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5 May 1917 - Cynthia Hamilton

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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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 Extra

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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

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Home Front

19 May 1917 - Noah Hamilton

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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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

2 June 1917 - Dorothea Winwood

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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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 LW

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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 Extra

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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 LW

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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 LW

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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 Extra

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 LW

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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

7 August 1917 - Howard Argent

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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On this day in 1917, the dramatist Basil Hood died, having suffered from nervous exhaustion, and Captain Lumley returns to Folkestone a more fragile man. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Marieke Argent:
Olivia Ross
Mathieu Argent:
Bea White
Ulysses Pilchard:
Khalid Abdalla
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

8 August 1917 - Alice Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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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

9 August 1917 - Alec Poole

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day in 1917, The Times described German coverage of Passchendaele as 'press hysterics'. In Folkestone, Reverend Winwood soothes Alec Poole. Show more

Contributors

Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Solly Joseph:
Stephen Critchlow
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

10 August 1917 - Sylvia Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day in 1917, the Labour party voted to send delegates to the Stockholm peace conference. In Folkestone, Sylvia Graham hosts wounded soldiers. Show more

Contributors

Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

11 August 1917 - Dennis Monk

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day in 1917, the Labour leader resigned from the Cabinet under pressure from the press, and in Folkestone, Jessie directs her powers of persuasion at Dennis Monk. Show more

Contributors

Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Mr Williams:
Charlie Clements
Horace Woods:
Luke Newberry
Mr O'Hare:
Tom Forrister
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

4 May 1916 - Alexander Gidley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, the papers reported the extension of conscription to include all men aged 18 to 41, and Alexander Gidley continues to face resistance at the quarry. Show more

Contributors

Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Pat McCrory:
Jonny Holden
Primrose Rutter:
Jade Matthew
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant

Home Front

5 May 1916 - Cora Gidley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day in 1916, the Western Times reported the French were gaining ground at Verdun, while Cora Gidley is on the defensive. Show more

Contributors

Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Agatha Christie:
Melody Grove
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Emily Coville:
Scarlett Brookes
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Jacques Hamoir:
Michael Bertenshaw
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Pat McCrory:
Jonny Holden
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant

Home Front

6 May 1916 - Johnnie Marshall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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Two conscientious objectors are arrested in Newton Abbot, and Johnnie Marshall is in pursuit of information. Show more

Contributors

Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant
Wilfred Truscott:
Stephen Tomlin

Home Front

17 May 1916 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Roger Casement is sent to Brixton Prison to await trial for treason, and at Halecot Farm, old loyalties are strained. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth

Home Front

18 May 1916 - Emily Colville

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Seven members of the No Conscription Fellowship are sentenced to imprisonment, and in Ashburton, Emily Colville resists her duty. Show more

Contributors

Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Bertram Colville:
Nick Underwood
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Molly Dyer:
Stevie Thompson
Oswald Dyer:
Dean Nolan
Simeon Dyer:
Josh Darcy