The Great Swim

The Great Swim recounts the story that captivated two continents in 1926 – the race to become the first woman to swim the English Channel.

First Broadcast:

Wednesday 1st September 2010 at 14:15 on BBC Radio 4

Production Credits:

Writer: Anita Sullivan
Cast: Madeleine Potter (Julia Harpman), Emily Bruni (Gertrude Ederle), Philip Jackson (Bill Burgess), Nathan Osgood (Pop Ederle), Sam Dale (Joe Costa), Nathan Nolan (Arthur Sorensen) & Samantha Dakin (Lillian Cannon)
Broadcast Assistant: Sarah Tombling
Sound Engineer: David Thomas
Producer: Karen Rose
Music: Wishing by Glenn Miller, Yes We Have No Bananas by Frank Silver/Irving Cohn & performed by Billy Jones, La Lecon de Charleston by Maurice Chevalier, Always by Irving Berlin & performed by Vincent Lopez and his Casa Lopez Orchestra, It Don’t Do Nothing But Rain by Jones and Hare & performed by Billy Jones, Blue Skies by George Olsen, Im Sitting On Top Of The World by Ray Henderson/Sam M Lewis/Joe Young & performed by Al Johnson, Breezing Along With The Breeze by The Revellers, Black Bottom Stomp by Jelly Roll Morton, Hands Across The Sea by John Philip Sousa, Thanks For The Memory by Benny Goodman with Martha Tilton & performed by Rainger and Robin, Some Of These Days by Sophie Tucker/Ted Lewis & Amour de Trotten by Felix Mayol

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