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Home Front

8 July 1915 - Mervyn Harris

Duration: 12 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

When Mervyn returns home on leave, only Maisie is unchanged by the war, for better or worse. Show more

Contributors

Mervyn Harris:
Tom Whitelock
Maisie Plackett:
Cassie Layton
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Roy Lavoie:
Tim Beckmann
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Eric Morton:
Ian Conningham
Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick
Inspector Forrester:
Nigel Hastings

Saturday Drama

Playing With Trains

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

1986: Roxanna and Danny are in despair over the actions of their father, hubristic inventor Bill Galpin. Stars Timothy Spall. Show more

Saturday Drama

Playing With Trains

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. 1967: Maverick inventor Bill Galpin is getting rich while battling with his children, Roxanna and Danny. Stars Timothy Spall. Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

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

An entrepreneur moves a pickled whale from the Cape of Good Hope round Southern Africa to make a fortune. Stars Vincent Ebrahim. Show more

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Genres

Peaky Blinders

Series 2

Episode 3

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Period crime drama set in Birmingham. Tommy hatches a plan to take control of the southern racecourses. He also meets the aristocratic May Carleton. Show more

Contributors

Thomas Shelby:
Cillian Murphy
Major Chester Campbell:
Sam Neill
Polly Gray:
Helen McCrory
Arthur Shelby:
Paul Anderson
Ada Shelby:
Sophie Rundle
John Shelby:
Joe Cole
May Carleton:
Charlotte Riley
Charlie Strong:
Ned Dennehy
Michael Gray:
Finn Cole
Darby Sabini:
Noah Taylor
Alfie Solomons:
Tom Hardy
Sergeant Moss:
Tony Pitts
Finn Shelby:
Harry Kirton
Digbeth Kid:
James Eeles
Billy Kitchen:
Paul Bullion
Bonnie:
Barry Aird
Polly's Young Maid:
Maisie Turpie
Grieving Woman:
Erin Shanagher
George Sewell:
Sam Hazeldine
Winson Green Heavy:
Martin William Askew
Curly:
Ian Peck
Sir Ian Carleton:
Guy Williams
Auctioneer:
Nigel Hastings
Producer:
Laurie Borg
Director:
Colm McCarthy

Doctors

Series 9

Episode 19: Ice in the Blood

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One OxfordshireLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

A young girl has some damning evidence which could threaten her father's career. The partners interview a potential receptionist.

Home Front

23 December 1914 - Sylvia Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

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

Home Front

26 March 1918 - Alice Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, Married Love by Marie Stopes was published, and in Folkestone, Alice isn't feeling enamoured with Bill. Show more

Contributors

Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Private Casey:
Ryan Early
Harry Toomer:
Ian Masters
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Captain Morrison:
Clive Hayward
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Inspector Forrester:
Nigel Hastings
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

13 April 1918 - Gabriel Graham

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 National Council of Public Morals launched an inquiry into the growth of illegitimate births, and in Folkestone, Gabriel is pursuing his own crusade. Show more

Contributors

Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Constance Pettigrew:
Phoebe Frances Brown
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Inspector Forrester:
Nigel Hastings
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 101: 9-13 April 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The sixth omnibus of Season 13, A Woman's Place, set in Folkestone in the week in 1918 when Maud Allen's controversial production of Salome was cancelled. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Rose Allatini:
Phoebe Fildes
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Hugh Cavendish:
Pip Carter
Marieke Argent:
Olivia Ross
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Rev Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Frankie:
Jane Slavin
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Rev Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Sophie Beckwith:
Abbie Andrews
Annie Fear:
Kathleen Cranham
Emma Markham:
Susie Riddell
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Jack Wilson:
Ashley Kumar
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Dicky Manchester:
Roy Hudd
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Constance Pettigrew:
Phoebe Frances Brown
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Inspector Forrester:
Nigel Hastings
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Home Front

26 August 1914 - Adam Wilson

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

In Folkestone, the German Consulate is under surveillance. Show more

Home Front

29 August 1914 - Albert Wilson

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

In Folkestone, the cake sale at St Jude's is in full swing. Show more

Home Front

15 July 1915 - Norman Harris

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

The investigation into Police Constable King's murder gathers pace. Show more

Contributors

Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Inspector Forrester:
Nigel Hastings
Eric Morton:
Ian Conningham
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 30: 6-10 July 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Soldiers home on leave find it a very different place to the one they thought they were fighting for. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Toby Jones
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Muriel Grainger:
Hannah Tointon
Mervyn Harris:
Tom Whitelock
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick
Roy Lavoie:
Tim Beckmann
Adeline Lumley:
Anastasia Hille
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel McCormack
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Maisie Plackett:
Cassie Layton
Toby Speedwell:
Joe Bannister
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Inspector Forrester:
Nigel Hastings
Eric Morton:
Ian Conningham

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 31: 13-17 July 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

A wartime celebrity makes an unexpected visit to Folkestone. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Toby Jones
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Connie Cavendish:
Natasha Raphael
Grace Cavendish:
Chloe Raphael
PC Clough:
David Acton
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Inspector Forrester:
Nigel Hastings
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Muriel Grainger:
Hannah Tointon
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Ivy Layton:
Leah Brotherhead
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Adeline Marshall:
Anastasia Hille
Eric Morton:
Ian Conningham
Female Onlooker:
Anastasia Hille
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Tom Wright:
Clive Hayward

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 13: 22-26 December 1914

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Epic drama series set in Great War Britain. The Grahams host a family Christmas, and Folkestone's yuletide festivities do not go entirely to plan. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 4: 25-29 August 1914

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

With the first war-wounded arriving home through Folkestone, the locals attempt to boost morale with a fundraising event. Show more

Home Front

4 September 1914 - Norman Harris

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

The policeman's lot is a varied one in wartime Folkestone, from protecting a German breed of dog to arresting Lord Alfred Douglas by appointment. Show more

Contributors

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 5: 1-5 September 1914

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The country enters its second month of war, and the white feather movement begins in earnest. With Sean Baker, Keely Beresford, Michael Bertenshaw. Show more

Home Front

11 August 1914 - Norman Harris

Duration: 12 minutes

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

Available for years

As the search for the missing boys continues, Folkestone's local police find their resources terribly stretched. Show more