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The Big Broadcast

Neil Brand's fast-talking musical set in a 1932 Chicago radio studio stars Josie Lawrence and Nigel Harman as an acrimonious songwriting couple who need a new song to save the day.

The Big Broadcast

Words and music by Neil Brand

It's 1932, and the Chicago Beefsteak's Hour of Charm is the most successful programme on Midwest US radio. Tonight's live broadcast stars famous husband and wife team of composer/lyricists Grant Thornhill and Jean Forsythe. Gambling Grant is in debt to gangster Brannigan but a new song might just save the day.

BBC Singers
Margaret Cameron, Charles Gibbs,
Olivia Robinson, Stephen Jeffes

Director: David Hunter.

45 minutes



Role Contributor
Jean Forsythe Josie Lawrence
Grant Thornhill Nigel Harman
Arthur Clarke Sam Dale
Brannigan Sean Baker
Myrna Joanna Monro
Sadie Jane Whittenshaw
Billy Stuart McLoughlin
Writer Neil Brand
Director David Hunter


  • Wed 1 Jun 2011 14:15
  • Tue 23 Dec 2014 14:15

The Shakespeare Sessions

The Shakespeare Sessions

Immerse yourself in Shakespeare’s world