2.5 National Programme
2.30 Speech Training
'Using the Chin-(ii) oo, oh, aw'
ANNE H. McALLISTER , D.Sc.
3.0 Elementary French
Prose-' Abeille '
Poésie—' L'Enfant et la Rose '
Mme. POMMIER and Mme. OBERLIN
3.35-5.0 National Programme
A dramatisation of part of the Aberdeenshire Epic
' Johnny Gibb of Gushet Neuk '
Lewis Bruce , Betty Craig , Louise Donald , William Kemp , Grace Leslie , Douglas Marr , John Mearns , Charles Mercer , Robert Milne , Douglas Murchie , Addie. Ross ,
Written by George Rowntree Harvey
Produced by Alan Melville '
Every Scot who is worth his salt knows William Alexander 's great story of Aberdeenshire rural life, ' Johnny Gibb of Gushet Neuk '. In that fascinating picture of Scottish life a hundred years ago Mrs. Birse, of Clinkstyle, bulks even larger than the less ambitious Gushet Neuk himself. George Rowntree Harvey has made that formidable lady the central figure of a radio play.
Mrs. Birse, who had an untiring tongue, and, to put it mildly, an economical way with the housekeeping, set herself three great objectives. One was to marry her daughter to the new Minister ; the second was to unite Clinkstyle with a neighbouring farm by a political marriage; and the third was to make her favourite son a lawyer. Which of her schemes failed and which succeeded will be told in racy Aberdeenshire speech in this play.
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