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Home Front

11 May 1916 - Isabel Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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The Times reports that Sir Roger Casement is to be tried for High Treason for his involvement in the Easter Rising, and Isabel gets a lesson in relaxing. Show more

Contributors

Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Elsie Knocker:
Marianne Oldham

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

Available for years

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

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Home Front

19 May 1917 - Noah Hamilton

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, a roundup of Jewish tailors in East London resulted in several men being charged as absentees, and in Folkestone, Noah Hamilton is tempted to disappear. Show more

Contributors

Noah Hamilton:
Finn Monteath
Dicky Manchester:
Roy Hudd
Mildred Manchester:
Annette Badland
Cynthia Hamilton:
Fenella Woolgar
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Alfred Vane:
Charlie Clements
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

16 January 1917 - 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 1917, the Zimmerman Telegram was intercepted, proposing a German-Mexican alliance, and in Tynemouth, Sylvia Graham finds an unlikely ally. Show more

Contributors

Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Postman:
John Bowler
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Beatrice:
Eviee Lavery

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

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The Graham household prepares for an arrival. Show more

Home Front

4 December 1914 - Jessie Moore

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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In a town where recruitment is in the air, Jessie is determined to do her bit for the war effort, but she cannot seem to find anything to do. Show more

Home Front

3 December 1914 - Dorothea Winwood

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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

Home Front

2 December 1914 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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No news is good news, but for Kitty, good news is devastating. Show more

Home Front

5 December 1914 - Joe Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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Joe Macknade dearly wants to enlist, but is it for glory, or to escape home? 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

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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

Home Front

15 September 1914 - Jack Wilson

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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It's the day of the memorial service, and everyone brings their own grief. Show more

Home Front

16 September 1914 - Victor Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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Lieutenant Lumley is a man with a plan. Show more

Home Front

17 September 1914 - Gabriel Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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Councillor Graham sees a new side to Folkestone. Show more

Home Front

18 September 1914 - Ralph Winwood

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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A momentous day for the Winwood household. Ralph has something very important to tell Dorothea. Show more

Home Front

19 September 1914 - Kitty Wilson

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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Parenthood, marriage and death all feature in Kitty's day, and none of them straightforward. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 7: 15-19 September 1914

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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Folkestone honours its dead, and our characters' worlds all seem up-ended. With Katie Angelou, Michael Bertenshaw, Keely Beresford. Show more

Home Front

10 May 1916 - Hetty Cox

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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For the first time, 18-year-olds can be called up for home service, and Hetty is in unforgiving mood. Show more

Contributors

Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Lewis Cox:
Dylan Edwards
Oswald Dyer:
Dean Nolan
Greg:
Sam Rix
Stationmaster:
Mark Carey

Home Front

12 May 1916 - Edwin Lloyd

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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The papers report food shortages in Germany at a dire level, and in Ashburton, Edwin Lloyd is well enough to start work again. Show more

Contributors

Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Marcus Goodridge:
Max Bennett
William Fulford:
Ryan Coath

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

9 May 1916 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

The Summer Time Bill is introduced to Parliament, and Kitty and Dieter get to make hay, metaphorically. 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