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: The Children's Hour

(Midland Programme)


including Weather Forecast, followed by Scottish Announcements

: 'Sandy and Andy'

Off the Deep-end


Conductor, JOHN A. McIVOR


Conductor: John A. McIvor

: The Week in Scotland



Unknown: A. D. MacKie

: 'Highland Holiday'

A Comedy with Music by JOHN WEIR
The Characters
At the Piano, Douglas Steen
The BBC Scottish Orchestra
Conducted by Kemlo Stephen
The scenes take place in the Western Highlands of Scotland :
On a lonely road
In a country hotel
On a mountain-top
In the grounds of a castle
In a motor-boat on a loch
The action covers two days
'. Highland Holiday ' was first broadcast on December 7. It proved excellent entertainment and is therefore being revived. John Weir , second son of Lord Weir, who has written both words and music, repatriates (incognito) an attractive Highlander from a Canadian ranch to the estate he has inherited by the death of his brother. At this time the family castle is let to an American who has a lovely daughter. Lovely daughter and attractive Highlander meet and woo, and the course of true love runs smooth for a time. Then the factor of the estate, and villain of the piece, does all he can to kill romance. He wants to marry Mary himself. But everything ends happily. Needless to say, ' Highland Holiday ' is not intended to be a photograph of life in the Highlands today.


Music By: John Weir
Produced By: Andrew Stewart
Piano: Douglas Steen
Conducted By: Kemlo Stephen
Unknown: John Weir
Ian Glenallan, a young Scotsman: Hugh Morton
Brian Lennox, a novelist, his friend: James K. Urquhart
Duncan, a shepherd: Harold Wightman
Mrs Gillespie, proprietrix of the Glen allan Arms Hotel..: Meg Buchanan
Donald, waiter and odd-job man at the Hotel: Ian Sadler
Colonel Dumbarton, a visitor at the Hotel: Douglas Lamond
Miss Dripp, a visitor at the Hotel: Elsie Brotchie
Miss Beagle, a visitor at the Hotel: Helen McKay
Mrs Seymour, a wealthy visitor at the Hotel: Jean Stuart
John Arnold, factor of the Glenallan Estates: Halbert Tatlock
Chesper P. Harrigan, an American millionaire-tenant of Glenallan Castle: Harold Wightman
Milficent Harrigan, his wife: Jean Taylor Smith
Mary Harrigan, their daughter: Marjery Wyn


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