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Home Front

4 December 1914 - Jessie Moore

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

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

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 - 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

15 September 1914 - Jack Wilson

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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It's the day of the memorial service, and everyone brings their own grief. Show more

Home Front

2 October 1914 - Ralph Winwood

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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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

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

Home Front

23 September 1914 - Ottoline Lambert

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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In Folkestone, the search for a comfortable home for two Belgian refugees continues. Show more

Home Front

17 September 1914 - Gabriel Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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Councillor Graham sees a new side to Folkestone. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 7: 15-19 September 1914

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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Folkestone honours its dead, and our characters' worlds all seem up-ended. With Katie Angelou, Michael Bertenshaw, Keely Beresford. Show more

Home Front

14 July 1915 - Florrie Wilson

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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Victor brings shocking news to the Wilsons. Show more

Contributors

Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague

Home Front

9 July 1915 - Mickey Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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The day that Mickey Macknade put away childish things and grew up. Show more

Contributors

Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Muriel Grainger:
Hannah Tointon
Roy Lavoie:
Tim Beckmann
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick

Home Front

New Year's Eve 1914 - Albert and Florrie Wilson

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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Can the Wilsons draw a line under the terrible events of 1914, by celebrating New Year in the time-honoured fashion? Show more

Contributors

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 26: 8-12 June 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The third omnibus edition of Season 4 of the epic drama series set in Great War Britain. Show more

Contributors

Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Muriel Grainger:
Hannah Tointon
Ivy Layton:
Leah Brotherhead
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Beau Tilley:
Stephen Critchlow
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Peggy Jeffery:
Jane Slavin
Flora Jeffery:
Jessica Turner
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Private Stanton:
Nathan Nolan
Private Ross:
Owen Clark
Attendant:
Mark Edel-Hunt

Genres

Home Front

16 June 1915 - Josiah King

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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The new police constable is on a mission to clean up Folkestone and won't accept excuses. Show more

Contributors

Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Eric Morton:
Ian Conningham
Lorna Hogg:
Judy Emmet

Home Front

5 June 1915 - Jessie Moore

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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Even Folkestone's younger residents make the most of the Canadians being in town. Show more

Contributors

Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Ivy Layton:
Leah Brotherhead
Muriel Grainger:
Hannah Tointon
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Hilda Moore:
Bella Hamblin
Private Campbell:
Sam Valentine
Pilgrim:
Paul Hilton

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 25: 1-5 June 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Omnibus edition of the epic drama series set in Great War Britain. Folkestone is making the most of the influx of Canadian troops. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Toby Jones
Private Best:
Sam Valentine
Private Campbell:
Sam Valentine
Connie Cavendish:
Natasha Raphael
Grace Cavendish:
Chloe Raphael
Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Muriel Grainger:
Hannah Tointon
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Ivy Layton:
Leah Brotherhead
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Cyril Lauter:
Jude Akuwudike
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Hilda Moore:
Bella Hamblin
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Pilgrim:
Paul Hilton
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie

Genres

Home Front

12 June 1915 - Jessie Moore

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Jessie and Adam find ingenious ways of making money. Show more

Contributors

Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick
Beau Tilley:
Stephen Critchlow
Private Ross:
Owen Clark
Attendant:
Mark Edel-Hunt

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

6 July 1915 - Victor Lumley

Duration: 12 minutes

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

Available for years

Victor prepares for a meeting he only ever dreamed about before. Show more

Contributors

Victor Lumley:
Joel McCormack
Adeline Lumley:
Anastasia Hille
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Toby Speedwell:
Joe Bannister
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague

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