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Home Front

26 June 1918 - Gabriel Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, a Devon newspaper misreported that deposed Russian Tsar had been shot, and at Newton Abbot train station, Gabriel arrives with hopes of reviving his marriage. Show more

Contributors

Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

5 July 1918 - Sylvia Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, 1,300 Boy Scouts were engaged in Peterborough to help with the flax harvest, while in Devon, a schoolboy friendship is rekindled. Show more

Contributors

Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Lionel Summer:
Geoffrey Palmer
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Life on Earth pushes Bea to breaking point while, on Oasis, Peter has a curious encounter. Starring Joe Armstrong and Hayley Atwell. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Dougray Scott
Beatrice:
Hayley Atwell
Grainger:
Kelly Burke
Jesus Lover Number One:
Michael Bertenshaw
Jesus Lover Number Five:
Damian Lynch
Jesus Lover Number Four:
David Acton
USIC Psychologist:
Jane Slavin
USIC Doctor:
Elaine Claxton
Director:
Emma Harding

15 Minute Drama

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

The Arrival

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Queenie’s waiting but running out of time. She reveals why she has hidden from Harold for over 20 years. Stars Paul Venables. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

Poems

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Harold has been walking for 40 days. Did David steal the poems and will Queenie’s secret be revealed? Stars Sophie Thompson. Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

Episode 1: The Letter

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Queenie Hennessy reveals the shocking and beautiful truth of her life - in a long, complicated letter, a love song to the man she loves. Show more

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Bea has big news for her husband Peter, now a Christian missionary on a distant planet called Oasis. Starring Joe Armstrong and Hayley Atwell. Narrated by Dougray Scott. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Dougray Scott
Beatrice:
Hayley Atwell
Grainger:
Kelly Burke
Jesus Lover Number One:
Michael Bertenshaw
Jesus Lover Number Five:
Damian Lynch
Jesus Lover Number Four:
David Acton
USIC Psychologist:
Jane Slavin
USIC Doctor:
Elaine Claxton
Director:
Emma Harding

Duration: 14 minutes

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

From his mission on distant Oasis, Peter tries to reconnect with his wife Bea. Starring Hayley Atwell and Joe Armstrong. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Dougray Scott
Beatrice:
Hayley Atwell
Grainger:
Kelly Burke
Jesus Lover Number One:
Michael Bertenshaw
Jesus Lover Number Five:
Damian Lynch
Jesus Lover Number Four:
David Acton
USIC Psychologist:
Jane Slavin
USIC Doctor:
Elaine Claxton
Director:
Emma Harding

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Bea and Peter's relationship reaches crisis point, as Peter's mission continues. Starring Joe Armstrong and Hayley Atwell. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Dougray Scott
Beatrice:
Hayley Atwell
Grainger:
Kelly Burke
Jesus Lover Number One:
Michael Bertenshaw
Jesus Lover Number Five:
Damian Lynch
Jesus Lover Number Four:
David Acton
USIC Psychologist:
Jane Slavin
USIC Doctor:
Elaine Claxton
Director:
Emma Harding

Tsar

3. Alexander II: The People's Will

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 11 months

Twenty years after the serf liberation, Alexander II's benign autocracy fails to quell revolutionary zeal. Stars Joseph Millson. Show more

Contributors

Brand

Tsar

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

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

From 14 August to 18 August 1917

Duration: 1 hour

The week in August 1917 when poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon met in Craiglockhart Hospital. From August 2017. Show more

Contributors

Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Solly Joseph:
Stephen Critchlow
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Alice Macknade:
Claire Louise Cordwell
Mayor Penfold:
John Woodvine
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

6 June 1917 - Gabriel Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1917, a 'tropical rainstorm' descended on a damaged Folkestone, where Gabriel Graham's tempestuous journey leads to a flash of inspiration. Show more

Contributors

Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Joan Edkins:
Rachel Davis
Reporter:
John Bowler
Wampach:
Simon Treves
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

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

Genres

Home Front

From 18 September to 22 September 1917

Duration: 1 hour

Epic drama series set in the Britain of the Great War. The week in 1917 when free treatment was recommended for all invalided soldiers. From September 2017. Show more

Contributors

Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Solly Joseph:
Stephen Critchlow
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Alice Macknade:
Claire Louise Cordwell
Mayor Penfold:
John Woodvine
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

1 December 1914 - Sylvia Graham (Season 2 start)

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

The Graham household prepares for an arrival. Show more

Home Front

3 December 1914 - Dorothea Winwood

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

All is not well in the Winwood household, but Ralph cannot fathom why. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 10: 1-5 December 1914 (Season 2 start)

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Epic drama series set in Great War Britain. In the first Season 2 omnibus, everyone is looking to do their bit for the war effort. Show more

Duration: 44 minutes

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

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. Starring Paul Hilton. The immortal wanderer William Palmer - Pilgrim – comes to Lyall Park where he uncovers an astonishing and disturbing family secret Show more

15 Minute Drama

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

Harold Fry

Duration: 15 minutes

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

While Harold Fry walks the length of England, Queenie gets notes typed up and won’t stop until he arrives. Stars Paul Venables. Show more