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Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 74: 1-5 May 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Third omnibus of Season 10, Our Daily Bread, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1917, when the Archbishop of Canterbury warned, 'We mean to come out of this war with clean hands.'. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Cynthia Hamilton:
Fenella Woolgar
Milly Manchester:
Annette Badland
Reg Roach:
Arthur Smith
Alfred Vane:
Charlie Clements
Mabel Thatcher:
Chetna Pandya
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Noah Hamilton:
Finn Monteath
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Ruby Tulliver:
Katie Redford
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliot
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Dicky Manchester:
Roy Hudd
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Home Front

16 January 1917 - 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 1917, the Zimmerman Telegram was intercepted, proposing a German-Mexican alliance, and in Tynemouth, Sylvia Graham finds an unlikely ally. Show more

Contributors

Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Postman:
John Bowler
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Beatrice:
Eviee Lavery

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

15 August 1917 - Juliet Cavendish

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, an increase in wages for women munitions workers was introduced, and Juliet Cavendish finds her working conditions oppressive. Show more

Contributors

Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Connie Marshall:
Darcy Brown
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

10 August 1916 - Gabriel Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

A letter from Lloyd George exhorts the nation to watch the new film, The Battle of the Somme, and in Folkestone, the Grahams face an impossible situation. Show more

Contributors

Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Juliet Argent:
Lizzie Bourne
Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham
Mayor Penfold:
John Woodvine
Connie Cavendish:
Felix Lailey
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty

Home Front

11 August 1916 - Juliet Argent

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Italy drives Germany back nine miles from Gorizia with 32,000 losses, and Juliet Argent faces losing her husband. Show more

Contributors

Juliet Argent:
Lizzie Bourne
Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Connie Cavendish:
Felix Lailey
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty

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

16 August 1916 - Hugh Cavendish

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 French gained a mile of trenches at the Somme, and in Folkestone, Hugh Cavendish resists the incursions of Cecil Cameron. Show more

Contributors

Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham
Juliet Argent:
Lizzie Bourne
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Cecil Cameron:
Justin Salinger
Connie Cavendish:
Felix Lailey
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
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

Genres

Home Front

22 August 1916 - Juliet Cavendish

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for years

15,000 pilgrims gather at Lourdes to pray for the safe return of their fathers from war, and Juliet finds it hard to reconcile her delight and her fears. Show more

Contributors

Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham
Reginald Church:
John Dougall
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Connie Cavendish:
Felix Lailey
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

4 January 1918 - Adeline 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, the SS Birtley was sunk returning from Dunkirk, losing 18 crew, and in Tynemouth, old friends arrive seeking safety. Show more

Contributors

Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Sergei Federov:
Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Beatrice Marshall:
Eviee Lavery
Gussie Marshall:
Grace Doherty
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Allegra McIlroy

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 95: 1-5 January 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Final omnibus of Season 12, Giddy with Possibility, set in the week in 1918 when Kaiser Wilhelm the Second said, 'We face, with firm confidence and an iron will, the year 1918.'. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Stella Wardle:
Morgan Armstrong
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Cristine de Groot:
Ysabelle Cooper
Trevor Lamb:
Philip Correia
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gussie Marshall:
Grace Doherty
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Policeman:
Bill Fellows
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Sergei Federov:
Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Beatrice Marshall:
Eviee Lavery
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 58: 22-26 August 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The east and south east coasts are terrorised by air raids, and Folkestone seems brimful of secrets and lies. Show more

Contributors

Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Reginald Church:
John Dougall
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Ethel Johnson:
Nicola Ferguson
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Connie Cavendish:
Felix Lailey
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Mary Mote:
Kirsty Oswald
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Frank Smith:
Paul Rider
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Fred Ball:
Darren Swift
Lilian Pemble:
Alex Tregear
Captain Valentine:
Nick Underwood
Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 62: 19-23 September 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 people began to believe that the latest innovation - tanks - might end the war, the people of Folkestone find new life, new death and new love. Show more

Contributors

John Haste:
Sam Alexander
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
General:
Gerry Hinks
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Connie Cavendish:
Felix Lailey
Elizabeth Chance:
Kika Markham
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Clemmie Crayford:
Joanna Monro
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Frank Smith:
Paul Rider
Albert Wilson:
Lee Ross
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Captain Phillip Valentine:
Nick Underwood
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Lt Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham

Genres

Home Front

3 May 1917 - Howard Argent

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, ace British pilot Leefe Robinson was captured, and in Folkestone, Howard Argent happily surrenders. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

17 July 1918 - Isabel Graham

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 Tsar of Russia and his family were executed in Ekaterinburg, while in Devon, the Graham family are reunited. Show more

Contributors

Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Mrs Ferrier:
Jane Slavin
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Connie Cavendish:
Darcy Brown
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

27 July 1918 - 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 1918, it was reported that a quarter of a million Americans had embarked for France, while in Staverley Court, all thoughts are on just one boy. Show more

Contributors

Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Connie Cavendish:
Darcy Brown
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

1 August 1918 - Emily Colville

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1918, the Franco-Swiss border was closed to contain the spread of Spanish Flu. But in Devon, the doors of Engleby Hall are opened to mark the first day of harvest. Show more

Contributors

Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Hardy Walsh:
Damien Molony
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 110: 30 July - 3 August 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Epic war drama set in Devon, in the week in 1918 when Allied forces arrived in northern Russia to support the White Army. Show more

Contributors

Ivan Jackson:
Lloyd Thomas
Primrose Holden:
Jade Matthew
Amos Rutter:
Richard Cotton
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Eli Lawrence:
Michael Shelford
Robin Bowder:
Sean Murray
Jocelyn Ogden:
Christine Kavanagh
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Hardy Walsh:
Damien Molony
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Morris Battley:
Sean Baker
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Ludwig Huber:
Marcel Hagen
Gert Battley:
Maggie Steed
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Ailsa Goodman:
Emma Handy
Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

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