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Home Front

5 May 1917 - Cynthia Hamilton

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1917, Russian anti-war protests were reported in Britain as 'some trouble caused by soldiers and workmen', while at St Stephen's, the repairs are nearly complete. Show more

Contributors

Cynthia Hamilton:
Fenella Woolgar
Dicky Manchester:
Roy Hudd
Milly Manchester:
Annette Badland
Noah Hamilton:
Finn Monteath
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Ruby Tulliver:
Katie Redford
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 74: 1-5 May 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Third omnibus of Season 10, Our Daily Bread, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1917, when the Archbishop of Canterbury warned, 'We mean to come out of this war with clean hands.'. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Cynthia Hamilton:
Fenella Woolgar
Milly Manchester:
Annette Badland
Reg Roach:
Arthur Smith
Alfred Vane:
Charlie Clements
Mabel Thatcher:
Chetna Pandya
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Noah Hamilton:
Finn Monteath
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Ruby Tulliver:
Katie Redford
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliot
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Dicky Manchester:
Roy Hudd
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Home Front

19 May 1917 - Noah Hamilton

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, a roundup of Jewish tailors in East London resulted in several men being charged as absentees, and in Folkestone, Noah Hamilton is tempted to disappear. Show more

Contributors

Noah Hamilton:
Finn Monteath
Dicky Manchester:
Roy Hudd
Mildred Manchester:
Annette Badland
Cynthia Hamilton:
Fenella Woolgar
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Alfred Vane:
Charlie Clements
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 76: 15-19 May 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Set in the week in 1917 when sugar queues were reported in London, with supplies believed to be at their lowest yet. Written by Sarah Daniels. Show more

Contributors

Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Mildred Manchester:
Annette Badland
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
May Arnold:
Lois Chimimba
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Alfred Vane:
Charlie Clements
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Mrs Joan Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliot
Mrs Herrin:
Georgie Glen
Dicky Manchester:
Roy Hudd
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Noah Hamilton:
Finn Monteath
Mabel Thatcher:
Chetna Pandya
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Reg Roach:
Arthur Smith
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Cynthia Hamilton:
Fenella Woolgar
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Inside No. 9

Series 4

Episode 5: And The Winner Is...

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Available for 25 days

Dark comedy. The star, the dame, the girl-next-door or the ingenue? Only one of them will thank the jury in their acceptance speech at the Television Awards. Show more

Quacks

Series 1

Episode 3: The Madman's Trial

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Comedy. William concocts a plan to cure a patient of his delusion. Robert looks to advance his reputation by securing the backing of a wealthy female patron. Show more

Contributors

Butterworth:
Osi Okerafor
Caroline:
Lydia Leonard
Membership Officer:
Steve Brody
Mr Burton:
John Ramm
Mr Sui:
Logan Wong
Dr Flowers:
Simon Farnaby
Peters:
Ed Gaughan
George Combe:
Miles Jupp
Lady Campbell:
Fenella Woolgar
Dr Edward Hopkins:
Edmund Digby-Jones
Producer:
Imogen Cooper
Executive Producer:
James Wood
Stunt coordinator:
Andy Bennett
Composer:
Ian Arber
Executive Producer:
Justin Davies
Production Company:
Lucky Giant
Stunts:
Kye Mckee

Drama

Negative Signs of Progress

Episode 2: There

Duration: 45 minutes

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

In the head office of an NGO in Europe, a group of junior strategists grapple with the fictional situation that one of their field agents has vanished and may have been kidnapped. Show more

Saturday Drama

Hedda Gabler

Duration: 2 hours

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

Ibsen's classic drama of passion and desperation. Directed by Psyche Stott from the Old Vic production, starring Sheridan Smith and Adrian Scarborough. Show more

Contributors

Hedda Gabler:
Sheridan Smith
George Tesman:
Adrian Scarborough
Aunt Juliana:
Anne Reid
Thea Elvsted:
Fenella Woolgar
Producer:
Polly Thomas

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Episode 3: Destroyed by Love

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Jenny must deal with the unpredictable Pearl and Ezra's friend Josiah. An unlikely romance is in the air. With Barbara Barnes. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Episode 4: Heart Rumours

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Ezra has plans to modernise Scarlatti's Restaurant. Stars Barbara Barnes and Simon Lee Phillips. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Episode 5: The Country Cook

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Cody's obsession with his brother Ezra's fiancee, country girl Ruth, becomes a determined campaign. Stars Ben Crowe. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Episode 6: Beaches on the Moon

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Abandoned by her salesman husband, Pearl Tull is left to bring up her three children alone. The story of a fractured Baltimore family, dramatised by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Episode 7: Dr Tull Is Not A Toy

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Abandoned by her salesman husband, Pearl Tull is left to bring up her three children alone. The story of a fractured Baltimore family dramatised by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Episode 8: This Really Happened

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Abandoned by her salesman husband, Pearl Tull is left to bring up her three children alone. The story of a fractured Baltimore family dramatised by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Episode 9: Apple Apple

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Abandoned by her salesman husband, Pearl Tull is left to bring up her three children alone. The story of a fractured Baltimore family. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Episode 10: Dinner

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Abandoned by her salesman husband, Pearl Tull is left to bring up her thee children alone. The story of a fractured Baltimore family dramatised by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Show more

Before They Were Famous

Series 2

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Ian Leslie with the spoof documentary that sheds light on what the world's best-known writers did for a living before they became famous. From October 2013. Show more

Contributors

Shipton:
David Armand
Studio Exec for Samuel Beckett:
David Armand
Shakespeare:
John Finnemore
Presenter:
Ian Leslie
Germaine Greer:
Katy Wix
Simone De Beauvoir:
Fenella Woolgar
Producer:
Anna Silver

Before They Were Famous

Series 2

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Ian Leslie unearths the often surprising first literary attempts of the likes of JK Rowling and Dan Brown. From October 2013. Show more

Contributors

Bret Easton Ellis:
David Armand
Ian Fleming:
David Armand
Roald Dahl:
John Finnemore
Dostoyevsky:
John Finnemore
Presenter:
Ian Leslie
Germaine Greer:
Katy Wix
Welfare Officer:
Fenella Woolgar
Producer:
Anna Silver

Before They Were Famous

Series 2

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Ian Leslie presents the spoof documenting the early literary efforts of famous writers, including the likes of Edgar Allan Poe and Barbara Cartland. From November 2013. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ian Leslie
Government Official:
David Armand
Edgar Allan Poe:
John Finnemore
The Broker:
Katy Wix
Germaine Greer:
Katy Wix
Barbara Cartland:
Fenella Woolgar
Producer:
Anna Silver