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Home Front

18 June 1918 - Cora Gidley (Season 14 start)

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 Times published plans for Alexandra Day, a project to sell pink roses to raise £1m, while in Ashburton, Cora Gidley sees her roses differently. Show more

Contributors

Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Jocelyn Ogden:
Christine Kavanagh
Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley

Home Front

21 June 1918 - Clarence Ogden

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 National Federation of Women Teachers advised them not to be gulled by promises of bonuses, while in Ashburton, Clarence Ogden leads the school assembly. Show more

Contributors

Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Jocelyn Ogden:
Christine Kavanagh

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

26 June 1918 - Gabriel Graham

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, a Devon newspaper misreported that deposed Russian Tsar had been shot, and at Newton Abbot train station, Gabriel arrives with hopes of reviving his marriage. Show more

Contributors

Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

27 June 1918 - Emily Colville

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, 11 people were killed in a raid on Paris, and in Devon, Emily fears that the Engleby Estate is under siege. Show more

Contributors

Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Hardy Walsh:
Damien Molony
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Bertram Colville:
Nick Underwood
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

5 July 1918 - Sylvia Graham

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, 1,300 Boy Scouts were engaged in Peterborough to help with the flax harvest, while in Devon, a schoolboy friendship is rekindled. Show more

Contributors

Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Lionel Summer:
Geoffrey Palmer
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe

Home Front

11 May 1916 - Isabel Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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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

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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

4 Extra Debut. At the time of the American Civil War the March family face a frugal Christmas without their father. Stars Natasha J Barnes. Show more

Contributors

Mrs March:
Tara Ward
Mr March:
John Bowler
Mr John Brooke:
Finlay Robertson
Aunt March:
Joanna Monro
Mrs Hummel:
Karen Bartke
Mrs Moffat:
Karen Bartke
Sallie Gardiner:
Natasha Cowley
Annie Moffat:
Keziah Joseph
Ned Moffat:
Luke MacGregor
Director:
Tracey Neale
Producer:
Tracey Neale

Genres

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Three years on, war is over and John is safely home. Everyone is looking forward to his wedding to Meg. Stars Natasha J Barnes. Show more

Not Going Out

Series 9

Episode 7: Bust Up

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for years

Sitcom. Encouraged by Anna, Lucy considers whether a breast augmentation is for her.

Contributors

Dr Rhodes:
David Cann
Laura, Shop Assistant:
Joanna Monro
Director:
Nick Wood
Producer:
Jamie Rix
Writer:
Lee Mack
Production Company:
Avalon Television Ltd

Home Front

4 May 1916 - Alexander 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 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

13 May 1916 - Alexander Gidley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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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

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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

Home Front

23 May 1916 - Emily Colville

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

The Devon and Exeter Gazette advertises the training of women in the lighter branches of farm work, and Lord Colville takes his daughter to the theatre. Show more

Contributors

Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe

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

13 April 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 Mexican government requested a withdrawal of American troops from their territory, and in Staverton, Cora Gidley has a domestic crisis. Show more

Contributors

Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Bertram Colville:
Nick Underwood
Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
John Rossiter:
Mark Carey

Home Front

18 April 1916 - Emily Colville

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, dissent divided the cabinet over the extension of conscription, while in Ashburton Emily Colville faces unexpected hostility. Show more

Contributors

Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Marcus Goodridge:
Max Bennett
Old Woman:
Susan Jameson

Home Front

22 April 1916 - William Fulford

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, Emmeline Pankhurst condemned her daughter Sylvia's involvement in an anti-conscription rally, and in Ashburton, William Fulford is at odds with his parents. Show more

Contributors

William Fulford:
Ryan Coath
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Joanna Fulford:
Rachael Spence
Marcus Goodridge:
Max Bennett
Reuben Fulford:
Martin Pirongs
Soldier:
Sam Rix