ARCHIE LEITCH: Cockney sound engineer. Down-to-earth and quick with a quip. Plays the guitar, loves cowboy songs--and knows quite a few of them.
MILES SHADWELL: Intense young producer who’s responsible for bringing the Singing Cowboys to Great Britain. If this broadcast doesn’t come off, he might as well kiss his job good-bye. If he wasn’t so neurotic, he’d be a nice guy.
LESLIE BRIGGS-STRATTON: Imperious snob of a BBC announcer, á laGeorge Sanders. Loathes cowboy songs. Is convinced he is civilization’s last line of defense against the rise of vulgar populism on the radio.
CLIVE COOPER: A radio personality of sorts, Clive IS the “Saltey’s Fish ‘n’ Chips Man.” An old school tie kind of guy, he really thinks of himself as a great “h’ac-tor.”
MABEL HALLIDAY: Tex Riley’s tour manager. Mabel is used to being a behind-the-scenes wallflower. But once she steps up to the mike, she’s a rose in full bloom.
STAN: The sound effects man. Like Buster Keaton, this shell-shocked veteran is a man of few words.