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13 March 1918 - Adeline Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day in 1918, an education bill was proposed, asserting the rights of children, and in Folkestone, Adeline furthers their interests in her own way. Show more

Contributors

Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sophie Beckwith:
Abbie Andrews
Carson Martindale:
Stephen Critchlow
Hugh Cavendish:
Pip Carter
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Ruby Pearce:
Katie Redford
Captain Allen:
Lloyd Thomas

Home Front

27 March 1918 - Adeline Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day in 1918, Winston Churchill called for munition workers to forego an Easter break, and in Folkestone, Adeline is distracted by something else in the newspaper. Show more

Contributors

Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Sophie Beckwith:
Abbie Andrews
Annie Fear:
Kathleen Cranham
Rev Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

13 April 1918 - Gabriel Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day in 1918, the National Council of Public Morals launched an inquiry into the growth of illegitimate births, and in Folkestone, Gabriel is pursuing his own crusade. Show more

Contributors

Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Constance Pettigrew:
Phoebe Frances Brown
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Inspector Forrester:
Nigel Hastings
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

26 April 1918 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day in 1918, a man received £75 damages from the cad who seduced his daughter, and in Folkestone, Kitty determines to lead a less selfish life. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Eleanor Tanney:
Aimee-Ffion Edwards
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Undertaker:
Sean Baker

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 101: 9-13 April 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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The sixth omnibus of Season 13, A Woman's Place, set in Folkestone in the week in 1918 when Maud Allen's controversial production of Salome was cancelled. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Rose Allatini:
Phoebe Fildes
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Hugh Cavendish:
Pip Carter
Marieke Argent:
Olivia Ross
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Rev Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Frankie:
Jane Slavin
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Rev Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Sophie Beckwith:
Abbie Andrews
Annie Fear:
Kathleen Cranham
Emma Markham:
Susie Riddell
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Jack Wilson:
Ashley Kumar
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Dicky Manchester:
Roy Hudd
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Constance Pettigrew:
Phoebe Frances Brown
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Inspector Forrester:
Nigel Hastings
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

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Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 103: 23-27 April 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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Final omnibus of Season 13, A Woman's Place, set in the week when a general strike was held in Dublin in protest against plans for Irish conscription. Show more

Contributors

Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Terence Wentworth:
Jack Lowden
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Rev Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Rev Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Rose Allatini:
Phoebe Fildes
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Private Hodge:
Sam Swann
Eleanor Tanney:
Aimee-Ffion Edwards
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Undertaker:
Sean Baker
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright

Genres

Home Front

22 December 1915 - Dorothea Winwood

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day, David Lloyd George made an official visit to munitions factories in Newcastle, and it is Dorothea's first day at the Bevan. Show more

Contributors

Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Bob Capeling:
Joe Sims
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Max Davenport:
Trevor White
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Dr Streatfield:
Chris Pavlo
Soldier:
Leo Wan

Home Front

30 December 1915 - Nell Kingsley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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A British P&O liner is torpedoed killing 334, including women and children, and at the Bevan Hospital an injured soldier avoids returning to duty. Show more

Contributors

Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Max Davenport:
Trevor White
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Henry Streatfield:
Chris Pavlo
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Strachan:
Leo Wan

Home Front

4 January 1916 - Dorothea Winwood

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for years

On this day, Lord Derby reported that over 650,000 fit single men had not offered themselves for service, and Dorothea Winwood is getting into the rhythm of work at the Bevan. Show more

Contributors

Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Max Davenport:
Trevor White
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Bob Capeling:
Joe Sims
Margaret Bishop:
Catherine Bailey
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone

Home Front

7 January 1916 - Victor Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day, Lord Selbourne made an appeal for more game to be donated to hospitals, before the end of the shooting season, and Victor feels more hunted than hunter. Show more

Contributors

Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Giles Herrin:
Luke Thompson
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Max Davenport:
Trevor White
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair

Home Front

11 January 1916 - Dorothea Winwood

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day, the Allies occupied the Kaiser's villa on Corfu, and Nell is shocked by news of a patient close to her heart. Show more

Contributors

Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Dr Henry Streatfield:
Chris Pavlo
Len Reeves:
Darren Swift

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 40: 21-25 December 1915 (Season 6 start)

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The first omnibus edition of Season 6 covering a week following a huge landslide at the Warren and when the townsfolk are preparing for Christmas. Show more

Contributors

Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Bob Capeling:
Joe Sims
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Dr Streatfield:
Chris Pavlo
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Lilian Frost:
Alex Tregear
Margaret Bishop:
Catherine Bailey
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Max Davenport:
Trevor White
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Peggy Jeffrey:
Jane Slavin
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Roland Pemble:
Jack Holden
Ruth Billings:
Katie Redford
Stuart McVey:
George Watkins
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Soldier:
Leo Wan

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 41: 28 December 1915 - 1 January 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week that the home secretary resigns over the Compulsory Military Service Bill, the Bevan Hospital celebrates the new year. Show more

Contributors

Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Billy Barstow:
David Hounslow
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Dr Henry Streatfield:
Chris Pavlo
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Margaret Bishop:
Catherine Bailey
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Max Davenport:
Trevor White
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Roland Pemble:
Jack Holden
Ruth Billings:
Katie Redford
Strachan:
Leo Wan
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David

Genres

Home Front

19 January 1916 - Alec Poole

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day, negotiations between Montenegro and Austria were broken off, and it appears to parallel events in the Winwood household. Show more

Contributors

Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Nev Cotton:
Leo Wan
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair

Home Front

21 January 1916 - Marion Wardle

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day, the prime minister said more women workers would be needed to supply enough munitions to the war, and former factory workers Marion and Edie feel even more liberated. Show more

Contributors

Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Bob Capeling:
Joe Sims
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 44: 18-22 January 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week of the first concerted attempt to break the Siege of Kut, Folkestone's characters are all looking for release. Show more

Contributors

Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Bob Capeling:
Joe Sims
Clemmie Crayford:
Joanna Monro
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Edward Easton:
Raymond Wilson
Emile Tourte:
Stephane Cornicard
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Mr Mottershead:
Gerard McDermott
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Nev Cotton:
Leo Wan
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Winifred Dinsdale:
Alice Lowe
Nurse Wright:
Isobel Rogers

Genres

Home Front

25 January 1916 - Bob Capeling

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day, a conference on shell shock began at the Royal Society of Medicine, and Bob Capeling finds himself in difficulties at the Bevan. Show more

Contributors

Bob Capeling:
Joe Sims
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Millie Mumford:
Jessica Turner
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Carl Larkin:
Richard Pepple
Patrick Bunting:
Jack Ashton
Beryl Roche:
Rebecca Hamilton

Home Front

29 January 1916 - Olive Hargreaves

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day, a Canadian soldier was badly injured by a bus in Folkestone, and at the Bevan hospital, Sister Hargreaves clashes with Dorothea. Show more

Contributors

Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Dr Streatfield:
Chris Pavlo
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Private Kelly:
Leo Wan
Private Lensfield:
George Watkins
Private Bunce:
Ewan Bailey
Private Fynn:
Caolan McCarthy

Home Front

1 February 1916 - Nell Kingsley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day, Britain woke up to news of a terrible series of zeppelin attacks on the East coast, leaving 59 dead, and Nell Kingsley looks set to lose the job she loved. Show more

Contributors

Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Millie Mumford:
Jessica Turner
Dr Streatfield:
Chris Pavlo
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley

Home Front

26 September 1918 - Phyllis Marshall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, the Allies launched a concluding offensive on Meuse-Argonne and somewhere in the North Downs, Phyllis and Johnnie are still quite far from Folkestone. Show more