The Great Swim

The first woman to swim The English Channel

Adapted from Gavin Mortimer's book about sea-swimmers Gertrude Ederle, Lillian Cannon and the summer of 1926 when the world caught 'Channelitis'. Could one of the five female athletes attempting to cross The Channel that summer really succeed? A story of healthy competition, dirty tricks and a media frenzy.

'The Great Swim' was first broadcast in September 2010, starring Emily Bruni, Madeleine Potter and Samantha Dakin. (Full play available here)

Produced by Karen Rose of Sweet Talk for the BBC

Recorded partly on location in The English Channel by David Thomas.

Interested in location recording?

See my 'Recording on Location' blog