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: A Ballad Concert

CLARICE PRIESTLEY (contralto)
HELEN YOUNG (violin)

Contributors

Contralto: Clarice Priestley
Violin: Helen Young

: THE FIRST NEWS

including Weather Forecast, followed by Scottish Announcements

: Here awa, There awa

Microphone Meetings with Various Persons and Personalities from All
Parts of Scotland

: A Triple Bill Three Short Plays 1.—'THE STRATEGISTS'

A Humorous Sketch of Scottish Life by J. J. QUIN
Characters
The Time :. The present
The action passes in (I) the kitchen of Cap'n Blain's villa near Auchmeny, and (2) the garden of Cap'n Blain's villa
2.—' THE WIND AT ST. FORT'
A Tragedy in One Act by JANET LAING and PATERSON WHYTE
Characters
The Time : The night of December 28,
1879
The Scene : The living-room in the farmhouse of Cauldfields, situated on the heights above the railway station of St. Fort
3.—' MRS. WATERBURY'S
MILLENNIUM' by JAMES BRIDIE
Characters
The Time : The present
The Scene: The sitting-room of a private suite at the Railway Hotel,
Glasgow
The first of these plays is a domestic comedy, the second a tragedy of which the climax is provided by the Tay Bridge disaster of 1879, and the third, Mrs. Waterbury's Millennium, by James Bridie , is one of the most successful one-act plays of this author who is the outstanding figure of Scottish drama to-day. It is one of his more recent productions and has never been broadcast before.

Contributors

Unknown: J. J. Quin
Unknown: Janet Laing
Unknown: Paterson Whyte
Unknown: James Bridie
Cap'n John Blain, retired skipper of the ' Arabella': James Anderson
Mistress Hewitt, a widow: Nell Ballantyne
Elsie Blain, Cap'n Blain's daughter: Marjorie Richardson
Peter, postie of Auchmeny: Caven Watson
Sam Scott, retired bo'swain of the ' Arabella ': James Sloan
Robert Seath: G Paterson Whyte
Mairan Seath, his wife: Meg Buchanan
John Seath their sons: Harold Wightman
Jimmy Seath their sons: George Murray
Flora Seath, John's wife: Jean Taylor Smith
Geordie Braid: C R M Brookes
Mrs Waterbury: Madeleine Christie
Stephen, her secretary: C R Jones
Sir George Gunnel: Harold Wightman
Miss Annie M'Glashan: Grace McChlery
Miss Baikie: Jean Stuart
Mrs Smith: Irene M R Anderson
Bob Smith, her son: Caven Watson
A Waiter: Leslie Gray

: Music of Rivers

with THE SCOTTISH
STUDIO ORCHESTRA

: NEWS SUMMARY

Weather Forecast and News

: Scottish Dance Music

THE SCOTTISH
STUDIO ORCHESTRA








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