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Home Front

2 July 1915 - Victor Lumley

Duration: 12 minutes

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

Available for years

Victor is home on leave and hardly expected to have to fight a whole new set of battles. Show more

Contributors

Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague

Home Front

2 December 1914 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

No news is good news, but for Kitty, good news is devastating. Show more

Home Front

4 December 1914 - Jessie Moore

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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In a town where recruitment is in the air, Jessie is determined to do her bit for the war effort, but she cannot seem to find anything to do. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 10: 1-5 December 1914 (Season 2 start)

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Epic drama series set in Great War Britain. In the first Season 2 omnibus, everyone is looking to do their bit for the war effort. Show more

Home Front

26 August 1914 - Adam Wilson

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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

Home Front

29 August 1914 - Albert Wilson

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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

Home Front

29 June 1915 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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Kitty puts herself in danger for the man she loves. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick
Tom Wright:
Clive Hayward
Carson Martindale:
Stephen Critchlow
Hotel Guest:
Jessica Turner

Home Front

1 July 1915 - Alice Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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In Folkestone, the Dominion Day celebrations are infectious. Show more

Contributors

Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Roy Lavoie:
Tim Beckmann
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Muriel Grainger:
Hannah Tointon
Canadian Soldier 1:
Nathan Nolan
Canadian Soldier 2:
Owen Clark
Canadian Soldier 3:
Stephen Critchlow
Canadian Soldier 4:
David Hounslow

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 29: 29 June to 3 July 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Canadian troops celebrate their Dominion Day, and a long-awaited reunion is planned. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Toby Jones
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Hotel Guest:
Jessica Turner
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Muriel Grainger:
Hannah Tointon
Private Greg:
Jude Akuwidike
Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick
Roy Lavoie:
Tim Beckmann
Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Carson Martindale:
Stephen Critchlow
Canadian Soldier 1:
Nathan Nolan
Canadian Soldier 2:
Owen Clark
Canadian Soldier 3:
Stephen Critchlow
Canadian Soldier 4:
David Hounslow
Toby Speedwell:
Joe Bannister
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Tom Wright:
Clive Hayward

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Home Front

22 September 1914 - Adam Wilson

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

After weeks of surveillance, Adam and Jessie confront the mysterious man at the German consulate. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 8: 22-26 September 1914

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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Well-known suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst visits Folkestone, and on the Leas an amicable alliance is reached. With Keely Beresford, Michael Bertenshaw, Sean Connolly. Show more

Home Front

8 June 1915 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

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 - Omnibus

Episode 24: 25-29 May 1915 (Season 4 start)

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The first omnibus edition of Season 4 of the epic drama series set in Great War Britain. The Canadians have arrived in Folkestone, and so have the profiteers. Show more

Contributors

Ivy Layton:
Leah Brotherhead
Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Howard Argent:
Toby Jones
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Muriel Grainger:
Hannah Tointon
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Bob Welsh:
Nathan Nolan
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Archie Tulliver:
Arthur Hughes
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
CJ Croucher:
Ian Masters
Post Office Clerk:
Sam Valentine
Paperboy:
Felix Lailey

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 20: 2-6 March 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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Germany declares a submarine blockade of Great Britain, and for reasons of their own, our characters begin to feel hemmed in. Show more

Contributors

Josseff al-Assadi:
Paul Chahidi
Mrs Baxter:
Bettrys Jones
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Robert Lyle:
Deka Walmsley
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Luke Lyle:
Richard Riddell
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Geoffrey Marshall:
Dominic Mafham
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Esther O'Leary:
Amy Cameron
Violet O'Leary:
Jacqueline Phillips
Mr Potter:
Sam Dale
Amy Robinson:
Jane Slavin
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Mary Threlkeld:
Hannah Wood
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Davy Wardle:
Stephen O'Raullian
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Stationmaster:
Joe Caffrey

Home Front

27 May 1915 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

A cryptic parcel arrives for Kitty at the Wilsons. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
CJ Croucher:
Ian Masters
Post Office Clerk:
Sam Valentine
Paperboy:
Felix Lailey

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 9: 29 September - 3 October 1914

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The end of the beginning, perhaps, but a long long way from the end. With Katie Angelou, Keely Beresford, Michael Bertenshaw. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 16: 2-6 February 1915 (Season 3 start)

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

For Season 3, the focus shifts to industrial Tynemouth, which is experiencing a quite different war to that felt in Folkestone. Show more

Contributors

Edgar Bates:
Sam Dale
Maud Burnett:
Carolyn Pickles
Daniel Chadwick:
Mark Cameron
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Malachi Dart:
Daniel Weyman
Travers Fielding:
David Acton
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Robert Lyle:
Deka Walmsley
Geoffrey Marshall:
Dominic Mafham
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Amy Robinson:
Jane Slavin
Sgt Ryker:
Simon Harrison
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Mrs Thorne:
Elaine Claxton
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Ticket Inspector:
Leon Scott

Home Front

2 October 1914 - Ralph Winwood

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Adam finally tells the whole truth, as all Reverend Winwood's chickens come home to roost. Show more

Home Front

3 October 1914 - Florrie Wilson

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

In the final episode of Season 1, the Wilson family wave Victor off to war. Another lost boy. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 27: 15-19 June 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The Graham household is in chaos and not expecting visitors. Show more

Contributors

Connie Cavendish:
Natasha Raphael
Grace Cavendish:
Chloe Raphael
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Lorna Hogg:
Judy Emmet
Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick
Ivy Layton:
Leah Brotherhead
Adeline Lumley:
Anastasia Hille
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Melvin Manners:
David Acton
Eric Morton:
Ian Conningham
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Beau Tilley:
Stephen Critchlow
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook

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