Ray Quinn
The Believers

The Believers

  • Radio comedy drama
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2010
  • 1 episode

Saturday Play that follows a Merseybeat Christian pop band. Stars X Factor star Ray Quinn. Stars Ray Quinn, Kieran Lynn, Samantha Robinson, John Biggins, Rufus Wright and more.

Key details

Comedy Drama
BBC Radio 4
Ray Quinn, Kieran Lynn, Samantha Robinson, John Biggins, Rufus Wright, Gary Bleasdale, Alison Pettitt, Joanna Monro and more
Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Toby Swift

Set in the early Sixties, the band, The Believers, grapple with life and love as they seek to spread "The Word". But it would help if they were all singing from the same hymn sheet.

James and Billy are nice lads but they don't really get things together until they meet Debbie in a club. She might not be a "believer" but she's in love with music and has enough drive and ambition for all three of them. Managed by the pastor at their local mission hall, The Believers start to make an impression, not least because they have a female drummer. Then The Beatles have their first hit and the world goes crazy for the Merseybeat sound.

The Believers find themselves as the house band in a gambling dive in Leeds; a gambling dive that employs attractive young women dressed as rabbits to distract the punters from their inevitable losses. Can the band survive this eye-opening plunge into the seamy side of life at a time when the two boys discover a new passion beyond their faith in God? For James and Billy are both falling in love with Debbie.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 10th April 2010 at 2:30pm on BBC Radio 4
Episode length
1 hour

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