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Excerpts from programmes for the week beginning December 26


Harry Young and John Richardson


Unknown: John Richardson


including Weather Forecast

: Scottish Dance Music

The Scottish Studio Orchestra


Alexander Spinnle Shanks , Esquire, of Aberdeen, recalls for the second time the occasion when an interest in genealogy led him to claim his family tree (Genus Monkey Puzzle)


Unknown: Alexander Spinnle Shanks

: An excerpt from the pantomime ' DICK WHITTINGTON'

with Martin and Holbein
Billy Caryll and Hilda Mundy
Babette O'Deal
Frank Cariello
Harry Gilmour
Mary O'Hara
Tom Moss
Molly Cooper
Tom Lucas
Jennie Hogarth
The Moxon Troupe of Dancers
The Sherman Fisher Girls from the Empire Theatre, Glasgow
Perhaps Scots have a weakness for the story of the local boy who made good in the big city of London. At any rate the house is certain to be packed during the broadcast of this pantomime, and listeners will be able to join in the Christmas Eve spirit of the audience. Babette O'Deal will be the principal boy, the gallant lad who, encouraged by no one but his cat, wins the hand of the rich alderman's daughter.


Unknown: Billy Caryll
Unknown: Hilda Mundy
Unknown: Babette O'Deal
Unknown: Frank Cariello
Unknown: Harry Gilmour
Unknown: Mary O'Hara
Unknown: Tom Moss
Unknown: Molly Cooper
Unknown: Tom Lucas
Unknown: Jennie Hogarth
Unknown: Moxon Troupe
Unknown: Babette O'Deal


Colin Milne
For the month of December Colin Milne , a well-known Glasgow journalist, has taken over from George Blake the task of reviewing the past week's events in Scotland, and next week he surrenders it to a third Glasgow journalist, William Law , who will be heard weekly during the month of January.
Colin Milne is on the editorial staff of the Glasgow Evening Citizen to which he regularly contributes dramatic criticism. William Law is assistant editor of the Bulletin. He served in the Cameron Highlanders during the war, and after a spell as a free-lance in London, became a member of the editorial staff of the Glasgow Herald.


Unknown: Colin Milne
Unknown: Colin Milne
Unknown: George Blake
Unknown: William Law
Unknown: Colin Milne
Unknown: William Law


by Wilfred Emery from Glasgow Cathedral


Unknown: Wilfred Emery


(including Weather Forecast)


including Weather Forecast

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