2.5 Weekly News Review
J. SPENCER MUIRHEAD , D.S.O., M.C.,
Time and Tune: Listening to two tunes at one time
3.0 Scottish History
' The Tragic Queen '
R. L. MACKIE
In this interlude Scottish school-children will have three glimpses of Mary Queen of Scots: first, of Mary as a happy girl in the beautiful Castle of Chenanceaux in France ; second as a widow of nineteen in grim, grey Holyrood. listening unwillingly to John Knox as he scolds her and tells her that she will bring ruin upon herself and her country ; and for the third, it will be assumed that twenty-eight years have passed and that the tragic queen is sitting in her room in Fotheringay Castle on a night just before her execution, writing a farewell letter to the King of France.
A radio play by Lord Dunsany
. The Characters
(By permission of the Garrick Theatre
The scene is a railway carriage and 'LITTLE ENA'
A radio play by Norman Edwards
(By permission of Jack de Leon )
The scene is the first-class waiting room at a junction
The plays produced by Felix Felton
These two plays were broadcast in the National programme on Tuesday
An escaped lunatic:
The station master:
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