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2 June 1917 - Dorothea Winwood

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

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

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

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

30 January 1917 - Albert Wilson

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, Lloyd George refused to meet a group of suffragettes at Downing St to discuss the extension of the vote, and in Tynemouth, Albert Wilson is disappointed. Show more

Contributors

Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Mrs Milliard:
Hannah Wood
Mr Milliard:
John Bowler
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Writer:
Katie Hims

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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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 August 1917 - Dorothea Winwood

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, Pope Benedict XV issued his Peace Note, describing the war as driven by a universal madness, and in Folkestone, Dorothea experiences a private sadness. Show more

Contributors

Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

2 August 1917 - Jessie Moore

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 heaviest rainfall in 30 years fell on Passchendaele, and in Folkestone, Jessie lives under a cloud. Show more

Contributors

Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Ernie Moore:
Sean Connolly
Hilda Moore:
Bella Hamblin
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Mrs Fryer:
Debbie Korley
Ralph Winwood:
Nick Murchie
Harry Tate:
Philip Fox
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

3 August 1917 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, copies of Sylvia Pankhurst's Dreadnought were seized in a raid, and in Folkestone, Kitty discovers a vital clue. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Solly Joseph:
Stephen Critchlow
Biago Rossi:
Philip Fox
Caroline:
Debbie Korley
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

4 August 1917 - Hilary Pearce

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1917, there was a service on the Leas in Folkestone to mark the third anniversary of the outbreak of war. 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

7 August 1917 - Howard Argent

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

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

Available for years

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

Available for years

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

Available for years

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

14 August 1917 - Howard Argent

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, Pope Benedict XV issued a Peace Note to the warring nations, and in Folkestone, Howard Argent plays mediator. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Marieke Argent:
Olivia Ross
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Ulysses Pilchard:
Khalid Abdalla
Phillip Sassoon:
Luke Newberry
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

15 August 1917 - Juliet Cavendish

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 increase in wages for women munitions workers was introduced, and Juliet Cavendish finds her working conditions oppressive. Show more

Contributors

Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Connie Marshall:
Darcy Brown
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

16 August 1917 - Ulysses Pilchard

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 idea of a channel tunnel was rejected, at least until the end of the war, while in Folkestone, Dr Pilchard gains ground with his electro-shock treatment. Show more

Contributors

Ulysses Pilchard:
Khalid Abdalla
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Chester Matthews:
Samuel James
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

17 August 1917 - Adeline Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, Wilfred Owen met Siegfried Sassoon at Craiglockhart, and in Folkestone, Adeline and Victor Lumley both see clearly, but in different ways. Show more

Contributors

Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Writer:
Katie Hims