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Duration: 1 hour

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

London, 1896: Can penniless Henry Adams survive for a month without spending a one million pound note? Stars Trevor White. Show more

Contributors

Henry Adams:
Trevor White
Miss Portia Langham:
Verity-May Henry
Trubshaw:
Conrad Nelson
Vesuvius:
Conrad Nelson
Mr Raymond:
Jonathan Keeble
Majordomo:
Jonathan Keeble
Concierge:
Malcolm Raeburn
Mrs Harris:
Kathryn Hunt
Lloyd Hastings:
John Guerrasio
American Ambassador:
John Guerrasio
Author:
Mark Twain

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 64: 12-16 December 1916 (Season 9 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 Germany offered peace terms to the Allies via neutral America, there are new and rekindled alliances in Tynemouth. Show more

Contributors

Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Mr Peters:
John Bowler
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Cathy Horn:
Amy Cameron
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Hodges:
Leon Scott
Timothy Ryker:
Leon Scott
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Mhairi Marchant:
Jane Slavin
Edgar Bates:
David Sterne
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 66: 26-30 December 1916

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 Germany's peace offer was rejected by the Allies, Christmas week still brings some festive cheer to Tyneside. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Dr Banks:
John Bowler
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Pickpocket:
John Bowler
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Pearl Thornton:
Sophie Scott
Timothy Ryker:
Leon Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Edgar Bates:
David Sterne
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Squeezebox:
Colin Guthrie
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Between the Ears

The Impossible Book

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Peter Blegvad's drama about a writer beset by hallucinations on a train travelling through time as well as space, and between parallel realities. Show more

Contributors

The free rider/writer:
Peter Blegvad
Agatha Christie:
Harriet Walter
The conductor:
Andy Partridge
The sheriff:
David Thomas
The passenger:
John Guerrasio
Charles's mum:
Sophie Duval

Drama

Unmade Movies

Hitchcock's The Blind Man

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Hitchcock and Lehman's unfinished screenplay, completed by Mark Gatiss. A blind Jazz pianist is given an eye transplant from a murder victim. Stars Hugh Laurie. Show more

Contributors

Larry Keating:
Hugh Laurie
Sylvia Whitehead:
Rebecca Front
Victor Farmer:
Nicholas Woodeson
Jenny Stiles:
Kelly Burke
Mortie Levitt:
Andy Nyman
Captain Barzoni:
Andy Nyman
Linda Whitehead:
Hilary Connell
Herman Graubner:
John Guerrasio
Dr McGraw:
John Light
Autograph Girl:
Hollie Burgess
Alfred Hitchcock:
Peter Serafinowicz
Director:
Mark Gatiss

Genres

Drama

Paul Theroux - The White Man's Burden

Duration: 1 hour

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

A young Rudyard Kipling's final months residing in the US, where a family row leads to a public scandal. Stars Nicholas Boulton. Show more

Contributors

Rudyard Kipling:
Nicholas Boulton
Carrie Kipling:
Teresa Gallagher
Beatty Balestier:
Nathan Osgood
Mary Hackett:
Sasha Pick
Howard/ Hitt:
David Rintoul
Conland/ Judge Newton:
Peter Marinker
Director:
Emma Harding

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

Top Kill

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Mike Walker. Demands for increased production from an oil well result in a calamitous loss of life and an environmental disaster. Show more

Contributors

Bat Masterson:
Colin Stinton
Karen Louis:
Lorelei King
Charlene:
Laurel Lefkow
Harrison Purcell:
Stuart Milligan
Mike Dos Passos:
John Guerrasio

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

The Continuing Adventures of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (Deceased)

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. 1904, Mexico: legendary lawman Pat Garrett is haunted by the ghosts of his past and confronted with an uncertain future. Stars Sean Gilder. Show more

Contributors

Pat Garrett:
Sean Gilder
Billy the Kid:
Sam Swann
Clayton Claypole:
Nathan Osgood
President Roosevelt:
Rolf Saxon
Stubbenfield:
John Guerrasio
Director:
Helen Perry

Genres

Brand

Drama

Home Front

12 December 1916 - Geoffrey Marshall (Season 9 start)

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, Germany offered peace terms to the Allies via neutral America, and in Tynemouth, Geoffrey Marshall builds a new alliance with a New York steel magnate. Show more

Contributors

Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell
Timothy Ryker:
Leon Scott
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones

Home Front

16 December 1916 - Edgar Bates

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, Newcastle papers condemned German use of 'Belgian slavery', and at the Examiner, Edgar Bates's new reporter is not what he had been expecting. Show more

Contributors

Edgar Bates:
David Sterne
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Mhairi Marchant:
Jane Slavin
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger

Home Front

20 December 1916 - Adeline Lumley

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 German peace proposals were published in Britain, and in Collingwood, Adeline has negotiations of her own. Show more

Contributors

Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 65: 19-23 December 1916

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 debate raged nationally over the treatment of foreign workers, there is unrest throughout Tyneside. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Heinrich Fischer:
Ewan Bailey
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Esther O'Leary:
Amy Cameron
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Thomas Dixon:
Neil Grainger
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Yevgeny Zamyatin:
Simon Scardifield
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Loomis:
Leon Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Mhairi Marchant:
Jane Slavin

Genres

Home Front

26 December 1916 - Cressida Marshsall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, 400 soldiers' children were entertained at Windsor Castle, and at Marshall's factory too, Boxing Day is a festive occasion. Show more

Contributors

Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Edgar Bates:
David Sterne
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist

Home Front

2 January 1917 - Phyllis Marshall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, the Ministry of Munitions met unions in London to discuss pay, and in Tynemouth, Marshalls' munitions factory is busy with visitors. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Beatrice:
Eviee Lavery

Home Front

3 January 1917 - 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 1917, there was especially heavy German bombardment of the French at Verdun and the people of Tynemouth feel badly shaken. Show more

Contributors

Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Eva Reynolds:
Sophie Scott
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Anthony Yates:
John Dougall

Home Front

9 January 1917 - Anthony Yates

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, Germany resumed her policy of unrestricted submarine warfare, and despite efforts to smooth the waters, tensions continue to run high at Marshall's. Show more

Contributors

Anthony Yates:
John Dougall
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones

Home Front

25 January 1917 - Sylvia Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, 354 Canadian soldiers drowned when their ship hit a mine off the Irish coast, and Sylvia Graham does her best to steer her family through choppy waters. Show more

Contributors

Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Writer:
Katie Hims

Henry James

The Portrait of a Gentleman

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

4 Extra Debut. A Venice dalliance with a young American woman inspires Henry James, but sparks tragedy. Stars Guy Paul and Katherine Kingsley. Show more

Contributors

Henry James:
Guy Paul
Esther (Fenimore's Mother):
Liza Ross
John Addington Symonds:
John Guerrasio
Angelo Fusato:
Yuri Buzzi
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Genres

Saturday Drama

The Last Tycoon

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. 1930s Hollywood studio head Munroe Stahr is at the top of his game, but is fatefully unhinged by a love affair. Stars Aiden Gillens. Show more

Contributors

Munro Stahr:
Aidan Gillen
Tony Rodriquez:
Karl Johnson
Boxley:
Trevor Ray
Fleishacker:
John Guerrasio
Miss Doolan:
Angela Douglas
Adaptor:
Bill Bryden
Director:
Bill Bryden

Genres

Saturday Drama

Mike Walker - The Biggest Secret

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. On June 5 1944, Captain Rob Collins begins a journey through England that will change his life. Stars Juliet Stevenson and Benedict Cumberbatch. Show more

Contributors

Cpl Cunningham:
Claudia Harrison
Jack Harris:
Danny Webb
Gloria Harris:
Kaye Wragge
Ray Harris:
Joseph Tremain
Gen Eisenhower:
Colin Stinton
Flt Lt Paul Parker:
Bertie Carvel
Lancaster Skipper:
Jamie Glover
Lancaster Crew:
Carl Prekopp
Lancaster Crew:
Simon Nehan
Warder:
John Rowe
Sea Captain:
David Leonard
1st Lieutenant RN:
Andrew Mackintosh
Nursing Sister:
Joanna McCallum
Director:
Jeremy Howe