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: Scottish Children's Hour

THE CHILDREN'S CONCERT PARTY makes its final appearance of the Season in Popular Selections from our Shows


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: Fiddling

by ALEC Sim


Unknown: Alec Sim

: 'The Black Eye'

A Comedy in two Acts by JAMES BRIDIE
Adapted for broadcasting and produced by GORDON GILDARD
Characters in order of speaking
And guests at the hotel, played by : Shirley Fraser , Esmee Hymans ,
Hal D. Stewart and Eric Wightman
The action takes place over three
October days in 1922 Act I.—Scenes 1, 2 and 3. The Windlestraws' morning room
Act 2.-Scene I. The office of Windlestraw Sons and Co., Cordwainers
Scene 2.-A lodging in Glasgow
Scene 3.-An hotel lounge in Glasgow
Scene 4.—The Windlestraws' morning-room
On its production in London, last year, The Black Eye annoyed some spectators and delighted the rest. Some appeared to think its moral deplorable because its hero kept low company, stole his brother's best girl, and won a small fortune at roulette without being visited by retribution in Act Three. The author himself claims that it really has a moral, the moral of ' " The Prodigal Son ", and of " The Labourers in the Viner yard " and of half the fairy tales in the world '. In a prefatory letter to James Agate he says : On your own confession you spent the first half of The Black Eye trying to label it and the second enjoying it. I wish you and the rest of you would leave your infernal labels at home.' This is the best advice to offer to listeners to the first broadcast production of the play. Plot, characters and dialogue can be enjoyed to the full by any man who does not torment himself by trying to squeeze the play into a ticketed category.


Unknown: Ames Bridie
Produced By: Gordon Gildard
Played By: Shirley Fraser
Played By: Esmee Hymans
Played By: Hal D. Stewart
Played By: Eric Wightman
Unknown: James Agate
George Windlestraw: Tom Smith
Connie Windlestraw, his younger sister: Dorrie Brotchie
Mrs Windlestraw, his mother: Grace McChlery
Angus Windlestraw, his father: Harold Wightman
Louie Windlestraw, his elder sister: Nancy Ireland
Johnnie Windlestraw, his brother: James Urquhart
Elspeth Crawford: Jean Taylor Smith
Katie, the Windlestraws' maid: Ida Bernstein
Joseph McGiUivray, clerk to Windlestraw, Sons and Co: C. R. M. Brookes
Mrs Scoullar, a landlady: Jean Stuart
Samuel Samuels, a commercial traveller: Arnold Pilbeam
An Hotel Waiter: George Murray

: The Rothesay Entertainers

Charlie Kemble
Jack Anthony
Katherine Gibson
Jeannette Adie
Billy Oswald
Leyland White
Helen Glen Campbell
Peter Sinclair
Agnes Campbell and her Caledonian Girls
Jimmy Burns and his Harmony Boys
Produced by Sandy Connor
from The Winter Gardens, Rothesay


[Performer]: Charlie Kemble
[Performer]: Jack Anthony
[Performer]: Katherine Gibson
[Performer]: Jeannette Adie
[Performer]: Billy Oswald
[Performer]: Leyland White
[Performer]: Helen Glen Campbell
[Performer]: Peter Sinclair
[Performers]: Agnes Campbell and her Caledonian Girls
[Performers]: Jimmy Burns and his Harmony Boys
Produced by: Sandy Connor


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An Eye-Witness Account of tonight's
World Flyweight Champtonship Fight by A. D. MACKIE


Unknown: A. D. MacKie


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