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Home Front

17 September 1915 - Ralph Winwood

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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The big day finally arrives for Dorothea and Ralph. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 33: 14-18 September 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 sees a week of evasions, diversions and new arrivals. Show more

Home Front

22 May 1917 - Maisie Harris

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day in 1917, Christabel Pankhurst addressed a meeting of the Women's Socialist and Political Union, and in Folkestone, Maisie Harris finds a real friend. Show more

Contributors

Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Edna Harris:
Lara West

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 77: 22-26 May 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The sixth omnibus of Season 10, Our Daily Bread, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1917, when Britain suffered its first ever airplane bombing raid. Show more

Contributors

Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
May Arnold:
Lois Chimimba
Lady Penfold:
Elaine Claxton
Alfred Vane:
Charlie Clements
Ernie Moore:
Sean Connolly
Alice Macknade:
Claire Louise Cordwell
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliot
Hilda Moore:
Bella Hamblin
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Noah Hamilton:
Finn Monteath
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Claude Crombie:
Luke Newberry
Todd Merman:
Luke Newberry
Switchboard:
Chetna Pandya
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Rob MacDonald:
Finlay Robertson
Reg Roach:
Arthur Smith
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Mayor Stephen Penfold:
John Woodvine
Cynthia Hamilton:
Fenella Woolgar

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Home Front

9 January 1915 - Kitty Lumley

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 2, the Graham household is a hive of activity as they await a special delivery. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 15: 5-9 January 1915

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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Epic drama series set in Great War Britain. In the final omnibus edition of Season 2, Folkestone mourns one of its missing, and the Grahams await a special delivery. Show more

Home Front

16 September 1916 - Norman Harris

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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The papers report the successful first deployment of 'a new type of heavy armoured car' called a tank, and the Battle of the Somme film captivates Maisie Harris. Show more

Contributors

Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Frank Smith:
Paul Rider

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 61: 12-16 September 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week when tanks are deployed for the first time with great optimism, it is a week of decisive action in Folkestone. Show more

Contributors

John Haste:
Sam Alexander
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Clifford:
Tom Forrister
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Frank Smith:
Paul Rider
Albert Wilson:
Lee Ross
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Mr Torrance:
Tom Stuart
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Crowd Member:
Nick Underwood
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham

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Home Front

28 September 1916 - Ivy Layton

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day in 1916, an inquest heard a charwoman was killed dusting an unexploded German shell on a mantelpiece, while at the Pleasure Gardens Theatre, a small miracle occurs. Show more

Contributors

Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Edna Harris:
Lara West
John Haste:
Sam Alexander
Mrs Burns:
Jane Slavin
Mr Castle:
Jason Barnett

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 63: 26-30 September 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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In the week, in 1916, when Lloyd George declared 'there is no end of the war in sight', in Folkestone, it is a week of parting and small miracles. Show more

Contributors

John Haste:
Sam Alexander
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Mr Castle:
Jason Barnett
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Connie Cavendish:
Felix Lailey
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Albert Wilson:
Lee Ross
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Mrs Burns:
Jane Slavin
Mrs Walsh:
Jane Slavin
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham

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Home Front

19 August 1916 - Norman Harris

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 papers reported a 'Great British Day on the Somme', and in Folkestone, Norman Harris's life changes direction. Show more

Contributors

Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Jean Harris:
Eliza Bennett
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 57: 15-19 August 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 the king praised the 'cheerful confidence' of the troops in France, courage and hope are hard-won in Folkestone. Show more

Contributors

Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Jean Harris:
Eliza Bennett
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Juliet Argent:
Lizzie Bourne
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Alice Macknade:
Claire Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Ethel Johnson:
Nicola Ferguson
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Connie Cavendish:
Felix Lailey
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Olly Flowers:
Eviee Lavery
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Carlton:
Nathan Nolan
Mary Mote:
Kirsty Oswald
Mansfield Cumming:
Brian Protheroe
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Albert Wilson:
Lee Ross
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Cecil Cameron:
Justin Salinger
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham
Writer:
Katie Hims

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