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Home Front

2 August 1917 - Jessie Moore

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 heaviest rainfall in 30 years fell on Passchendaele, and in Folkestone, Jessie lives under a cloud. Show more

Contributors

Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Ernie Moore:
Sean Connolly
Hilda Moore:
Bella Hamblin
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Mrs Fryer:
Debbie Korley
Ralph Winwood:
Nick Murchie
Harry Tate:
Philip Fox
Writer:
Katie Hims

HG Wells

The War of the Worlds

Part 1

Duration: 57 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Following strange sightings on the surface of Mars, martian ships arrive on Earth and mercilessly invade. Starring Blake Ritson. Show more

HG Wells

The War of the Worlds

Part 2

Duration: 57 minutes

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

The Martians continue their merciless invasion, transforming the landscape and decimating the population. Stars Blake Ritson. Show more

Drama

Graham Greene - The Confidential Agent

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. When a Republican agent in the Spanish Civil war arrives in England on a mission, he becomes a hunted man. Stars Alun Raglan. Show more

Contributors

Edgar Domniguez:
Alun Raglan
Captain Currie:
John Dougall
Victor Lazaro:
Jot Davies
Ronald Kaye:
John Bowler
Mrs Mendrill:
Karen Bartke
Bertie Forbes:
Nick Murchie
Spanish Diplomat:
Stefano Braschi
Lord Benditch:
David Sterne
Secretary:
Natasha Cowley
Begging Man:
Luke MacGregor
Adaptor:
Nick Perry
Director:
Sally Avens

Genres

Drama

Graham Greene - The Confidential Agent

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

A Republican agent in the Spanish Civil war is a hunted man - implicated in a young girl’s murder in England. Stars Alun Raglan. Show more

Contributors

Edgar Domniguez:
Alun Raglan
Spanish Diplomat:
Stefano Braschi
Inspector Collis:
Stephen Critchlow
Ronald Kaye:
John Bowler
Jim Barton:
Ian Conningham
Secretary:
Natasha Cowley
Woman in Benditch:
Karen Bartke
Bertie Forbes:
Nick Murchie
Captain Currie:
John Dougall
Policeman in Benditch:
David Sterne
Policeman in London:
Gavi Singh Chera
Adaptor:
Nick Perry
Director:
Sally Avens

Genres

Drama

Control

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Robert Emms and Michelle Terry star in Adrian Penketh's drama set in the high-pressure world of air traffic control. What happens when the unthinkable happens? Show more

Home Front

12 May 1917 - Isabel Graham

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 War Office announced that it would open voluntary attestation to men up to the age of 50, and Isabel assembles a mixed choir. Show more

Contributors

Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Reg Roach:
Arthur Smith
Ralph Winwood:
Nick Murchie
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott

15 Minute Drama

Lindsay Ashford - The Mysterious Death of Jane Austen

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. A lifelong friend discovers that Jane may have been murdered, and begins to present her case. Stars Elaine Cassidy, Ruth Gemmell and Rupert Evans. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Lindsay Ashford - The Mysterious Death of Jane Austen

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Jane and Anne suspect adultery in the Austen family. Anne feels compelled to take action. Stars Elaine Cassidy and Ruth Gemmell. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Lindsay Ashford - The Mysterious Death of Jane Austen

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

At Jane's invitation, Anne goes with her new employer to Bath where more revelations await. Stars Elaine Cassidy and Ruth Gemmell. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Lindsay Ashford - The Mysterious Death of Jane Austen

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Jane's novel is published and Anne's fortunes improve, but bad news threatens Jane's health. Stars Elaine Cassidy, Ruth Gemmell and Rupert Evans. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Lindsay Ashford - The Mysterious Death of Jane Austen

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Anne suspects that Jane was killed because she thwarted a murderer - very close to home. Stars Elaine Cassidy, Ruth Gemmell and Rupert Evans. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 80: 31 July - 4 August 1917 (Season 11 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 11, Broken and Mad, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1917, when the battle of Passchendaele began. Show more

Contributors

Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Ernie Moore:
Sean Connolly
Alice Macknade:
Claire Louise Cordwell
Solly Joseph:
Stephen Critchlow
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Mrs Fryer:
Debbie Korley
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Mayor Penfold:
John Woodvine
Sir Frederick Mott:
Philip Fox
Hilda Moore:
Bella Hamblin
Ralph Winwood:
Nick Murchie
Harry Tate:
Philip Fox
Biago Rossi:
Philip Fox
Caroline:
Debbie Korley
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres