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Home Front

9 March 1915 - Geoffrey Marshall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Some news close to home leaves Geoffrey reeling. Show more

Contributors

Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Edgar Bates:
Sam Dale
Geoffrey Marshall:
Dominic Mafham
Leonard Proctor:
Chris Garner
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Sylvia Graham:
Barbara Flynn
Travers Fielding:
David Acton

The Hot Kid

Shoot-out

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Louly Brown’s letters to a prisoner led her to run away with a bank robber before meeting a US marshal. Stars Samantha Dakin. Show more

Contributors

Jack Belmont:
Adam Gillen
Louly Brown:
Samantha Dakin
Tony Antonelli:
Nathan Osgood
Carl Webster:
Luke Norris
Joe Young:
Joe Jameson
Norm Dilworth:
Paul Heath
Pretty Boy Flloyd:
Shaun Mason
Virgil Webster:
David Acton
Heidi Dilworth:
Bettrys Jones
Nestor Lott:
Ian Conningham
Sylvia Hagenlocker:
Elaine Claxton
Filling Station Woman:
Jane Slavin
Adaptor:
Katie Hims

Home Front

24 March 1915 - Johnnie Marshall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

A man's job and a woman's honour hang in the balance. Show more

Contributors

Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Geoffrey Marshall:
Dominic Mafham
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan

Drama

The Final Call

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Black comedy by Matt Hartley about a disgruntled customer who takes matters into his own hands by confronting the staff at the call centre of his internet service provider. Show more

The Hot Kid

Fresh Start

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Fed up waiting for a deputy marshal to take her dancing, Louly makes a fresh start, with a new job and name. Stars Luke Norris. Show more

Contributors

Carl Webster:
Luke Norris
Jack Belmont:
Adam Gillen
Louly Brown:
Samantha Dakin
Tony Antonelli:
Nathan Osgood
Virgil Webster:
David Acton
Heidi Dilworth:
Bettrys Jones
Emmet Long:
Shaun Mason
Marshal Bob McMahon:
Ian Conningham
Oris Belmont:
John Chancer
Doris Belmont:
Elaine Claxton
Norm Dilworth:
Paul Heath
Nancy Polis:
Roslyn Hill
Crystal Lee Davidson:
Hannah Genesius
Adaptor:
Katie Hims

Drama

Double Down

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Comedy by Sarah Cartwright about a kidnapping that goes awry when the husband will not pay the ransom to get his wife back. Starring Colin Hoult, Lucinda Raikes and Daisy Haggard. Show more

Genres

Brand

Drama

The Essay

Decameron Nights: Ten Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio

Episode 4: How to Get It off Your Chest

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Terry Jones introduces a retelling of a story from Boccaccio's The Decameron. When Zeppa discovers his wife with his best friend, he plans a proportionate response. Show more

Drama on 3

Rhinoceros in Love

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

By Liao Yimei. A dark romance about a rhinoceros keeper, Malu, who falls in love with his beautiful neighbour, Mingming. With Jason Wong and Vera Chok. Show more

Contributors

Writer:
Liao Yimei
Minming:
Vera Chok
Toothbrush:
Jonathan Forbes
Daxian:
Paul Heath
Love Professor/TV Host:
Monty d'Inverno
Director:
Emma Harding

The Once and Future King

Episode 4: The Ill-Made Knight

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Full of zeal for Arthur's new chivalric order, Lancelot rides into Camelot. Starring Paul Ready and Alex Waldmann. Show more

Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors: Series 2

Episode 1: A Bad Night Out

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for years

The first in a series of three legal dramas following Barrister Rebecca Nyman. Rafid claims he was wrongly arrested after a night out, is he due compensation from the police? Show more

Contributors

Rebecca Nyman:
Clare Corbett
Barrister Charlie Haines:
Dan Starkey
PC George Simmers:
Ben Crowe
Dr Polly Andrews:
Jane Slavin
Dorina Balan:
Bettrys Jones
Callum Brown:
Monty d'Inverno
Director:
David Neville
Producer:
David Neville

Home Front

22 September 1917 - Sylvia Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, free treatment was recommended for all invalided soldiers and sailors, and in the final episode of this season, Sylvia Graham tries to make amends. Show more

Contributors

Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Hotel Manager:
Tom Forrister
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

15 Minute Drama

Just a Girl: Series 2

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 1 month

Amy's return to school is triumphant, as she stands up to the bullies. Gary and Charlotte make their peace, Ted buys a new motorbike and there is a surprise ahead for them all. Show more

Home Front

12 December 1916 - Geoffrey Marshall (Season 9 start)

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, Germany offered peace terms to the Allies via neutral America, and in Tynemouth, Geoffrey Marshall builds a new alliance with a New York steel magnate. Show more

Contributors

Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell
Timothy Ryker:
Leon Scott
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones

Home Front

22 December 1916 - Evelina White

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 King reminded parliament that 'vigorous prosecution of war must be our sole endeavour', and Evelina is determined to keep politics out of her toyshop. Show more

Contributors

Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Esther O'Leary:
Amy Cameron
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 65: 19-23 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 debate raged nationally over the treatment of foreign workers, there is unrest throughout Tyneside. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Heinrich Fischer:
Ewan Bailey
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Esther O'Leary:
Amy Cameron
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Thomas Dixon:
Neil Grainger
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
Yevgeny Zamyatin:
Simon Scardifield
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Loomis:
Leon Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Mhairi Marchant:
Jane Slavin

Genres

Home Front

26 December 1916 - Cressida Marshsall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, 400 soldiers' children were entertained at Windsor Castle, and at Marshall's factory too, Boxing Day is a festive occasion. Show more

Contributors

Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Edgar Bates:
David Sterne
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist

Home Front

2 January 1917 - Phyllis Marshall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, the Ministry of Munitions met unions in London to discuss pay, and in Tynemouth, Marshalls' munitions factory is busy with visitors. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Beatrice:
Eviee Lavery

Home Front

3 January 1917 - Gabriel Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, there was especially heavy German bombardment of the French at Verdun and the people of Tynemouth feel badly shaken. Show more

Contributors

Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Eva Reynolds:
Sophie Scott
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Anthony Yates:
John Dougall

Home Front

9 January 1917 - Anthony Yates

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, Germany resumed her policy of unrestricted submarine warfare, and despite efforts to smooth the waters, tensions continue to run high at Marshall's. Show more

Contributors

Anthony Yates:
John Dougall
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones

Home Front

10 January 1917 - JJ Saltz

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, 'The Silent Sentinels' began a suffrage protest outside the White House, which would last over two years, and in Tynemouth, Mr Saltz is feeling insubordinate. Show more

Contributors

Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Phyllis Lumley:
Christine Absolom
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Loomis:
Leon Scott
Josseff al-Assadi:
Paul Chahidi
Yevgeny Zamyatin:
Simon Scardifield
Harmonica Guy:
Colin Guthrie