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Home Front

3 July 1915 - Howard Argent

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Howard throws caution to the wind. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Toby Jones
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Private Greg:
Jude Akuwidike

The Architects

Series 2

Refurb

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Tim falls under the spell of top footballer Danny Knowles, who’s after a new 'hip hop consultant'. Stars Alex Carter. From 2015. Show more

Book at Bedtime

This Is Where I Am

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Debs takes Abdi to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery to introduce him to Glasgow's culture. As they look at the paintings, a tentative friendship is kindled. Show more

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This Is Where I Am

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Abdi is unable to face the events of his last day at the refugee camp in Dadaab, but the first day is seared on his mind. He and Debs take on the Glasgow housing authorities. Show more

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This Is Where I Am

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Abdi introduces Debs to his neighbour Mrs Coutts, and blossoming in the warmth of the burgeoning friendships all around her, little Rebecca gives them a thrilling surprise. Show more

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This Is Where I Am

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Debs takes Abdi to Loch Lomond and is surprised when his little daughter Rebecca comes too. Though he can't explain to her why he is late and stressed, he is enchanted by the loch. Show more

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This Is Where I Am

Episode 11

Duration: 15 minutes

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

After making a startling discovery, Debs looks into what actually happened to Abdi's wife Azira in those last few moments in Dadaab. Show more

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This Is Where I Am

Episode 12

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Abdi and Deb have a fierce argument when he invites a former drug addict to his flat. Afterwards she leaves for Dadaab without telling him where she is going or why. Show more

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This Is Where I Am

Episode 13

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Unbeknown to Abdi, Debs is in Dadaab searching for news of his wife Azira. Show more

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This Is Where I Am

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Debs volunteers for the mentoring scheme at the Scottish Refugee Council and is paired with Abdi, a Somali asylum seeker with a four-year-old daughter. Show more

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

Drama

Reading Europe - France: Three Strong Women

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

When Norah's terrifying father calls, she is forced to leave her home in Paris and journey to Dakar. Secrets from the past and horrors from the present are unveiled. Show more

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This Is Where I Am

Episode 14

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Back home in Glasgow for Christmas, Debs is still haunted by her experiences in Dadaab. What if she has left a single stone unturned in her hunt for Abdi's wife? Show more

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This Is Where I Am

Episode 15

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Abdi is preparing for Christmas Day with no idea that Debs has astonishing news for him. And he must decide whether it's a cause for celebration or further devastating heartache. Show more

Drama

De Wife of Bristol

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Lorna Gayle and Susan Wokoma star in Edson Burton's comedy, a scurrilous contemporary riff on Chaucer's Wife of Bath. Show more

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Genres

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Drama

Drama

Clean Trade

Duration: 45 minutes

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

In Winsome Pinnock's drama set in an investment bank, a group of cleaners try their hand at trading, and start to make money. Show more

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This Is Where I Am

Episode 8

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Debs and Abdi have been painting his new flat with the help of cheerful little Rebecca. But then Abdi's first day at work sparks a devastating flashback to his last day in Dadaab. Show more

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This Is Where I Am

Episode 9

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Debs has been looking after Rebecca while Abdi recovers in hospital from the trauma of his flashback. But finally it's time for the little girl to visit to her beloved father. Show more

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This Is Where I Am

Episode 10

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Debs has been overburdened by grief at losing her husband. Abdi shows her how to let it go and, in return, Debs makes a startling discovery about his family's last day in Dadaab. Show more

Drama

Reading Europe - France: Three Strong Women

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

The lies Fanta's husband Rudy told in Senegal begin to catch up with them both. Can Rudy hold on to his life in France or will he be destined to follow his father's murderous path? Show more