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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

Home Front

11 December 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, 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 - 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

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

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

14 November 1917 - Joyce Lyle

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 American women's suffrage movement turned a corner, as 33 protesters were beaten, while in Tynemouth, there is a zealous new women's welfare officer. Show more

Contributors

Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone

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

21 November 1917 - Sarah Illingworth

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 Bolsheviks disbanded the Women's Battalions, while in Tynemouth, Sarah Illingworth brings discipline to the Marshalls' munitionettes. Show more

Contributors

Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Molly Duckett:
Victoria Bewick
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

Home Front

27 November 1917 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, as the Times reported the fake news that the Tsar's daughter Tatiana was to visit America, Kitty Lumley is on the trail of her missing daughter, May. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Eva Reynolds:
Sophie Scott
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Peter Lumley:
Bea White
Cristine de Groot:
Ysabelle Cooper

Home Front

28 November 1917 - Sarah Illingworth

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 Estonian government asserted its independence from Bolshevik Russia, and in Marshalls' factory, Sarah Illingworth is disturbed by a declaration. Show more

Contributors

Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Molly Duckett:
Victoria Bewick

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

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

20 December 1917 - Judith Turner

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, a 17-year-old munitionette, Maria Scratcher, was killed in a factory accident in Willington, and at Marshalls, the workers are united. Show more

Contributors

Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Trevor Lamb:
Philip Correia
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

21 December 1917 - Matilda James

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, hundreds of striking munitions workers at Beardmore's factory in Paisley returned to work, and in Tynemouth too, it is the first shift back after the strike. Show more

Contributors

Matilda James:
Hannah Wood
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Esther O'Leary:
Anna Bolton
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Alice Robson:
Catherine Dryden
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 93: 18-22 December 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The sixth omnibus of Season 12, Giddy with Possibility, set in Tynemouth, in the week in 1917 when negotiations for peace between Russia and Germany began at Brest-Litovsk. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Ada Stokoe:
Victoria Bewick
Esther O'Leary:
Anna Bolton
Cristine de Groot:
Ysabelle Cooper
Trevor Lamb:
Philip Correia
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Alice Robson:
Catherine Dryden
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Bill McCracken:
Caolan McCarthy
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres