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Regional Variations (5)

Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

Regional Programme Western

Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

Regional Programme London

Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

Regional Programme Northern

Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

Regional Variations (6)

The Children's Hour

Regional Programme Midland

The Children's Hour

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

The Children's Hour

Regional Programme Northern

Awr y Plant

Regional Programme Western

The Children's Hour

Regional Programme London

' From the Musical Chair '-2
Professor MacMinim tells the tale of the Drum

Regional Variations (5)

Regional Programme

Regional Programme Midland

Regional Programme

Regional Programme Western

'The Trial of Madeleine Smith' 1857

Regional Programme London

Regional Programme

Regional Programme Northern

A Radio Report being a condensation of the verbatim speeches of the Trial, with a few cuttings from the contemporary press, by JOHN GOUGH
Characters and Witnesses played by CATHERINE FLETCHER , JAMES SLOAN ,
MARY S. URQUHART
Production by GORDON GILDARD
' The Trial of Madeleine Smith ', which was first broadcast in a radio report form on April 15 last, probably aroused more comment among Scottish listeners than any programme in the previous twelve months. It was billed to run for no less than two hours, and the programme-makers, confident though they were in its holding power, took pains to warn listeners who might feel unable to concentrate for so long.
But, as a fact, it was afterwards proved that the broadcast had held thousands of listeners enthralled, and many, particularly those among legal circles, talked about the programme for weeks afterwards. Most deservedly, ohn Gough's radio report of the fomous trial is being broadcast again tonight, this time to a much larger audience. Various economies in timing have been effected and the programme will run for an hour and a half.
Before preparing his radio report
Gough studied a great mass of contemporary material as well as the vast report of the trial, and as far as possible the actual words of Prosecution,
Defence, and of Madeleine herself are used. The programme, therefore, differs in many respects from other radio trials which listeners have heard. There is an illuminating article by John Gough on page 1 1.

Contributors

Unknown:
John Gough
Played By:
Catherine Fletcher
Played By:
James Sloan
Unknown:
Mary S. Urquhart
Production By:
Gordon Gildard
Unknown:
Madeleine Smith
Unknown:
John Gough
Narrator:
William Crichton
Lord Advocate:
John A Stewart
Dean of Faculty:
Douglas Allan
Madeleine Smith:
Mary Sutherland

Regional Programme Scotland

About Regional Programme

Regional Programme is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 9th March 1930 and ended on the 9th September 1939. It was replaced by BBC Home Service.

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More