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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

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

30 December 1916 - Lester Reed

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 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 - Omnibus

Episode 71: 30 January-3 February 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week, in 1917, when America formally broke diplomatic relations with Germany, in Tynemouth, people are making small steps forwards. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Mr Milliard:
John Bowler
Maud Drummond:
Amy Cameron
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Dougie Baxter:
Kris Deedigan
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Beatrice:
Eviee Lavery
Writer:
Katie Hims

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Inspector George Gently

Series 1

Episode 2: Bomber's Moon

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Crime drama series set in the 1960s. When a returning German POW is found dead in a fishing village, Gently and Bacchus find themselves investigating past grievances. Show more

Contributors

Inspector George Gently:
Martin Shaw
Detective Sergeant Bacchus:
Lee Ingleby
China:
Tony Rohr
PC Taylor:
Simon Hubbard
Robert Stratton:
Kevin Doyle
Wilhelm Schmeikel:
Christian Oliver
Trudi Schmeikel:
Nathalie Boltt
Gunter Schmeikel:
Wolf Kahler
Old Jim Hardyment:
Tim Healy
Mabs Hardyment:
Gillian Hanna
Jimmy Hardyment:
Kevin Wathen
Alice Stratton:
Sammy T Dobson
Chick Shavers:
Paul Broughton
Bert Galton:
Phil Kingston
Mrs Stratton:
Paula Greevy-Lee
Receptionist:
Kathy Rose O'Brien
Local Policeman:
Michael Fitzgerald
Writer:
Mick Ford

Inspector George Gently

Series 2

Episode 1: Gently with the Innocents

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Crime drama. Investigating the murder of an old man in his dilapidated mansion, Gently and Bacchus discover a world which is beyond their comprehension.

Contributors

George Gently:
Martin Shaw
John Bacchus:
Lee Ingleby
Cora Davidson:
Jill Halfpenny
Harry Carson:
Matthew McNulty
Blacksmith:
Mark Stobbart
Enid Peachment:
Georgine Anderson
Producer:
Johann Knobel
Director:
Daniel O'Hara
Philip Morgan:
Paul Copley
Laura Fenwick:
Sharon Maughan
Prison Officer:
Steve Wilson
Kevin's Dad:
Jack Walsh

Tommies

2 June 1916

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Kitchener's new civilian army is massing in the valley of the Somme. It includes one Kenny Stokoe, local football hero for Marshall's, and spurned suitor of Edie Chadwick. Show more

Contributors

Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Joseph Gascoigne:
Neil Grainger
Francis Woodrington:
Nick Underwood
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Juma Gubanda:
John Macmillan
Desmond Dixon:
Daniel Weyman
Capitaine Vasserot:
Ewan Bailey
Producer:
David Hunter

Brand

Tommies

Tommies

23 June 1916

Duration: 45 minutes

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

On a morale-boosting tour in the Somme valley, a celebrity poet and priest arrives to perform his verse. But are inspirational speeches what the Kenny and his pals really need? Show more

Contributors

Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Canon Robertson:
James Lailey
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Joseph Gascoigne:
Neil Grainger
Francis Woodrington:
Nick Underwood
Juma Gubanda:
John Macmillan
Ivor Gurney:
Joe Sims
Producer:
David Hunter

Brand

Tommies

Tommies

30 June 1916

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Tommies reveals a hidden true story, based on secret German documents, of a British signalling blunder on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Show more

Contributors

Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Sergeant Dixon:
Daniel Weyman
Francis Woodrington:
Nick Underwood
Second Lieutenant Gascoigne:
Neil Grainger
Jemadar Mehta:
Raj Ghatak
Sowar Gopal:
Munir Khairdin
Producer:
David Hunter

Brand

Tommies

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 95: 1-5 January 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Final omnibus of Season 12, Giddy with Possibility, set in the week in 1918 when Kaiser Wilhelm the Second said, 'We face, with firm confidence and an iron will, the year 1918.'. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Stella Wardle:
Morgan Armstrong
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Cristine de Groot:
Ysabelle Cooper
Trevor Lamb:
Philip Correia
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gussie Marshall:
Grace Doherty
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Policeman:
Bill Fellows
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Sergei Federov:
Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Beatrice Marshall:
Eviee Lavery
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

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Doctors

Series 17

Episode 41: The Doctor

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Drama series set in a health centre. Jimmi is forced to put his own issues aside when he discovers that a young boy is in danger and races against time to find him. Show more

Contributors

Dr Jimmi Clay:
Adrian Lewis Morgan
Howard Bellamy:
Ian Kelsey
Karen Hollins:
Jan Pearson
Rob Hollins:
Chris Walker
Mike Carson:
Jack Deam
Alex Carson:
Rohan Gotobed
Junior Moran:
Dean Logan
Director:
Ian White
Producer:
Lee Thomas
Series Producer:
Mike Hobson
Series Producer:
Peter Eryl Lloyd

Home Front

14 December 1916 - Lester Reed

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, Lord Devonport declared in his maiden speech as Food Controller that rationing might be necessary, while in Tynemouth, Lester Reed is delighted with his lot. Show more

Contributors

Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Hodges:
Leon Scott
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell

Home Front

15 December 1916 - Martha Lamb

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 Women's Imperial Defence Council discussed fears of "the hidden hand", and at Marshall's, Martha Lamb is determined that the women's voices are heard. Show more

Contributors

Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Cathy Horn:
Amy Cameron
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan

Home Front

22 December 1916 - Evelina White

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 King reminded parliament that 'vigorous prosecution of war must be our sole endeavour', and Evelina is determined to keep politics out of her toyshop. Show more

Contributors

Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Esther O'Leary:
Amy Cameron
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 65: 19-23 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 debate raged nationally over the treatment of foreign workers, there is unrest throughout Tyneside. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Heinrich Fischer:
Ewan Bailey
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Esther O'Leary:
Amy Cameron
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Thomas Dixon:
Neil Grainger
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
Yevgeny Zamyatin:
Simon Scardifield
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Loomis:
Leon Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Mhairi Marchant:
Jane Slavin

Genres

Home Front

5 January 1917 - Kenny Stokoe

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, the Hidden Hand Committee recommended giving to the home secretary powers to revoke naturalisation, and in Tynemouth, Kenny's allegiances come under scrutiny. Show more

Contributors

Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Dougie Baxter:
Kris Deedigan
Oliver Birch:
Oliver Devoti

Home Front

11 January 1917 - Lester Reed

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, an explosion at a New Jersey munitions factory raised fears of German saboteurs, and Lester Reed continues to point the finger at Tynemouth's enemies within. Show more

Contributors

Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Timothy Ryker:
Leon Scott
Oliver Birch:
Oliver Devoti
Dougie Baxter:
Kris Deedigan

Home Front

23 January 1917 - Kenny Stokoe

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, the Board of Education announced it would consider training wounded soldiers for teaching, and in Tynemouth, injured veteran Kenny Stokoe tries to make amends. Show more

Contributors

Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

3 February 1917 - Edie Chadwick

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, America formally broke diplomatic relations with Germany, and in North Shields, Marshalls Munitionettes Football Team have a challenge of their own. Show more

Home Front

13 November 1917 - Edie Chadwick (Season 12 start)

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, in Petrograd, the Bolsheviks conclusively defeated Kerensky's counter-revolutionaries, and in Tynemouth, Edie Chadwick is looking for a fight. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Dougie Baxter:
Kris Deedigan