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Home Front

11 July 1918 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, the House of Lords was reassured that treatment of German prisoners was sufficiently punitive, and in Devon, Kitty has plans to visit Dieter. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Dieter Lippke:
Joe Sims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

7 August 1917 - Howard Argent

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

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

Available for years

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

16 August 1917 - Ulysses Pilchard

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 idea of a channel tunnel was rejected, at least until the end of the war, while in Folkestone, Dr Pilchard gains ground with his electro-shock treatment. Show more

Contributors

Ulysses Pilchard:
Khalid Abdalla
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Chester Matthews:
Samuel James
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

17 August 1917 - Adeline Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, Wilfred Owen met Siegfried Sassoon at Craiglockhart, and in Folkestone, Adeline and Victor Lumley both see clearly, but in different ways. Show more

Contributors

Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

16 September 1914 - Victor Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Lieutenant Lumley is a man with a plan. Show more

Home Front

3 October 1914 - Florrie Wilson

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

In the final episode of Season 1, the Wilson family wave Victor off to war. Another lost boy. 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

Available for years

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

Available for years

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

15 Minute Drama

Charlotte Bronte - Shirley

Episode 8: News

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Something is very wrong with Shirley, but she refuses to tell anybody what ails her. Can Louis finally persuade her to confide in him? Show more

15 Minute Drama

Charlotte Bronte - Shirley

Episode 9: Confessions

Duration: 15 minutes

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

1811, Yorkshire. Shirley and Caroline stay awake all night waiting to hear whether Robert will survive. Stars Lesley Sharp. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Charlotte Bronte - Shirley

Episode 10: The Winding Up

Duration: 15 minutes

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

1811, Yorkshire. For Shirley, it's a time of change, and decisions need to be made. Stars Lesley Sharp. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Charlotte Bronte - Shirley

Episode 1: Cousins

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. 1811, Yorkshire. 'Something unromantic as a Monday morning.' So begins Charlotte Bronte's passionate tale. Stars Lesley Sharp. Show more

Contributors

Charlotte Bronte:
Lesley Sharp
Robert Moore:
Joseph Kloska
Louis Moore:
Joel MacCormack
Helstone:
Sean Murray
Hortense Moore:
Priyanga Burford
Mr Sympson:
David Seddon
Director:
Tracey Neale
Adaptor:
Rachel Joyce

Genres

Home Front

14 July 1915 - Florrie Wilson

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Victor brings shocking news to the Wilsons. Show more

Contributors

Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 9: 29 September - 3 October 1914

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The end of the beginning, perhaps, but a long long way from the end. With Katie Angelou, Keely Beresford, Michael Bertenshaw. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Le Donne

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Caterina is reunited with Antonella, but she has an ultimatum for her mother. Caterina's leadership of the clan is increasingly precarious. Show more

Contributors

Caterina:
Indira Varma
Salvatore:
Anton Lesser
Antonella:
Rebecca Callard
Robbie Camillerie:
Joel MacCormack
Producer:
Rosalynd Ward

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Le Donne

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Caterina makes a deal and contemplates a new life away from the Camorra. But first she has some business to attend to. Show more

Contributors

Caterina:
Indira Varma
Salvatore:
Anton Lesser
Antonella:
Rebecca Callard
Marisa Pirenesi:
Juliet Aubrey
Giovanni Baldassari:
Sean Baker
Rita Florio:
Tracy Wiles
TV Newsreader:
Vaughan Savidge
Producer:
Rosalynd Ward

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Le Donne

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Caterina is now head of the Riccardi clan. As dissent grows among the ranks, she tries to find her daughter Antonella. Show more

Contributors

Caterina Riccardi:
Indira Varma
Salvatore:
Anton Lesser
Antonella Riccardi:
Rebecca Callard
Marisa Pirenesi:
Juliet Aubrey
Giovanni Baldassari:
Sean Baker
Proprietor:
Sean Baker
Robbie Camillerie:
Joel MacCormack
Rita Florio:
Tracy Wiles
TV Newsreader:
Vaughan Savidge
Producer:
Rosalynd Ward

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Le Donne

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Caterina follows a lead that may help her find Antonella. Her trusted advisor, Salvatore, makes a shocking discovery about her son Nino's murderer. Show more

Contributors

Caterina:
Indira Varma
Salvatore:
Anton Lesser
Antonella Riccardi:
Rebecca Callard
Marisa Pirenesi:
Juliet Aubrey
Giovanni Baldassari:
Sean Baker
Proprietor:
Sean Baker
Robbie Camillerie:
Joel MacCormack
Rita Florio:
Tracy Wiles
TV Newsreader:
Vaughan Savidge
Producer:
Rosalynd Ward

Genres

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