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FISHERMAN'S GOLD

The book by CAMPBELL K. FINLAY adapted for radio by Ian G. Ball
1: A Seafaring Job
There is gold from a Spanish galleon buried on Goat Island--or so the rival gangs of children in Duchorin village believe.
Produced by IAN WISHART
BBC Home Service Basic

FISHERMAN'S GOLD

The book by CAMPBELL K. FINLAY adapted for radio by Ian G. Ball
2: The skeleton in the cave
The rival gangs on Goat Island reach an uneasy truce, until Sandy makes a discovery.
Produced by Ian Wishart
BBC Home Service Basic

FISHERMAN'S GOLD

The book by CAMPBELL K. FINLAY adapted for radio by Ian G. Ball
3: Six on Goat Island
Produced by Ian Wishart
BBC Home Service Basic

FISHERMAN'S GOLD

The book by CAMPBELL K. FINLAY adapted by Ian G. Ball
4: The Winners Lose
Produced by Ian Wishart
BBC Two England

Newsnight

with John Tusa, Peter Snow, Donald MacCormick and Olivia O'Leary with Jenni Murray, Ian Smith
Including the first of a series of reports on the artists shortlisted for the £10,000
Turner Prize, one of the art world's most prestigious awards. Tonight Joan Bakewell talks to Ian Hamilton-Finlay.
Producers JANA BENNETT, MIKE ROBINSON, TIM GARDAM, MARK THOMPSON
Directors JOHN WILKINSON, CHRIS FOX
Assignment editors NICK GUTHRIE, COLIN STANBRIDGE
Deputy editor TIM ORCHARD
Editor RICHARD TAIT
BBC Home Service Basic

' THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL'

The novel by Sir Walter Scott
Adapted as a serial in eight episodes by R. J. B. Sellar
3—' The Duke Threatens '
Special music by Ian Whyte who conducts the BBC Scottish Orchestra
Produced by Finlay J. Macdonald
In 1620 Nigel Olifaunt , Lord Glenvarloch, arrived in London to reclaim a large sum of money lent by his father to King James VI of Scotland -now James I of the United Kingdom. The young and lovely Margaret Ramsay, the daughter of one of the king's Scottish retainers, took an interest in Nigel's affairs and made it possible for him to gain access to the Palace of Whitehall. There, Lord Huntinglen, an old family friend, pleaded Nigel's case with King James and got from the king a mysterious warning that Nigel should, for his own safety, leave the city immediately.
BBC Home Service Basic

'THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL'

The novel by Sir Walter Scott
Adapted as a serial in eight episodes by R. J. B. Sellar
2—' The Palace of Whitehall'
Other parts played by students of the Edinburgh College of Speech and Drama
Special music by Ian Whyte who conducts the BBC Scottish Orchestra
Produced by Finlay J. Macdonald
In 1603 the Crowns of Scotland and England were united, and James VI of Scotland became James I of the new realm. It was in an atmosphere of intrigue and jealousy that young Nigel Olifaunt , Lord Glenvarloch, found himself when he arrived from Scotland to reclaim 40,000 merks lent by his father to the King-money needed to offset a mortgage on the Glenvarloch estates.
One day Olifaunt's servant, Ritchie, was assaulted by a mob of London apprentices, but escaped into the home of Margaret Ramsay , who took an immediate interest in the story he told her of his master's plight. At Margaret's insistence, her godfather George Heriot (the King's Goldsmith and one of the most influential men in London) visited Lord Glenvarloch. Heriot took a liking to the young nobleman and went to Court on his behalf, only to find that the name of Glenvarloch made King James fly into an uncontrollable rage.
BBC Home Service Basic

' THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL'

The novel by Sir Walter Scott
Adapted as a serial in eight episodes by R. J. B . Sellar
6— 'His Majesty is Alarmed '
Music by Ian Whyte who conducts the BBC Scottish Orchestra
Produced by Finlay J. Macdonald
Through the friendship of George Heriot, Lord Glenvarloch finally succeeded in gaining an audience with King James VI. But when he requested the repayment of money owed to him by the Royal Treasury, the King became frightened and finally admitted that the powerful Duke of Buckingham was set
- against the settlement of the debt.
Unskilled in the intrigues of the Court, and tricked by Lord Dalgarno, Glenvarloch committed a breach of stringent court etiquette by challenging the suave courtier to a duel.
Margaret Ramsay, Heriot's god-daughter, was horrified to hear that, as a result of the brawl, Nigel was seeking sanctuary in London's notorious Alsatia.
BBC Home Service Basic

Gordon Jackson James McKechnie in ' THE CONSTANT STAR'

The novel by George Blake made into a radio play by John Keir Cross
Other parts played by Joan Fitzpatrick
Derek Howat , Effle Morrison
Ian McCaig and Eileen McCallum
Flute played by John Wiggins
Produced by Finlay J. Macdonald
This is the story of the Oliphants, Julius and Mark, and of the women they married and the children they bred. But it is also a part of Clydeside history; of the vast change-over from sail to steam, of the coming of the first train, and of the great tea-clipper races. Here, too, is the tragedy of the cholera epidemic of last century.
BBC Home Service Basic

Saturday-Night Theatre

presents.
Gordon Jackson , James McKechnie in by George Blake made into a radio play by John Keir Cross
Other parts: Joan Fitzpatrick Derek Howat , Effie Morrison
Ian McCaig and Eileen McCallum
Flute played by John Wiggins
Produced by Finlay J. Macdonald
BBC One London

A Question of Sport

Questionmaster: David Coleman.
Team captains:
Bill Beaumont , Ian Botham. There's is a strong Scottish flavour tonight - three of the guests play their sport north of the border. Bill lines up with Finlay Calder , the Scottish captain who led the Lions to a famous Test series victory against Australia, and Sam Torrance who was one of the team that successfully defended the Ryder Cup for the second time against the USA. Ian is joined by the Essex and England captain Graham
Gooch who this winter will be touring the West Indies without him, and Terry Butcher , the Rangers and England defender with over 60 caps for his country. Director MICK DEMPSEY Producer MIKE ADLEY
8CEEFAX SUBTITLES
BBC Two England

Eroica

Drama exploring the story behind Beethoven's revolutionary Third Symphony, the Eroica, set over the course of a single day in June 1804. At the Viennese palace of his patron, Prince Lobkowitz, Beethoven hears his music for the first time, and waits to hear the answer to his proposal of marriage from the woman he adores.
Written by Nick Dear ; Producer Liza Marshall
Director Simon Cellan Jones www.bbc.co.uk/music/classicaltv/eroica
Great Composers: Beethoven follows on BBC4 at 10.40pm
BBC Home Service Basic

'WITCH WOOD'

A radio impression by John Keir Cross of some of the scenes from John Buchan 's novel
Other parts played by the final year students of the Glasgow College of Drama
Music specially composed by Thomas B. Wilson and played by the BBC Scottish Orchestra
Conducted by Gerald Gentry
Produced by Finlay J. Macdonald
Peter Forster writes on page 7
BBC Home Service Basic

THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL'

The novel by Sir Walter Scott
Adapted as a serial in eight episodes by R. J. B . Sellar
4—' Tarnished Honour '
Special music by Ian Whyte who conducts the BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader. J. Mouland Begbie )
Produced by Finlay J. Macdonald
When Nigel Olifaunt, Lord Glenvarloch, arrived in London to reclaim from King James I a long-standing family debt, he found himself thwarted by powerful and secret enemies. Only one of them came out into the open-the ambitious and lordly Duke of Bucking-ham.
The young Scotsman could count on only two friends-Margaret Ramsay and, strangely enough, Lord Dalgarno, the son of a traditional rival of the Glenvarlochs. Margaret Ramsay was doubtful of Dalgarno's sincerity, and Nigel's own faith was considerably shaken when he discovered that Dalgarno was a boon companion of Buckingham's.
BBC Home Service Basic

' THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL'

The novel by Sir Walter Scott
Adapted as a serial in eight episodes by R. J. B. Sellar
8 — ' The Clouds Disperse '
. Special music by Ian Whyte who conducts the BBC Scottish Orchestra
Produced by Finlay J. Macdonald
Nigel Olifaunt , Lord Glenvarloch, went to London in 1620 to reclaim a large sum of money due to his family by King James VI. Despite the friendship of George Heriot and the rather more affectionate assistance of Margaret Ramsay , the young Scot's lack of knowledge of court etiquette got him into difficulty after difficulty. In a final bid to get an audience with the King, he accosted the monarch in the Royal Park. Terrified out of his wits, the timid King Jamie shouted for assistance to the Duke of Buckingham, Nigel's sworn enemy.
BBC Home Service Basic

' THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL'

The novel by Sir Walter Scott
Adapted as a serial in eightepisodes by R. J. B. Sellar
1—'A Fledgling in London'
Other parts played by students of the Edinburgh College of Speech and Drama
Special music by Ian Whyte played by the BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie ) conducted by the composer
Produced by Finlay J. Macdonald
BBC Home Service Basic

'THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL'

The novel by Sir Walter Scott
Adapted as a serial in eight episodes by R. J. B. Sellar
5— ' The Challenge '
Other parts played by Students of the Edinburgh
College of Speech and Drama Special music by Ian Whyte who conducts the BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Produced by Finlay J. Macdonald
Nigel Olifaunt , Lord Glenvarloch , found himself in the midst of intrigue and subterfuge when he arrived at the Court of King James in 1620 to reclaim a large sum of money owed to him by the King. On his recovery of the money depended the fate of the heavily mortgaged Glenvarloch estates in Scotland. Nigel soon discovered that some powerful person-probably the hostile Duke of Bucking-ham-was determined to get the estates.
The young Scot, befriended by George Heriot , the King's goldsmith, and the charming young Margaret Ramsay , was introduced to Court circles where he met Lord Dalgarno. Even when Nigel discovered that Dalgarno was one of Buckingham's circle, he did not see any danger in their acquaintanceship till a letter signed ' Ignoto ' reached him, warning him that Dalgarno was betraying his trust.
BBC Home Service Basic

« THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL'

The novel by Sir Walter Scott
Adapted as a serial in eight episodes by R. J. B. Sellar
7—' Through the Traitor's Gate'
Others taking part: John Mackenzie
Bill Robertson and John Scholan
Music bv Ian Whyte who conducts the BBC Scottish Orchestra
Produced by Finlay J. Macdonald
When Nigel Olifaunt finally secured an order for repayment of his 40,000 merks from King James, his fortunes seemed to be on the turn. But he was warned by Margaret Ramsay that a new-found friend, Lord Dalgarno, was in reality one of Buckingham's lieutenants. In blind anger the young Scot challenged Dalgarno to a duel.
While Margaret Ramsay-by this time very much in love with Nigel-was trying desperately to trace him, he decided to risk all on a personal meeting with the King. One day he waylaid the monarch while the latter was hunting.
Third Programme

PIBROCH

or Ceol Mot-The ' Great Music'
A programme on the classical music of the Scottish bagpipes, with traditional stories of pipers -human and supernatural-and an account of the old piping schools of the Highlands
An eighteenth - century pibroch Moladh Mairi (The Praise of Mary) played by Donald MacPherson ; Uamh an Oir (The Cave of Gold) sung by Jessie MacKenzie of Lewis; A Cholla mo ghaoil (0 Colla, my love) sung by Alasdair Boyd of Oban
A demonstration of Canntaireachd, the vocal system of notation as learned by Angus MacPherson of Invershin and Pipe-Major William Maclean of Kilcreggan with Finlay J. Macdonald
Duncan Mclntyre , Ian Sadler
Programme arranged by Calum Maclean of the School of Scottish Studies, Edinburgh
Produced by David Thomson
T followed by an Interlude at 7.50
BBC Home Service Basic

Wednesday Matinee ' THE ESTATE HUNTERS'

by Ian H. Finlay
3.30 app. 'SEVEN WOMEN' by J. M. Barrie
Plays produced by James MacTaggart






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