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Home Front

27 January 1917 - DR Walker

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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The King of Spain survives an assassination attempt, while in Tynemouth, Edie Chadwick is publicly recognised for heroism. Show more

Contributors

DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Lord Mayor:
John Bowler
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

15 December 1916 - Martha Lamb

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 Women's Imperial Defence Council discussed fears of "the hidden hand", and at Marshall's, Martha Lamb is determined that the women's voices are heard. Show more

Contributors

Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Cathy Horn:
Amy Cameron
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan

Home Front

9 January 1917 - Anthony Yates

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, Germany resumed her policy of unrestricted submarine warfare, and despite efforts to smooth the waters, tensions continue to run high at Marshall's. Show more

Contributors

Anthony Yates:
John Dougall
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones

Home Front

12 January 1917 - Marion Wardle

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, riots erupted in Hamburg over food shortages, and in Tynemouth too there is unrest on the streets. Show more

Contributors

Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Trevor Lamb:
Luke MacGregor
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Oliver Birch:
Oliver Devoti
Dougie Baxter:
Kris Deedigan

Home Front

18 January 1917 - DR Walker

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 headline in the Mirror was 'Women Must Make Greater Effort', and journalist DR Walker finds that all the stories she pursues come back to one thing. Show more

Contributors

DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon

Home Front

31 January 1917 - Marion Wardle

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, three people were arrested for their secret plot to assassinate the prime minister, and in North Shields, Marion tells Edie Kitty's secret. Show more

Contributors

Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

2 February 1917 - DR Walker

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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This day in 1917 marked the official formation of the Women's Land Army, and in Tynemouth, Dilys works out how to win her fight. Show more

Contributors

DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Dougie Baxter:
Kris Deedigan
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

15 December 1917 - Dilys Walker

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 Russian 28-day Armistice agreement was signed, and Dilys arrives in Tynemouth on a peace-brokering mission. Show more

Contributors

Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews

Home Front

13 October 1915 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Kitty is shocked to discover a whole world she knew nothing about. Show more

Home Front

9 February 1915 - Edie Chadwick

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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Edie is excited about her new job, not least as it allows her to escape friction at home. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Esther O'Leary:
Amy Cameron
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Davy Wardle:
Stephen O'Raullian
Mayor Gregg:
Joe Caffrey
Frederick Dobson:
Ben Fiske

Home Front

16 September 1915 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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A letter from Marion and the bairns sets Kitty's heart racing. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 33: 14-18 September 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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Omnibus edition of the epic drama series set in Great War Britain sees a week of evasions, diversions and new arrivals. Show more

Home Front

24 September 1915 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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Kitty makes a strategic decision to keep her friends close. Show more

Home Front

29 September 1915 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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Peter Lumley says his first words. Show more

Home Front

25 March 1915 - Marion Wardle

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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Fraser has got the wrong idea about Marion altogether. Show more

Contributors

Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Luke Lyle:
Richard Riddell
Ray Wardle:
Scarlet Bell
Stella Wardle:
Ava Bell

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 34: 21-25 September 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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Omnibus edition of the epic drama series set in Great War Britain over a week when Folkestone seems to be poisoned by the war. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 35: 28 September - 2 October 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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Omnibus edition of the epic drama series set in Great War Britain covering a week that the Wilson family could never have dreamed of. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 37: 12-16 October 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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Omnibus edition of the epic drama series set in Great War Britain covering a week when the dead seem more present than ever. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 68: 9-13 January 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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In the week, in 1917, when Sylvia Pankhurst was threatened with libel for reporting the conditions of female munitions workers, emotions run high for those at Marshall's factory. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Lumley:
Christine Absolom
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Josseff al-Assadi:
Paul Chahidi
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Dougie Baxter:
Kris Deedigan
Anthony Yates:
John Dougall
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Trevor Lamb:
Luke MacGregor
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Yevgeny Zamyatin:
Simon Scardifield
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Timothy Ryker:
Leon Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Harmonica Guy:
Colin Guthrie

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Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 69: 16-20 January 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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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

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