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Pandora

Duration: 44 minutes

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

By Caroline Horton. Things are fine. Pandora is young, living in Paris, she's got a nice boyfriend and a job that pays the bills. So why did she try to kill herself? Show more

Drama

Original British Dramatists

Episode 2: Paris, Nana & Me

Duration: 45 minutes

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

When her eccentric French grandmother turns 90, Caroline takes her on one last trip to Paris. A true story from writer-performer Caroline Horton. Show more

Home Front

4 December 1917 - Duncan 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, President Wilson, in his State of the Union Address, recommended declaring war on Austria-Hungary, and in Tynemouth, Duncan is battling with his demons. Show more

Contributors

Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Stella Wardle:
Morgan Armstrong
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Hannah O'Leary:
Mia Bainbridge
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Joseph Fannon:
Shaun Prendergast
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

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

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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

6 December 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, French munitions ship the SS Mont-Blanc blew up in Halifax, Canada killing 2,000 people. And in Tynemouth Joyce is in a volatile frame of mind. Show more

Contributors

Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Hannah O'Leary:
Mia Bainbridge
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

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

8 December 1917 - Fraser 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, British troops surrounded Jerusalem, and at Marshalls, Fraser returns to a factory under siege. Show more

Contributors

Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Trevor Lamb:
Philip Correia
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole