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Frankie Goes to Flensburg

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Based on a true story. In spring 1945, Major Frank Howarth, a lawyer in civilian life, was sent with two other soldiers to Flensburg in Germany to set up a civilian administration. Show more

Contributors

Colonel:
Mark Straker
Brigadier:
Kim Wall
Sergeant Bristow:
James Joyce
Edward Ward:
Anthony Calf

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Drama

Death of a Soldier

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Margaret Evison. A mother's story about the death of her son, Lt Mark Evison, killed by a Taliban sniper as he led his men in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in May 2009. Show more

Contributors

Margaret Evison:
Penny Downie
Mark Evison:
Tom Riley
Young Mark:
Luca Thomas
Soldiers:
Ben Crowe
Thorneloe:
Ian Masters
Coroner:
Ian Masters
Consultant:
Ian Masters
Newsreader:
Vaughan Savidge
Director:
Karen Rose
Producer:
Karen Rose
Sound Designer:
Lucinda Mason Brown

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Drama

Mary Toft's Rabbit Tale

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Colin Bytheway. Mary believes there is more to life than raising children and working. Dreaming of fame and fortune, she convinces doctors that she is giving birth to rabbits. Show more

Contributors

Joshua:
Will Young
John Howard:
Rupert Graves
Sir Richard:
Patrick Ryecart
George I:
Ian Masters

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Drama

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 24: 25-29 May 1915 (Season 4 start)

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The first omnibus edition of Season 4 of the epic drama series set in Great War Britain. The Canadians have arrived in Folkestone, and so have the profiteers. Show more

Contributors

Ivy Layton:
Leah Brotherhead
Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Howard Argent:
Toby Jones
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Muriel Grainger:
Hannah Tointon
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Bob Welsh:
Nathan Nolan
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Archie Tulliver:
Arthur Hughes
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
CJ Croucher:
Ian Masters
Post Office Clerk:
Sam Valentine
Paperboy:
Felix Lailey

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Drama

The Mermaid of Zennor

Duration: 45 minutes

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

A re-imagining of the Cornish folk tale. A supernatural story of mystery and obsession rooted in the contemporary world. Show more

Home Front

26 March 1918 - Alice Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, Married Love by Marie Stopes was published, and in Folkestone, Alice isn't feeling enamoured with Bill. Show more

Contributors

Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Private Casey:
Ryan Early
Harry Toomer:
Ian Masters
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Captain Morrison:
Clive Hayward
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Inspector Forrester:
Nigel Hastings
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

27 May 1915 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

A cryptic parcel arrives for Kitty at the Wilsons. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
CJ Croucher:
Ian Masters
Post Office Clerk:
Sam Valentine
Paperboy:
Felix Lailey

Drama

Tetherdown

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Fast-paced drama by Scott Cherry and Gregory Evans which casts a 21st-century eye over the 1896 'Muswell Hill Murder', a crime that captured the appalled attention of the world. Show more

Contributors

Inspector Marshall:
Sean Baker
Nutkins:
Ben Crowe
Milsom:
Tony Bell

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Drama

Drama

The Healing of Sergei Rachmaninov

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Biographical drama by Martyn Wade, telling the remarkable story behind the composition of Sergei Rachmaninov's celebrated Second Piano Concerto. Show more

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Drama

Come to Grief

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Hannah Vincent. A woman is trapped in both a mental and physical limbo, unable to grieve for her dead daughter because she has no memory of having lost her. Show more

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Home Front

3 June 1915 - Florrie Wilson

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

A succession of visitors to the Wilson household can't tempt Florrie out of doors. Show more

Contributors

Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Hilda Moore:
Bella Hamblin
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers

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

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Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 99: 26-30 March 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The fourth omnibus of Season 13, A Woman's Place, set in Folkestone, in the week in 1918 when footballer Walter Tull was killed in the Spring Offensive. Show more

Contributors

Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Private Casey:
Ryan Early
Harry Toomer:
Ian Masters
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Captain Morrison:
Clive Hayward
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Inspector Forrester:
Nigel Hastings
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Sophie Beckwith:
Abbie Andrews
Annie Fear:
Kathleen Cranham
Rev Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Ray Wardle:
Isabel Barry
Hermione:
Amber Aga
Fryn Tennyson-Jesse:
Fenella Woolgar
Stella Wardle:
Olivia Wales
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Rose Allatini:
Phoebe Fildes
Ivy Monk:
Lizzy Watts
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Dicky Manchester:
Roy Hudd
Constance Pettigrew:
Phoebe Frances Brown
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Rev Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Rufus Sweeney:
Ryan Early
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Hugh Cavendish:
Pip Carter
Marieke Argent:
Olivia Ross
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

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