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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

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

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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

10 March 1915 - Robert Lyle

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Luke refuses to tow the line with his father. Show more

Contributors

Robert Lyle:
Deka Walmsley
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Josseff al-Assadi:
Paul Chahidi
Luke Lyle:
Richard Riddell
Stationmaster:
David Acton

Home Front

11 March 1915 - Luke Lyle

Duration: 12 minutes

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

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The Lyles are in for a nasty shock. Show more

Contributors

Luke Lyle:
Richard Riddell
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Esther O'Leary:
Amy Cameron
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Mhairi Marchant:
Jane Slavin
Morgue Attendant:
Leon Scott

Home Front

13 March 1915 - Davy Wardle

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

The men at Marshalls are spoiling for a fight. Show more

Contributors

Davy Wardle:
Stephen O'Raullian
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Lewis Tully:
Gerard McDermott
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Paddy Blackshields:
Chris Garner
Paul(ine) Caffrey:
Daniel Weyman
Sergeant Ryker:
Simon Harrison

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

9 March 1915 - Geoffrey Marshall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Some news close to home leaves Geoffrey reeling. Show more

Contributors

Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Edgar Bates:
Sam Dale
Geoffrey Marshall:
Dominic Mafham
Leonard Proctor:
Chris Garner
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Travers Fielding:
David Acton

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

24 May 1916 - Dieter Lippke

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 Union Jack was to be flown from every public building for Empire Day, and Dieter feels increasingly isolated. Show more

Contributors

Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Primrose Rutter:
Jade Matthew
Mayoress:
Jane Slavin
Soldier:
Sam Rix

15 Minute Drama

Inquest

Episode 1: Day One

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

A female soldier dies in suspicious circumstances. Did she take her own life after being sexually assaulted? Stars Katie Lyons. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Inquest

Episode 2: Day Two

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

On the second day of the inquest into the death of a female soldier, the warrant officer of her battalion gives evidence. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Inquest

Episode 3: Day Three

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

On the third day of the inquest into the death of female soldier Lorna, her mother takes the stand. Show more