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Home Front

18 June 1918 - Cora Gidley (Season 14 start)

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, the Times published plans for Alexandra Day, a project to sell pink roses to raise £1m, while in Ashburton, Cora Gidley sees her roses differently. Show more

Contributors

Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Jocelyn Ogden:
Christine Kavanagh
Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley

Home Front

19 June 1918 - Adeline Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, the soft fruit harvest was reported at a quarter the yield of 1917, and in Devon, Adeline Lumley is hoping for a better return. Show more

Contributors

Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Betty Newcombe:
Annie McKenzie
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 104: 18-22 June 1918 (Season 14 start)

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Set in Devon in 1918, in the week that Viscount Grey published a pamphlet supporting President Wilson's proposal to establish a League of Nations. Show more

Contributors

Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Jocelyn Ogden:
Christine Kavanagh
Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Betty Newcombe:
Annie McKenzie
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Hardy Walsh:
Damien Molony
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Gert Battley:
Maggie Steed
Morris Battley:
Sean Baker
Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Eli Lawrence:
Michael Shelford
Dieter Lippke:
Joe Sims
Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Gert Batley:
Maggie Steed
Teddy Lawrence:
Florence Duncalf
Robin Bowder:
Sean Murray

Genres

Home Front

25 June 1918 - Hector Gidley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, the term 'Spanish Influenza' was recorded for the first time, while at Staverley Court, Hector is sick and tired of his son's elusive correspondence. Show more

Contributors

Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

26 June 1918 - Gabriel Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, a Devon newspaper misreported that deposed Russian Tsar had been shot, and at Newton Abbot train station, Gabriel arrives with hopes of reviving his marriage. Show more

Contributors

Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 105: 25-29 June 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Set in Devon, in the week in 1918 when the War Office called for 10,000 wounded, unfit and older men to help with the looming harvest. Show more

Contributors

Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Hardy Walsh:
Damien Molony
Bertram Colville:
Nick Underwood
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Betty Newcombe:
Annie McKenzie
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley
Teddy Lawrence:
Florence Duncalf
Ivan Jackson:
Lloyd Thomas
Jocelyn Ogden:
Christine Kavanagh
Robin Bowder:
Sean Murray
Eli Lawrence:
Michael Shelford
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Home Front

5 July 1918 - Sylvia Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, 1,300 Boy Scouts were engaged in Peterborough to help with the flax harvest, while in Devon, a schoolboy friendship is rekindled. Show more

Contributors

Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Lionel Summer:
Geoffrey Palmer
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 106: 2-6 July 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Set in Devon, in the week in 1918 when the Allied countries launched an intervention into the Russian Civil War. Show more

Contributors

Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Ludwig Huber:
Marcel Hagen
Primrose Holden:
Jade Matthew
Jocelyn Ogden:
Christine Kavanagh
Ivan Jackson:
Lloyd Thomas
Amos Rutter:
Richard Cotton
Eli Lawrence:
Michael Shelford
Morris Battley:
Sean Baker
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Gert Battley:
Maggie Steed
Hardy Walsh:
Damien Molony
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Lionel Summer:
Geoffrey Palmer
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Dieter Lippke:
Joe Sims
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 74: 1-5 May 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 76: 15-19 May 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Set in the week in 1917 when sugar queues were reported in London, with supplies believed to be at their lowest yet. Written by Sarah Daniels. Show more

Contributors

Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Mildred Manchester:
Annette Badland
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
May Arnold:
Lois Chimimba
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Alfred Vane:
Charlie Clements
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Mrs Joan Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliot
Mrs Herrin:
Georgie Glen
Dicky Manchester:
Roy Hudd
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Noah Hamilton:
Finn Monteath
Mabel Thatcher:
Chetna Pandya
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Reg Roach:
Arthur Smith
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Cynthia Hamilton:
Fenella Woolgar
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Home Front

6 June 1917 - Gabriel Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1917, a 'tropical rainstorm' descended on a damaged Folkestone, where Gabriel Graham's tempestuous journey leads to a flash of inspiration. Show more

Contributors

Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Joan Edkins:
Rachel Davis
Reporter:
John Bowler
Wampach:
Simon Treves
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 79: 5-9 June 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The final omnibus of Season 10 is set in the week in 1917 when the biggest man-made explosion in history removed Messines Ridge. Show more

Contributors

Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Reporter:
John Bowler
Mrs Grimes:
Amelda Brown
Alice Macknade:
Claire Louise Cordwell
Alfred Norris:
Richard Curnow
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Joan Edkins:
Rachel Davis
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliot
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Kitty Wilson:
Ami Metcalf
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Jane Underdown:
Susan Porrett
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Eleanor Tanney:
Sarah Ridgeway
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Wampach:
Simon Treves
Peter Lumley:
Bea White
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

Home Front

16 January 1917 - Sylvia Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

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 - Omnibus

Episode 69: 16-20 January 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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 FM

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 FM

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

Drama

Two Pipe Problems

Episode 2: The Case of the Missing Meerschaum

Duration: 45 minutes

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

William and Sandy use Holmesian precepts to tackle the theft of a rather famous pipe at a Sherlock Homes Convention. Starring Stanley Baxter and Richard Briers. Show more

Contributors

Sandy Boyle:
Stanley Baxter
William Parnes:
Richard Briers
Mortimer Tregennis:
Geoffrey Palmer
Roger Butterworth:
James Fleet
Beryl Butterworth:
Joanna David
Underground Worker:
Matt Simandl
Hotel Receptionist:
Matt Simandl
Autograph Hunter:
James McGregor
Souvenir Stallholder:
James McGregor
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Genres

Death in Paradise

Series 3

Episode 8

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Available for 5 months

Detective drama series. The team investigates the apparent suicide of an elderly resident at a retirement home. Humphrey is surprised when his wife pays a visit to the island. Show more

Contributors

DI Humphrey Goodman:
Kris Marshall
DS Camille Bordey:
Sara Martins
Officer Dwayne Myers:
Danny John-Jules
Officer Fidel Best:
Gary Carr
Commander Selwyn Patterson:
Don Warrington
Sally Goodman:
Morven Christie
Judith Musgrove:
Joanna David
Jim Chandler:
Phil Davis
Pam Chandler:
Michele Dotrice
Emma Redding:
Kate Fahy
David Witton:
Philip Jackson
Sylvaine Dor:
Sarah Niles
Colin Campbell:
Rupert Vansittart
Producer:
Tim Bradley
Director:
Richard Signy

Home Front

31 July 1917 - Adeline Lumley (Season 11 start)

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

31 July 1917 marked the first day of Passchendaele, and - at the Maudsley hospital in London - Adeline and Phyllis are on the offensive. Show more

Contributors

Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Sir Frederick Mott:
Philip Fox
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

10 August 1917 - Sylvia Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, the Labour party voted to send delegates to the Stockholm peace conference. In Folkestone, Sylvia Graham hosts wounded soldiers. Show more

Contributors

Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole