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13 December 1916 - Marion Wardle

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, French President Briand dismissed Germany's peace offer, while in Tynemouth, Marion rekindles an old friendship, and builds a new one. Show more

Contributors

Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Mr Peters:
John Bowler

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 64: 12-16 December 1916 (Season 9 start)

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 Germany offered peace terms to the Allies via neutral America, there are new and rekindled alliances in Tynemouth. Show more

Contributors

Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Mr Peters:
John Bowler
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Cathy Horn:
Amy Cameron
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
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
Hodges:
Leon Scott
Timothy Ryker:
Leon Scott
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Mhairi Marchant:
Jane Slavin
Edgar Bates:
David Sterne
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood

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Home Front

27 December 1916 - Edie Chadwick

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, newspapers praised munitionettes' 'invasion of man's pursuits' at a ladies football match, and in Tyneside, the Marshall Girls say 'fiddlesticks to convention' Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Pickpocket:
John Bowler
Pearl Thornton:
Sophie Scott
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 66: 26-30 December 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 Germany's peace offer was rejected by the Allies, Christmas week still brings some festive cheer to Tyneside. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Dr Banks:
John Bowler
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Pickpocket:
John Bowler
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Pearl Thornton:
Sophie Scott
Timothy Ryker:
Leon Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Edgar Bates:
David Sterne
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Squeezebox:
Colin Guthrie
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

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Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 71: 30 January-3 February 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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In the week, in 1917, when America formally broke diplomatic relations with Germany, in Tynemouth, people are making small steps forwards. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Mr Milliard:
John Bowler
Maud Drummond:
Amy Cameron
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Dougie Baxter:
Kris Deedigan
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Beatrice:
Eviee Lavery
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

Home Front

9 August 1916 - Edie Chadwick

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, the 'spycatcher' Peter Wright was born, and Edie, thus far economical with the truth, is forced to open her heart. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 56: 8-12 August 1916 (Season 8 start)

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 the film The Battle of the Somme set box offices records for British cinema, extraordinary good fortune disrupts the lives of the Graham household. Show more

Contributors

Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Juliet Argent:
Lizzie Bourne
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Alice Macknade:
Claire Louise Cordwell
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Fredo Franzoni:
Giovanni del Vecchio
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Connie Cavendish:
Felix Lailey
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Mayor Penfold:
John Woodvine
Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham

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Home Front

9 April 1918 - Edie Chadwick

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, the German's launched Operation Georgette as part of their Spring Offensive, and on the edge of Folkestone, Edie wakes up to an unwelcome intrusion. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Rose Allatini:
Phoebe Fildes
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Hugh Cavendish:
Pip Carter
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

17 April 1918 - Edie Chadwick

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, Ambassador Lichnowsky accused German secret agents of sabotaging his efforts to avert the war, and in Folkestone, Edie and Marion go undercover. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Nora Thatcher:
Chetna Pandya
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Lilian Pemble:
Alex Tregear

Home Front

25 April 1918 - Edie Chadwick

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day in 1918, the German Army claimed 6,000 prisoners at the second battle of Kemmel, while in Folkestone, Edie and Dilys feel trapped in different ways. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Rose Allatini:
Phoebe Fildes
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Private Hodge:
Sam Swann

Home Front

26 April 1918 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, a man received £75 damages from the cad who seduced his daughter, and in Folkestone, Kitty determines to lead a less selfish life. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Eleanor Tanney:
Aimee-Ffion Edwards
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Undertaker:
Sean Baker

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 101: 9-13 April 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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The sixth omnibus of Season 13, A Woman's Place, set in Folkestone in the week in 1918 when Maud Allen's controversial production of Salome was cancelled. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Rose Allatini:
Phoebe Fildes
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Hugh Cavendish:
Pip Carter
Marieke Argent:
Olivia Ross
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Rev Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Frankie:
Jane Slavin
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Rev Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Sophie Beckwith:
Abbie Andrews
Annie Fear:
Kathleen Cranham
Emma Markham:
Susie Riddell
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Jack Wilson:
Ashley Kumar
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Dicky Manchester:
Roy Hudd
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Constance Pettigrew:
Phoebe Frances Brown
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Inspector Forrester:
Nigel Hastings
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 102: 16-20 April 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The seventh omnibus of Season 13, A Woman's Place, set in the week in 1918 when Nina Boyle claimed a 'moral triumph' after her nomination to run as an MP was rejected. Show more

Contributors

Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Jack Wilson:
Ashley Kumar
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Nora Thatcher:
Chetna Pandya
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Lilian Pemble:
Alex Tregear
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Recruit:
Ryan Early
Sergeant Smith:
Rupert Holliday-Evans
Peter Lumley:
Peter White
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Mr Baker:
Clive Hayward
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Private Royal:
Luke Bailey
Jeanie Jones:
Kerry Gooderson
Sergeant Caines:
Nicholas Murchie
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 103: 23-27 April 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Final omnibus of Season 13, A Woman's Place, set in the week when a general strike was held in Dublin in protest against plans for Irish conscription. Show more

Contributors

Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Terence Wentworth:
Jack Lowden
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Rev Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Rev Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Rose Allatini:
Phoebe Fildes
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Private Hodge:
Sam Swann
Eleanor Tanney:
Aimee-Ffion Edwards
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Undertaker:
Sean Baker
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright

Genres

Home Front

24 December 1915 - Marion Wardle

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day, the Turkish attacked the British Indian garrison at Kut al Amara, and Marion meets a charming soldier. Show more

Contributors

Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Margaret Bishop:
Catherine Bailey
Bob Capeling:
Joe Sims
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Lilian Frost:
Alex Tregear
Ruth Billings:
Katie Redford
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Stuart McVey:
George Watkins

Home Front

4 January 1916 - Dorothea Winwood

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for years

On this day, Lord Derby reported that over 650,000 fit single men had not offered themselves for service, and Dorothea Winwood is getting into the rhythm of work at the Bevan. Show more

Contributors

Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Max Davenport:
Trevor White
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Bob Capeling:
Joe Sims
Margaret Bishop:
Catherine Bailey
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 40: 21-25 December 1915 (Season 6 start)

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The first omnibus edition of Season 6 covering a week following a huge landslide at the Warren and when the townsfolk are preparing for Christmas. Show more

Contributors

Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Bob Capeling:
Joe Sims
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Dr Streatfield:
Chris Pavlo
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Lilian Frost:
Alex Tregear
Margaret Bishop:
Catherine Bailey
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Max Davenport:
Trevor White
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Peggy Jeffrey:
Jane Slavin
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Roland Pemble:
Jack Holden
Ruth Billings:
Katie Redford
Stuart McVey:
George Watkins
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Soldier:
Leo Wan

Genres

Home Front

21 January 1916 - Marion Wardle

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day, the prime minister said more women workers would be needed to supply enough munitions to the war, and former factory workers Marion and Edie feel even more liberated. Show more

Contributors

Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Bob Capeling:
Joe Sims
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 44: 18-22 January 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week of the first concerted attempt to break the Siege of Kut, Folkestone's characters are all looking for release. Show more

Contributors

Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Bob Capeling:
Joe Sims
Clemmie Crayford:
Joanna Monro
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Edward Easton:
Raymond Wilson
Emile Tourte:
Stephane Cornicard
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Mr Mottershead:
Gerard McDermott
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Nev Cotton:
Leo Wan
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Winifred Dinsdale:
Alice Lowe
Nurse Wright:
Isobel Rogers

Genres

Home Front

25 January 1916 - Bob Capeling

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day, a conference on shell shock began at the Royal Society of Medicine, and Bob Capeling finds himself in difficulties at the Bevan. Show more

Contributors

Bob Capeling:
Joe Sims
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Millie Mumford:
Jessica Turner
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Carl Larkin:
Richard Pepple
Patrick Bunting:
Jack Ashton
Beryl Roche:
Rebecca Hamilton