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15 Minute Drama

Kidnap

Episode 5: Resolution

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Richard Monks' drama looks at the kidnapping of an aid worker in Pakistan. Lucy waits for her mother's release from captivity, with ambiguous feelings about her return. Show more

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

Home Front

20 May 1916 - Cyrus Colville

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

An air raid on Kent destroys a public house, while in the county tribunal in Exeter, Cyrus Colville is on fiery form. Show more

Contributors

Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Bertram Colville:
Nick Underwood
Burroughs:
Sargon Yelda
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Marcus Goodridge:
Max Bennett
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant
William Fulford:
Ryan Coath
Mrs Taylor:
Claire Sellers
Selleck:
Ewan Bailey

Home Front

16 May 1916 - Alexander Gidley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Three German steamers are torpedoed by Russian submarines, and in Staverton, Alexander Gidley is shaken by a letter from the War Office. Show more

Contributors

Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant

Home Front

26 May 1916 - Adam Wilson

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

The Bishop of Liverpool tells conscientious objectors that they should leave the country if they refuse to fight, and the Wilsons prepare to leave Devonshire. Show more

Contributors

Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
John Rossiter:
Mark Carey
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth

Home Front

27 May 1916 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

President Wilson advocates the formation of an Association of Nations to ensure future peace, and at Halecot Farm, relations are troubled. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Amos Rutter:
Richard Cotton
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant

Home Front

23 May 1916 - Emily Colville

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

The Devon and Exeter Gazette advertises the training of women in the lighter branches of farm work, and Lord Colville takes his daughter to the theatre. Show more

Contributors

Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 55: 23-27 May 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week when President Wilson advocates the formation of an Association of Nations to ensure future peace, relations in Ashburton are very troubled. Show more

Contributors

Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant
John Rossiter:
Mark Carey
Amos Rutter:
Richard Cotton
Simeon Dyer:
Josh Darcy
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Primrose Rutter:
Jade Matthew
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Oswald Dyer:
Dean Nolan
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Soldier:
Sam Rix
Mayoress:
Jane Slavin
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Molly Dyer:
Stevie Thompson
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Burroughs:
Sargon Yelda

Genres

Home Front

14 July 1915 - Florrie Wilson

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Victor brings shocking news to the Wilsons. Show more

Contributors

Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague

Home Front

9 July 1915 - Mickey Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

The day that Mickey Macknade put away childish things and grew up. Show more

Contributors

Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Muriel Grainger:
Hannah Tointon
Roy Lavoie:
Tim Beckmann
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick

Home Front

10 July 1915 - Ralph Winwood

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Reverend Winwood finds ministering to a diverse flock of parishioners far easier than to his own household. Show more

Contributors

Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Howard Argent:
Toby Jones
Mervyn Harris:
Tom Whitelock
Maisie Plackett:
Cassie Layton
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne

Home Front

17 July 1915 - Thornton Tulliver

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Closing episode of Season Four of the drama series set in Great War Britain. Expect fireworks at the grand opening of Hilary's latest venture. Show more

Contributors

Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Muriel Grainger:
Hannah Tointon
Tom Wright:
Clive Hayward
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Ivy Layton:
Leah Brotherhead

Stone

Series 6

Disclosure

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for years

Detective series Stone created by Danny Brocklehurst with Hugo Speer as DCI Stone. In Disclosure by Richard Monks, a fire at a school leads Stone to uncover dark truths. Show more

Contributors

DCI John Stone:
Hugo Speer
DI Mike Tanner:
Craig Cheetham
DS Sue Kelly:
Deborah McAndrew
Bryant:
Jason Done
Trevor Galton:
Jason Done
Mrs Galton:
Rebecca Callard

Home Front

25 May 1916 - Oswald Dyer

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, Sir Neville Chamberlain opened the royal commission on the Irish Rebellion in Dublin, and Oswald Dyer attends tribunal in Exeter. Show more

Contributors

Oswald Dyer:
Dean Nolan
Burroughs:
Sargon Yelda
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Molly Dyer:
Stevie Thompson
Simeon Dyer:
Josh Darcy

Home Front

6 July 1915 - Victor Lumley

Duration: 12 minutes

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

Available for years

Victor prepares for a meeting he only ever dreamed about before. Show more

Contributors

Victor Lumley:
Joel McCormack
Adeline Lumley:
Anastasia Hille
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Toby Speedwell:
Joe Bannister
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague

Home Front

7 July 1915 - Hilary Pearce

Duration: 12 minutes

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

Available for years

Hilary is too impatient to settle for the long game, financially. Show more

Contributors

Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick
Howard Argent:
Toby Jones

Home Front

8 July 1915 - Mervyn Harris

Duration: 12 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

When Mervyn returns home on leave, only Maisie is unchanged by the war, for better or worse. Show more

Contributors

Mervyn Harris:
Tom Whitelock
Maisie Plackett:
Cassie Layton
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Roy Lavoie:
Tim Beckmann
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Eric Morton:
Ian Conningham
Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick
Inspector Forrester:
Nigel Hastings

15 Minute Drama

Inquest

Episode 5: Day Five

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

On the fifth day of the inquest into the death of a female soldier, the final days of Lorna's life are recounted, and the coroner reaches his conclusion. Show more

Home Front

21 December 1915 - Florrie Wilson (Season 6 start)

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for years

The first episode of Season 6: as Folkestone begins to recover from a major landslide, it appears that the Wilsons have all developed little rituals. Show more

Contributors

Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Roland Pemble:
Jack Holden