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: Scottish Children's Hour

Adventure tales by MELVILLE BALFOUR, JOHN Loudon , and JAMES QUIN
And BARBARA at the pianoforte


Unknown: John Loudon
Unknown: James Quin


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: ' Marmion' A Tale of Flodden Field

The present story turns upon the private adventures of a fictitious character; but it is called a Tale of Flodden Field, because the hero's. fate is connected with that memorable defeat The poem opens about the commencement of August, and concludes with the defeat of Flodden,
September 9, 1513
Adapted for broadcasting by CHRISTINE ORR
Music by IAN WHYTE
Cast :
Douglas Allan , C. R. M. Brookes , Howard Connel , Alec Crawford , Catherine Fletcher , Randal Keane , Joan McArthur , Maud Risdon , E. J. P. Mace , Jean Taylor Smith , Tom Smith , R. B. Wharrie , and Harold Wightman
Conducted by IAN WHYTE
This is a new experiment in dramatic presentation. Scott's verses are unaltered, but the dialogue passages are divided between speakers representing the various characters and music and effects are occasionally brought to the aid of the speaker who gives the narrative part of the story.
If ' The Lay of the Last Minstrel' showed Scott at his freshest as a narrative poet and most nearly connected him with the line of anonymous Border minstrels whose succession he was proud to claim, nothing shows his power of dramatic poet like the sixth canto of ' Marmion '. Excerpts from ' Marmion ' which, it may be remembered, Thomas Hardy rated so highly that he ranked it with ' The Iliad', ', have occasionally been broadcast. This is the first time that something like a full-length version of it has been offered to listeners.


Unknown: Sir Walter Scott
Music By: Ian Whyte
Produced By: Andrew Stewart
Unknown: Douglas Allan
Unknown: C. R. M. Brookes
Unknown: Howard Connel
Unknown: Alec Crawford
Unknown: Catherine Fletcher
Unknown: Randal Keane
Unknown: Joan McArthur
Unknown: Maud Risdon
Unknown: E. J. P. MacE
Unknown: Jean Taylor Smith
Unknown: Tom Smith
Unknown: R. B. Wharrie
Unknown: Harold Wightman
Conducted By: Ian Whyte
Unknown: Thomas Hardy

: Scottish Dance Music



Directed By: Lena Blackman


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