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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

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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

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Home Front

16 January 1917 - 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 1917, the Zimmerman Telegram was intercepted, proposing a German-Mexican alliance, and in Tynemouth, Sylvia Graham finds an unlikely ally. Show more

Contributors

Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Postman:
John Bowler
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Beatrice:
Eviee Lavery

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 71: 30 January-3 February 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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In the week, in 1917, when America formally broke diplomatic relations with Germany, in Tynemouth, people are making small steps forwards. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Mr Milliard:
John Bowler
Maud Drummond:
Amy Cameron
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Dougie Baxter:
Kris Deedigan
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Beatrice:
Eviee Lavery
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

Home Front

1 December 1914 - Sylvia Graham (Season 2 start)

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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The Graham household prepares for an arrival. Show more

Home Front

4 December 1914 - Jessie Moore

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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In a town where recruitment is in the air, Jessie is determined to do her bit for the war effort, but she cannot seem to find anything to do. Show more

Home Front

3 December 1914 - Dorothea Winwood

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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All is not well in the Winwood household, but Ralph cannot fathom why. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 10: 1-5 December 1914 (Season 2 start)

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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Epic drama series set in Great War Britain. In the first Season 2 omnibus, everyone is looking to do their bit for the war effort. Show more

Home Front

8 August 1917 - Alice Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day in 1917, at the Conference of Modern Churchmen, Canon Glazebrook described socialism as sharing Christian virtues. In Folkestone, Alice feels less than charitable. Show more

Contributors

Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Mrs Grimes:
Amelda Brown
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

9 August 1917 - Alec Poole

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day in 1917, The Times described German coverage of Passchendaele as 'press hysterics'. In Folkestone, Reverend Winwood soothes Alec Poole. Show more

Contributors

Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Solly Joseph:
Stephen Critchlow
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

10 August 1917 - 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 1917, the Labour party voted to send delegates to the Stockholm peace conference. In Folkestone, Sylvia Graham hosts wounded soldiers. Show more

Contributors

Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

15 August 1917 - Juliet Cavendish

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day in 1917, an increase in wages for women munitions workers was introduced, and Juliet Cavendish finds her working conditions oppressive. Show more

Contributors

Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Connie Marshall:
Darcy Brown
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

22 August 1917 - Isabel 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 1917, eleven were killed in a daylight air raid on Dover, where Isabel is due to attend a funeral. Show more

Contributors

Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

25 August 1917 - Sylvia Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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On this day in 1917, 400,000 Moscow workers went on strike in defiance of the State Conference, while in Folkestone, Sylvia canvasses for support. Show more

Contributors

Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Phillip Sassoon:
Luke Newberry
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

29 September 1914 - Gabriel Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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Councillor Graham develops a taste for tobacco and potatoes, and wishes for a New World. Show more

Home Front

1 October 1914 - Isabel Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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Dorothea and Sylvia start to act entirely out of character. Isabel has trouble understanding anyone's behaviour. Show more

Home Front

2 October 1914 - Ralph Winwood

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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Adam finally tells the whole truth, as all Reverend Winwood's chickens come home to roost. Show more

Home Front

23 December 1914 - Sylvia Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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The Christmas tea for the Belgian wounded does not go entirely to plan. Show more

Home Front

23 September 1914 - Ottoline Lambert

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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In Folkestone, the search for a comfortable home for two Belgian refugees continues. Show more

Home Front

24 September 1914 - Sylvia Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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In the Graham household, there is a speech to prepare. Show more