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7 August 1917 - Howard Argent

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1917, the dramatist Basil Hood died, having suffered from nervous exhaustion, and Captain Lumley returns to Folkestone a more fragile man. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Marieke Argent:
Olivia Ross
Mathieu Argent:
Bea White
Ulysses Pilchard:
Khalid Abdalla
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

30 August 1917 - Howard Argent

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, 1,500 Welsh miners, out on strike for the reinstatement of one man, returned to work, and in Folkestone, Howard has a busy day. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Chester Matthews:
Samuel James
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Ulysses Pilchard:
Khalid Abdalla
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne

Home Front

26 December 1916 - Cressida Marshsall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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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

2 January 1917 - 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 1917, the Ministry of Munitions met unions in London to discuss pay, and in Tynemouth, Marshalls' munitions factory is busy with visitors. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Beatrice:
Eviee Lavery

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

10 January 1917 - JJ Saltz

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 Silent Sentinels' began a suffrage protest outside the White House, which would last over two years, and in Tynemouth, Mr Saltz is feeling insubordinate. Show more

Contributors

Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Phyllis Lumley:
Christine Absolom
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Loomis:
Leon Scott
Josseff al-Assadi:
Paul Chahidi
Yevgeny Zamyatin:
Simon Scardifield
Harmonica Guy:
Colin Guthrie

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 68: 9-13 January 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 Sylvia Pankhurst was threatened with libel for reporting the conditions of female munitions workers, emotions run high for those at Marshall's factory. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Lumley:
Christine Absolom
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Josseff al-Assadi:
Paul Chahidi
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Dougie Baxter:
Kris Deedigan
Anthony Yates:
John Dougall
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Trevor Lamb:
Luke MacGregor
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Yevgeny Zamyatin:
Simon Scardifield
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Timothy Ryker:
Leon Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Harmonica Guy:
Colin Guthrie

Genres

Drama on 3

Marathon Tales

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

By Hannah Silva and Colin Teevan. A drama interweaving stories about marathons and runners through history, such as the original marathon runner Pheidippides. Show more

Contributors

Pheidippides:
Alex Lanipekun
Atalanta:
Daisy Lewis
Abebe Bikila:
Richie Campbell
Kathrine Switzer:
Susie Riddell
John Tarrant:
Sam Alexander
Grete Waitz:
Marit Kile
Onni Niskanen:
Nils Bergstrand
Harold Abrahams:
Patrick Brennan
Chris Chataway:
Joe Sims
disley, john:
Robert Blythe
The broadcaster:
Don Gilet
Daughter:
Lily Teevan
Director:
David Hunter

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

16 January 1917 - Sylvia 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 Zimmerman Telegram was intercepted, proposing a German-Mexican alliance, and in Tynemouth, Sylvia Graham finds an unlikely ally. Show more

Contributors

Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Postman:
John Bowler
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Beatrice:
Eviee Lavery

Drama on 3

Rosmersholm

Duration: 1 hour, 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

An adaptation of Ibsen's most complex play, in which a hero surrenders his privileged place in conservative Norwegian society. Can he win out against the status quo? Show more

Contributors

John Rosmer:
Nicholas Farrell
Rebekka West:
Helen Baxendale
Professor Kroll:
Ronald Pickup
Ulrik Brendel:
Karl Johnson
Peder Mortensgaard:
Philip Jackson
Mrs Helseth:
Christine Absolom

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 91: 4-8 December 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The fourth omnibus of Season 12, Giddy with Possibility, set in Tynemouth, in the week in 1917 when Jerusalem was surrendered to the British. From December 2017. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Stella Wardle:
Morgan Armstrong
Hannah O'Leary:
Mia Bainbridge
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Esther O'Leary:
Anna Bolton
Trevor Lamb:
Philip Correia
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Joseph Fannon:
Shaun Prendergast
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
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 67: 2-6 January 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 the Newcastle Journal published a glowing report on the improved conditions at munitions factories, Marshalls Factory tells the other side of the story. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Dougie Baxter:
Kris Deedigan
Oliver Birch:
Oliver Devoti
Anthony Yates:
John Dougall
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
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
Vincent Surtees:
Shaun Prendergast
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Eva Reynolds:
Sophie Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Beatrice:
Eviee Lavery

Genres

Home Front

Christmas Day 1915 - Adeline Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day, JM Barrie presented the Peter Pan cup to a 13-year-old who swam the Serpentine, and Adeline Lumley makes a Christmas wish. Show more

Contributors

Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Soldier:
Leo Wan

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 81: 7-11 August 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 11, Broken and Mad, set in the week, in 1917, when many in Folkestone watched 40 British planes encircle enemy aircraft over the channel. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Marieke Argent:
Olivia Ross
Mathieu Argent:
Bea White
Ulysses Pilchard:
Khalid Abdalla
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Mrs Grimes:
Amelda Brown
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Solly Joseph:
Stephen Critchlow
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Mr Williams:
Charlie Clements
Horace Woods:
Luke Newberry
Mr O'Hare:
Tom Forrister
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 84: 28 August - 1 September 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 11, Broken and Mad, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1917, when severe gales across the country uprooted trees and damaged crops. Show more

Contributors

Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Joan Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Chester Matthews:
Samuel James
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Ulysses Pilchard:
Khalid Abdalla
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Clemmie Crayford:
Joanna Monro
Agnes Hemmings:
Jane Slavin
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Jane Underdown:
Susan Porrett

Genres

Home Front

5 December 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, Russia and Germany agreed a tentative ceasefire at Brest-Litovsk, and in North Shields Edie is unsure about her visit to Collingwood. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Esther O'Leary:
Anna Bolton
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

18 December 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, it was reported that local Belgians had created a Christmas fund for miners' children, and in Tynemouth, Edie prepares for a charity football match. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Bill McCracken:
Caolan McCarthy
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole