Jimmy Swan, The Joy Traveller

Stanley Baxter reads from Neil Munro's tales of a travelling salesman in the Scottish Highlands at the start of the 20th century.

Abridged and directed by Neil Cargill

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20070923

Stanley Baxter reads from Neil Munro's tales of a travelling salesman in the Scottish Highlands at the start of the 20th century.

4/5.

Dignity

The King of Salesmen reveals his own secret of success.

20071007

Stanley Baxter reads from Neil Munro's tales of a travelling salesman in the Scottish Highlands at the start of the 20th century.

5/5.

Vitalising the High Street

Jimmy has his own methods of advertising.

01Stars To Push2006042420070902

Stanley Baxter reads from Neil Munro's tales of a travelling salesman in the Scottish Highlands at the start of the 20th century.

Abridged and directed by Neil CargillThe days of the dignified travelling salesmen wandering the Highlands are numbered.

But Jimmy Swan is different - after all, his sample cases are full of poetry, dreams and 'human joy'.

02On The Road2006042520070909

As one of the last of the dying breed of travelling salesmen, Jimmy Swan must use every trick in the book to survive - luckily, he wrote the book.

03The Fatal Clock2006042620070916

Why a canteen of cutlery? Because, according to Jimmy, misery, ruin and despair would be the inevitable outcome of giving a clock as a wedding present.

04Dignity20060427

'The selling of soap, butter, music, poetry, pictures or soft goods is just as great an art as making them'.

The King of Salesmen reveals his own secret of success.

05 LASTVitalising The High Street20060428

'To step from the street into the shop was to leave the roar of battle and get into a mausoleum'.

In praise of advertising - the Jimmy Swan way.