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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 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 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

Genres

Home Front

29 June 1915 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

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

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 - Omnibus

Episode 30: 6-10 July 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Soldiers home on leave find it a very different place to the one they thought they were fighting for. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Toby Jones
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Muriel Grainger:
Hannah Tointon
Mervyn Harris:
Tom Whitelock
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick
Roy Lavoie:
Tim Beckmann
Adeline Lumley:
Anastasia Hille
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel McCormack
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Maisie Plackett:
Cassie Layton
Toby Speedwell:
Joe Bannister
Thornton Tulliver:
Nigel Harman
Adam Wilson:
Leo Montague
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Inspector Forrester:
Nigel Hastings
Eric Morton:
Ian Conningham

Genres

Drama on 3

Macbeth

Duration: 2 hours

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

Available for years

A new production of William Shakespeare's dark tragedy about ambition for power, starring Neil Dudgeon and Emma Fielding. Show more

Contributors

Macbeth:
Neil Dudgeon
Lady Macbeth:
Emma Fielding
Macduff:
Paul Hilton
Weird Sister:
Jane Slavin
Weird Sister:
Carl Prekopp
Weird Sister:
Ayesha Antoine
The Porter:
Carl Prekopp
Lady Macduff:
Anastasia Hille
Siward:
Sam Dale
Donalbain:
Sam Valentine
The Third Apparition:
Rose Hilton-Hille
Director:
Marc Beeby

Genres

Home Front

8 July 1915 - Mervyn Harris

Duration: 12 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

When Mervyn returns home on leave, only Maisie is unchanged by the war, for better or worse. Show more

Contributors

Mervyn Harris:
Tom Whitelock
Maisie Plackett:
Cassie Layton
Albert Wilson:
Harry Myers
Roy Lavoie:
Tim Beckmann
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Eric Morton:
Ian Conningham
Josiah King:
Daniel Kendrick
Inspector Forrester:
Nigel Hastings

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

Drama on 3

The Master and Margarita

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

By Mikhail Bulgakov. Award-winning production of the cult classic, featuring original music from composer Stephen Warbeck. Adapted by Lucy Catherine. Show more

Contributors

Margarita:
Anne-Marie Duff
Master:
Paul Ready
Professor Woland:
Anton Lesser
Koroviev:
Carl Prekopp
Behemoth:
Kevin Eldon
Pontius Pilate:
Paul Hilton
Caiaphas:
Sam Dale
Bezdomny:
Sam Valentine
Stravinsky:
Jessica Turner

Genres

Tommies

28 October 1914

Duration: 45 minutes

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

The first Indian Army soldiers arrive on the battlefields of France, and the infantry of the 9th Bhopal Regiment find themselves on the front line. Show more

Contributors

Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Ahmadullah Khan:
Danny Rahim
Pavan Jodha:
Rudi Dharmalingam
Lt Colonel Dobbie:
Nicholas Farrell
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Hector Monkhouse:
Clive Hayward
Sowar Alam Sher:
Sagar Radia
Havildar Mishra:
Jassa Ahluwalia
Captain Wilson:
Sam Valentine
Captain Jamieson:
Mark Edel-Hunt
Sir John French:
David Cann
Producer:
David Hunter
Director:
Nandita Ghose

Brand

Tommies

Home Front

4 June 1915 - Howard Argent

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Ralph is impressed by Howard's different approach to treating the wounded. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Toby Jones
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Private Best:
Sam Valentine

Home Front

5 June 1915 - Jessie Moore

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

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

Tommies

4 April 1918

Duration: 45 minutes

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

In her remote Italian hospital, Celestine's mission to isolate the causes of trench fever is interrupted by an unexpected visitor from the newly formed Royal Air Force. Show more

Contributors

Celestine de Tullio:
Pippa Nixon
Harry de Tullio:
Sam Valentine
Pertab Singh:
Waleed Ahktar
Phyliss Mudge:
Georgie Glen
Major Dunn:
Ryan Early
Alice Taylor-Murdock:
Nancy Crane
Nicoletta:
Emily Bruni
Domenico Beltrami:
Cesare Taurasi
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Producer:
David Hunter
Director:
David Hunter
Writer:
Neil Brand

Brand

Tommies

15 Minute Drama

Ladder of Years

Episode 1: At the Family's Edges

Duration: 15 minutes

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

An unexpected but rather welcome romantic encounter in the grocery aisle is the beginning of a new adventure for homely Delia Grinstead. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Ladder of Years

Episode 2: The Felson Girls

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Delia's chance meeting with a younger man focuses her dissatisfactions with her disjointed Baltimore household. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Ladder of Years

Episode 3: The Ocean

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Feeling at the very edges of her disjointed family, Delia Grinstead makes an impulsive decision on the annual family vacation. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Ladder of Years

Episode 4: The Executive Secretary

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Delia Grinstead left her family on the beach this morning, and now she is starting a new life alone in the small town of Bay Borough. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Ladder of Years

Episode 7: Ketchup on His French Fries

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Delia Grinstead's new life and equilibrium are disturbed by an unexpected visitor to town. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Ladder of Years

Episode 10: The Wedding Day Hitch

Duration: 15 minutes

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

After more than a year away, Delia Grinstead is drawn back into the remnants of her fractured family. She is badly needed. Show more