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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

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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 53: 9-13 May 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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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

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 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

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

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

Home Front

28 April 1916 - Isaac Cox

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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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

Home Front

19 April 1917 - Maisie Harris

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, a report from Russia claimed the revolutionary movement was spreading with 'tranquillity', while in Folkestone, Maisie searches for the still, small voice. Show more

Contributors

Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Florence Rumsey:
Sarah Ridgeway
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Lilian Pemble:
Alex Tregear
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
William Stokes:
James Lailey
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 72: 17-21 April 1917 (Season 10 start)

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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The first omnibus of Season 10, Our Daily Bread, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1917, when the Chinese Labour Corps set up camp in Folkestone. Show more

Contributors

Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Noah Hamilton:
Finn Monteath
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Lilian Pemble:
Alex Tregear
Mrs Grimes:
Amelda Brown
Reg Roach:
Arthur Smith
Mathieu Winwood:
Bea Riddell
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Tang Chi-chang:
David Tse
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Cynthia Hamilton:
Fenella Woolgar
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
William Stokes:
James Lailey
Constance Peel:
Jane Slavin
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Florence Rumsey:
Sarah Ridgeway
Cristine de Groot:
Ysabelle Cooper
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Drama

Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities

Episode 4: The Grindstone

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

Much against the wishes of his wife, Charles Darnay is determined to travel to Paris to go to the aid of a family retainer who has been imprisoned. With Andrew Scott. Show more

Contributors

Adaptor:
Mike Walker
Charles Dickens:
Robert Lindsay
Jarvis Lorry:
Jonathan Coy
Miss Pross:
Alison Steadman
Dr Alexandre Manette:
Karl Johnson
Lucie Manette:
Lydia Wilson
Charles Darnay:
Andrew Scott
Sydney Carton:
Paul Ready
Ernest Defarge:
James Lailey
Therese Defarge:
Tracy Wiles
Jerry Cruncher:
Carl Prekopp
Court President:
Paul Moriarty
Ensemble:
Rikki Lawton

Drama

Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities

Episode 2: The Old Order

Duration: 45 minutes

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

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Charles Darnay is on trial for treason, and the dissolute Sydney Carlton is defending him. With Robert Lindsay and Andrew Scott. Show more

Contributors

Adaptor:
Mike Walker
Charles Dickens:
Robert Lindsay
Jarvis Lorry:
Jonathan Coy
Lucie Manette:
Lydia Wilson
Dr Alexandre Manette:
Karl Johnson
Charles Darnay:
Andrew Scott
Sydney Carton:
Paul Ready
Ernest Defarge:
James Lailey
Therese Defarge:
Tracy Wiles
Marquis St Evremonde:
Clive Merrison
Stryver:
Simon Bubb
Jerry Cruncher:
Carl Prekopp
Mrs Cruncher:
Adjoa Andoh
Natty Cruncher:
Daniel Cooper
Attorney General:
Paul Moriarty
Composer:
Lennert Busch

Drama

Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities

Episode 3: Two Promises

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

Two Promises: News of a courtship is exchanged in a Paris wine shop, while in London there is promise of a wedding. With Alison Steadman. Show more

Contributors

Adaptor:
Mike Walker
Charles Dickens:
Robert Lindsay
Jarvis Lorry:
Jonathan Coy
Miss Pross:
Alison Steadman
Dr Alexandre Manette:
Karl Johnson
Lucie Manette:
Lydia Wilson
Charles Darnay:
Andrew Scott
Sydney Carton:
Paul Ready
Ernest Defarge:
James Lailey
Therese Defarge:
Tracy Wiles
Jerry Cruncher:
Carl Prekopp
Natty Cruncher:
Daniel Cooper
Prison Warder:
Simon Bubb

Drama

Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities

Episode 1: Recalled to Life

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

4 Extra Debut. London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. An encounter on the Dover Road, and a message. With Robert Lindsay. Show more

Contributors

Adaptor:
Mike Walker
Charles Dickens:
Robert Lindsay
Jarvis Lorry:
Jonathan Coy
Miss Pross:
Alison Steadman
Lucie Manette:
Lydia Wilson
Dr Alexandre Manette:
Karl Johnson
Charles Darnay:
Andrew Scott
Ernest Defarge:
James Lailey
Therese Defarge:
Tracy Wiles
Gaspard:
Simon Bubb
Jerry Cruncher:
Carl Prekopp
Composer:
Lennert Busch

15 Minute Drama

Going Straight by Melissa Murray

Episode 1

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for years

A comedy drama about sex, work and family. When lesbian Emma begins an affair with a man she finds that she has inadvertently betrayed the trust of the people she holds most dear. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Going Straight by Melissa Murray

Episode 4

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Available for years

Lesbian Emma has been sacked by her best friend Kirsty. Now Emma's new boyfriend attempts to save her job, but Kirsty is determined to do the right thing. Show more