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A true story told by Alexander McOwan


Told By: Alexander McOwan


Summing Up
Lord Wark
This is the last talk of what has proved an extremely popular series. The idea was that Lord Wark should preside over discussions on social problems by those closely in touch with them, and that on the following Sunday he should summarise listeners' opinions on the same subject. Every week a large mail awaited him at Scottish Broadcasting House. What was chiefly remarkable was the length of the letters, many of which extended to several pages of closely reasoned matter. None of the debates excited more interest than that on ' Sunday and Sport.'
Today Lord Wark will sum up his listeners' opinions on the problem of ' Home and Family ', which was discussed a week ago and will take farewell of his unseen audience.


by Betty Balfour

Fairy Tale, Op. 26, No. 3 - Medtner
Songs without Words, Op. 19, No. 3 - Mendelssohn
Study No. 2, Op. 25 - Chopin
A Blackbird's Song Betty - Balfour


Unknown: Betty Balfour


A. J. A. Symons
(Regional Programme)


Unknown: J. A. Symons

: Sunday Orchestral Concerts: Eighth Season - 12

Beatrice Harrison (violoncello)
The BBC Orchestra (Section B)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Sir Henry J. Wood


Cellist: Beatrice Harrison
Musicians: BBC Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Henry J. Wood


(Church of Scotland) from the Barony Church, Glasgow
Order of Service
Paraphrase 2, 0 God of Bethel Prayers and Lord's Prayer
Hymn, 0 Jesus, King most wonderful (Rv. C.H. 423)
Lesson, St. Luke ii, 21-32 Prayers
Hymn, Through the night of doubt and sorrow (Rv. C.H. 214)
Address by the Rev. ROBERT F. V. SCOTT
Hymn, Jesus, still lead on (Rv. C.H.
Organist and Choirmaster,
Erik Chisholm


Unknown: Rev. Robert F. V. Scott
Choirmaster: Erik Chisholm


An appeal on behalf of EDINBURGH DENTAL HOSPITAL by The Rt. Hon. The Lord Provost of Edinburgh (Sir Louis S. GUMLEY)
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]


including Weather Forecast

: World Theatre : No. 4

LESLIE HOWARD in 'HAMLET' by William Shakespeare
Characters in order of speaking
(By permission of the Royalty Theatre)
(By permission of O'Bryen, Linnit and Dunfee)
(By permission of J. P. Mitchelhill )
(By permission of Antner Mall) Courtiers and former fellow students of Hamlet: Gravediggers:
(By permission of Sir Seymour Hicks )
Scene: Denmark
The play adapted and produced by Barbara Burnham
(Regional Programme)


Unknown: Leslie Howard
Unknown: William Shakespeare
Unknown: J. P. Mitchelhill
Unknown: Sir Seymour Hicks
Produced By: Barbara Burnham
Bernardo, an officer: Geoffrey Wincott
Francisco, a soldier: Richard Watson
Marcellus, another officer: David King-Wood
Horatio, friend to Hamlet: William Devlin
Claudius, King of Denmark: Basil Radford
Laertes, son to Polonius: Alec Clunes
Polonius, Lord Chamberlain: Bromley Davenport
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark and nephew to Claudius: Leslie Howard
Gertrude, Queen of Denmark and mother to Hamlet: Olga Lindo
Ophelia, daughter to Polonius: Hermione Hannen
Ghost of Hamlet's father: John Abbott
Rosencrantz: Anthony Quayle
Guildenstern: Geoffrey Wincott
First Player: John Glyn-Jones
Second Player: Freda Jackson
A Captain: Richard Watson
First Clown: Ernest Jay
Second Clown: John Glyn-Jones
A Priest: John Abbott
Fortinbras, Prince of Norway: Francis de Wolff

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