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Home Front

27 December 1916 - Edie Chadwick

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, newspapers praised munitionettes' 'invasion of man's pursuits' at a ladies football match, and in Tyneside, the Marshall Girls say 'fiddlesticks to convention' Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Pickpocket:
John Bowler
Pearl Thornton:
Sophie Scott
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 66: 26-30 December 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 Germany's peace offer was rejected by the Allies, Christmas week still brings some festive cheer to Tyneside. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Dr Banks:
John Bowler
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Pickpocket:
John Bowler
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Pearl Thornton:
Sophie Scott
Timothy Ryker:
Leon Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Edgar Bates:
David Sterne
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Squeezebox:
Colin Guthrie
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 Extra

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

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 95: 1-5 January 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Final omnibus of Season 12, Giddy with Possibility, set in the week in 1918 when Kaiser Wilhelm the Second said, 'We face, with firm confidence and an iron will, the year 1918.'. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Stella Wardle:
Morgan Armstrong
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Cristine de Groot:
Ysabelle Cooper
Trevor Lamb:
Philip Correia
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gussie Marshall:
Grace Doherty
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Policeman:
Bill Fellows
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Sergei Federov:
Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Beatrice Marshall:
Eviee Lavery
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Doctors

Series 19

Episode 256: A Knight in Shining Armour

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

A chance encounter on the street leads Valerie to ask herself some deep questions, but will she take the plunge? Show more

Contributors

Valerie Pitman:
Sarah Moyle
Rhoda Jolie:
Tracy Whitwell
Clifford Jansen:
Matt Jamie
Mrs Tembe:
Lorna Laidlaw
Dr Daniel Granger:
Matthew Chambers
Dr Zara Carmichael:
Elisabeth Dermot Walsh
Ruhma Carter:
Bharti Patel
Mr Smail:
Neil Grainger
Director:
Debbie Howard
Executive Producer:
Mike Hobson

Home Front

4 January 1917 - Edie Chadwick

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, the Russian battleship Peresvyet sank after hitting a German mine, and Edie Chadwick surveys Tynemouth's own wreckage. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Oliver Birch:
Oliver Devoti
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy

Home Front

1 February 1917 - Cressida Marshall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, Germany officially resumed unrestricted submarine warfare, and in Tynemouth, Cressida is making a small but courageous step forwards. Show more

Contributors

Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Beatrice:
Eviee Lavery
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

14 November 1917 - Joyce Lyle

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, the American women's suffrage movement turned a corner, as 33 protesters were beaten, while in Tynemouth, there is a zealous new women's welfare officer. Show more

Contributors

Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone

Home Front

16 November 1917 - Alan Lowther

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, Anzac troops occupied Jaffa, and in Tynemouth, Alan Lowther is thinking of cake. Show more

Contributors

Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 88: 13-17 November 1917 (Season 12 start)

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The first omnibus of Season 12, Giddy with Possibility, in Tynemouth, when the Finnish Parliament declared its independence from Russia. From November 2017. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Dougie Baxter:
Kris Deedigan
Gussie Marshall:
Grace Doherty
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Beatrice Marshall:
Eviee Lavery
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Matthew Ash:
David Reakes
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood

Genres

Home Front

21 November 1917 - Sarah Illingworth

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, the Bolsheviks disbanded the Women's Battalions, while in Tynemouth, Sarah Illingworth brings discipline to the Marshalls' munitionettes. Show more

Contributors

Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Molly Duckett:
Victoria Bewick
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 89: 20-24 November 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The second omnibus of Season 12, Giddy with Possibility, the week in 1917 when the Battle of Cambrai marked the first mass use of tanks. From November 2017. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Molly Duckett:
Victoria Bewick
Trevor Lamb:
Philip Correia
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Home Front

28 November 1917 - Sarah Illingworth

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, the Estonian government asserted its independence from Bolshevik Russia, and in Marshalls' factory, Sarah Illingworth is disturbed by a declaration. Show more

Contributors

Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Molly Duckett:
Victoria Bewick

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 90: 27 November - 1 December 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The third omnibus of Season 12, Giddy with Possibility, set in Tynemouth, in the week in 1917 when Germany and the new Russian government began a cessation of hostilities. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Molly Duckett:
Victoria Bewick
Cristine de Groot:
Ysabelle Cooper
Gussie Marshall:
Grace Doherty
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Beatrice Marshall:
Eviee Lavery
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Bill McCracken:
Caolan McCarthy
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Eva Reynolds:
Sophie Scott
Peter Lumley:
Bea White
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood

Genres

Home Front

6 December 1917 - Joyce Lyle

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, French munitions ship the SS Mont-Blanc blew up in Halifax, Canada killing 2,000 people. And in Tynemouth Joyce is in a volatile frame of mind. Show more

Contributors

Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Hannah O'Leary:
Mia Bainbridge
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

19 December 1917 - Alan Lowther

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, it was announced that women's alcoholism had declined since the start of the war, and in Tynemouth, Alan Lowther feels the weight of responsibility. Show more

Contributors

Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Hannah O'Leary:
Mia Bainbridge
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

3 January 1918 - Alan Lowther

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, nearly all shipyards in the north east were at a standstill due to snow, hail and high winds, and in Tynemouth, Alan Lowther is despondent. Show more

Contributors

Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

6 March 1915 - Esther O'Leary

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Esther loves her new job, scavenging in Tynemouth, and is delighted to see her dad there. Show more

Contributors

Esther O'Leary:
Amy Cameron
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Luke Lyle:
Richard Riddell
Mary Threlkeld:
Hannah Wood
Robert Lyle:
Deka Walmsley
Violet O'Leary:
Jacqueline Phillips

Drama

The Ferryhill Philosophers

A Good Thing for a Good Reason

Duration: 44 minutes

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

An unlikely duo - an ex-miner and a senior philosophy lecturer - wrestle with the collision between moral philosophy and the sundry dilemmas of a small village by the Wear. Show more

Home Front

19 February 1915 - Luke Lyle

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Luke has low expectations of an assignment, until he meets Esther O'Leary. Show more

Contributors

Luke Lyle:
Richard Riddell
Esther O'Leary:
Amy Cameron
Joyce O'Leary:
Tracy Whitwell
Maud Burnett:
Carolyn Pickles
Mhairi Marchant:
Jane Slavin
Sgt Ryker:
Simon Harrison
Robert Lyle:
Deka Walmsley