Saturday Play that follows a Merseybeat Christian pop band. Stars X Factor star Ray Quinn
- Comedy Drama
- BBC Radio 4
- Ray Quinn, Kieran Lynn, Samantha Robinson, John Biggins, Rufus Wright, Gary Bleasdale, Alison Pettitt, Joanna Monro and others
- 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.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Saturday 10th April 2010 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:30pm
- Episode length
- 1 hour