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Drama

Jailbird Lover

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Comedy by Craig Hawes. Lonely bachelor Gwilym fulfils his relationship needs by writing to long-term women prisoners who he will never have to meet. Until one of them turns up. Show more

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Drama

Home Front

5 December 1914 - Joe Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Joe Macknade dearly wants to enlist, but is it for glory, or to escape home? Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 10: 1-5 December 1914 (Season 2 start)

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Epic drama series set in Great War Britain. In the first Season 2 omnibus, everyone is looking to do their bit for the war effort. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Post-apocalyptic drama based on the John Wyndham novel. As the Triffids destroy Britain, Bill works with his father to clone a genetic mutation which will sterilise them all. Show more

Contributors

Bill Masen:
Dougray Scott
Jo Playton:
Joely Richardson
Torrence:
Eddie Izzard
Bill's Dad:
Brian Cox
Walter Strange:
Ewen Bremner
Michelle Beadley:
Genevieve O'Reilly
Colonel:
Tim Frances
Old Man:
Willie Jonah
Doctor Koch:
Steven Elder
Wheelchair Lady:
Rita Davies
Vronsky:
Paul Chahidi
Father Thomas:
Philip Anthony
Television Director:
Simon Lowe
Doctor:
Raji James
Second Hospital Mother:
Margo Virginia Cargill
Fourth Hospital Mother:
Natasha Alderslade
Girl in Street:
Eva Sayer
Man in Street:
Simon Naylor
Blind Policeman:
Tony Maudsley
Barricade Police Sergeant:
Scott Baker
Barricade Man:
John White
Barricade Woman:
Stephanie Carey
Australian Reporter:
Tim Versteegen
Austrian Reporter:
Karl Fischer

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Post-apocalyptic drama, based on the John Wyndham novel. The world is struck blind by a solar storm, and millions of man-eating mobile plants are released to roam Britain. Show more

Contributors

Bill Masen:
Dougray Scott
Jo Playton:
Joely Richardson
Torrence:
Eddie Izzard
Dennis Masen:
Brian Cox
Walter Strange:
Ewen Bremner
Wheelchair Lady:
Rita Davies
Barricade Man:
John White
Father Thomas:
Philip Anthony
Doctor Koch:
Steven Elder
Television Director:
Simon Lowe
Blind Policeman:
Tony Maudsley
Austrian Reporter:
Karl Fischer
Vronsky:
Paul Chahidi
Doctor:
Raji James
Barricade Police Sergeant:
Scott Baker
Colonel:
Tim Frances
Old Man:
Willie Jonah
Michelle Beadley:
Genevieve O'Reilly
Australian Reporter:
Tim Versteegen
Second Hospital Mother:
Margo Virginia Cargill
Fourth Hospital Mother:
Natasha Alderslade
Girl in Street:
Eva Sayer
Man in Street:
Simon Naylor
Barricade Woman:
Stephanie Carey

Drama

The Gift

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Vickie Donoghue. Carol is good at looking after vulnerable young mothers but she is knocked off balance when Hayley turns up on her doorstep with a newborn baby. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Adaptation of Alexander Masters' critically acclaimed memoir of homeless alcoholic Stuart Shorter, recounting his complicated life story in reverse. Show more

Home Front

8 September 1915 - Alice Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Alice Macknade has to say farewell to the love of her life as he heads off to war, just months after saying the same to her husband. Show more

Home Front

10 September 1915 - Maggie Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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Maggie Macknade is the only person in her household who seems to understand the dangers of harbouring a deserter. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 32: 7-11 September 1915 (Season 5 start)

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The first omnibus edition of Season 5 of the epic drama series set in Great War Britain and the population is beginning to open up to thoughts of the hereafter. Show more

Home Front

15 September 1915 - Alice Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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Alice and Roy try to evade the inevitable in the hope Roy can escape transfer to France, or even court martial. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 33: 14-18 September 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Omnibus edition of the epic drama series set in Great War Britain sees a week of evasions, diversions and new arrivals. Show more

Home Front

30 June 1915 - Esme Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

The Grahams have a plan to match-make Toby with their recently bereaved daughter, Juliet. Show more

Contributors

Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Toby Speedwell:
Joe Bannister
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw

Home Front

1 July 1915 - Alice Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

In Folkestone, the Dominion Day celebrations are infectious. Show more

Contributors

Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Roy Lavoie:
Tim Beckmann
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Muriel Grainger:
Hannah Tointon
Canadian Soldier 1:
Nathan Nolan
Canadian Soldier 2:
Owen Clark
Canadian Soldier 3:
Stephen Critchlow
Canadian Soldier 4:
David Hounslow

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 29: 29 June to 3 July 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Canadian troops celebrate their Dominion Day, and a long-awaited reunion is planned. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Toby Jones
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Hotel Guest:
Jessica Turner
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Muriel Grainger:
Hannah Tointon
Private Greg:
Jude Akuwidike
Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick
Roy Lavoie:
Tim Beckmann
Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Carson Martindale:
Stephen Critchlow
Canadian Soldier 1:
Nathan Nolan
Canadian Soldier 2:
Owen Clark
Canadian Soldier 3:
Stephen Critchlow
Canadian Soldier 4:
David Hounslow
Toby Speedwell:
Joe Bannister
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Tom Wright:
Clive Hayward

Genres

Home Front

15 July 1915 - Norman Harris

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

The investigation into Police Constable King's murder gathers pace. Show more

Contributors

Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Inspector Forrester:
Nigel Hastings
Eric Morton:
Ian Conningham
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos

Home Front

17 June 1915 - Alice Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Despite trouble at home, Alice is swept off her feet at work. Show more

Contributors

Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Roy Lavoie:
Tim Beckmann

Line of Duty

Series 6

Episode 6

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One EastLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Available for 6 months

AC-12 struggle to come to terms with tragic events, redoubling their efforts to root out any remaining corrupt officers. Show more

Home Front

8 August 1917 - Alice Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, at the Conference of Modern Churchmen, Canon Glazebrook described socialism as sharing Christian virtues. In Folkestone, Alice feels less than charitable. Show more

Contributors

Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Mrs Grimes:
Amelda Brown
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

29 August 1917 - Esme Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1917, President Wilson issued his reply to the Pope's Peace Note, while in Folkestone, Esme Macknade craves a little peace. Show more

Contributors

Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell