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15 April 1916 - Tobias Holden

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 cabinet met in Downing Street to discuss the problems of conscription and recruitment, and Tobias has a day of surprises. Show more

Contributors

Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Marcus Goodridge:
Max Bennett
Moses Wickens:
Ben Callon
Primrose Rutter:
Jade Matthew

Home Front

21 April 1916 - Tobias Holden

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, a British naval patrol intercepted Sir Roger Casement bringing munitions to Ireland, and Tobias Holden tries to mend bridges. Show more

Contributors

Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Amos Rutter:
Richard Cotton
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Moses Wickens:
Ben Callon
Primrose Rutter:
Jade Matthew

Home Front

6 April 1916 - Sylvia Graham

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, Britain intercepted £56,000 of Swedish herring on its way to Germany, while at Staverley Court, Sylvia Graham wants to enjoy an English summer's day. Show more

Contributors

Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant

Home Front

8 April 1916 - Alexander Gidley

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 escaped German POW was recaptured, and Alexander Gidley is shaken by an encounter with a young war hero. Show more

Contributors

Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Primrose Rutter:
Jade Matthew
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant
Martin Ogden:
Jamie Wilkes

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 48: 4-8 April 1916 (Season 7 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 a Zeppelin raid dropped bombs on the north east coast, old feuds are reignited in Ashburton. Show more

Contributors

Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Morris Battley:
Sean Baker
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant
John Rossiter:
Mark Carey
Ambrose Nichols:
Steve Clark
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Lewis Cox:
Dylan Edwards
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Primrose Rutter:
Jade Matthew
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Gert Battley:
Maggie Steed
Martin Ogden:
Jamie Wilkes
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams

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Home Front

11 April 1916 - Dieter Lippke

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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As reports come in of the German army crossing into the French trenches at Verdun, Dieter's position at Buckfast Abbey is threatened. Show more

Contributors

Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Amos Rutter:
Richard Cotton
Brother Columban:
Sean Baker
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant
Dom Anscar Vonier:
Kenneth Collard
Brother Aloysius:
Toby Bryant

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 50: 18-22 April 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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A British naval patrol intercepts Sir Roger Casement bringing munitions to Ireland, and alliances are broken and made in Ashburton. Show more

Contributors

Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Morris Battley:
Sean Baker
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Marcus Goodridge:
Max Bennett
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant
John Rossiter:
Mark Carey
Moses Wickens:
Ben Callon
William Fulford:
Ryan Coath
Amos Rutter:
Richard Cotton
Lewis Cox:
Dylan Edwards
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Old Woman:
Susan Jameson
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Primrose Rutter:
Jade Matthew
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Reuben Fulford:
Martin Pirongs
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Soldier:
Sam Rix
Joanna Fulford:
Rachael Spence
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Gert Battley:
Maggie Steed
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 51: 25-29 April 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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In the week that General Townshend surrendered, ending the Siege of Kut al Amara, there are calls to courage throughout the social scale in Ashburton. Show more

Contributors

Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Morris Battley:
Sean Baker
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Marcus Goodridge:
Max Bennett
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant
Moses Wickens:
Ben Callon
John Rossiter:
Mark Carey
Dom Anscar Vonier:
Kenneth Collard
Simeon Dyer:
Josh Darcy
Lewis Cox:
Dylan Edwards
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Pat McCrory:
Jonny Holden
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Oswald Dyer:
Dean Nolan
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Molly Dyer:
Stevie Thompson
Councillor Ellis:
Stephen Tomlin
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 52: 2-6 May 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week when cheers meet the announcement in Parliament that three Irish rebel leaders have been executed, it is a week of collisions in Ashburton. Show more

Contributors

Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Morris Battley:
Sean Baker
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Marcus Goodridge:
Max Bennett
Jacques Hamoir:
Michael Bertenshaw
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
John Rossiter:
Mark Carey
Simeon Dyer:
Josh Darcy
Agatha Christie:
Melody Grove
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Pat McCrory:
Jonny Holden
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Primrose Rutter:
Jade Matthew
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Oswald Dyer:
Dean Nolan
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Molly Dyer:
Stevie Thompson
Wilfred Truscott:
Stephen Tomlin
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 49: 11-15 April 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 reports reached Britain of a million Armenians massacred, the community in Ashburton find their world rocked by surprises. Show more

Contributors

Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Brother Columban:
Sean Baker
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Marcus Goodridge:
Max Bennett
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Brother Aloysius:
Toby Bryant
Moses Wickens:
Ben Callon
John Rossiter:
Mark Carey
Ambrose Nichols:
Steve Clark
William Fulford:
Ryan Coath
Dom Anscar Vonier:
Kenneth Collard
Amos Rutter:
Richard Cotton
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Primrose Rutter:
Jade Matthew
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Gert Battley:
Maggie Steed
Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Bertram Colville:
Nick Underwood
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams

Genres

Home Front

5 April 1916 - John Rossiter

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, a Zeppelin raid dropped bombs on the North East coast, while at Spittal End Farm, conscription appears on the horizon. Show more

Contributors

John Rossiter:
Mark Carey
Ambrose Nichols:
Steve Clark
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Gert Battley:
Maggie Steed
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Morris Battley:
Sean Baker
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 53: 9-13 May 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In a week when the Teachers Association strongly condemns the encouragement of child labour to replace conscripted men, the Ashburton community is on a steep learning curve. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Brother Aloysius:
Toby Bryant
Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Policeman:
Nick Underwood
Stallholder:
Sargon Yelda
Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Lewis Cox:
Dylan Edwards
Oswald Dyer:
Dean Nolan
Greg:
Sam Rix
Stationmaster:
Mark Carey
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Elsie Knocker:
Marianne Oldham
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Marcus Goodridge:
Max Bennett
William Fulford:
Ryan Coath
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Wilfred Truscott:
Stephen Tomlin

Genres

Home Front

4 May 1916 - Alexander Gidley

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 the extension of conscription to include all men aged 18 to 41, and Alexander Gidley continues to face resistance at the quarry. Show more

Contributors

Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Pat McCrory:
Jonny Holden
Primrose Rutter:
Jade Matthew
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant

Home Front

5 May 1916 - Cora Gidley

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 Western Times reported the French were gaining ground at Verdun, while Cora Gidley is on the defensive. Show more

Contributors

Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Agatha Christie:
Melody Grove
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Emily Coville:
Scarlett Brookes
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Jacques Hamoir:
Michael Bertenshaw
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Pat McCrory:
Jonny Holden
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant

Home Front

6 May 1916 - Johnnie Marshall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Two conscientious objectors are arrested in Newton Abbot, and Johnnie Marshall is in pursuit of information. Show more

Contributors

Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant
Wilfred Truscott:
Stephen Tomlin

Home Front

9 May 1916 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

The Summer Time Bill is introduced to Parliament, and Kitty and Dieter get to make hay, metaphorically. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Brother Aloysius:
Toby Bryant
Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Policeman:
Nick Underwood
Stallholder:
Sargon Yelda

Home Front

20 May 1916 - Cyrus Colville

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

An air raid on Kent destroys a public house, while in the county tribunal in Exeter, Cyrus Colville is on fiery form. Show more

Contributors

Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Bertram Colville:
Nick Underwood
Burroughs:
Sargon Yelda
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Marcus Goodridge:
Max Bennett
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant
William Fulford:
Ryan Coath
Mrs Taylor:
Claire Sellers
Selleck:
Ewan Bailey

Home Front

16 May 1916 - Alexander Gidley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Three German steamers are torpedoed by Russian submarines, and in Staverton, Alexander Gidley is shaken by a letter from the War Office. Show more

Contributors

Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant

Home Front

27 May 1916 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

President Wilson advocates the formation of an Association of Nations to ensure future peace, and at Halecot Farm, relations are troubled. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Amos Rutter:
Richard Cotton
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 55: 23-27 May 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week when President Wilson advocates the formation of an Association of Nations to ensure future peace, relations in Ashburton are very troubled. Show more

Contributors

Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant
John Rossiter:
Mark Carey
Amos Rutter:
Richard Cotton
Simeon Dyer:
Josh Darcy
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Primrose Rutter:
Jade Matthew
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Oswald Dyer:
Dean Nolan
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Soldier:
Sam Rix
Mayoress:
Jane Slavin
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Molly Dyer:
Stevie Thompson
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Burroughs:
Sargon Yelda

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