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Home Front

21 June 1918 - Clarence Ogden

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, the National Federation of Women Teachers advised them not to be gulled by promises of bonuses, while in Ashburton, Clarence Ogden leads the school assembly. Show more

Contributors

Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Jocelyn Ogden:
Christine Kavanagh

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 104: 18-22 June 1918 (Season 14 start)

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Set in Devon in 1918, in the week that Viscount Grey published a pamphlet supporting President Wilson's proposal to establish a League of Nations. Show more

Contributors

Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Jocelyn Ogden:
Christine Kavanagh
Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Betty Newcombe:
Annie McKenzie
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Hardy Walsh:
Damien Molony
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Gert Battley:
Maggie Steed
Morris Battley:
Sean Baker
Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Eli Lawrence:
Michael Shelford
Dieter Lippke:
Joe Sims
Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Gert Batley:
Maggie Steed
Teddy Lawrence:
Florence Duncalf
Robin Bowder:
Sean Murray

Genres

Home Front

12 July 1918 - Hector Gidley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, over 600 people were killed in an explosion onboard the Japanese ship Kawachi, and in Devon, Hector witnesses an apparently authentic re-enactment of battle. Show more

Contributors

Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 107: 9-13 July 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Epic war drama set in Devon, in the week in 1918 when the Russian Soviet Republic adopted its first constitution. Show more

Contributors

Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Dieter Lippke:
Joe Sims
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Ludwig Huber:
Marcel Hagen
Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Ivan Jackson:
Lloyd Thomas
Primrose Holden:
Jade Matthew
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Amos Rutter:
Richard Cotton
Robin Bowder:
Sean Murray
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Sid Butler:
Nigel Pilkington
Vernon Goodman:
John Lightbody
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Drama

Graham Greene - The Confidential Agent

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. When a Republican agent in the Spanish Civil war arrives in England on a mission, he becomes a hunted man. Stars Alun Raglan. Show more

Contributors

Edgar Domniguez:
Alun Raglan
Captain Currie:
John Dougall
Victor Lazaro:
Jot Davies
Ronald Kaye:
John Bowler
Mrs Mendrill:
Karen Bartke
Bertie Forbes:
Nick Murchie
Spanish Diplomat:
Stefano Braschi
Lord Benditch:
David Sterne
Secretary:
Natasha Cowley
Begging Man:
Luke MacGregor
Adaptor:
Nick Perry
Director:
Sally Avens

Genres

Drama

Graham Greene - The Confidential Agent

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

A Republican agent in the Spanish Civil war is a hunted man - implicated in a young girl’s murder in England. Stars Alun Raglan. Show more

Contributors

Edgar Domniguez:
Alun Raglan
Spanish Diplomat:
Stefano Braschi
Inspector Collis:
Stephen Critchlow
Ronald Kaye:
John Bowler
Jim Barton:
Ian Conningham
Secretary:
Natasha Cowley
Woman in Benditch:
Karen Bartke
Bertie Forbes:
Nick Murchie
Captain Currie:
John Dougall
Policeman in Benditch:
David Sterne
Policeman in London:
Gavi Singh Chera
Adaptor:
Nick Perry
Director:
Sally Avens

Genres

Drama

Richard Adams - Watership Down

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. Fearful that their home is to be destroyed, a band of rabbits begins an epic and perilous journey. Starring Lyndsey Marshal. Show more

Drama

Richard Adams - Watership Down

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

To ensure the future of their new home, the rabbits must confront the terrifying General Woundwort. Stars Gunnar Cauthery. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Can life as a governess ever bring happiness and contentment? Game of Thrones star Ellie Kendrick stars as the determined Agnes. Show more

Contributors

Agnes Grey:
Ellie Kendrick
Mrs Grey:
Juliet Aubrey
Mr Grey:
John Bowler
Mrs Bloomfield:
Catriona McFarlane
Mr Bloomfield:
David Sterne
Edward Weston:
George Watkins
Mr Hatfield:
Luke MacGregor
Mrs Murray:
Karen Bartke
Adaptor:
Rachel Joyce
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Tracey Neale

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The family fortune is lost and her father is ill. Already facing big disappointment, what should Agnes do? Stars Ellie Kendrick. Show more

Contributors

Agnes Grey:
Ellie Kendrick
Mrs Grey:
Juliet Aubrey
Mr Grey:
John Bowler
Mrs Bloomfield:
Catriona McFarlane
Mr Bloomfield:
David Sterne
Edward Weston:
George Watkins
Mr Hatfield:
Luke MacGregor
Mrs Murray:
Karen Bartke
Adaptor:
Rachel Joyce
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Tracey Neale

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A governess for two years to a pair of ignorant girls, Agnes is now lonely and desperate for a friend. Stars George Watkins. Show more

Contributors

Agnes Grey:
Ellie Kendrick
Mrs Grey:
Juliet Aubrey
Mr Grey:
John Bowler
Mrs Bloomfield:
Catriona McFarlane
Mr Bloomfield:
David Sterne
Edward Weston:
George Watkins
Mr Hatfield:
Luke MacGregor
Mrs Murray:
Karen Bartke
Adaptor:
Rachel Joyce
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Tracey Neale

Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

4. Mirth and Mourning

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Governess Agnes is falling in love, but she has a rival. Stars Ellie Kendrick and George Watkins. Show more

Contributors

Agnes Grey:
Ellie Kendrick
Mrs Grey:
Juliet Aubrey
Mr Grey:
John Bowler
Mrs Bloomfield:
Catriona McFarlane
Mr Bloomfield:
David Sterne
Edward Weston:
George Watkins
Mr Hatfield:
Luke MacGregor
Mrs Murray:
Karen Bartke
Adaptor:
Rachel Joyce
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Tracey Neale

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Agnes's father is seriously ill, so she returns home with a heavy heart. Stars Ellie Kendrick, Juliet Aubrey and George Watkins. Show more

Contributors

Agnes Grey:
Ellie Kendrick
Mrs Grey:
Juliet Aubrey
Mr Grey:
John Bowler
Mrs Bloomfield:
Catriona McFarlane
Mr Bloomfield:
David Sterne
Edward Weston:
George Watkins
Mr Hatfield:
Luke MacGregor
Mrs Murray:
Karen Bartke
Adaptor:
Rachel Joyce
Producer:
Tracey Neale
Director:
Tracey Neale

Drama on 3

Iphigenia in Crimea

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

To mark Tony Harrison's 80th birthday, the premiere of his new verse drama, after Euripides. A Crimean War company of soldiers stage an all-male production of Iphigenia in Tauris. Show more

Contributors

Lieutenant/Iphigenia/Athena:
Blake Ritson
Orestes:
Robert Emms
Sergeant/Thoas:
John Dougall
Irish soldier/Cowherd/Chorus:
Eugene O'Hare
Soldier/Messenger/Chorus:
Michael Colgan
Soldier/Chorus of Greek Women:
David Sterne
Soldier/Chorus of Greek Women:
Gavi Singh Chera
Soldier/Chorus of Greek Women:
John Bowler
Soldier/Chorus of Greek Women:
Finlay Robertson
Composer:
Jon Nicholls
Director:
Emma Harding

Genres

John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga

The Forsytes Concludes

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

It is 1928, and Fleur and Michael Mont welcome young cousin Dinny into the Forsyte fold, who reveals her passionate nature when the wellbeing of loved ones is at stake. Show more

Drama

Robert Louis Stevenson: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Neil Brand's fast-moving version of Robert Louis Stevenson's disturbing tale of a scientist who experiments on himself to release the uncontrollable dark side of his personality. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Tennant
Henry Jekyll:
Stuart McQuarrie
Edward Hyde:
John Dougall
Lorna Utterson:
Madeleine Worrall
Arthur Utterson:
Hugh Ross
Christabel Campbell:
Catriona McFarlane
George Denman:
Nick Underwood
Sir James Ransome:
David Sterne
Arthur Kincaid:
John Bowler
Craig Dennistoun:
Kenny Blyth
Sir Danvers Carew:
Michael Bertenshaw
Mrs McNair:
Karen Bartke
Lady Caroline:
Natasha Cowley
Director:
David Hunter
Adaptor:
Neil Brand

Genres

Brand

Drama

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 FM

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 FM

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

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 70: 23-27 January 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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

Genres

Gudrun

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Twice-widowed Gudrun is under threat when her uncles eye her large estate. A husband would ward them off. Stars Kate Phillips. Show more