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2.5 ' Stories from World History'
' Early Man' a dramatic interlude written by WRAY HUNT
(From National)
2.25 Interlude
2.30 Biology
Living Things, Their Activities and Behaviour
' On Naming Things '
A. D. PEACOCK , D.Sc., Professor of Natural History, University College, Dundee, The University of St. Andrews


Written By: Wray Hunt
Unknown: A. D. Peacock

: An Interlude of Gramophone Records

Edith Lorand and her Viennese
Orchestra: Overture, Gypsy Love (Lehár); My Darling, Waltz (The Gypsy Baron) (Johann Strauss ) ; Vivat Hungaria (Kálmán)


Unknown: Edith Lorand
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Vivat Hungaria

: Scottish Children's Hour

' The Shepherd and his Dog'
'The Story of Kitty Whirr', by TOM BERTRAM


Unknown: Tom Bertram


at the Organ of the Regal Cinema,
Bexley Heath
(From Regional)


including Weather Forecast


JOHN A. McIVOR from The Glasgow Weekly Herald
Scottish Radio Exhibition in the St. Andrew's Hall, Glasgow


Conductor: John A. McIvor

: ' The Castle of Dirleton '

a reminiscence of days long past by W. MACKAY MACKENZIE
C. R. M. Brookes , John Catford, William Crichton , Anna Donald , Harold Goring , Rex de la Haye, Gerald Jerome , Cyril Jones , Alastair Macintyre , A. Bruce
Morgan, Elsie Payne , Nan Scott , Adam Shepherd , George Summers ,
A. P. Wilson
Music and Production by JOHN GOUGH
This is the third in the series of ' Castles of Scotland' broadcasts, the others being St. Andrews and Dumbarton. Dirleton Castle was the first in Scotland to be built of stone. When Edinburgh Castle was still no more than a collection of lodgings within a wall, Dirleton was complete and imposing. Tonight's programme will reflect for us the sieges, the banquets, the miseries, the triumphs that make so ancient a castle so much more than merely an edifice of stone. The dismantling of the castle by the Cromwellian soldiers brought its history to an end. After the Restoration of Charles II a new owner appeared, but he built a more suitable mansion on the estate.


Unknown: M. Brookes
Unknown: William Crichton
Unknown: Anna Donald
Unknown: Harold Goring
Unknown: Gerald Jerome
Unknown: Cyril Jones
Unknown: Alastair MacIntyre
Unknown: A. Bruce
Unknown: Elsie Payne
Unknown: Nan Scott
Unknown: Adam Shepherd
Unknown: George Summers
Unknown: A. P. Wilson
Production By: John Gough

: Ocean Travel Fifty Years Ago-2



Unknown: Captain Charles M. Cairns


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Weather Forecast and News

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