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Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 64: 12-16 December 1916 (Season 9 start)

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 offered peace terms to the Allies via neutral America, there are new and rekindled alliances in Tynemouth. Show more

Contributors

Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Mr Peters:
John Bowler
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Cathy Horn:
Amy Cameron
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Hodges:
Leon Scott
Timothy Ryker:
Leon Scott
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Mhairi Marchant:
Jane Slavin
Edgar Bates:
David Sterne
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood

Genres

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

30 December 1916 - Lester Reed

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, the Allies rejected the German peace proposals as 'less an offer of peace than a war manoeuvre', and in Tynemouth, Lester Reed stirs up the fighting spirit. Show more

Contributors

Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Timothy Ryker:
Leon Scott
Dr Banks:
John Bowler
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Squeezebox:
Colin Guthrie

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

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North East & CumbriaLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Romantic comedy about a man and woman who attempt to find a way out of their troubled marriages when they fall for each other at first sight. Starring Justine Waddell. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 92: 11-15 December 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The fifth omnibus of Season 12, Giddy with Possibility, set in Tynemouth, in the week in 1917 when Crimea proclaimed its independence as a secular Muslim state. From December 2017. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Esther O'Leary:
Anna Bolton
Trevor Lamb:
Philip Correia
Charlie Long:
Oliver Devoti
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Margaret Ainsworth:
Susie Riddell
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Ada Stokoe:
Sophie Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Peter Lumley:
Bea White
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood

Genres

Grumpy Old Women

Series 3

Episode 1: It's Just Everything

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

A group of middle-aged women grumble about modern life. Grumpies including Anne Widdecombe and Arabella Weir vent their irritation at the rise of the computer. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Ann Widdecombe
Participant:
Arabella Weir
Participant:
Charlie Hardwick
Participant:
Dillie Keane
Participant:
Eve Pollard
Participant:
Fiona Phillips
Participant:
Germaine Greer
Participant:
Indira Joshi
Participant:
Jane Moore
Participant:
Jenni Trent Hughes
Participant:
Jenny Eclair
Participant:
Kathryn Flett
Participant:
Linda Robson
Participant:
Lynn Barber
Participant:
Lynne Franks
Participant:
Muriel Gray
Participant:
Sheila Ferguson
Participant:
Sheila Hancock
Executive Producer:
Judith Holder

Home Front

14 December 1916 - Lester Reed

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, Lord Devonport declared in his maiden speech as Food Controller that rationing might be necessary, while in Tynemouth, Lester Reed is delighted with his lot. Show more

Contributors

Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Hodges:
Leon Scott
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell

Home Front

20 December 1916 - 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 1916, the German peace proposals were published in Britain, and in Collingwood, Adeline has negotiations of her own. Show more

Contributors

Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 65: 19-23 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 debate raged nationally over the treatment of foreign workers, there is unrest throughout Tyneside. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Heinrich Fischer:
Ewan Bailey
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Esther O'Leary:
Amy Cameron
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Thomas Dixon:
Neil Grainger
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Yevgeny Zamyatin:
Simon Scardifield
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Loomis:
Leon Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Mhairi Marchant:
Jane Slavin

Genres

Home Front

26 December 1916 - Cressida Marshsall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, 400 soldiers' children were entertained at Windsor Castle, and at Marshall's factory too, Boxing Day is a festive occasion. Show more

Contributors

Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Edgar Bates:
David Sterne
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist

Home Front

5 January 1917 - Kenny Stokoe

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 Hidden Hand Committee recommended giving to the home secretary powers to revoke naturalisation, and in Tynemouth, Kenny's allegiances come under scrutiny. Show more

Contributors

Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Dougie Baxter:
Kris Deedigan
Oliver Birch:
Oliver Devoti

Home Front

11 January 1917 - Lester Reed

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, an explosion at a New Jersey munitions factory raised fears of German saboteurs, and Lester Reed continues to point the finger at Tynemouth's enemies within. Show more

Contributors

Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Timothy Ryker:
Leon Scott
Oliver Birch:
Oliver Devoti
Dougie Baxter:
Kris Deedigan

Home Front

2 February 1917 - DR Walker

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

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

3 February 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, America formally broke diplomatic relations with Germany, and in North Shields, Marshalls Munitionettes Football Team have a challenge of their own. Show more

Home Front

17 November 1917 - Lester Reed

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, sculptor Auguste Rodin died, and in Tynemouth, it is clear that Lester Reed has been thinking. Show more

Contributors

Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready

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

24 November 1917 - Lester Reed

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, Rosa Luxemburg wrote from prison that the Russian revolution was a 'milestone', and in Tynemouth, the Reeds are watchful for Bolshevism. Show more

Contributors

Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
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