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Tommies

25 May 1915

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Mickey Bliss is in London, taking time out from signals training at Aldershot to look up an old friend, who might finance his much-needed overhearing device. By Michael Chaplin. Show more

Contributors

Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Robert de Tullio:
Patrick Kennedy
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Evadne Hopkins:
Clare Corbett
Amos Purkiss:
Carl Prekopp
Bonamy Lidderdale:
Clive Hayward
Minister:
David Cann
General Antrobus:
Robert Blythe
Producer:
David Hunter
Director:
David Hunter

Brand

Tommies

Home Front

5 October 1915 - Alice Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Roy takes a surprising step to avoid being identified as a deserter. Show more

Home Front

8 October 1915 - Sylvia Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Sylvia Graham finds her family at the centre of an unexpected theatrical incident. Show more

Contributors

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 36: 5-9 October 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Epic drama series set in Great War Britain. Individual losses and grief increasingly fuel an interest in spiritualism. Show more

Home Front

15 July 1915 - Norman Harris

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

The investigation into Police Constable King's murder gathers pace. Show more

Contributors

Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Inspector Forrester:
Nigel Hastings
Eric Morton:
Ian Conningham
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos

The Stuarts

James II: The Storms of this Deceitful World

Duration: 1 hour

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

By Mike Walker. James II's reign lasted just four years, before he fled England in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. How did it all go so wrong? With James Fleet. Show more

Contributors

James II:
James Fleet
Sunderland:
Clive Hayward
Sarah Churchill:
Jaimi Barbakoff
Monmouth:
Alex Waldmann
Colonel:
David Cann
Foreman:
Damian Lynch
Director:
Marc Beeby

Drama

The Great British Bridge Scandal

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Deborah Davis's story mirrors a bridge game: four players split into pairs pitted against each other, the stakes could not be higher but this is no game but a battle for truth. Show more

Contributors

Terence Reese:
Nick Waring
Boris Schapiro:
Stephen Critchlow
Dorothy Hayden:
Laurel Lefkow
Ralph Swimer:
Clive Hayward
Leonard Caplan:
David Cann
Sir John Foster:
Michael Bertenshaw
Simon Goldblatt:
Joe Davies
Director:
Tracey Neale

Genres

Brand

Drama

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 29: 29 June to 3 July 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Canadian troops celebrate their Dominion Day, and a long-awaited reunion is planned. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Toby Jones
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Hotel Guest:
Jessica Turner
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Muriel Grainger:
Hannah Tointon
Private Greg:
Jude Akuwidike
Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick
Roy Lavoie:
Tim Beckmann
Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Carson Martindale:
Stephen Critchlow
Canadian Soldier 1:
Nathan Nolan
Canadian Soldier 2:
Owen Clark
Canadian Soldier 3:
Stephen Critchlow
Canadian Soldier 4:
David Hounslow
Toby Speedwell:
Joe Bannister
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Tom Wright:
Clive Hayward

Genres

Home Front

29 June 1915 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Kitty puts herself in danger for the man she loves. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick
Tom Wright:
Clive Hayward
Carson Martindale:
Stephen Critchlow
Hotel Guest:
Jessica Turner

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 10: 1-5 December 1914 (Season 2 start)

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Epic drama series set in Great War Britain. In the first Season 2 omnibus, everyone is looking to do their bit for the war effort. Show more

Home Front

2 December 1914 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

No news is good news, but for Kitty, good news is devastating. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

The last surviving top gunfighter in a vanishing American West rides into El Paso and is told by a doctor that he has a terminal illness. Starring Brian Cox and Michelle Fairley. Show more

Contributors

John Bernard Books:
Brian Cox
Bond Rodgers:
Michelle Fairley
Gillom Rodgers:
Joe Jameson
Marshal Thibido:
Craige Els
Charles Hostetler:
Michael Bertenshaw
Shoup:
Joe Sims
Mrs Woodling:
Heather Craney
Bartender:
Clive Hayward
Adaptor:
Nick Perry

Genres

That Was Then

Episode 4

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. She takes Stuart back to Nottingham, and the house where Ben died. Show more

That Was Then

Episode 5

Duration: 23 minutes

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

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. What if home's not a safe place any more? Show more

Dangerous Visions

The Zone

Episode 1

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

Sci-fi crime thriller from BAFTA-winning writer Trevor Preston. Turner is caught in a corrupt world where power lies in blood and body parts. Part of the Dangerous Visions series. Show more

Dangerous Visions

Future Home of the Living God

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

With the world in crisis as evolution goes into reverse, Cedar tries to find her birth mother. Louise Erdrich's novel read by Cherrelle Skeete. Omnibus. Show more

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. In 2091, all human relationships take place in virtual worlds, but one man risks everything to find his lover, Iz. Stars Sian Phillips. From June 2014. Show more

Tommies

11 November 1917

Duration: 44 minutes

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

From TE Lawrence and the Great Pyramid at Giza to the Third Battle of Gaza. The war in 1917 is redrawing the Middle East. Stars Indira Varma and Lee Ross. From November 2017. Show more

Contributors

Capt Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Zarbab Grewal:
Avin Shah
Pte Jack Bliss:
Antonio Aakeel
Celestine de Tullio:
Pippa Nixon
‘Nephthys’ Sha’arawi:
Lara Sawalha
Habib El-Mahdy:
Amir El-Masry
Huda Hosseini:
Nathalie Armin
Agatha Grey-Egerton:
Nathalie Armin
Insp Ibrahim Habachi:
Selva Rasalingam
Capt Lionel Larkin:
Clive Hayward
TE Lawrence:
David Reakes
Corporal:
Gary Duncan
Colonel:
Neil McCaul
Producer:
David Hunter
Writer:
Avin Shah

Genres

Brand

Tommies

Home Front

23 June 1915 - Dieter Lippke

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Epic drama series set in Great War Britain on this day a hundred years ago. A fugitive returns. Show more

Contributors

Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Tom Wright:
Clive Hayward
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Adeline Lumley:
Anastasia Hille
White Featherer:
Jessica Turner

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 31: 13-17 July 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

A wartime celebrity makes an unexpected visit to Folkestone. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Toby Jones
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Connie Cavendish:
Natasha Raphael
Grace Cavendish:
Chloe Raphael
PC Clough:
David Acton
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Inspector Forrester:
Nigel Hastings
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Muriel Grainger:
Hannah Tointon
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Ivy Layton:
Leah Brotherhead
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Adeline Marshall:
Anastasia Hille
Eric Morton:
Ian Conningham
Female Onlooker:
Anastasia Hille
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Tom Wright:
Clive Hayward

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