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Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 74: 1-5 May 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Third omnibus of Season 10, Our Daily Bread, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1917, when the Archbishop of Canterbury warned, 'We mean to come out of this war with clean hands.'. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Cynthia Hamilton:
Fenella Woolgar
Milly Manchester:
Annette Badland
Reg Roach:
Arthur Smith
Alfred Vane:
Charlie Clements
Mabel Thatcher:
Chetna Pandya
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Noah Hamilton:
Finn Monteath
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Ruby Tulliver:
Katie Redford
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliot
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Dicky Manchester:
Roy Hudd
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

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Home Front

7 August 1917 - Howard Argent

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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On this day in 1917, the dramatist Basil Hood died, having suffered from nervous exhaustion, and Captain Lumley returns to Folkestone a more fragile man. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Marieke Argent:
Olivia Ross
Mathieu Argent:
Bea White
Ulysses Pilchard:
Khalid Abdalla
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

14 August 1917 - Howard Argent

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, Pope Benedict XV issued a Peace Note to the warring nations, and in Folkestone, Howard Argent plays mediator. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Marieke Argent:
Olivia Ross
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Ulysses Pilchard:
Khalid Abdalla
Phillip Sassoon:
Luke Newberry
Writer:
Katie Hims

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 July 1915 - Ralph Winwood

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Reverend Winwood finds ministering to a diverse flock of parishioners far easier than to his own household. Show more

Contributors

Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Howard Argent:
Toby Jones
Mervyn Harris:
Tom Whitelock
Maisie Plackett:
Cassie Layton
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne

Home Front

16 August 1916 - Hugh Cavendish

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 French gained a mile of trenches at the Somme, and in Folkestone, Hugh Cavendish resists the incursions of Cecil Cameron. Show more

Contributors

Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham
Juliet Argent:
Lizzie Bourne
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Cecil Cameron:
Justin Salinger
Connie Cavendish:
Felix Lailey
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 57: 15-19 August 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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In the week, in 1916, when the king praised the 'cheerful confidence' of the troops in France, courage and hope are hard-won in Folkestone. Show more

Contributors

Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Jean Harris:
Eliza Bennett
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Juliet Argent:
Lizzie Bourne
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Alice Macknade:
Claire Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Ethel Johnson:
Nicola Ferguson
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Connie Cavendish:
Felix Lailey
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Olly Flowers:
Eviee Lavery
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Carlton:
Nathan Nolan
Mary Mote:
Kirsty Oswald
Mansfield Cumming:
Brian Protheroe
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Albert Wilson:
Lee Ross
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Cecil Cameron:
Justin Salinger
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

Home Front

22 August 1916 - Juliet Cavendish

Duration: 1 hour

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

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15,000 pilgrims gather at Lourdes to pray for the safe return of their fathers from war, and Juliet finds it hard to reconcile her delight and her fears. Show more

Contributors

Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham
Reginald Church:
John Dougall
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Connie Cavendish:
Felix Lailey
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

1 September 1916 - Dorothea Winwood

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Bertrand Russell receives notice restricting his access to military areas, and Ralph Winwood returns home to a limited welcome. Show more

Contributors

Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Elizabeth Chance:
Kika Markham
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook

Home Front

4 June 1915 - Howard Argent

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Ralph is impressed by Howard's different approach to treating the wounded. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Toby Jones
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Private Best:
Sam Valentine

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 25: 1-5 June 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Omnibus edition of the epic drama series set in Great War Britain. Folkestone is making the most of the influx of Canadian troops. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Toby Jones
Private Best:
Sam Valentine
Private Campbell:
Sam Valentine
Connie Cavendish:
Natasha Raphael
Grace Cavendish:
Chloe Raphael
Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Muriel Grainger:
Hannah Tointon
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Ivy Layton:
Leah Brotherhead
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Cyril Lauter:
Jude Akuwudike
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Hilda Moore:
Bella Hamblin
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Pilgrim:
Paul Hilton
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 12: 15-19 December 1914

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

A spirit of generosity and recklessness fills the air as all Folkestone is encouraged to give itself to the war. With Craige Els, Will Howard. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 86: 11-15 September 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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The seventh omnibus of Season 11, Broken and Mad, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1917, when Kerensky's provisional government proclaimed a Russian republic. Show more

Contributors

Ulysses Pilchard:
Khalid Abdalla
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Dr Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Alice Macknade:
Claire Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Horace Woods:
Luke Newberry
Kathy Marx:
Sarah Ridgeway
Eleanor Tanney:
Sarah Ridgeway
Marieke Argent:
Olivia Ross
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 8: 22-26 September 1914

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Well-known suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst visits Folkestone, and on the Leas an amicable alliance is reached. With Keely Beresford, Michael Bertenshaw, Sean Connolly. Show more

Home Front

23 August 1916 - Alec Poole

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

The British army gains 200 yards just south of Thiepval, and the Reverend Alec Poole has a complicated day. Show more

Contributors

Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Frank Smith:
Paul Rider
Fred Ball:
Darren Swift
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 58: 22-26 August 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The east and south east coasts are terrorised by air raids, and Folkestone seems brimful of secrets and lies. Show more

Contributors

Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Reginald Church:
John Dougall
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Ethel Johnson:
Nicola Ferguson
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Connie Cavendish:
Felix Lailey
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Mary Mote:
Kirsty Oswald
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Frank Smith:
Paul Rider
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Fred Ball:
Darren Swift
Lilian Pemble:
Alex Tregear
Captain Valentine:
Nick Underwood
Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 59: 29 August - 2 September 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week in 1916 when the Battle of Verdun finally came to a close, emotions are volatile in Folkestone. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Briggs:
Adie Allen
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Roland Pemble:
Jack Holden
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
William Hall:
James Lailey
Elizabeth Chance:
Kika Markham
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Bentley Graham:
Matthew Needham
Albert Wilson:
Lee Ross
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Frank Smith:
Paul Rider
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Lilian Pemble:
Alex Tregear
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 62: 19-23 September 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week in 1916 when people began to believe that the latest innovation - tanks - might end the war, the people of Folkestone find new life, new death and new love. Show more

Contributors

John Haste:
Sam Alexander
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
General:
Gerry Hinks
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Connie Cavendish:
Felix Lailey
Elizabeth Chance:
Kika Markham
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Clemmie Crayford:
Joanna Monro
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Frank Smith:
Paul Rider
Albert Wilson:
Lee Ross
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley