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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

7 September 1917 - Isabel Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1917, Prime Minister Ribot and the entire French cabinet resigned over widespread army mutinies, and in Folkestone, a traumatised soldier has the Grahams in disarray. Show more

Contributors

Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Connie Marshall:
Darcy Brown
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Hugh Cavendish:
Guy Raunchey
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

2 January 1917 - Phyllis Marshall

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 Ministry of Munitions met unions in London to discuss pay, and in Tynemouth, Marshalls' munitions factory is busy with visitors. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Beatrice:
Eviee Lavery

Home Front

26 January 1917 - Adeline Lumley

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 Speaker's Conference report recommended that women over 30 should get the vote, while in Tynemouth, Adeline makes sure she is heard loud and clear. Show more

Contributors

Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Josseff al-Assadi:
Paul Chahidi
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

1 February 1917 - Cressida Marshall

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, Germany officially resumed unrestricted submarine warfare, and in Tynemouth, Cressida is making a small but courageous step forwards. Show more

Contributors

Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Beatrice:
Eviee Lavery
Writer:
Katie Hims

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

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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

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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 69: 16-20 January 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 a munitions factory explosion in Silvertown killed 73 workers, the after effects of the Marshalls explosion are still rippling through Tyneside. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Postman:
John Bowler
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Josseff al-Assadi:
Paul Chahidi
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Thomas Dixon:
Neil Grainger
Squeezebox:
Colin Guthrie
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Vincent Surtees:
Shaun Prendergast
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Beatrice:
Eviee Lavery

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Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 70: 23-27 January 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week, in 1917, when the national press reported extensively on an explosion at an east London munitions factory, in Tynemouth, the workers are yet to have their story told. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Lord Mayor:
John Bowler
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Josseff al-Assadi:
Paul Chahidi
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Dougie Baxter:
Kris Deedigan
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Vincent Surtees:
Shaun Prendergast
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Edgar Bates:
David Sterne
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Writer:
Katie Hims
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

Available for years

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

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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

Available for years

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

22 September 1916 - Juliet 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, a German seaplane was spotted over Dover, and Hugh and Juliet Cavendish try to create a perfect day. Show more

Contributors

Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Lt Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham
Albert Wilson:
Lee Ross
Connie Cavendish:
Felix Lailey
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty

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

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27 September 1916 - Juliet 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, a woman in London was charged with child trafficking, and in Folkestone, the Cavendish family face another parting. Show more

Contributors

Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham
Connie Cavendish:
Felix Lailey
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 63: 26-30 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 Lloyd George declared 'there is no end of the war in sight', in Folkestone, it is a week of parting and small miracles. Show more

Contributors

John Haste:
Sam Alexander
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Mr Castle:
Jason Barnett
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Connie Cavendish:
Felix Lailey
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Albert Wilson:
Lee Ross
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Mrs Burns:
Jane Slavin
Mrs Walsh:
Jane Slavin
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham

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