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: 'Highways and Byways '

Children's Holiday Homes, Linn Moor. Interviews by R. F. DUNNETT with some of those who are enjoying a holiday in the Homes


Unknown: R. F. Dunnett


From the Studio
Order of Service
Hymn, Hail, gladdening Light, of His pure glory poured (Rv. C.H. 281)
Hymn, Let saints on earth in concert sing (Rv. C.H. 227, Tune French)
Lesson Prayer
Hymn, 0 word of pity, for our pardon pleading (Rv. C.H. 97, Tune Intercessor No. 485)
Address by the Rev. J. W. STEVENSON ,
Cutter Church, Biggar
Psalm cxlv , vv. 9-14 and v. 21 (Tune, Wareham)


Unknown: Rev. J. W. Stevenson


An appeal on behalf of THE BRITISH WIRELESS FOR THE BLIND FUND (Local Maintenance Appeal) (Registered under the Blind Persons Act, 1920) by Lady
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]


Unknown: Hermione Cameron Of Lochiel


including Weather Forecast


in Zachary Boyd c The Fantastic Old Gentleman'
A Play for broadcasting by VALENTINE DUNN
Characters in order of speaking and Street Urchins, Sailors, Members of Congregation, etc.
The action passes on board a vessel on the high seas; at Dr. Sibbald's house in Edinburgh; the Barony Manse, Glasgow; the Barony Kirk, Glasgow; Oliver Cromwell 's Lodgings in Glasgow; and at the University of Glasgow, between the years 1623 and 1655 Music arranged by David Stephen
Played by The Strings of the BBC Scottish
Orchestra with The BBC Scottish Singers
Conducted by Kemlo Stephen
Production by Gordon Gildard
Unfortunately for the memory of Zachary Boyd , the parodies of his work seem to be better remembered than the work itself. For example, many listeners will know
' And Jacob made for his wee Josie
A tartan coat to keep him cosy.
And what for no ? There was nae harm To keep the bairnie saft and warm.' and have forgotten that he was a distinguished minister of the Barony Church, Glasgow, and Dean of Faculty, Rector, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow for seven years. It was his ambition to write a paraphrase of the Old Testament in verse, and he actually published the Psalms of David ' in meeter'. But the greater amount of his work has not been published. In 1650 he preached before Oliver Cromwell and ' railled at him to his face ' at great length. Cromwell was not long, however, in getting his own back. He invited Boyd to dinner and spent three hours with him in prayer.
Valentine Dunn 's play consists of eleven scenes and gives a full account of the main incidents in Boyd's life.


Unknown: Zachary Boyd
Broadcasting By: Valentine Dunn
Unknown: Oliver Cromwell
Arranged By: David Stephen
Conducted By: Kemlo Stephen
Production By: Gordon Gildard
Unknown: Zachary Boyd
Unknown: Oliver Cromwell
Unknown: Valentine Dunn
A Highland Papist: Rex de la Haye
A Sailor: Eric Wightman
Zachary Boyd: Campbell Gullan
John Fleming: C. R. M. Brookes
Elspeth, a servant: Meg Buchanan
Dr. Sibbald: Harold Wightman
Elizabeth Fleming, daughter of John Fleming: Valentine Dunn
Margaret Mure: May Shaw
James Durham, a young minister: Tom Smith
A Beadle: James Anderson
Oliver Cromwell: Gordon McLeod
Master Thurloe, Secretary of State: A. J. Crawford
Principal of the University of Glasgow: R. E. Kingsley
Secretary of the University of Glasgow: Eric Wightman

: Epilogue

(From Edinburgh)

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