
Margaret Adamson: Mary Sutherland
Janet: Ella Allan
Hugh Morrison: Charles Maxwell
Jimmy Maxwell: Elsie Payne
John Ireby: William Crichton
Harry Wakefield: R E Kingsley
John Fleechbumpkin: Frank Eynstone
Dame Heskett: Enid Maxwell

: News Summary

Weather Forecast and News

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