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Home Front

13 December 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 in 1916, French President Briand dismissed Germany's peace offer, while in Tynemouth, Marion rekindles an old friendship, and builds a new one. Show more

Contributors

Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Mr Peters:
John Bowler

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 64: 12-16 December 1916 (Season 9 start)

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 offered peace terms to the Allies via neutral America, there are new and rekindled alliances in Tynemouth. Show more

Contributors

Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Mr Peters:
John Bowler
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Cathy Horn:
Amy Cameron
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Hodges:
Leon Scott
Timothy Ryker:
Leon Scott
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Mhairi Marchant:
Jane Slavin
Edgar Bates:
David Sterne
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood

Genres

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

30 January 1917 - Albert Wilson

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 refused to meet a group of suffragettes at Downing St to discuss the extension of the vote, and in Tynemouth, Albert Wilson is disappointed. Show more

Contributors

Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Mrs Milliard:
Hannah Wood
Mr Milliard:
John Bowler
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 71: 30 January-3 February 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 America formally broke diplomatic relations with Germany, in Tynemouth, people are making small steps forwards. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Mr Milliard:
John Bowler
Maud Drummond:
Amy Cameron
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Dougie Baxter:
Kris Deedigan
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Beatrice:
Eviee Lavery
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Clouds in Trousers

Sun

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Zoe is growing up under the same weather as anyone else but it seems to mean more to her. A drama by Katie Hims. Hot days revising for exams. Show more

Contributors

Young Zoe:
Sydney Wade
Young Alice:
Sydney Wade
Young Shaun:
Rhys Gannon
Older Zoe:
Patsy Ferran
Older Shaun:
David Reed
Zoe's Mum:
Katy Carmichael
Producer:
Tim Dee
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Clouds in Trousers

Rain

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Every stage of Zoe's life has been marked by the weather. Will the rain ruin her love? A drama by Katie Hims. Show more

Contributors

Young Zoe:
Sydney Wade
Young Alice:
Sydney Wade
Young Shaun:
Rhys Gannon
Older Zoe:
Patsy Ferran
Older Shaun:
David Reed
Zoe's Mum:
Katy Carmichael
Producer:
Tim Dee
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Clouds in Trousers

Shelter

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Every stage of Zoe's life has been marked by the weather. She's stopped driving today because of the thunder. A drama by Katie Hims. Show more

Contributors

Young Zoe:
Sydney Wade
Young Alice:
Sydney Wade
Young Shaun:
Rhys Gannon
Older Zoe:
Patsy Ferran
Older Shaun:
David Reed
Zoe's Mum:
Katy Carmichael
Producer:
Tim Dee
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Clouds in Trousers

Flood

Duration: 14 minutes

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

It is raining in Yorkshire and doesn't seem to be stopping. Zoe's daughter Alice is measuring rainfall in jars. What can a child do about climate change? A drama by Katie Hims. Show more

Contributors

Young Zoe:
Sydney Wade
Young Alice:
Sydney Wade
Young Shaun:
Rhys Gannon
Older Zoe:
Patsy Ferran
Older Shaun:
David Reed
Zoe's Mum:
Katy Carmichael
Producer:
Tim Dee
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

Home Front

9 August 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, the 'spycatcher' Peter Wright was born, and Edie, thus far economical with the truth, is forced to open her heart. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 56: 8-12 August 1916 (Season 8 start)

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 the film The Battle of the Somme set box offices records for British cinema, extraordinary good fortune disrupts the lives of the Graham household. Show more

Contributors

Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Juliet Argent:
Lizzie Bourne
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Alice Macknade:
Claire Louise Cordwell
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Fredo Franzoni:
Giovanni del Vecchio
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Connie Cavendish:
Felix Lailey
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Mayor Penfold:
John Woodvine
Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham

Genres

Home Front

25 August 1916 - Kitty Wilson

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Air raids on the east coast resulted in 29 casualties, and Kitty discovers that anyone communicating in secret code runs the risk of being labelled a spy. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Captain Phillip Valentine:
Nick Underwood
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Ethel Johnson:
Nicola Ferguson
Mary Mote:
Kirsty Oswald
Writer:
Katie Hims

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

Duration: 54 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

In the days following the Brexit vote, the National Theatre spoke to people to hear their views. These testimonials are interwoven with speeches from party leaders and poetry. Show more

Contributors

Britannia:
Penny Layden
Northern Ireland:
Cavan Clarke
East Midlands:
Seema Bowri
South West:
Adam Ewan
Director:
Rufus Norris
Director of photography:
Andrew Dunn
Executive Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Executive Producer:
Nick Marston
Production Company:
Cuba Pictures

Home Front

28 March 1918 - 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 1918, a woman in Folkestone was prosecuted for running a so-called 'house of ill fame', while on the Leas, Marion feels far from home. Show more

Contributors

Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Ray Wardle:
Isabel Barry
Hermione:
Amber Aga
Fryn Tennyson-Jesse:
Fenella Woolgar
Stella Wardle:
Olivia Wales
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Rose Allatini:
Phoebe Fildes
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Doctors

Series 13

Episode 81: Life Without Yum-Yum

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Julia tries to help an actor who has been hiding behind the roles he plays to finally face up to his feelings. Meanwhile, Elaine goes on a date with Harrison. Show more

Contributors

Dr Heston Carter:
Owen Brenman
David Moss:
Ian Hallard
Sue Longley:
Laura Elphinstone
Howard Woodham:
Richard Cordery
Dr Daniel Granger:
Matthew Chambers
Dr Zara Carmichael:
Elisabeth Dermot Walsh
Dr Elaine Cassidy:
Janet Dibley
Dr Kevin Tyler:
Simon Rivers
Julia Parsons:
Diane Keen
Series Producer:
Mike Hobson
Series Producer:
Peter Eryl Lloyd
Producer:
Ella Kelly
Karen Hollins:
Jan Pearson
Imogen Hollins:
Charlie Clemmow
Lauren Porter:
Alexis Peterman
Harrison Kellor:
James Larkin

Drama on 3

Bretton Woods

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

By Steve Waters. Dramatisation of events at the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference, where bankers met to save the world economy. With Simon Callow and Henry Goodman. Show more

Contributors

John Maynard Keynes:
Simon Callow
Harry Dexter White:
Henry Goodman
Lydia Lopokova:
Alison Pettitt
Anne White:
Laurel Lefkow
Ed Bernstein/Mihail Stepanov:
Simon Lee Phillips
Lionel Robbins:
Peter Hamilton Dyer
Henry Morgentha/Dennis H Robertson:
Sean Baker
Florence Macy/Judith Firestone:
Laura Elphinstone

Genres

Drama on 3

Scribblers

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

By Steve Waters. Drama focusing on the relationship between playwright Henry Fielding and the first prime minister, Robert Walpole. With David Troughton and Niamh Cusack. Show more

Contributors

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu:
Niamh Cusack
Robert Walpole:
David Troughton
Henry Fielding:
Carl Prekopp
James Ralph/Lord Hervey:
Trevor White
Nicholas Paxton/Henry Giffard:
Peter Hamilton Dyer
Molly Skerrett:
Jane Whittenshaw
Charlotte Charke:
Laura Elphinstone

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 58: 22-26 August 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The east and south east coasts are terrorised by air raids, and Folkestone seems brimful of secrets and lies. Show more

Contributors

Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Reginald Church:
John Dougall
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Ethel Johnson:
Nicola Ferguson
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Connie Cavendish:
Felix Lailey
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Mary Mote:
Kirsty Oswald
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Frank Smith:
Paul Rider
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Fred Ball:
Darren Swift
Lilian Pemble:
Alex Tregear
Captain Valentine:
Nick Underwood
Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 61: 12-16 September 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week when tanks are deployed for the first time with great optimism, it is a week of decisive action in Folkestone. Show more

Contributors

John Haste:
Sam Alexander
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Clifford:
Tom Forrister
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Frank Smith:
Paul Rider
Albert Wilson:
Lee Ross
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Mr Torrance:
Tom Stuart
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Crowd Member:
Nick Underwood
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham

Genres