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Home Front

27 December 1916 - Edie Chadwick

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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

30 December 1916 - Lester Reed

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day in 1916, the Allies rejected the German peace proposals as 'less an offer of peace than a war manoeuvre', and in Tynemouth, Lester Reed stirs up the fighting spirit. Show more

Contributors

Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Timothy Ryker:
Leon Scott
Dr Banks:
John Bowler
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Squeezebox:
Colin Guthrie

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 66: 26-30 December 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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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

10 February 1915 - Johnnie Marshall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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Not everyone at Collingwood Park is in favour of Marshalls manufacturing munitions. Show more

Contributors

Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Geoffrey Marshall:
Dominic Mafham
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Yevgeny Zamyatin:
Simon Scardifield
Loudhailer Man:
Kris Deedigan

Home Front

11 February 1915 - Duncan Chadwick

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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There is unrest within the Chadwick family. Show more

Contributors

Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Robert Lyle:
Deka Walmsley
Pastor Vincent Surtees:
Shaun Prendergast

Home Front

13 February 1915 - Fraser Chadwick

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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A budding local reporter cannot believe his luck. Show more

Contributors

Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Female Speaker:
Elaine Claxton
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Luke Lyle:
Richard Riddell
Speaker 1:
Kris Deedigan
Speaker 2:
Mark Stobbart
Yevgeny Zamyatin:
Simon Scardifield

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 17: 9-13 February 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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The mayor of Tynemouth honours the first local soldier to be awarded a VC, and Edie shares the town's excitement. Show more

Contributors

Maud Burnett:
Carolyn Pickles
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Frederick Dobson:
Ben Fiske
Mayor Gregg:
Joe Caffrey
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Robert Lyle:
Deka Walmsley
Luke Lyle:
Richard Riddell
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Geoffrey Marshall:
Dominic Mafham
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Esther O'Leary:
Amy Cameron
Violet O'Leary:
Jacqueline Phillips
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Pearl Thornton:
Sophie Scott
Davy Wardle:
Stephen O'Raullian
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Yevgeny Zamyatin:
Simon Scardifield
Loudhailer Man:
Kris Deedigan
Female Speaker:
Elaine Claxton

Doctors

Series 17

Episode 25: A Spade a Spade

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Drama series. Mrs Tembe's compassion is tested. The rift between Daniel and Zara widens when she reveals she has taken Joe to see a paediatrician. Show more

Contributors

Dr Heston Carter:
Owen Brenman
Dr Daniel Granger:
Matthew Chambers
Dr Zara Carmichael:
Elisabeth Dermot Walsh
Karen Hollins:
Jan Pearson
Mrs Tembe:
Lorna Laidlaw
Rob Hollins:
Chris Walker
Kitty Driscoll:
Julia Watson
Alistair Vesey:
Robin Hooper
Jayne Blakelock:
Heather Rome
Joe Granger-Carmichael:
Roman Law
Director:
Bob Tomson
Producer:
Peter Wild
Series Producer:
Mike Hobson
Series Producer:
Peter Eryl Lloyd

Home Front

5 September 1914 - Sylvia Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

The fear of Victor's ruin in an ill-advised marriage becomes very real for his aunt, who is prepared to do everything in her power to stop it. Show more

Home Front

25 August 1914 - Isabel Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

After the influx of refugees from Belgium, initiatives are afoot at St Jude's to help. Show more

Home Front

26 August 1914 - Adam Wilson

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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In Folkestone, the German Consulate is under surveillance. Show more

Home Front

28 August 1914 - Dorothea Winwood

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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Britain is victorious in its first naval battle, and in Folkestone, there are tears at the vicarage. Show more

Home Front

29 August 1914 - Albert Wilson

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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In Folkestone, the cake sale at St Jude's is in full swing. Show more

Home Front

3 May 1916 - Emily Colville

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day in 1916, cheers met the announcement in Parliament that three Irish rebel leaders had been executed, and in Ashburton, Emily is on course for collision with her fiance. Show more

Contributors

Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Marcus Goodridge:
Max Bennett
Molly Dyer:
Stevie Thompson
Oswald Dyer:
Dean Nolan
Simeon Dyer:
Josh Darcy

Home Front

8 June 1915 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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Florrie still isn't going out, but the Wilsons are learning to work around her. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Peggy Jeffery:
Jane Slavin
Flora Jeffery:
Jessica Turner

Home Front

9 June 1915 - Thornton Tulliver

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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Thornton can charm the birds out of the trees, and the money out of Canadian pockets. Show more

Contributors

Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Muriel Grainger:
Hannah Tointon
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Ivy Layton:
Leah Brotherhead
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Drunk man:
Mark Edel-Hunt

Home Front

10 June 1915 - Gabriel Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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Telegram girls were employed in hopes of taking the sting out of the news they delivered. Show more

Contributors

Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie

Home Front

5 February 1915 - Cressida Marshall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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It is six weeks since the birth of her third baby, and Cressida is ready to get back in the saddle. Show more

Contributors

Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Geoffrey Marshall:
Dominic Mafham
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Amy Robinson:
Jane Slavin
Maud Burnett:
Carolyn Pickles
Sgt Ryker:
Simon Harrison
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius

Home Front

9 February 1915 - Edie Chadwick

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Edie is excited about her new job, not least as it allows her to escape friction at home. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Esther O'Leary:
Amy Cameron
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Davy Wardle:
Stephen O'Raullian
Mayor Gregg:
Joe Caffrey
Frederick Dobson:
Ben Fiske

Home Front

18 April 1917 - Alec Poole

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day in 1917, German strikers returned to work after protesting food shortages, and in Folkestone, Alec Poole offers spiritual sustenance to an unorthodox congregation. Show more

Contributors

Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Reg Roach:
Arthur Smith
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole