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Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 79: 5-9 June 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

The final omnibus of Season 10, Our Daily Bread, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1917, when biggest man-made explosion in history removed Messines Ridge.

Eric Morton ..... Paul Rainbow
Gabriel Graham ..... Michael Bertenshaw
Isabel Graham ..... Keely Beresford
Florrie Wilson ..... Claire Rushbrook
Ralph Winwood ..... Nick Murchie
Mrs Grimes ..... Amelda Brown
Anna White ..... Amelia Lowdell
Kitty Wilson ..... Ami Metcalf
Maisie Harris ..... Cassie Layton
Alice Macknade ..... Claire Louise Cordwell
Hilary Pearce ..... Craige Els
Adeline Lumley ..... Helen Schlesinger
Albert Wilson ..... Jamie Foreman
Sylvia Graham ..... Joanna David
Reporter ..... John Bowler
Walter Hamilton ..... Joseph Kloska
Juliet Cavendish ..... Lizzie Bourne
Esme Macknade ..... Katie Angelou
Gabriel Graham ..... Michael Bertenshaw
Oscar Hendrickx ..... Pierre Elliot
Joan Edkins ..... Rachel Davis
Dorothea Winwood ..... Rachel Shelley
Alfred Norris ..... Richard Curnow
Eleanor Tanney ..... Sarah Ridgeway
Norman Harris ..... Sean Baker
Wampach ..... Simon Treves
Jane Underdown ..... Susan Porrett
Alec Poole ..... Tom Stuart
Peter Lumley ..... Bea White

Written by Katie Hims
Directed by Ciaran Bermingham & Jessica Dromgoole

Story-led by Sarah Daniels
Sound: Martha Littlehailes
Composer: Matthew Strachan
Consultant Historian: Maggie Andrews

The next season (Season 11) focuses on Madness and Trauma, and is set in Folkestone from 31 July to 22 September 1917. Show less


Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
John Bowler
Mrs Grimes:
Amelda Brown
Alice Macknade:
Claire Louise Cordwell
Alfred Norris:
Richard Curnow
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Joan Edkins:
Rachel Davis
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliot
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Kitty Wilson:
Ami Metcalf
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Jane Underdown:
Susan Porrett
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Eleanor Tanney:
Sarah Ridgeway
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Simon Treves
Peter Lumley:
Bea White
Katie Hims


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