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Home Front

5 December 1914 - Joe Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Joe Macknade dearly wants to enlist, but is it for glory, or to escape home? Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 10: 1-5 December 1914 (Season 2 start)

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Epic drama series set in Great War Britain. In the first Season 2 omnibus, everyone is looking to do their bit for the war effort. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

A tense English rubber planter in Bengal fears a lethal snake is in his bed and nestling on his stomach. Stars Charles Dance. Show more

Contributors

Storyteller:
Charles Dance
Timber Woods:
Jonathan Keeble
Harry Pope:
Ben Crowe
Dr Ganderbai:
Madhav Sharma
Author:
Roald Dahl
Director:
David Blount

Genres

Dangerous Visions

London Bridge

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

In Nick Perry's dark vision of the future, the River Thames has become a border separating the crime-free police state of North London from the lawless slum land of the South. Show more

Contributors

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Kidnap

Episode 5: Resolution

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Richard Monks' drama looks at the kidnapping of an aid worker in Pakistan. Lucy waits for her mother's release from captivity, with ambiguous feelings about her return. Show more

Home Front

8 August 1917 - Alice Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, at the Conference of Modern Churchmen, Canon Glazebrook described socialism as sharing Christian virtues. In Folkestone, Alice feels less than charitable. Show more

Contributors

Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Mrs Grimes:
Amelda Brown
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

30 September 1914 - Alice Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Alice is released from prison, but really does not want to go home. Show more

British New Wave

Georgy Girl

Episode 1: Georgy Girl - Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

London, 1965. Georgy is wonderfully sparky, funny and financially independent but desperate to fall in love. Show more

British New Wave

Georgy Girl

Episode 2: Georgy Girl - Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A tearful Georgy is worried about facing Jos again and is now thinking about accepting James's offer. Show more

British New Wave

Georgy Girl

Episode 3: Georgy Girl - Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Meredith's baby is on the way, and Georgy and Jos, an adulterer and his mistress, now have the long wait for news. Show more

Home Front

17 September 1914 - Gabriel Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Councillor Graham sees a new side to Folkestone. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 7: 15-19 September 1914

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Folkestone honours its dead, and our characters' worlds all seem up-ended. With Katie Angelou, Michael Bertenshaw, Keely Beresford. Show more

British New Wave

Georgy Girl

Episode 5: Georgy Girl - Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Jos has Georgy all to himself once again, but having to care for a baby has changed everything, and a frustrated Jos takes drastic action. Show more

The Rivals

Series 3

Episode 1: The Knight's Cross Signal Problem

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Inspector Lestrade introduces Sherlock Holmes's rival, blind detective Max Carrados, who tries to discover who caused a horrific train crash at Knight's Cross. Show more

Contributors

Lestrade:
James Fleet
Max Carrados:
Pip Torrens
Parkinson:
David Acton
Hoskins:
Ben Crowe
Miss Chubb:
Jane Slavin
Director:
Liz Webb

Genres

Saturday Drama

Great Escape: The Justice

Duration: 1 hour

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

True story of the post-war manhunt to avenge the Great Escape, by Robert Radcliffe and Robin Brooks. Stars Stephen Tompkinson. From April 2013. Show more

Contributors

Sqn Ldr McKenna:
Stephen Tompkinson
Schulmann:
Ewan Bailey
Max Wielen:
Nicholas Murchie
Emil Schulz:
Rick Warden
Oberst von Lindeiner:
Robert Blythe
Roger Bushell:
Ben Crowe
Paul Brickhill:
Michael Shelford
Nils Fuglesang:
Will Howard
Angela Schulz:
Hannah Wood

Genres

Primo Levi's The Periodic Table

Episode 3: Sulphur and Titanium

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Ben Crowe plays a boilerman who saves Primo's factory from disaster, and Evie Killip reads a short story about a little girl who is fascinated by a man painting with white paint. Show more

Contributors

Actor:
Ben Crowe
Author:
Primo Levi
Adaptor:
Graham White
Director:
Marc Beeby
Director:
Emma Harding
Producer:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Emma Harding

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 57: 15-19 August 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week, in 1916, when the king praised the 'cheerful confidence' of the troops in France, courage and hope are hard-won in Folkestone. Show more

Contributors

Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Jean Harris:
Eliza Bennett
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Juliet Argent:
Lizzie Bourne
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Alice Macknade:
Claire Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Ethel Johnson:
Nicola Ferguson
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Connie Cavendish:
Felix Lailey
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Olly Flowers:
Eviee Lavery
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Carlton:
Nathan Nolan
Mary Mote:
Kirsty Oswald
Mansfield Cumming:
Brian Protheroe
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Albert Wilson:
Lee Ross
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Cecil Cameron:
Justin Salinger
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

Home Front

30 August 1916 - Esme Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Turkey declares war on Rumania and Russia, and a new arrival at the Grahams' fractures Esme's peace of mind. Show more

Contributors

Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David

The Stuarts

This War Without an Enemy

Duration: 58 minutes

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

By Mike Walker. Charles I's stammer famously disappeared on the morning of his execution. A story of the English Civil War, with Julian Rhind-Tutt and Anton Lesser. Show more

Duration: 28 minutes

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

The detective builds up a picture of Staniland, the 51-year-old victim whose case he is investigating because nobody else wants to. Show more