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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

15 Minute Drama

The True Story of Bonnie Parker

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Having dropped out of high school and married at 16, the young Bonnie Parker is working as a waitress. Her life is about to change - when she meets Clyde Barrow. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The True Story of Bonnie Parker

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Bonnie has decided on a life on the road with Clyde. But they are soon on the run from the law. A fresh take on the classic tale by Beatrice Colin. From August 2013. Show more

Badults

Series 1

Episode 6: Past

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Sitcom about three flatmates. Tom, Ben and Rachel help Matthew remember what happened to a missing childhood toy, which could make them all very rich if it can be found. Show more

Contributors

Rachel:
Emer Kenny
Director:
Ben Kellett
Producer:
Izzy Mant
Executive Producer:
Gavin Smith
Executive Producer:
Rab Christie
Writer:
Ben Clark
Writer:
Tom Parry
Script Editor:
Andrew Collins

Home Front

12 May 1916 - Edwin Lloyd

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

The papers report food shortages in Germany at a dire level, and in Ashburton, Edwin Lloyd is well enough to start work again. Show more

Contributors

Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Marcus Goodridge:
Max Bennett
William Fulford:
Ryan Coath

Home Front

18 May 1916 - Emily Colville

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Seven members of the No Conscription Fellowship are sentenced to imprisonment, and in Ashburton, Emily Colville resists her duty. Show more

Contributors

Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Bertram Colville:
Nick Underwood
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Molly Dyer:
Stevie Thompson
Oswald Dyer:
Dean Nolan
Simeon Dyer:
Josh Darcy

Home Front

20 May 1916 - Cyrus Colville

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

An air raid on Kent destroys a public house, while in the county tribunal in Exeter, Cyrus Colville is on fiery form. Show more

Contributors

Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Bertram Colville:
Nick Underwood
Burroughs:
Sargon Yelda
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Marcus Goodridge:
Max Bennett
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant
William Fulford:
Ryan Coath
Mrs Taylor:
Claire Sellers
Selleck:
Ewan Bailey

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

14 April 1916 - Edwin Lloyd

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, British airmen who had bombarded Constantinople all returned safely from the 300-mile round flight, and Edwin Lloyd feels a long way from home. Show more

Contributors

Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Ambrose Nichols:
Steve Clark
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Marcus Goodridge:
Max Bennett
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant
William Fulford:
Ryan Coath

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

Home Front

26 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, an ILP conference resolved 'socialists of all nations should refuse support to every war'. Meanwhile, Emily is losing her resolve with Edwin. Show more

Contributors

Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Marcus Goodridge:
Max Bennett
Molly Dyer:
Stevie Thompson
Oswald Dyer:
Dean Nolan
Simeon Dyer:
Josh Darcy

Duration: 15 minutes

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

After several long bus journeys, Murdo and his dad finally meet up with Uncle John in Alabama. Read by Finn den Hertog. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Reeling from a bereavement, young musician Murdo prepares to leave Scotland for an American road trip. Read by Finn den Hertog. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: Vera 'Jack' Holme

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

1920. Vera takes on more responsibilities at the orphanage. Show more

Contributors

Vera 'Jack' Holme:
Irene MacDougall
Eve Haverfield:
Carol Ann Crawford
Dorothy 'Dodo' Johnstone:
Rosalind Sydney
Natalia:
Lesley Hart
Margaret K:
Lesley Hart
Col Popovitch:
Matthew Zajac
Gen Balguy:
Matthew Zajac
Director:
David Neville
Producer:
David Neville

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: Vera 'Jack' Holme

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

1921. As her time in Serbia draws to a close, Vera is faced with shaping a new life for herself. Show more

Contributors

Vera 'Jack' Holme:
Irene MacDougall
Eve Haverfield:
Carol Ann Crawford
Dorothy 'Dodo' Johnstone:
Rosalind Sydney
Natalia:
Lesley Hart
Margaret K:
Lesley Hart
Col Popovitch:
Matthew Zajac
Gen Balguy:
Matthew Zajac
Director:
David Neville
Producer:
David Neville