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Book of the Week

Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

David Mitchell, award-winning author of Cloud Atlas, translates and introduces this compelling book by a Japanese teenager with severe autism. Read by Matthew Beard. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

17th-century Italy: composer Alessandro Stradella’s real life is one of scandal, chaos and close calls. Stars Trystan Gravelle. Show more

Contributors

Alessandro Stradella:
Trystan Gravelle
Arcangelo Corelli:
Harry Treadaway
Agnese van Uffele:
Alice St Clair
Cardinal Cibo:
David Hounslow
Contarini, Doge of Venice:
Chris Pavlo
Duchess Maria Giovanna:
Amelia Lowdell
Stage Manager:
George Watkins
Damiano:
Leo Wan

Book of the Week

Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime

Episode 1: 1. Secrets From The Dead

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Crime writer Val McDermid delves into the medical archives to discover the secrets of forensic science. From 2014. Show more

Home Front

5 May 1917 - Cynthia Hamilton

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1917, Russian anti-war protests were reported in Britain as 'some trouble caused by soldiers and workmen', while at St Stephen's, the repairs are nearly complete. Show more

Contributors

Cynthia Hamilton:
Fenella Woolgar
Dicky Manchester:
Roy Hudd
Milly Manchester:
Annette Badland
Noah Hamilton:
Finn Monteath
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Ruby Tulliver:
Katie Redford
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 74: 1-5 May 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Third omnibus of Season 10, Our Daily Bread, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1917, when the Archbishop of Canterbury warned, 'We mean to come out of this war with clean hands.'. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Cynthia Hamilton:
Fenella Woolgar
Milly Manchester:
Annette Badland
Reg Roach:
Arthur Smith
Alfred Vane:
Charlie Clements
Mabel Thatcher:
Chetna Pandya
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Noah Hamilton:
Finn Monteath
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Ruby Tulliver:
Katie Redford
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliot
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Dicky Manchester:
Roy Hudd
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Home Front

19 May 1917 - Noah Hamilton

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, a roundup of Jewish tailors in East London resulted in several men being charged as absentees, and in Folkestone, Noah Hamilton is tempted to disappear. Show more

Contributors

Noah Hamilton:
Finn Monteath
Dicky Manchester:
Roy Hudd
Mildred Manchester:
Annette Badland
Cynthia Hamilton:
Fenella Woolgar
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Alfred Vane:
Charlie Clements
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 76: 15-19 May 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Set in the week in 1917 when sugar queues were reported in London, with supplies believed to be at their lowest yet. Written by Sarah Daniels. Show more

Contributors

Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Mildred Manchester:
Annette Badland
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
May Arnold:
Lois Chimimba
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Alfred Vane:
Charlie Clements
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Mrs Joan Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliot
Mrs Herrin:
Georgie Glen
Dicky Manchester:
Roy Hudd
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Noah Hamilton:
Finn Monteath
Mabel Thatcher:
Chetna Pandya
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Reg Roach:
Arthur Smith
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Cynthia Hamilton:
Fenella Woolgar
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Home Front

2 June 1917 - Dorothea Winwood

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, Canadian flying ace Billy Bishop shot down three German planes on a solo flight behind enemy lines, and in Folkestone, Dorothea is on a mission for the truth. Show more

Contributors

Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Dicky Manchester:
Roy Hudd
Mildred Manchester:
Annette Badland
Ruby Tulliver:
Katie Redford
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Archbishop:
Richard Curnow
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

13 December 1916 - Marion Wardle

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, French President Briand dismissed Germany's peace offer, while in Tynemouth, Marion rekindles an old friendship, and builds a new one. Show more

Contributors

Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Mr Peters:
John Bowler

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

27 December 1916 - Edie Chadwick

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, newspapers praised munitionettes' 'invasion of man's pursuits' at a ladies football match, and in Tyneside, the Marshall Girls say 'fiddlesticks to convention' Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Pickpocket:
John Bowler
Pearl Thornton:
Sophie Scott
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon

Home Front

30 December 1916 - Lester Reed

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, the Allies rejected the German peace proposals as 'less an offer of peace than a war manoeuvre', and in Tynemouth, Lester Reed stirs up the fighting spirit. Show more

Contributors

Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Timothy Ryker:
Leon Scott
Dr Banks:
John Bowler
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Squeezebox:
Colin Guthrie

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

27 January 1917 - DR Walker

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

The King of Spain survives an assassination attempt, while in Tynemouth, Edie Chadwick is publicly recognised for heroism. Show more

Contributors

DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Lord Mayor:
John Bowler
Writer:
Katie Hims

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

Book at Bedtime

Red or Dead

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

It's 1959, and Bill Shankly seizes the challenge of second division side Liverpool FC and throws himself into transforming the team. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Red or Dead

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

It's 1962, two years into his management, and Bill Shankly has taken Liverpool to the top of the Second Division. The team are pushing hard for promotion, but it's on a knife edge. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Red or Dead

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

It's 1963. Bill Shankly's hard work is paying off. For the first time since 1947, Liverpool are top of the First Division, but there is a long season ahead. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Red or Dead

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

It's 1971. Liverpool come within sight of the FA Cup, and Bill Shankly signs a young player who could take the team to greatness. Show more