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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Drama documentary telling the story of Samuel Johnson's creation of the first English dictionary. Nine years of work made an anonymous writer into a literary superstar. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Richard Alwyn
Producer:
Paul Kerr
Executive Producer:
Denman Rooke

Home Front

8 June 1915 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Florrie still isn't going out, but the Wilsons are learning to work around her. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Peggy Jeffery:
Jane Slavin
Flora Jeffery:
Jessica Turner

Home Front

9 June 1915 - Thornton Tulliver

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Thornton can charm the birds out of the trees, and the money out of Canadian pockets. Show more

Contributors

Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Muriel Grainger:
Hannah Tointon
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Ivy Layton:
Leah Brotherhead
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Drunk man:
Mark Edel-Hunt

Home Front

10 June 1915 - Gabriel Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Telegram girls were employed in hopes of taking the sting out of the news they delivered. Show more

Contributors

Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie

Home Front

17 June 1915 - Alice Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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Despite trouble at home, Alice is swept off her feet at work. Show more

Contributors

Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Roy Lavoie:
Tim Beckmann

Home Front

18 June 1915 - Beau Tilley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Folkestone is in need of some Canadian diplomacy. Show more

Contributors

Beau Tilley:
Stephen Critchlow
Ivy Layton:
Leah Brotherhead
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els

Home Front

19 June 1915 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Sergeant Harris has awkward news to break to the Wilsons. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Connie Cavendish:
Natasha Raphael
Grace Cavendish:
Chloe Raphael
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies

After Bannockburn

Episode 1: War of the Three Kings, Part One

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

First of a two-part docudrama telling the story of how the Scottish army tried to drive the English out of Ireland 700 years ago. Show more

Contributors

Robert Bruce:
Clive Russell
Edward Bruce:
Douglas Russell
Domhnaill O'Neill:
Gerry O'Brien
Gerald of Wales:
Robert O'Mahoney
Richard de Burgh:
Boyd Rankin
Narrator:
Brian Cox
Executive Producer:
Stephen Rooke
Executive Producer:
Les Wilson
Writer:
David Ryan

Home Front

25 May 1915 - Ivy Layton (Season 4 start)

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Ivy is shocked at how much and how quickly Folkestone has changed. Show more

Contributors

Ivy Layton:
Leah Brotherhead
Archie Tulliver:
Arthur Hughes
Muriel Grainger:
Hannah Tointon
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman

Home Front

26 May 1915 - Josiah King

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

There is a new policeman in Folkestone, and he is determined to make his mark. Show more

Contributors

Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Ivy Layton:
Leah Brotherhead
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Bob Welsh:
Nathan Nolan

Home Front

27 May 1915 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

A cryptic parcel arrives for Kitty at the Wilsons. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
CJ Croucher:
Ian Masters
Post Office Clerk:
Sam Valentine
Paperboy:
Felix Lailey