- Narrated by: Samantha Spiro, Josie Lawrence, Susannah Fielding, Ian Conningham, Jane Wittenshaw, Stephen Hogan, Emma Handy, full cast
- Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
- Release date: 02-16-23
Big Broadcast By Neil Brand AudioBook summary
The fast-talking glamorous musical drama set in a 1930s Chicago radio studio.
A radio caper set in Hollywood’s Golden Age, Big Broadcast sees radio station WKAZ’s most successful programme, ‘The Hour of Charm’, face trouble from gangsters, sponsors, moral guardians and politics, not to mention Chicago’s own winters.
When an acrimonious songwriting couple are facing threats from notorious gangster Brannigan, will a song save the day? Sometimes the hour can seem long when you’re radio staff – so what happens when Chicago snow traps you in the building completely? A new manager plans to change the whole format of the show, but a deep-voiced celebrity could use his charm to stop the manager in his tracks. And when the station is threatened with closure by the League of Decency, Katharine Hepburn herself comes to the rescue with her inimitable style.
Starring Samantha Spiro (Sex Education, Game of Thrones), Josie Lawrence (Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Eastenders), and Susannah Fielding (This Time with Alan Partridge, Black Mirror), this joyful, nostalgic musical drama will transport you to a different time and place.