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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

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Home Front

12 May 1916 - Edwin Lloyd

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

The papers report food shortages in Germany at a dire level, and in Ashburton, Edwin Lloyd is well enough to start work again. Show more

Contributors

Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Marcus Goodridge:
Max Bennett
William Fulford:
Ryan Coath

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

14 April 1916 - Edwin Lloyd

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, British airmen who had bombarded Constantinople all returned safely from the 300-mile round flight, and Edwin Lloyd feels a long way from home. Show more

Contributors

Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Ambrose Nichols:
Steve Clark
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Marcus Goodridge:
Max Bennett
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant
William Fulford:
Ryan Coath

Riot Girls

Fear of Flying

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Isadora Wing has been married to psychoanalyst Bennett for five years. But she is restless and yearns for the perfect, guiltless, zipless sexual encounter. Show more

Contributors

Isadora Wing:
Julianna Jennings
Bennett Wing:
Kevin Shen
Adrian Goodlove:
Max Bennett
Isadora's Mother:
Adie Allen
Dr Reuben:
Sargon Yelda
Author:
Erica Jong
Director:
Emma Harding

Genres

Riot Girls

Fear of Flying

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Isadora Wing has overcome her fear of flying to travel to Vienna with husband Bennett to attend a psychoanalysts' conference. Here she meets charming Englishman Adrian Goodlove. Show more

Contributors

Isadora Wing:
Julianna Jennings
Bennett Wing:
Kevin Shen
Adrian Goodlove:
Max Bennett
Isadora's Mother:
Adie Allen
Dr Reuben:
Sargon Yelda
Author:
Erica Jong
Director:
Emma Harding

Genres

Home Front

18 April 1916 - Emily Colville

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, dissent divided the cabinet over the extension of conscription, while in Ashburton Emily Colville faces unexpected hostility. Show more

Contributors

Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Marcus Goodridge:
Max Bennett
Old Woman:
Susan Jameson

Home Front

22 April 1916 - William Fulford

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, Emmeline Pankhurst condemned her daughter Sylvia's involvement in an anti-conscription rally, and in Ashburton, William Fulford is at odds with his parents. Show more

Contributors

William Fulford:
Ryan Coath
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Joanna Fulford:
Rachael Spence
Marcus Goodridge:
Max Bennett
Reuben Fulford:
Martin Pirongs
Soldier:
Sam Rix

Home Front

26 April 1916 - Emily Colville

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 ILP conference resolved 'socialists of all nations should refuse support to every war'. Meanwhile, Emily is losing her resolve with Edwin. Show more

Contributors

Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Marcus Goodridge:
Max Bennett
Molly Dyer:
Stevie Thompson
Oswald Dyer:
Dean Nolan
Simeon Dyer:
Josh Darcy

Drama on 3

Jenny Lomas

Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for years

David Eldridge's thriller examining the corrosive nature of paranoia, with Amanda Hale playing a solicitor involved in a case where none of the evidence adds up. Show more

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John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga

The Forsytes Concludes

Episode 7

Duration: 1 hour

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

Jessica Raine stars in Galsworthy's epic saga. Arrivals and departures for Dinny as she struggles to come to terms with losing Wilfrid. Show more

Contributors

Fleur Mont:
Jessica Raine
Michael Mont:
Ben Lambert
Dinny Cherrell:
Sarah Ridgeway
Wilfrid Desert:
Max Bennett
Sir Lawrence Mont:
Brian Protheroe
Lady Mont:
Georgie Glen
Lady Clare Corven:
Chloe Pirrie
Eustace Durnford:
John Heffernan
Gerald Corven:
John Dougall
Young Man:
David Sturzaker
Adaptor:
Lin Coghlan

Genres

John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga

The Forsytes Concludes

Episode 8

Duration: 1 hour

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

Jessica Raine stars as Fleur in the concluding episode of Galsworthy's epic. Ignoring her own heartache, Dinny pours all her energy into protecting her sister. Show more

John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga

The Forsytes Concludes

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

It is 1930, and Dinny Cherrell is wondering if she is ever going to experience true love. Jessica Raine and Ben Lambert return as Fleur and Michael Mont in Galsworthy's epic. Show more

John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga

The Forsytes Concludes

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Jessica Raine stars as Fleur in the concluding episodes of Galsworthy's epic. Poet Wilfrid Desert, who has returned from the Middle East with a secret, gives Dinny a poem to read. Show more

John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga

The Forsytes Concludes

Episode 4

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Jessica Raine returns as Fleur in Galsworthy's epic. When the truth threatens to come out about Wilfrid's experiences in the Middle East, Dinny vows to stand by him. Show more

John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga

The Forsytes Concludes

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Jessica Raine returns as Fleur in Galsworthy's epic. Wilfrid's poem is published, and London society responds. Eager to present a united front, Dinny proposes a trip to the races. Show more

John Galsworthy - The Forsyte Saga

The Forsytes Concludes

Episode 6

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Jessica Raine returns as Fleur in the concluding episodes of Galsworthy's epic. Dinny fears for Wilfrid's safety and hopes her timely intervention will prevent a fight. Show more

Home Front

15 April 1916 - Tobias Holden

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 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

Riot Girls

Fear of Flying

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

It is decision time. Will Isadora go back to New York with her husband, Bennett, or will she take off around Europe with her new lover, charming Englishman Adrian Goodlove? Show more

Contributors

Isadora Wing:
Julianna Jennings
Bennett Wing:
Kevin Shen
Adrian Goodlove:
Max Bennett
Isadora's Mother:
Adie Allen
Dr Reuben:
Sargon Yelda
Author:
Erica Jong
Director:
Emma Harding

Genres

Riot Girls

Fear of Flying

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Isadora has left husband Bennett and run off with lover Adrian. But will this new relationship provide the sexual liberation and fulfilment she has always fantasised about? Show more

Contributors

Isadora Wing:
Julianna Jennings
Bennett Wing:
Kevin Shen
Adrian Goodlove:
Max Bennett
Isadora's Mother:
Adie Allen
Dr Reuben:
Sargon Yelda
Author:
Erica Jong
Director:
Emma Harding

Genres