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The Milky Way

45 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 25 April 2013

Its 1959 and milkman Bob Reilly has dreams of making it big as a singer, but after yet another knock-back begins to realise that Emceeing at the local pub might be the highlight of his career. Until, that is, he discovers his son Andy and his mates have formed a band. They're not half bad and who better to manage them and lead them to stardom than Bob himself? Soon the band, christened The Milky Way, begin to have some success, but Bob's hopes and plans for the band's future aren't necessarily those of the band themselves, causing friction between father and son and Bob to reassess his priorities and his long cherished dreams.
From acclaimed dramatist Doug Lucie a new drama about rock 'n' roll, real life, and realising what dreams in life are really worth chasing, starring Shaun Dingwall, Belinda Stewart-Wilson, Jemima Rooper, Tim McInnerny, David Cardy, Ted Reilly, Tony Bignell and Theo Gregrory.

Music by 'The Milky Way' was performed by Doug Lucie, Ian Lucie, Dave Hillman and George Stenning, with lead vocals by Tony Bignell and backing vocals by Theo Gregory and Ted Reilly.

Music was performed by Doug Lucie, Ian Lucie, Dave Hillman and George Stenning, with lead vocals by Tony Bignell.

THE MILKY WAY was written by Doug Lucie and directed by Heather Larmour.


Gerry Crowe
Tim McInnerny
Tony Bignell
Michael Shelford
Ben Crowe


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