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Home Front

5 July 1918 - Sylvia Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, 1,300 Boy Scouts were engaged in Peterborough to help with the flax harvest, while in Devon, a schoolboy friendship is rekindled. Show more

Contributors

Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Lionel Summer:
Geoffrey Palmer
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe

The Grumpy Guide To

Series 3 Cutdowns

Episode 2: Food - Part 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

A grumpy perspective on aspects of modern life. The contributors cover topics including ridiculous food fashion, the price of organic crops and the rise of food allergies. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Ronni Ancona
Participant:
Katy Brand
Participant:
Ed Byrne
Participant:
Jon Culshaw
Participant:
Shobna Gulati
Participant:
Russell Kane
Participant:
Shappi Khorsandi
Participant:
Alistair McGowan
Participant:
Neil Morrissey
Participant:
Sarah Parish
Participant:
Mark Steel
Participant:
Mark Radcliffe
Participant:
John Thomson

Genres

The Grumpy Guide To

Series 3 Cutdowns

Episode 3: Work - Part 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

A grumpy perspective on aspects of modern life. A look at the world of work, from ingenious skiving techniques, the dangers of email and clock watching. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Ronni Ancona
Participant:
Katy Brand
Participant:
Jon Culshaw
Participant:
Shobna Gulati
Participant:
Russell Kane
Participant:
Shappi Khorsandi
Participant:
Alistair McGowan
Participant:
Neil Morrissey
Participant:
Sarah Parish
Participant:
Mark Steel
Participant:
Mark Radcliffe
Participant:
John Thomson

Genres

The Grumpy Guide To

Series 3 Cutdowns

Episode 4: Food - Part 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

A grumpy perspective on aspects of modern life. The contributors cover topics including ridiculous food fashion, the price of organic crops and the rise of food allergies. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Ronni Ancona
Participant:
Katy Brand
Participant:
Ed Byrne
Participant:
Jon Culshaw
Participant:
Shobna Gulati
Participant:
Russell Kane
Participant:
Shappi Khorsandi
Participant:
Alistair McGowan
Participant:
Neil Morrissey
Participant:
Sarah Parish
Participant:
Mark Steel
Participant:
Mark Radcliffe
Participant:
John Thomson

Genres

The Grumpy Guide To

Series 3 Cutdowns

Episode 5: Work - Part 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

A grumpy perspective on aspects of modern life. A look at the world of work, from ingenious skiving techniques and the dangers of email to clock watching. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Ronni Ancona
Participant:
Katy Brand
Participant:
Jon Culshaw
Participant:
Shobna Gulati
Participant:
Russell Kane
Participant:
Shappi Khorsandi
Participant:
Alistair McGowan
Participant:
Neil Morrissey
Participant:
Sarah Parish
Participant:
Mark Steel
Participant:
Mark Radcliffe
Participant:
John Thomson

Genres

Drama

Two Pipe Problems

Episode 2: The Case of the Missing Meerschaum

Duration: 45 minutes

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

William and Sandy use Holmesian precepts to tackle the theft of a rather famous pipe at a Sherlock Homes Convention. Starring Stanley Baxter and Richard Briers. Show more

Contributors

Sandy Boyle:
Stanley Baxter
William Parnes:
Richard Briers
Mortimer Tregennis:
Geoffrey Palmer
Roger Butterworth:
James Fleet
Beryl Butterworth:
Joanna David
Underground Worker:
Matt Simandl
Hotel Receptionist:
Matt Simandl
Autograph Hunter:
James McGregor
Souvenir Stallholder:
James McGregor
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Genres

Saturday Drama

Alan Bennett - Denmark Hill

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. Idiosyncratic take on Hamlet seen largely through the eyes of a 15-year old-girl. Narrated by Alan Bennett with Bryony Hannah. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Grumpy Old Men

Series 3

Episode 3: Terminally Confused

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Celebrity males aged between 35 and 54 grumble about modern life. Here, they moan about how VCRs, DVDs and mobiles all seem designed specifically to annoy them. Show more

Grumpy Old Men

Series 3

Episode 6: Being John Grumpy

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Celebrity males aged between 35 and 54 grumble about modern life. The grumpies reflect on their ever lengthening list of medical complaints. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Arthur Smith
Participant:
Rory McGrath
Participant:
Rick Wakeman
Participant:
Will Self
Participant:
John Stapleton
Participant:
Tim Rice
Participant:
John O'Farrell
Participant:
Des Lynam
Participant:
Nigel Havers
Participant:
Gerry Robinson
Participant:
Tony Slattery
Participant:
Don Warrington
Participant:
Peter York

North by Northamptonshire

North By Northamptonshire: Full Stop

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Sheila Hancock, Penelope Wilton and Geoffrey Palmer are amongst the stars of a final outing for this comedy drama. It's New Year's Eve and one this group of friends won't forget. Show more

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Two old men keen on fishing go to a Scottish salmon pool to recall past events that haunt them. With Geoffrey Palmer. From 2016. Show more

Home Front

9 August 1918 - Charles Summer

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1918, the Ministry of Food announced plans to grade potatoes and fix their prices accordingly, while in Ashburton, Charles wonders whether he is good enough. Show more

Contributors

Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Lionel Summer:
Geoffrey Palmer
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 111: 6-10 August 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 the week when thousands of soldiers were given agricultural furlough to help with the harvest. Show more

Contributors

Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley
Teddy Lawrence:
Florence Duncalf
Mrs Beast:
Kerry Gooderson
Morris Battley:
Sean Baker
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Miss Millard:
Emma Handy
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Betty Newcombe:
Annie McKenzie
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Lionel Summer:
Geoffrey Palmer
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Musician:
Susie Riddell
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Drama

Fairytale of New Malden

Duration: 44 minutes

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

By Katherine Jakeways. George reluctantly agrees to dress up as Santa for his grandchildren’s school Christmas fair. Festive comedy drama starring Geoffrey Palmer. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Brand

Drama

The Stanley Baxter Playhouse

Series 8

Melancholy Baby

Duration: 30 minutes

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

A heart-warming tale of two lives linked by events in Glasgow 90 years ago. Co-stars Geoffrey Palmer. From 2016. Show more

Drama

Two Pipe Problems

Episode 1: I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Sandy turns chef and William shows courage and compassion in saving the day for an unhappy father and his son. Show more

Contributors

Sandy Boyle:
Stanley Baxter
William Parnes:
Geoffrey Palmer
Jeremy (Policeman):
Stephen Critchlow
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Genres

As Time Goes By

Series 6

Episode 1: The Stalker

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Sitcom about a couple who are reunited after years apart following a mutual misunderstanding. Jean is concerned when Lionel comes to the rescue of his secretary.

As Time Goes By

Series 6

Episode 2: The Psychotherapist

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Sitcom about a couple who are reunited after years apart. Jean wonders whether the time has come to hand over the running of her agency.

As Time Goes By

Series 6

Episode 3: The Dinner Party

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Romantic comedy. Jean hears that her daughter is seeing a married man. Sandy has reservations about her new boyfriend.