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Home Front

17 June 1915 - Alice Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Despite trouble at home, Alice is swept off her feet at work. Show more

Contributors

Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Roy Lavoie:
Tim Beckmann

Home Front

18 June 1915 - Beau Tilley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Folkestone is in need of some Canadian diplomacy. Show more

Contributors

Beau Tilley:
Stephen Critchlow
Ivy Layton:
Leah Brotherhead
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els

Home Front

19 June 1915 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Sergeant Harris has awkward news to break to the Wilsons. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Connie Cavendish:
Natasha Raphael
Grace Cavendish:
Chloe Raphael
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies

15 Minute Drama

Penelope Mortimer - The Pumpkin Eater

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Mrs Armitage is encouraged by her husband to talk to a psychiatrist about her desire for more children. Stars Helen McCrory. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Penelope Mortimer - The Pumpkin Eater

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

When Jake returns from a shoot in Africa, Mrs Armitage throws a party for his film friends. Stars Helen McCrory and Paul Ready. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Penelope Mortimer - The Pumpkin Eater

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Mrs Armitage makes a confession. Classic study of 1960s marriage and motherhood starring Helen McCrory and Paul Ready. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Penelope Mortimer - The Pumpkin Eater

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Mrs Armitage has consented to an abortion and a sterilisation. A study of 1960s marriage starring Helen McCrory and Paul Ready. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Penelope Mortimer - The Pumpkin Eater

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Having found out about Jake's affair, Mrs Armitage takes refuge with her former husband. Starring Helen McCrory and Paul Ready. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 27: 15-19 June 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The Graham household is in chaos and not expecting visitors. Show more

Contributors

Connie Cavendish:
Natasha Raphael
Grace Cavendish:
Chloe Raphael
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Lorna Hogg:
Judy Emmet
Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick
Ivy Layton:
Leah Brotherhead
Adeline Lumley:
Anastasia Hille
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Melvin Manners:
David Acton
Eric Morton:
Ian Conningham
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Beau Tilley:
Stephen Critchlow
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook

Genres

Home Front

23 June 1915 - Dieter Lippke

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Epic drama series set in Great War Britain on this day a hundred years ago. A fugitive returns. Show more

Contributors

Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Tom Wright:
Clive Hayward
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Adeline Lumley:
Anastasia Hille
White Featherer:
Jessica Turner

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 28: 22-26 June 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

A week of secrets and lies feature in the omnibus edition of the epic drama series. Show more

Contributors

Connie Cavendish:
Natasha Raphael
Grace Cavendish:
Chloe Raphael
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Lorna Hogg:
Judy Emmet
Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick
Ivy Layton:
Leah Brotherhead
Adeline Lumley:
Anastasia Hille
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Melvin Manners:
David Acton
Eric Morton:
Ian Conningham
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Beau Tilley:
Stephen Critchlow
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook

Genres

Home Front

15 June 1915 - Sylvia Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

The Graham household is in chaos and certainly not prepared for any visitors. Show more

Contributors

Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Adeline Lumley:
Anastasia Hille
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Connie Cavendish:
Natasha Raphael
Grace Cavendish:
Chloe Raphael
Melvin Manners:
David Acton

British New Wave

Up the Junction

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Zoe Tapper and Lacey Turner star in Nell Dunn's Sixties classic. Chelsea girl Lily becomes friends with irrepressible sisters Sylvie and Rube in working class Battersea. Show more

Home Front

22 June 1915 - Howard Argent

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Howard discovers that he is being secretly cared for by the entire Winwood household. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Toby Jones
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Madame Lebeque:
Ruth Lass

Home Front

24 June 1915 - Mrs Florrie Wilson

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Florrie gets a telegram. Show more

Contributors

Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Sergeant Ivor Davis:
Alun Raglan
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson

Home Front

25 June 1915 - Ivy Layton

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Ivy goes for a quiet lunch with Hilary Pearce. Show more

Contributors

Ivy Layton:
Leah Brotherhead
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Muriel Grainger:
Hannah Tointon
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman

Home Front

26 June 1915 - Marieke Dupont

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Tempers wear very thin at St Jude's Vicarage. Show more

Contributors

Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Howard Argent:
Toby Jones
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick

Home Front

16 June 1915 - Josiah King

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

The new police constable is on a mission to clean up Folkestone and won't accept excuses. Show more

Contributors

Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Eric Morton:
Ian Conningham
Lorna Hogg:
Judy Emmet

From Fact to Fiction

Series 16

Episode 8: Desperately Seeking Bradley

Duration: 13 minutes

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

As the Tour de France starts in Yorkshire, playwright Georgia Fitch sets her story against the backdrop of the first stage in Harrogate. Show more

Drama

Strangers in the Night

Duration: 45 minutes

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

In Georgia Fitch's play, English actress Carol White goes to Hollywood - and finds herself drawn into a friendship with Frank Sinatra. Show more