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: THE BBC MILITARY BAND

Conducted by WILLIAM J. MATTHEWS
(From Regional)

Contributors

Conducted By: William J. Matthews

: A Scotswoman's Diary

CONSTANCE I. HERRIES

Contributors

Unknown: Constance I. Herries

: A Violin Recital

by JEAN RENNIE

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Rennie

: A SCOTTISH RELIGIOUS SERVICE

from St. George's West Church,
Edinburgh
Order of Service
Psalm lxxxiv, 1-5, How lovely is Thy dwelling place (Tune, Harrington)
Prayer
Paraphrase 58, 1-3 and 6, Where high the heavenly temple stands (Tune, Soldau)
Lesson Prayer
Hymn, Jesus calls us, o'er the tumult
(Rv. C.H. 500)
Address by the Rev. HUGH BLACK,
D.D., D.Litt., Professor of Practical Theology, Union Seminary, New York Hymn, Sun of my soul (Rv. C.H.
292)
Blessing
Organist, ALFRED HOLLINS

Contributors

Organist: Alfred Hollins

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

An appeal on behalf of THE PRINESSS MARGARET ROSE HOSPITAL FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN, EDINBURGH by THE EARL OF HOME, K.T.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown: Prinesss Margaret
Unknown: J. W. Robertson Durham

: THE NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: The Mystery of Captain Porteous

A Programme to Mark the Bicentenary of the Porteous Riots by M. MELVILLE BALFOUR
Taking part
Margaret Adams , R. J. Buchanan , William Campbell , John C. Catford, William Crichton , George Davies ,
James R. M. Donald , Harold Goring , Rex de la Haye, Daniel MacArthur , Bruce Morgan , Arthur Nelson , Elsie Payne , Adam F. Shepherd , James Sloan , George Summers , Eric Wight -man, A. P. Wilson
Production by JOHN GOUGH
No one will ever know whether John Porteous , Captain of the City Guard of Edinburgh, was actually guilty of the unauthorised firing on the mob attending a smuggler's execution, for which he was hanged from a dyer's pole by a crowd of anonymous justicians on an autumn night of the year 1736. The evidence at his trial was conflicting, but the Edinburgh mob was convinced of his guilt and the Government's reprieve roused them to a fury only comparable with that of the London mob which followed Lord George Gordon nearly fifty years later. The story provided Sir Walter Scott with the material for the first volume of ' The Heart of Midlothian', but he naturally took liberties with it for the sake of dramatic effect.
The feature programme devised by M. Melville Balfour which is to be broadcast tonight, the 200th anniversary of Porteous's execution, makes no attempt at a solution of the mystery, but presents the happenings of that fatal night in as accurate and at the same time as vivid a form as possible.

Contributors

Unknown: M. Melville Balfour
Unknown: Margaret Adams
Unknown: R. J. Buchanan
Unknown: William Campbell
Unknown: William Crichton
Unknown: George Davies
Unknown: James R. M. Donald
Unknown: Harold Goring
Unknown: Daniel MacArthur
Unknown: Bruce Morgan
Unknown: Arthur Nelson
Unknown: Elsie Payne
Unknown: Adam F. Shepherd
Unknown: James Sloan
Unknown: George Summers
Unknown: Eric Wight
Unknown: A. P. Wilson
Production By: John Gough
Unknown: John Porteous
Unknown: Lord George Gordon
Unknown: Sir Walter Scott

: A Recital of Madrigals and Part Songs

by Various Composers
THE SCOTTISH
WIRELESS SINGERS
Conductor, IAN WHYTE

Contributors

Conductor: Ian Whyte








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