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Home Front

18 July 1918 - Howard Argent

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

This day in 1918 was declared Fag Day, raising money for cigarettes for the wounded, while in Seale Hayne, Howard tries to understand Doctor Hurst's unorthodox methods. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 108: 16-20 July 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Epic war drama set in Devon, in the week when the Board of Agriculture reported an increase in German PoW farm workers from 800 to 10,000. Show more

Contributors

Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Mrs Ferrier:
Jane Slavin
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Connie Cavendish:
Darcy Brown
Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Dieter Lippke:
Joe Sims
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

Drama

Ben Lewis - Tiny

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Quirky comedy about a teenager who becomes an internet star because of his nightly good-news webcasts. With Joshua Jenkins, Julia McKenzie, Mark Heap. Show more

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Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

Cordite for Breakfast

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

In Ben Ockrent's comedy-drama, a family hit crisis point during a re-enactment of the Battle of Waterloo. With Mark Heap, Rose Leslie and Aimee Ffion-Edwards. Show more

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Genres

Brand

Drama

15 Minute Drama

A Little Twist of Dahl

Episode 1: Taste

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Can conceited wine buff Richard Pratt identify a rare vintage to win marriage to his host's daughter? Stars Jonathan Hyde. From December 2012. Show more

15 Minute Drama

A Little Twist of Dahl

Episode 5: The Neck

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Rich, modern sculpture collector, Sir Basil Turton discovers his adulterous wife is trapped in a Henry Moore. Stars Chris Emmett. From March 2016. Show more

Contributors

Storyteller:
Charles Dance
Lionel Sturridge:
Jamie Glover
Sir Basil Turton:
Chris Emmett
Lady Turton:
Katie Scarfe
Major Haddock:
Mark Heap
Director:
David Blount
Producer:
David Blount

Genres

Lark Rise to Candleford

Series 2

Episode 4

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

As the death of Miss Ellison's father unites the communities, the bereaved daughter is confronted by a past she would rather forget and the affections of Thomas Brown. Show more

Contributors

Queenie Turrill:
Linda Bassett
Emma Timmins:
Claudie Blakley
Robert Timmins:
Brendan Coyle
Alf Arless:
John Dagleish
George Ellison:
Oliver Dimsdale
Frank Timmins:
Fergus Drysdale
Laura Timmins:
Olivia Hallinan
Thomas Brown:
Mark Heap
Twister Turrill:
Karl Johnson
Edmund Timmins:
Thomas Jones
Adult Laura:
Sarah Lancashire
Miss Ellison:
Sandy McDade
James Dowland:
Jason Merrells
Sally Arless:
Sophie Miles
Archie Arless:
Harry Miles
Ethel Timmins:
Martha Murdoch
Dorcas Lane:
Julia Sawalha
Lizzie Arless:
Hope Yeomans
Pearl Pratt:
Matilda Ziegler

Lark Rise to Candleford

Series 2

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & LincsLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Costume drama. James Dowland arrives in town, taking the woes of the Lark Rise tenants under his wing as he aims to put Candleford on the map with the opening of his new hotel. Show more

Contributors

Dorcas Lane:
Julia Sawalha
James Dowland:
Jason Merrells
Thomas Brown:
Mark Heap
Queenie Turrill:
Linda Bassett
Emma Timmins:
Claudie Blakley
Robert Timmins:
Brendan Coyle
Alf Arless:
John Dagleish
Frank Timmins:
Fergus Drysdale
Laura Timmins:
Olivia Hallinan
Twister Turrill:
Karl Johnson
Edmund Timmins:
Thomas Jones
Adult Laura:
Sarah Lancashire
Archie Arless:
Harry Miles
Sally Arless:
Sophie Miles
Ethel Timmins:
Martha Murdoch
Mrs Herring:
Maggie Steed
Lizzie Arless:
Hope Yeomans
Pearl Pratt:
Matilda Ziegler
Director:
Alan Grint

Drama

The Progress of the Soul of Lizzie Calvin

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Glenda Jackson plays the soul of Lizzie Calvin in Michael Symmons Roberts's modern version of John Donne's unfinished poem The Progress of the Soul. Produced in binaural sound. Show more

Home Front

19 June 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, the soft fruit harvest was reported at a quarter the yield of 1917, and in Devon, Adeline Lumley is hoping for a better return. Show more

Contributors

Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Betty Newcombe:
Annie McKenzie
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David

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 Extra

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

28 June 1918 - Victor 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, British forces at Nieppe Forest advanced nearly a mile, while at Seale Hayne Military Hospital, Victor is cynical about progress. Show more

Contributors

Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Betty Newcombe:
Annie McKenzie
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 105: 25-29 June 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Set in Devon, in the week in 1918 when the War Office called for 10,000 wounded, unfit and older men to help with the looming harvest. Show more

Contributors

Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Hardy Walsh:
Damien Molony
Bertram Colville:
Nick Underwood
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Betty Newcombe:
Annie McKenzie
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley
Teddy Lawrence:
Florence Duncalf
Ivan Jackson:
Lloyd Thomas
Jocelyn Ogden:
Christine Kavanagh
Robin Bowder:
Sean Murray
Eli Lawrence:
Michael Shelford
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Home Front

6 July 1918 - Rose Fairweather

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, a Devon hayrick worth £50 was set alight by two boys, while at Seale Hayne, Rose finds herself burning with indignation. Show more

Contributors

Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Dieter Lippke:
Joe Sims
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 106: 2-6 July 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Set in Devon, in the week in 1918 when the Allied countries launched an intervention into the Russian Civil War. Show more

Contributors

Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Ludwig Huber:
Marcel Hagen
Primrose Holden:
Jade Matthew
Jocelyn Ogden:
Christine Kavanagh
Ivan Jackson:
Lloyd Thomas
Amos Rutter:
Richard Cotton
Eli Lawrence:
Michael Shelford
Morris Battley:
Sean Baker
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Gert Battley:
Maggie Steed
Hardy Walsh:
Damien Molony
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Lionel Summer:
Geoffrey Palmer
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Dieter Lippke:
Joe Sims
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack

Genres

Home Front

12 July 1918 - Hector Gidley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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

13 July 1918 - Silas Morrow

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, British and Anzac troops made further advances near Ypres, while on Dartmoor Staff Sergeant Silas Morrow is fighting the so-called 'battle of Seale Hayne'. Show more

Contributors

Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Sid Butler:
Nigel Pilkington
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Vernon Goodman:
John Lightbody
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 Extra

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

Home Front

16 July 1918 - Victor 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, four escaped prisoners of war were captured near Waltham Abbey, while in Devon, Victor and Daniel manage to get away for a while. Show more

Contributors

Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Writer:
Katie Hims

Lark Rise to Candleford

Series 3

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

A young journalist arrives in Lark Rise with exciting news for the Timmins family: Emma is set to inherit a fortune, enough to move the family to a big house in Candleford. Show more

Contributors

Daniel Parish:
Ben Aldridge
Queenie Turrill:
Linda Bassett
Emma Timmins:
Claudie Blakley
Robert Timmins:
Brendan Coyle
Alf Arless:
John Dagleish
Frank Timmins:
Fergus Drysdale
Laura Timmins:
Olivia Hallinan
Thomas Brown:
Mark Heap
Twister Turrill:
Karl Johnson
Edmund Timmins:
Thomas Rhys Jones
Adult Laura:
Sarah Lancashire
Margaret Brown:
Sandy McDade
Sally Arless:
Sophie Miles
Archie Arless:
Harry Miles
Ethel Timmins:
Martha Murdoch
Dorcas Lane:
Julia Sawalha
Lizzie Arless:
Hope Yeomans
Pearl Pratt:
Matilda Ziegler
Director:
Sue Tully