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Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 69: 16-20 January 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week in 1917 when a munitions factory explosion in Silvertown killed 73 workers, the after effects of the Marshalls explosion are still rippling through Tyneside. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Postman:
John Bowler
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Josseff al-Assadi:
Paul Chahidi
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Thomas Dixon:
Neil Grainger
Squeezebox:
Colin Guthrie
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Vincent Surtees:
Shaun Prendergast
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Beatrice:
Eviee Lavery

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Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 70: 23-27 January 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week, in 1917, when the national press reported extensively on an explosion at an east London munitions factory, in Tynemouth, the workers are yet to have their story told. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Lord Mayor:
John Bowler
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Josseff al-Assadi:
Paul Chahidi
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Dougie Baxter:
Kris Deedigan
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Vincent Surtees:
Shaun Prendergast
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Edgar Bates:
David Sterne
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

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Fall of the Shah

Ep 2. Black Friday

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service OnlineLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service West and Central Africa

Available for years

Protesters take to the streets, inspired by exiled religious leader, Ayatollah Khomeini. The Shah mobilises his army. #FalloftheShah Show more

Contributors

General Oveissi:
Vincent Ebrahim
Nargess:
Sara Zeymour
The Major:
Paul Chahidi
Narrator:
Diana Rigg
Sound Designer:
Caleb Knightley
Director:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Marc Beeby

Fall of the Shah

Ep 3. An audience with the Ayatollah

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service OnlineLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service East Asia

Available for years

The man behind the protests. In episode three of the drama, a young journalist goes to France to meet the Ayatollah. #FalloftheShah

Contributors

Carole Bauman:
Clare Corbett
Sadegh Ghotbzadeh:
Philip Arditti
Ebrahim Yazdi:
Paul Chahidi
The Ayatollah Khomeini:
Selva Rasalingam
American journalist:
David Seddon
Narrator:
Diana Rigg
Sound Designer:
Caleb Knightley
Director:
Marc Beeby
Producer:
Marc Beeby

15 Minute Drama

Syria: Bread and Bombs

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Hassan is testing out the contents of one of the food parcels when the aid convoy reaches the first checkpoint. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Syria: Bread and Bombs

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

The school where Samara was teaching has been bombed, and Hassan has gone Awol. Jamil is fuming. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Syria: Bread and Bombs

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Jamil has been taken prisoner. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Syria: Bread and Bombs

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Jamil has had a visit from Khaled, pretending to be his son. Hassan has a plan to get him out of prison. Show more

Home Front

22 March 1918 - 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 1918, Women's Day raised funds for the WAAC, and in Folkestone, Adeline finds her own way of helping women. Show more

Contributors

Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Sophie Beckwith:
Abbie Andrews
Otto Marx:
Paul Chahidi
William McGowan:
Rupert Holliday-Evans
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

23 March 1918 - Jessie Moore

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, Parisian wedding processions continued through the streets despite a bombardment with shells from a long-range gun over 70 miles away. Show more

Contributors

Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Jack Wilson:
Ashley Kumar
Otto Marx:
Paul Chahidi
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 98: 19-23 March 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The third omnibus of Season 13, A Woman's Place, set in Folkestone, in the week in 1918 when the greatest German offensive began. Show more

Contributors

Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Elizabeth Chance:
Kika Markham
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Rev Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Rev Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Rev Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Mr Snook:
Carl Prekopp
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Jeanie Jones:
Kerry Gooderson
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sophie Beckwith:
Abbie Andrews
Otto Marx:
Paul Chahidi
William McGowan:
Rupert Holliday-Evans
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Jack Wilson:
Ashley Kumar
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 20: 2-6 March 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Germany declares a submarine blockade of Great Britain, and for reasons of their own, our characters begin to feel hemmed in. Show more

Contributors

Josseff al-Assadi:
Paul Chahidi
Mrs Baxter:
Bettrys Jones
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Robert Lyle:
Deka Walmsley
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Luke Lyle:
Richard Riddell
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Geoffrey Marshall:
Dominic Mafham
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Esther O'Leary:
Amy Cameron
Violet O'Leary:
Jacqueline Phillips
Mr Potter:
Sam Dale
Amy Robinson:
Jane Slavin
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Mary Threlkeld:
Hannah Wood
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Davy Wardle:
Stephen O'Raullian
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Stationmaster:
Joe Caffrey

15 Minute Drama

Welcome to Zaatari

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

One family's story from Zaatari Camp, adapted from an Arabic audio drama about Syrian refugees in Jordan. Yara wants to talk marriage. Reem does not. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Welcome to Zaatari

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

One family's story from Zaatari Camp, adapted from an Arabic audio drama about Syrian refugees in Jordan. Imad crossed the water two days ago. There is still no news. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Welcome to Zaatari

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Why would anyone plant a garden in Zaatari Refugee Camp? Show more

15 Minute Drama

Welcome to Zaatari

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

They are partying in Amman tonight. And finding too many ways to say goodbye. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Welcome to Zaatari

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Marwan's 'friends' know all the routes west. All you need is plenty of money. Show more

Home Front

10 January 1917 - JJ Saltz

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 Silent Sentinels' began a suffrage protest outside the White House, which would last over two years, and in Tynemouth, Mr Saltz is feeling insubordinate. Show more

Contributors

Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Phyllis Lumley:
Christine Absolom
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Loomis:
Leon Scott
Josseff al-Assadi:
Paul Chahidi
Yevgeny Zamyatin:
Simon Scardifield
Harmonica Guy:
Colin Guthrie

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 68: 9-13 January 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week, in 1917, when Sylvia Pankhurst was threatened with libel for reporting the conditions of female munitions workers, emotions run high for those at Marshall's factory. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Lumley:
Christine Absolom
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Josseff al-Assadi:
Paul Chahidi
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Dougie Baxter:
Kris Deedigan
Anthony Yates:
John Dougall
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Trevor Lamb:
Luke MacGregor
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Yevgeny Zamyatin:
Simon Scardifield
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Timothy Ryker:
Leon Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Harmonica Guy:
Colin Guthrie

Genres

Home Front

20 January 1917 - 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 1917, the Daily Mail launched a campaign ridiculing the notion that people could communicate with the dead, but at Collingwood Park, Adeline has some wonderful news. Show more

Contributors

Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Josseff al-Assadi:
Paul Chahidi