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Home Front

20 June 1918 - Hardy Walsh

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 registry office for boy farmworkers opened in London, and in Devon, Hardy Walsh finds his work more of a challenge than he expected. Show more

Contributors

Hardy Walsh:
Damien Molony
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Gert Battley:
Maggie Steed
Morris Battley:
Sean Baker
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams

Home Front

9 July 1918 - Elspeth Taverner

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, Labour MP JR Clynes became Minister of Food Control in Lloyd George's coalition, while at Halecot farm, Dieter is going to bed after a hard night's work. Show more

Contributors

Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Dieter Lippke:
Joe Sims
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Ludwig Huber:
Marcel Hagen
Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

11 July 1918 - 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 1918, the House of Lords was reassured that treatment of German prisoners was sufficiently punitive, and in Devon, Kitty has plans to visit Dieter. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Dieter Lippke:
Joe Sims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

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

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 - 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

Duration: 44 minutes

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

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. In search of silver and gold, Pilgrim comes to St Lewin where the malevolence of a powerful old enemy is causing havoc in the lives of ordinary people . Show more

Drama on 3

Lorca's Rural Trilogy

Episode 2: Yerma

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Told with poetic imagery and song, Lorca's powerful tale of a woman's desperate yearning for a child that leads her to murder. Show more

Contributors

Pagan Old Woman:
Annette Badland
Dolores' Neighbour:
Kate Layden
Washerwoman:
Deborah McAndrew
Washerwoman:
Fionnuala Dorrity
Washerwoman/Girl 1:
Liz Carter
Washerwoman/Female at the Pilgrimag:
Helen Longworth
Male at the Pilgrimage:
Kevin Harvey
Spanish Voice:
Anna Castineiras
Musician:
Tayo Akinbode
Musician:
Chris Cruiks

Genres

Saturday Drama

Playing With Trains

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. 1967: Maverick inventor Bill Galpin is getting rich while battling with his children, Roxanna and Danny. Stars Timothy Spall. Show more

Saturday Drama

Playing With Trains

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

1986: Roxanna and Danny are in despair over the actions of their father, hubristic inventor Bill Galpin. Stars Timothy Spall. Show more

Drama

Somewhere in England

Duration: 1 hour

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

Caryl Phillips dramatises his own novel Crossing the River, a story of love and race set in Yorkshire during the Second World War. Show more

Drama

A Sleepwalk on the Severn

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Award-winning poet Alice Oswald's extraordinary evocation of the experience of moonrise over the Severn Estuary. Set to original music by Roger Goula. Show more

Contributors

Performer:
Ron Cook
Performer:
Sam Dale
Performer:
Emma Fielding
Performer:
James Laurenson
Performer:
Helen Longworth

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

On Mardle Fen

Series 5

Part 1: Talk to the Bones

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Nick Warburton. Warwick dreams of expansion. He gets it into his head that they should have a covered area built on the side of the restaurant with romantic views over the river. Show more

Contributors

Warwick Hedges:
Trevor Peacock
Jack Hedges:
Sam Dale
Marcia Hedges:
Kate Buffery
Samuel:
John Rowe
Bernard:
Ben Crowe
Director:
Claire Grove

Genres

Drama

On Mardle Fen

Series 6

Part 1: Mardle End, part 1

Duration: 45 minutes

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

In the sixth and final series of Nick Warburton's comedy drama, chef Warwick Hedges goes in search of a magical, golden paradise... somewhere on Mardle Fen. Show more

Contributors

Warwick Hedges:
Trevor Peacock
Jack Hedges:
Sam Dale
Marcia Hedges:
Kate Buffery
Samuel:
John Rowe
Director:
Claire Grove

Genres

Drama

On Mardle Fen

Series 6

Part 2: Mardle End, part 2

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Up a tree at dusk, eccentric chef Warwick Hedges, disguised as a badger, is shot at. Could this be poachers or something more sinister? Show more

Contributors

Warwick Hedges:
Trevor Peacock
Jack Hedges:
Sam Dale
Marcia Hedges:
Kate Buffery
Samuel:
John Rowe
Director:
Claire Grove

Genres

Home Front

20 July 1918 - 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 1918, it was reported that Ben Tillett MP described the country as 98 per cent anti-German. In Devon, Kitty is called out in the middle of the night to see Dieter. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Dieter Lippke:
Joe Sims
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

2 August 1918 - Effie Taverner

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1918, British intervention in the Russian civil war led to the occupation of Archangel, while at Halecot Farm, Effie faces the grim prospect of reaping alone. Show more

Contributors

Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Morris Battley:
Sean Baker
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Ludwig Huber:
Marcel Hagen
Gert Battley:
Maggie Steed
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 110: 30 July - 3 August 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Epic war drama set in Devon, in the week in 1918 when Allied forces arrived in northern Russia to support the White Army. Show more

Contributors

Ivan Jackson:
Lloyd Thomas
Primrose Holden:
Jade Matthew
Amos Rutter:
Richard Cotton
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Eli Lawrence:
Michael Shelford
Robin Bowder:
Sean Murray
Jocelyn Ogden:
Christine Kavanagh
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Hardy Walsh:
Damien Molony
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Morris Battley:
Sean Baker
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Ludwig Huber:
Marcel Hagen
Gert Battley:
Maggie Steed
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Ailsa Goodman:
Emma Handy
Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Drama

David Nobbs - Silent Nights

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Gordon's hatred of noise is threatening his marriage. But will foisting silence on the world help matters? Stars Jonathan Coy. Show more

Contributors

Gordon Flitch:
Jonathan Coy
Alison Flitch:
Doon Mackichan
Jonathan Pelt:
Stephen Critchlow
Esterhazy:
John Rowe
Shopkeeper:
Dan Starkey

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

Melissa Murray - Tom Thumb Redux

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Research biologist Tom Latimer is losing his funding, his waistline and his young second wife Val. But his problems are about to get a whole lot smaller. From 2013. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Brand

Drama