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Home Front

25 June 1918 - Hector Gidley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day in 1918, the term 'Spanish Influenza' was recorded for the first time, while at Staverley Court, Hector is sick and tired of his son's elusive correspondence. Show more

Contributors

Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

2 July 1918 - Klaus Hofstädter

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, the Allied countries launched an intervention into the Russian Civil War, and all is not quiet in Deanscombe Quarry. Show more

Contributors

Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Ludwig Huber:
Marcel Hagen

Home Front

4 July 1918 - Morris Battley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, Exeter celebrated Independence Day in honour of America, while on Blackfold Farm, international relations are less cordial. Show more

Contributors

Morris Battley:
Sean Baker
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Ludwig Huber:
Marcel Hagen
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Gert Battley:
Maggie Steed
Hardy Walsh:
Damien Molony

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 53: 9-13 May 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In a week when the Teachers Association strongly condemns the encouragement of child labour to replace conscripted men, the Ashburton community is on a steep learning curve. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Brother Aloysius:
Toby Bryant
Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Policeman:
Nick Underwood
Stallholder:
Sargon Yelda
Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Lewis Cox:
Dylan Edwards
Oswald Dyer:
Dean Nolan
Greg:
Sam Rix
Stationmaster:
Mark Carey
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Elsie Knocker:
Marianne Oldham
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Marcus Goodridge:
Max Bennett
William Fulford:
Ryan Coath
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Wilfred Truscott:
Stephen Tomlin

Genres

Duration: 15 minutes

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

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The creepy Madog Prys comes to London - and gangster boss Moses Lipski makes an unwelcome return. Stars Bettrys Jones. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

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Annie unearths some terrible, but useful secrets, as increasing violence threatens Meg's business. Stars Bettrys Jones. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

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A young Welsh woman is experiencing 1890s Whitechapel but also suspects her brother is hiding something. Stars Trystan Gravelle. Show more

Duration: 44 minutes

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

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. Starring Paul Hilton. The immortal wanderer William Palmer - Pilgrim – comes to Lyall Park where he uncovers an astonishing and disturbing family secret Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: The Experience of Love

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Christopher Green tells the stories behind the National Lesbian and Gay Survey. Christopher reveals his secret. Show more

Home Front

10 May 1916 - Hetty Cox

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

For the first time, 18-year-olds can be called up for home service, and Hetty is in unforgiving mood. Show more

Contributors

Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Lewis Cox:
Dylan Edwards
Oswald Dyer:
Dean Nolan
Greg:
Sam Rix
Stationmaster:
Mark Carey

Home Front

17 May 1916 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Roger Casement is sent to Brixton Prison to await trial for treason, and at Halecot Farm, old loyalties are strained. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: The Secret

Episode 2: The Go-between

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Muriel becomes an unwitting decoy in her mother's drama. Show more

Home Front

27 May 1916 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

President Wilson advocates the formation of an Association of Nations to ensure future peace, and at Halecot Farm, relations are troubled. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Amos Rutter:
Richard Cotton
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 55: 23-27 May 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week when President Wilson advocates the formation of an Association of Nations to ensure future peace, relations in Ashburton are very troubled. Show more

Contributors

Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant
John Rossiter:
Mark Carey
Amos Rutter:
Richard Cotton
Simeon Dyer:
Josh Darcy
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Primrose Rutter:
Jade Matthew
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Oswald Dyer:
Dean Nolan
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Soldier:
Sam Rix
Mayoress:
Jane Slavin
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Molly Dyer:
Stevie Thompson
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Burroughs:
Sargon Yelda

Genres

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City

Michael Tolliver Lives

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Michael's wedded bliss is interrupted by an unexpected phone call from his brother. Meanwhile, Brian makes plans for the future. From May 2016. Show more

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City

Michael Tolliver Lives

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

When visiting his sick mama in Florida, Michael introduces his husband to his family for the first time. Stars Trevor White. From May 2016. Show more

Home Front

28 April 1916 - Isaac Cox

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, all men between 33 and 41 who had attested were called to report for service, and in Ashburton, Isaac discovers Lewis has not been working at Halecot Farm. Show more

Contributors

Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
John Rossiter:
Mark Carey
Lewis Cox:
Dylan Edwards

Moll Flanders

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Can our 18th century heroine be saved from a certain fate at the Old Bailey? Stars Jessica Hynes and Ben Miles. Show more

Contributors

Moll Flanders:
Jessica Hynes
Daniel Defoe:
Ben Miles
Mother Midnight:
Alison Steadman
Gaoler:
Sean Baker
Merchant:
Jason Barnett
Court Clerk:
Tom Forrister
Apprentice:
Sam Rix
Adaptor:
Nick Perry

The Barchester Chronicles

Anthony Trollope's The Last Chronicle of Barset

Episode 1: The Way Things Are

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. In the sleepy village of Silverbridge, Henry Grantly has fallen in love again, and Mr Crawley finds that a butcher with a vengeance is someone to be reckoned with. Show more

Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City

Michael Tolliver Lives

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Mary Ann returns to San Francisco to join the vigil at Mrs Madrigal's bedside. Stars Laurel Lefkow and Kate Harper. From May 2016. Show more