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Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 79: 5-9 June 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The final omnibus of Season 10 is set in the week in 1917 when the biggest man-made explosion in history removed Messines Ridge. Show more

Contributors

Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Reporter:
John Bowler
Mrs Grimes:
Amelda Brown
Alice Macknade:
Claire Louise Cordwell
Alfred Norris:
Richard Curnow
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Joan Edkins:
Rachel Davis
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliot
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Kitty Wilson:
Ami Metcalf
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Jane Underdown:
Susan Porrett
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Eleanor Tanney:
Sarah Ridgeway
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Wampach:
Simon Treves
Peter Lumley:
Bea White
Writer:
Katie Hims

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Home Front

5 June 1917 - Eric Morton

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 second daylight Gotha air raid targeted Sheerness, while in Folkestone, the police station is still dealing with the fallout of the first. Show more

Contributors

Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Alfred Norris:
Richard Curnow
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Mrs Grimes:
Amelda Brown
Jane Underdown:
Susan Porrett
Joan Edkins:
Rachel Davis
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Writer:
Katie Hims

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

1930s comedy drama based on EF Benson's novels. Miss Elizabeth Mapp reigns supreme over the inhabitants of Tilling until the arrival of the accomplished Mrs Emmeline 'Lucia' Lucas. Show more

Contributors

Elizabeth Mapp:
Miranda Richardson
Emmeline 'Lucia' Lucas:
Anna Chancellor
Georgie Pillson:
Steve Pemberton
Godiva 'Diva' Plaistow:
Felicity Montagu
Irene Coles:
Gemma Whelan
Evie Bartlett:
Poppy Miller
Rev Kenneth 'Padre' Bartlett:
Paul Ritter
Major Benjamin 'Benjy' Flint:
Mark Gatiss
Hotel Clerk:
Sophie Stone
Twistevant:
Andy Godfrey
Susan Wyse MBE:
Pippa Haywood
Algernon Wyse:
Nicholas Woodeson
Foljambe:
Jenny Platt
Grosvenor:
Soo Drouet
Town Crier:
Peter Mould
Author:
EF Benson
Producer:
Susie Liggat
Executive Producer:
Lisa Osborne

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

1930s comedy drama based on EF Benson's novels. The Tilling Summer Exhibition provides Lucia with a new battlefield to conquer. Mapp takes an opportunity to start a new trend. Show more

Contributors

Elizabeth Mapp:
Miranda Richardson
Grosvenor:
Soo Drouet
Emmeline 'Lucia' Lucas:
Anna Chancellor
Georgie Pillson:
Steve Pemberton
Algernon Wyse:
Nicholas Woodeson
Susan Wyse MBE:
Pippa Haywood
Godiva 'Diva' Plaistow:
Felicity Montagu
Evie Bartlett:
Poppy Miller
Rev Kenneth 'Padre' Bartlett:
Paul Ritter
Major Benjamin 'Benjy' Flint:
Mark Gatiss
Irene Coles:
Gemma Whelan
Foljambe:
Jenny Platt
Hermione 'Hermy' Pillson:
Katy Brand
Ursula 'Ursy' Pillson:
Joanna Scanlan
Twistevant:
Andy Godfrey
Author:
EF Benson
Producer:
Susie Liggat
Executive Producer:
Lisa Osborne
adapting EF Benson:
Mark Gatiss
adapting EF Benson:
Steve Pemberton

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

1930s comedy drama based on EF Benson's novels. The arrival in Tilling of an Italian contessa gives Mapp a chance to expose Lucia as a fraud. Show more

Contributors

Evie Bartlett:
Poppy Miller
Rev Kenneth 'Padre' Bartlett:
Paul Ritter
Irene Coles:
Gemma Whelan
Major Benjy Flint:
Mark Gatiss
Elizabeth Mapp:
Miranda Richardson
Godiva 'Diva' Plaistow:
Felicity Montagu
Emmeline 'Lucia' Lucas:
Anna Chancellor
Algernon Wyse:
Nicholas Woodeson
Susan Wyse MBE:
Pippa Haywood
Grosvenor:
Soo Drouet
Georgie Pillson:
Steve Pemberton
Foljambe:
Jenny Platt
Amelia, Contessa di Faraglione:
Frances Barber
Station Master:
Richard Cant
Twistevant:
Andy Godfrey
Author:
EF Benson
Producer:
Susie Liggat
Executive Producer:
Lisa Osborne
adapting EF Benson:
Mark Gatiss
adapting EF Benson:
Steve Pemberton

Home Front

1 September 1917 - Adeline Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, Wilfred Owen wrote 'Many of us who came to the Hydro slightly ill are now getting dangerously well,' and Adeline Lumley is also beginning to find her voice. Show more

Contributors

Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Jane Underdown:
Susan Porrett
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 84: 28 August - 1 September 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The fifth omnibus of Season 11, Broken and Mad, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1917, when severe gales across the country uprooted trees and damaged crops. Show more

Contributors

Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Joan Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Chester Matthews:
Samuel James
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Ulysses Pilchard:
Khalid Abdalla
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Clemmie Crayford:
Joanna Monro
Agnes Hemmings:
Jane Slavin
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Jane Underdown:
Susan Porrett

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