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Home Front

11 May 1916 - Isabel Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

The Times reports that Sir Roger Casement is to be tried for High Treason for his involvement in the Easter Rising, and Isabel gets a lesson in relaxing. Show more

Contributors

Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Elsie Knocker:
Marianne Oldham

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

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

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

Home Front

4 May 1916 - Alexander Gidley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, the papers reported the extension of conscription to include all men aged 18 to 41, and Alexander Gidley continues to face resistance at the quarry. Show more

Contributors

Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Pat McCrory:
Jonny Holden
Primrose Rutter:
Jade Matthew
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant

Home Front

5 May 1916 - Cora Gidley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, the Western Times reported the French were gaining ground at Verdun, while Cora Gidley is on the defensive. Show more

Contributors

Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Agatha Christie:
Melody Grove
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Emily Coville:
Scarlett Brookes
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Jacques Hamoir:
Michael Bertenshaw
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Pat McCrory:
Jonny Holden
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant

Home Front

6 May 1916 - Johnnie Marshall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Two conscientious objectors are arrested in Newton Abbot, and Johnnie Marshall is in pursuit of information. Show more

Contributors

Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant
Wilfred Truscott:
Stephen Tomlin

Home Front

13 May 1916 - Alexander Gidley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Prime Minister Herbert Asquith visits Mountjoy prison in Dublin, where Eamon de Valera refuses to shake his hand, and in Staverton, it is Alexander's birthday. Show more

Contributors

Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Oswald Dyer:
Dean Nolan
Wilfred Truscott:
Stephen Tomlin

Home Front

16 May 1916 - Alexander Gidley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Three German steamers are torpedoed by Russian submarines, and in Staverton, Alexander Gidley is shaken by a letter from the War Office. Show more

Contributors

Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant

15 Minute Drama

November Dead List: Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A priest receives an anonymous list of dearly departed loved ones to be prayed for. But all the names belong to people he knows to be alive. And then they start turning up dead. Show more

15 Minute Drama

November Dead List: Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The police are investigating the murder of man a whose name appeared on a suspected 'kill list' delivered anonymously to a Catholic priest. Show more

15 Minute Drama

November Dead List: Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

After questioning by police in connection with a murder enquiry, a parish priest suddenly absconds. The detective travels to Ireland in pursuit. Show more

15 Minute Drama

November Dead List: Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A detective investigates a series of murders in a small London Catholic community. She has little to go on except that the names were on a suspected 'kill list'. Show more

Home Front

29 April 1916 - Alexander Gidley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

General Townshend surrenders, ending the Siege of Kut, and in Deanscombe Quarry, Alexander gets his first taste of being foreman. Show more

Contributors

Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Moses Wickens:
Ben Callon
Pat McCrory:
Jonny Holden
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant

Home Front

27 April 1916 - Johnnie Marshall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, Irish rebels stormed the town of Enniscorthy, and in Buckfast, Johnnie is a man on a mission. Show more

Contributors

Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant
Dom Anscar Vonier:
Kenneth Collard
Councillor Ellis:
Stephen Tomlin

Home Front

8 August 1916 - Sylvia Graham (Season 8 start)

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for years

The Daily Mirror reports 22 deaths from heatstroke on a hospital ship, and the Graham household is concerned for Gabriel's mind. Show more

Contributors

Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Juliet Argent:
Lizzie Bourne

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 56: 8-12 August 1916 (Season 8 start)

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 film The Battle of the Somme set box offices records for British cinema, extraordinary good fortune disrupts the lives of the Graham household. Show more

Contributors

Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Juliet Argent:
Lizzie Bourne
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Alice Macknade:
Claire Louise Cordwell
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Fredo Franzoni:
Giovanni del Vecchio
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Connie Cavendish:
Felix Lailey
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Mayor Penfold:
John Woodvine
Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham

Genres

Home Front

16 August 1916 - Hugh Cavendish

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, the French gained a mile of trenches at the Somme, and in Folkestone, Hugh Cavendish resists the incursions of Cecil Cameron. Show more

Contributors

Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham
Juliet Argent:
Lizzie Bourne
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Cecil Cameron:
Justin Salinger
Connie Cavendish:
Felix Lailey
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Writer:
Katie Hims