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Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 69: 16-20 January 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 a munitions factory explosion in Silvertown killed 73 workers, the after effects of the Marshalls explosion are still rippling through Tyneside. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Postman:
John Bowler
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Josseff al-Assadi:
Paul Chahidi
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Thomas Dixon:
Neil Grainger
Squeezebox:
Colin Guthrie
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Vincent Surtees:
Shaun Prendergast
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Beatrice:
Eviee Lavery

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 70: 23-27 January 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 the national press reported extensively on an explosion at an east London munitions factory, in Tynemouth, the workers are yet to have their story told. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Lord Mayor:
John Bowler
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Josseff al-Assadi:
Paul Chahidi
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Dougie Baxter:
Kris Deedigan
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Vincent Surtees:
Shaun Prendergast
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Edgar Bates:
David Sterne
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Writer:
Katie Hims
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

Genres

Classic Serial

JB Priestley - Angel Pavement

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. James Golspie proposes to save the City firm of Twigg and Dersingham, but he may not be all he seems. Stars Henry Goodman. Show more

Contributors

James Golspie:
Henry Goodman
Herbert Smeeth:
Jeff Rawle
Harold Turgis:
Joseph Kloska
Miss Matfield:
Victoria Brazier
Mr Dersingham:
Carl Prekopp
Poppy Sellers:
Millie Binks
Mary Dersingham:
Colleen Prendergast
Mrs Pearson:
Jane Purcell
Agnes:
Lucia Cox
Lena Golspie:
Faye Castelow
Director:
Chris Wallis

Classic Serial

Thomas Mann - Buddenbrooks

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

It's 1848 and the revolution comes to Lubeck. The story of a German merchant family. Stars Michael Maloney and Barbara Flynn. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Pip Carter
Jean Buddenbrook:
Michael Maloney
Elizabet Buddenbrook:
Barbara Flynn
Thomas Buddenbrook:
Joseph Millson
Toni Buddenbrook:
Clare Corbett
Christian Buddenbrook:
Carl Prekopp
Clara Buddenbrook:
Rosa Calcraft
Clara Buddenbrook:
Millie Binks
Gerda Buddenbrook:
Colleen Prendergast
Gotthold Buddenbrook:
Shaun Prendergast
Herr Grunlich:
Ben Crowe
Herr Kesselmeyer:
Stephen Critchlow
Pilot Schwarzkopf:
Peter Marinker
Herr Gosch:
Gerard McDermott
Ida Jungmann:
Alison Pettit
Producer:
Chris Wallis

Classic Serial

Thomas Mann - Buddenbrooks

Episode 3

Duration: 58 minutes

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

The Buddenbrook family business is under threat from within and without. Stars Joseph Millson and Barbara Flynn. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Pip Carter
Elizabet Buddenbrook:
Barbara Flynn
Thomas Buddenbrook:
Joseph Millson
Toni Buddenbrook:
Clare Corbett
Christian Buddenbrook:
Carl Prekopp
Gerda Buddenbrook:
Colleen Prendergast
Hanno Buddenbrook:
Gene Goodman
Hanno Buddenbrook:
Harry Lawtey
Kai, Count Molln:
Thiago Los
Kai, Count Molln:
Hugo Docking
Ida Jungmann:
Alison Pettit
Master 1:
Ben Crowe
Clementine:
Judith Adams
Producer:
Chris Wallis
Director:
Chris Wallis

Home Front

17 January 1917 - Iris 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 appeal was issued in the Times for women workers to help at YMCA recreation huts in France, and in North Shields, Iris Reed plans some entertainment. Show more

Contributors

Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Vincent Surtees:
Shaun Prendergast
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Squeezebox:
Colin Guthrie

Book of the Week

All Day Long

Episode 2: The Giggle Doctor and the Care Worker

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Joanna Biggs' portrait of Britain at work continues with the giggle doctor and the care worker. Show more

Book of the Week

All Day Long

Episode 5: The Quiz Writer and the Potter

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Joanna Biggs' portrait of Britain at work concludes with the quiz writer and the potter. Show more

Book of the Week

All Day Long

Episode 3: The Ballet Dancer

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Joanna Biggs' portrait of Britain at work continues with the ballet dancer. Show more

Book of the Week

All Day Long

Episode 4: The Fishmonger

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Joanna Biggs' portrait of Britain at work continues with the fishmonger. Show more

Home Front

19 January 1917 - Marion Wardle

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1917, a munitions factory explosion in Silvertown killed 73 workers and damaged 70,000 properties, and in North Shields, Marion is still shaken by recent events. Show more

Contributors

Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Thomas Dixon:
Neil Grainger
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy

Home Front

25 January 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, 354 Canadian soldiers drowned when their ship hit a mine off the Irish coast, and Sylvia Graham does her best to steer her family through choppy waters. Show more

Contributors

Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
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

Friday Drama

The Song Thief

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Romantic drama by Michael Chaplin. Two entwined love stories tell a tale about music - its capacity to redeem and corrupt - and the vexing question of who owns it. Show more

Contributors

Abel Humble:
Ron Cook
Stephen Haggard:
Nicholas Boulton
Dodd Armstrong:
Christopher Connel
Willie Sparke:
Donald McBride
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Book of the Week

All Day Long

Episode 1: The Lawyer

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Joanna Biggs' portrait of Britain at work begins with the lawyer. Show more