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Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 53: 9-13 May 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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

Home Front

25 June 1918 - Hector Gidley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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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 - Omnibus

Episode 105: 25-29 June 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Set in Devon, in the week in 1918 when the War Office called for 10,000 wounded, unfit and older men to help with the looming harvest. 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
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Hardy Walsh:
Damien Molony
Bertram Colville:
Nick Underwood
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Betty Newcombe:
Annie McKenzie
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley
Teddy Lawrence:
Florence Duncalf
Ivan Jackson:
Lloyd Thomas
Jocelyn Ogden:
Christine Kavanagh
Robin Bowder:
Sean Murray
Eli Lawrence:
Michael Shelford
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

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Home Front

2 July 1918 - Klaus Hofstädter

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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 FM

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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 106: 2-6 July 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Set in Devon, in the week in 1918 when the Allied countries launched an intervention into the Russian Civil War. Show more

Contributors

Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Ludwig Huber:
Marcel Hagen
Primrose Holden:
Jade Matthew
Jocelyn Ogden:
Christine Kavanagh
Ivan Jackson:
Lloyd Thomas
Amos Rutter:
Richard Cotton
Eli Lawrence:
Michael Shelford
Morris Battley:
Sean Baker
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Gert Battley:
Maggie Steed
Hardy Walsh:
Damien Molony
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Lionel Summer:
Geoffrey Palmer
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Dieter Lippke:
Joe Sims
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack

Genres

Home Front

12 July 1918 - Hector Gidley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day in 1918, over 600 people were killed in an explosion onboard the Japanese ship Kawachi, and in Devon, Hector witnesses an apparently authentic re-enactment of battle. Show more

Contributors

Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 107: 9-13 July 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Epic war drama set in Devon, in the week in 1918 when the Russian Soviet Republic adopted its first constitution. Show more

Contributors

Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Dieter Lippke:
Joe Sims
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Ludwig Huber:
Marcel Hagen
Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Ivan Jackson:
Lloyd Thomas
Primrose Holden:
Jade Matthew
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Amos Rutter:
Richard Cotton
Robin Bowder:
Sean Murray
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Sid Butler:
Nigel Pilkington
Vernon Goodman:
John Lightbody
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

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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

Drama

Portrait of Winston

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Dan Stevens and Benjamin Whitrow star in Jonathan Smith's drama about a controversial portrait of Winston Churchill painted by leading British artist Graham Sutherland. Show more

Contributors

Winston Churchill:
Benjamin Whitrow
Graham Sutherland:
Dan Stevens
Clementine Churchill:
Diane Fletcher
Kathleen Sutherland:
Katherine Igoe
Director:
Bruce Young
Producer:
Bruce Young

Genres

Brand

Drama

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

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 FM

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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 FM

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Things come to a head as Meg makes an offer to wealthy Iolo Jones and Annie confronts creepy Madog Prys. Stars Bettrys Jones. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

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

Drama

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

'It's only an accident that I'm not you, and you're not me.' Conclusion of the much-loved gothic tale. Stars Archie Panjabi. Show more

Contributors

Sara Crewe:
Archie Panjabi
Becky Perkins:
Clare Perkins
Miss Minchin:
Rebecca Front
Young Sara:
Nishi Malde
Young Becky:
Polly Allen
Ram Dass:
Sagar Radia
Mr Carrisford:
James Lailey
Mr O'Neill:
Nick Underwood
Miss Amelia:
Adie Allen
Ermengarde:
Lucy Hutchinson
Adaptor:
Kate Clanchy

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: Land's End to John O'Groats

Episode 2: Scrumpy Jack

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The series exploring the 20th-century through journals and correspondence. George Allen's 1904 diary of his record-attempting walk, freely adapted by Stephen Wakelam. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: Land's End to John O'Groats

Episode 3: Beating the Book

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The series exploring the 20th-century through journals and correspondence. George Allen's 1904 diary of his record-attempting walk, freely adapted by Stephen Wakelam. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: Land's End to John O'Groats

Episode 4: Shap Fell

Duration: 15 minutes

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

George Allen's 1904 diary of his record-attempting walk, freely adapted by Stephen Wakelam. It is day ten, and the terrain, weather and inner doubts are challenging. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: Land's End to John O'Groats

Episode 5: The Hare

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The series exploring the 20th-century through journals and correspondence. George Allen's 1904 diary of his record-attempting walk, freely adapted by Stephen Wakelam. Show more

John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga

The Forsytes Returns

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

1924: Soames overhears socialite Marjorie Ferrar gossiping about Fleur, turning their lives upside down. Stars Joseph Millson. Show more

Contributors

Fleur Mont:
Jessica Raine
Soames Forsyte:
Joseph Millson
Michael Mont:
Ben Lambert
Marjorie Ferrar:
Jemima Rooper
Alexander MacGown:
Alex Macqueen
Francis Wilmot:
Nathan Nolan
Sir Lawrence Mont:
Brian Protheroe
Pevensey Blythe:
Nick Underwood
Lily Maltese:
Kirsty Oswald
Foskisson:
James Lailey
Norah Curfew:
Nicola Ferguson
Settlewhite:
Sean Baker

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