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Home Front

29 December 1916 - DR Walker

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, Rasputin was assassinated in Russia, while in Tynemouth DR Walker discovers an unexpected ally. Show more

Contributors

DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Edgar Bates:
David Sterne
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Pearl Thornton:
Sophie Scott
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont

Home Front

3 January 1917 - Gabriel 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, there was especially heavy German bombardment of the French at Verdun and the people of Tynemouth feel badly shaken. Show more

Contributors

Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Eva Reynolds:
Sophie Scott
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Anthony Yates:
John Dougall

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 - 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

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Home Front

12 February 1915 - Esther O'Leary

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Councillor Maud Burnett's controversial scheme is gathering pace. Show more

Contributors

Esther O'Leary:
Amy Cameron
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Maud Burnett:
Carolyn Pickles
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Pearl Thornton:
Sophie Scott
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Violet O'Leary:
Jacqueline Phillips

Duration: 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC News Channel HD

Mark Beaumont reports on the journey of the Queen's baton relay through the Commonwealth. Here, he learns how athletes across the Commonwealth are preparing for the Games. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Beaumont
Narrator:
Robin Laing
Film Editor:
John Steventon
Assistant Visual Editor:
Michael Garden
Re-recording mixer:
Bronek Korda
Unit Manager:
Sandie Paterson
Production Coordinator:
Samantha MacPhee
Production Coordinator:
Louise Young
Camera Operator:
Raeph Ballantyne
Camera Operator:
Ian Kelly
Associate Producer:
Priya Patel
Associate Producer:
Preeti Prasad
Assistant Producer:
Shruti Rao
Assistant Producer:
Sophie Scott
Assistant Producer:
Jon Willers
Executive Producer:
Graham Mitchell
Producer:
Tony Nellany

Genres

Duration: 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC News Channel HD

Mark Beaumont reports on the journey of the Queen's baton relay through the Commonwealth. Here, he follows the baton through more of Africa, the Falklands and on to the Caribbean. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Beaumont
Narrator:
Robin Laing
Film Editor:
John Steventon
Assistant Visual Editor:
Michael Garden
Unit Manager:
Sandie Paterson
Production Coordinator:
Samantha MacPhee
Production Coordinator:
Louise Young
Camera Operator:
Ian Kelly
Re-recording mixer:
Kevin Dallas
Associate Producer:
Preeti Prasad
Assistant Producer:
Shruti Rao
Assistant Producer:
Sophie Scott
Assistant Producer:
Jon Willers
Executive Producer:
Graham Mitchell
Producer:
Tony Nellany

Genres

Duration: 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC News

Mark Beaumont reports on the journey of the Queen's baton relay through the Commonwealth. Here, he follows the baton through from Trinidad and Tobago to Jamaica. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Beaumont
Narrator:
Robin Laing
Film Editor:
John Steventon
Assistant Visual Editor:
Michael Garden
Unit Manager:
Sandie Paterson
Production Coordinator:
Samantha MacPhee
Production Coordinator:
Louise Young
Camera Operator:
Ian Kelly
Re-recording mixer:
Kevin Dallas
Associate Producer:
Preeti Prasad
Assistant Producer:
Shruti Rao
Assistant Producer:
Sophie Scott
Assistant Producer:
Jon Willers
Executive Producer:
Graham Mitchell
Producer:
Tony Nellany

Genres

Duration: 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC News

Mark Beaumont reports on the Queen's baton relay's route through the Commonwealth as it begins its journey within the British Isles. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Beaumont
Narrator:
Robin Laing
Film Editor:
John Steventon
Assistant Visual Editor:
Michael Garden
Unit Manager:
Sandie Paterson
Production Coordinator:
Samantha MacPhee
Production Coordinator:
Louise Young
Camera Operator:
Ian Kelly
Re-recording mixer:
Kevin Dallas
Associate Producer:
Preeti Prasad
Assistant Producer:
Shruti Rao
Assistant Producer:
Sophie Scott
Assistant Producer:
Jon Willers
Executive Producer:
Graham Mitchell
Producer:
Tony Nellany

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 94: 25-29 December 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The seventh omnibus of Season 12, Giddy with Possibility, set in Tynemouth, in the week when the first ladies' international football match was played in Belfast. From Dec 2017. Show more

Contributors

Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Esther O'Leary:
Anna Bolton
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gussie Marshall:
Grace Doherty
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Beatrice Marshall:
Eviee Lavery
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Mhairi Marchant:
Jane Slavin
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Rosamund Marshall:
Bea White
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 95: 1-5 January 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Final omnibus of Season 12, Giddy with Possibility, set in the week in 1918 when Kaiser Wilhelm the Second said, 'We face, with firm confidence and an iron will, the year 1918.'. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Stella Wardle:
Morgan Armstrong
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Cristine de Groot:
Ysabelle Cooper
Trevor Lamb:
Philip Correia
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gussie Marshall:
Grace Doherty
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Policeman:
Bill Fellows
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Sergei Federov:
Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Beatrice Marshall:
Eviee Lavery
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Queen's Baton Relay

01/03/2014 GMT

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS AfricaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Europe

Adventurer Mark Beaumont meets the para-athlete hopefuls in Cameroon, the Namibian road cycling team and one of the Games' youngest medal hopefuls in the Seychelles. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Beaumont
Narrator:
Robin Laing
Film Editor:
John Steventon
Assistant Visual Editor:
Michael Garden
Re-recording mixer:
Bronek Korda
Unit Manager:
Sandie Paterson
Production Coordinator:
Samantha MacPhee
Production Coordinator:
Louise Young
Camera Operator:
Raeph Ballantyne
Camera Operator:
Ian Kelly
Associate Producer:
Priya Patel
Associate Producer:
Preeti Prasad
Assistant Producer:
Shruti Rao
Assistant Producer:
Sophie Scott
Assistant Producer:
Jon Willers
Executive Producer:
Graham Mitchell
Producer:
Tony Nellany

Genres

Queen's Baton Relay

29/03/2014 GMT

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North AmericaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Asia Pacific

Mark Beaumont travels through more of Africa before leaving the continent as the Relay visits the Falkland Islands and then on to the Caribbean. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Beaumont
Narrator:
Robin Laing
Film Editor:
John Steventon
Assistant Visual Editor:
Michael Garden
Unit Manager:
Sandie Paterson
Production Coordinator:
Samantha MacPhee
Production Coordinator:
Louise Young
Camera Operator:
Ian Kelly
Re-recording mixer:
Kevin Dallas
Associate Producer:
Preeti Prasad
Assistant Producer:
Shruti Rao
Assistant Producer:
Sophie Scott
Assistant Producer:
Jon Willers
Executive Producer:
Graham Mitchell
Producer:
Tony Nellany

Genres

Queen's Baton Relay

26/04/2014 GMT

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Middle EastLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Asia Pacific

Presenter Mark Beaumont travels with the baton from Trinidad and Tobago through to Jamaica, meeting athletic hopefuls and finding out more about the places they come from. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Beaumont
Narrator:
Robin Laing
Film Editor:
John Steventon
Assistant Visual Editor:
Michael Garden
Unit Manager:
Sandie Paterson
Production Coordinator:
Samantha MacPhee
Production Coordinator:
Louise Young
Camera Operator:
Ian Kelly
Re-recording mixer:
Kevin Dallas
Associate Producer:
Preeti Prasad
Assistant Producer:
Shruti Rao
Assistant Producer:
Sophie Scott
Assistant Producer:
Jon Willers
Executive Producer:
Graham Mitchell
Producer:
Tony Nellany

Genres

The Museum of Curiosity

Series 8

Lucas, Scott, Hartston

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

John Lloyd and Sarah Millican welcome comic Matt Lucas, scientist Sophie Scott and Goggleboxer, William Hartston. From 2016. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Lloyd
Presenter:
Sarah Millican
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Lucas
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Scott
Interviewed Guest:
William Hartston
Producer:
James Harkin

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 90: 27 November - 1 December 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The third omnibus of Season 12, Giddy with Possibility, set in Tynemouth, in the week in 1917 when Germany and the new Russian government began a cessation of hostilities. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Molly Duckett:
Victoria Bewick
Cristine de Groot:
Ysabelle Cooper
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
Bill McCracken:
Caolan McCarthy
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Eva Reynolds:
Sophie Scott
Peter Lumley:
Bea White
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood

Genres

Home Front

7 December 1917 - Marion Wardle

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, miners in Sutton returned to work after a strike, and at Marshalls factory, Marion is speaking up for the workers. Show more

Contributors

Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

11 December 1917 - Marion Wardle

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, Cuba declared war on Austria-Hungary, and in North Shields, Marion Wardle is on a different campaign. Show more

Contributors

Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Margaret Ainsworth:
Susie Riddell
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Peter Lumley:
Bea White

Home Front

14 December 1917 - Johnnie Marshall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, Lloyd George famously declared 'There is no halfway house between victory and defeat', and in Tynemouth, Johnnie veers dangerously near defeat. Show more

Contributors

Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Ada Stokoe:
Sophie Scott
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox

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

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