The Switch

Partly inspired by the magically romantic film musicals of Jacques Demy, this is the story of George, a young electrician from the north of England, told in a sequence of songs, with words written by Ali Smith to a diverse selection of library recordings.

Accompanied by his French bride, George heads for the Scottish Highlands in the optimistic 1960s to set up in business.

Forty years later, their daughter Genevieve remembers her parents and her childhood as she journeys by train from London back to Scotland.

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The story of George, a young electrician, told in a sequence of songs.

By Ali Smith, partly inspired by the romantic film musicals of Jacques Demy and told in a sequence of songs.

Accompanied by his French bride, young English electrician George heads for the Scottish Highlands in the optimistic 1960s to set up in business.

Forty years later, their daughter Genevieve remembers her parents and her childhood as she journeys by train from London back to Scotland.

George....Nick Farr

  • genevieve....Gabriel Quigley

    with james bryce, richard conlon, monica gibb, dougal lee, Joanna Tope and anita vettesse as the chorus of townspeople.

  • genevieve....gabriel quigley

    directed by david jackson young

  • sidonie....lucy paterson

    george....Nick Farr

  • 2008011220110322 (BBC7)
    20110323 (BBC7)

    Partly inspired by the magically romantic film musicals of Jacques Demy, this is the story of George, a young electrician from the north of England, told in a sequence of songs, with words written by Ali Smith to a diverse selection of library recordings.

    Accompanied by his French bride, George heads for the Scottish Highlands in the optimistic 1960s to set up in business.

    Forty years later, their daughter Genevieve remembers her parents and her childhood as she journeys by train from London back to Scotland.

    The story in song of an electrician who takes his French bride to the Scottish Highlands.

    The story - in song - of an electrician who takes his French bride to set up shop in the Scottish Highlands.

    Stars Nick Farr.