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18 June 1918 - Cora Gidley (Season 14 start)

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day in 1918, the Times published plans for Alexandra Day, a project to sell pink roses to raise £1m, while in Ashburton, Cora Gidley sees her roses differently. Show more

Contributors

Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Jocelyn Ogden:
Christine Kavanagh
Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley

Home Front

21 June 1918 - Clarence Ogden

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day in 1918, the National Federation of Women Teachers advised them not to be gulled by promises of bonuses, while in Ashburton, Clarence Ogden leads the school assembly. Show more

Contributors

Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Jocelyn Ogden:
Christine Kavanagh

Home Front

25 June 1918 - Hector Gidley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day in 1918, the term 'Spanish Influenza' was recorded for the first time, while at Staverley Court, Hector is sick and tired of his son's elusive correspondence. Show more

Contributors

Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

26 June 1918 - Gabriel Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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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

2 July 1918 - Klaus Hofstädter

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day in 1918, the Allied countries launched an intervention into the Russian Civil War, and all is not quiet in Deanscombe Quarry. Show more

Contributors

Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Ludwig Huber:
Marcel Hagen

Home Front

5 July 1918 - Sylvia Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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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

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 53: 9-13 May 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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In a week when the Teachers Association strongly condemns the encouragement of child labour to replace conscripted men, the Ashburton community is on a steep learning curve. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Brother Aloysius:
Toby Bryant
Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Policeman:
Nick Underwood
Stallholder:
Sargon Yelda
Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Lewis Cox:
Dylan Edwards
Oswald Dyer:
Dean Nolan
Greg:
Sam Rix
Stationmaster:
Mark Carey
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Elsie Knocker:
Marianne Oldham
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Marcus Goodridge:
Max Bennett
William Fulford:
Ryan Coath
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Wilfred Truscott:
Stephen Tomlin

Genres

Duration: 15 minutes

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

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The creepy Madog Prys comes to London - and gangster boss Moses Lipski makes an unwelcome return. Stars Bettrys Jones. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

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4 Extra Debut. 1890s Whitechapel: Megan Evans comes to London to visit her brother, but he is strangely unwelcoming. Stars Bettrys Jones. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

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A young Welsh woman is experiencing 1890s Whitechapel but also suspects her brother is hiding something. Stars Trystan Gravelle. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

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Meg will have to try to save the family business after learning of her brother's gangster dealings. Stars Trystan Gravelle. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

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To save both her brother and the family's dairy business, Meg must risk everything and confront a gangster. Stars Bettrys Jones. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

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Meg thinks she’s saved the family business from gangster Moses Lipski, but her problems are far from over. Stars Bettrys Jones. Show more

Duration: 2 hours, 7 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. When the gold flows, all is well. But when a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over. Show more

Duration: 2 hours, 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Othello is the greatest general of his age. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own. Show more

Contributors

Montano:
David Ajao
Duke of Venice:
Nadia Albina
Citizen of Venice:
Eva Feiler
Gentleman of Cyprus:
Owen Findlay
Soldier:
Guy Hughes
Gratiano:
Gwilym Lloyd
Citizen of Venice:
Rina Mahoney
Gentleman of Cyprus:
Ken Nwosu
Brabantio:
Brian Protheroe
Gentleman of Cyprus:
Jay Saighal
Lodovico:
Tim Samuels
Director:
Iqbal Khan

Home Front

4 May 1916 - Alexander Gidley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day in 1916, the papers reported the extension of conscription to include all men aged 18 to 41, and Alexander Gidley continues to face resistance at the quarry. Show more

Contributors

Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Pat McCrory:
Jonny Holden
Primrose Rutter:
Jade Matthew
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant

Home Front

5 May 1916 - Cora Gidley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day in 1916, the Western Times reported the French were gaining ground at Verdun, while Cora Gidley is on the defensive. Show more

Contributors

Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Agatha Christie:
Melody Grove
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Emily Coville:
Scarlett Brookes
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Jacques Hamoir:
Michael Bertenshaw
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Pat McCrory:
Jonny Holden
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant

Home Front

6 May 1916 - Johnnie Marshall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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Two conscientious objectors are arrested in Newton Abbot, and Johnnie Marshall is in pursuit of information. Show more

Contributors

Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant
Wilfred Truscott:
Stephen Tomlin

Home Front

13 May 1916 - Alexander Gidley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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Prime Minister Herbert Asquith visits Mountjoy prison in Dublin, where Eamon de Valera refuses to shake his hand, and in Staverton, it is Alexander's birthday. Show more

Contributors

Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Oswald Dyer:
Dean Nolan
Wilfred Truscott:
Stephen Tomlin

Home Front

16 May 1916 - Alexander Gidley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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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