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27 September 1918 - Florrie Wilson

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 revealed that Despised and Rejected had been written by a woman, Rose Allatini, and Jack has something controversial to tell Florrie and Adam. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 112: 24-28 September 1918 (Season 15 start)

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Available for years

The first omnibus of Season 15, Onward, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1918, when the Allies launched their final, and decisive campaign on the Western Front. Show more

Home Front

18 August 1917 - Norman Harris

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, Sylvia Pankhurst's peace meeting in Hyde Park was broken up by the police, while in Folkestone, Sergeant Harris marks the first anniversary of his sons' deaths. Show more

Contributors

Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Anna White:
Ellie Piercy
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Harry Pankhurst:
Sean Murray
Major Love:
Simon Ludders
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Barman:
Philip Fox
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

4 September 1917 - Maisie Harris

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, pacifist Edmund Morel was sent to Pentonville prison for six months, and in Folkestone, Maisie Harris is fearful about the war coming home. Show more

Contributors

Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

18 September 1917 - Ralph Winwood

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 new French premier, Painleve, made his maiden speech in office, and at St Jude's vicarage, Dorothea prepares for her first day back at the Bevan. Show more

Contributors

Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 77: 22-26 May 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The sixth omnibus of Season 10, Our Daily Bread, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1917, when Britain suffered its first ever airplane bombing raid. Show more

Contributors

Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
May Arnold:
Lois Chimimba
Lady Penfold:
Elaine Claxton
Alfred Vane:
Charlie Clements
Ernie Moore:
Sean Connolly
Alice Macknade:
Claire Louise Cordwell
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliot
Hilda Moore:
Bella Hamblin
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Noah Hamilton:
Finn Monteath
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Claude Crombie:
Luke Newberry
Todd Merman:
Luke Newberry
Switchboard:
Chetna Pandya
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Rob MacDonald:
Finlay Robertson
Reg Roach:
Arthur Smith
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Mayor Stephen Penfold:
John Woodvine
Cynthia Hamilton:
Fenella Woolgar

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Home Front

6 June 1917 - Gabriel Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1917, a 'tropical rainstorm' descended on a damaged Folkestone, where Gabriel Graham's tempestuous journey leads to a flash of inspiration. Show more

Contributors

Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Joan Edkins:
Rachel Davis
Reporter:
John Bowler
Wampach:
Simon Treves
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 79: 5-9 June 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The final omnibus of Season 10 is set in the week in 1917 when the biggest man-made explosion in history removed Messines Ridge. Show more

Contributors

Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Reporter:
John Bowler
Mrs Grimes:
Amelda Brown
Alice Macknade:
Claire Louise Cordwell
Alfred Norris:
Richard Curnow
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Joan Edkins:
Rachel Davis
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliot
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Kitty Wilson:
Ami Metcalf
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Jane Underdown:
Susan Porrett
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Eleanor Tanney:
Sarah Ridgeway
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Wampach:
Simon Treves
Peter Lumley:
Bea White
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

Home Front

8 September 1916 - Dennis Monk

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

The Daily Mirror features amputee soldiers fitted with new limbs, and Dennis Monk tries to re-enter Folkestone life. Show more

Contributors

Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 60: 5-9 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 ambulance driver Dorothie Feilding was the first woman to be awarded a Military Medal, there are some lesser but notable firsts in Folkestone. Show more

Contributors

Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Doris Tull:
Jade Briggs
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Alice Macknade:
Claire Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
William Hall:
James Lailey
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Elizabeth Chance:
Kika Markham
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Cecil Cameron:
Justin Salinger
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts

Genres

Home Front

26 March 1918 - Alice Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, Married Love by Marie Stopes was published, and in Folkestone, Alice isn't feeling enamoured with Bill. Show more

Contributors

Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Private Casey:
Ryan Early
Harry Toomer:
Ian Masters
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Captain Morrison:
Clive Hayward
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Inspector Forrester:
Nigel Hastings
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

4 April 1918 - Victor 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, three Labour Party delegates were prevented from sailing to America on a peace mission, and Victor is called back to Folkestone by a letter. Show more

Contributors

Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Francois van Gremooter:
Cokey Falkow
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

13 April 1918 - Gabriel 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 National Council of Public Morals launched an inquiry into the growth of illegitimate births, and in Folkestone, Gabriel is pursuing his own crusade. Show more

Contributors

Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Constance Pettigrew:
Phoebe Frances Brown
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Inspector Forrester:
Nigel Hastings
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 100: 2-6 April 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The fifth omnibus of Season 13, A Woman's Place, set in Folkestone in the week in 1918 when the German Army's Operation Michael came to an end. Show more

Contributors

Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Bessie Joseph:
Rhiannon Neads
Francois van Gremooter:
Cokey Falkow
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Terence Wentworth:
Jack Lowden
Rev Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Ivy Monk:
Lizzy Watts
Constance Pettigrew:
Phoebe Frances Brown
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Dicky Manchester:
Roy Hudd
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Rev Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Ruby Tulliver:
Katie Redford
Elizabeth Chance:
Kika Markham
Ivy Monk:
Izzy Watts
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 101: 9-13 April 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The sixth omnibus of Season 13, A Woman's Place, set in Folkestone in the week in 1918 when Maud Allen's controversial production of Salome was cancelled. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Rose Allatini:
Phoebe Fildes
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Hugh Cavendish:
Pip Carter
Marieke Argent:
Olivia Ross
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Rev Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Frankie:
Jane Slavin
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Rev Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Sophie Beckwith:
Abbie Andrews
Annie Fear:
Kathleen Cranham
Emma Markham:
Susie Riddell
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Jack Wilson:
Ashley Kumar
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Dicky Manchester:
Roy Hudd
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Constance Pettigrew:
Phoebe Frances Brown
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Inspector Forrester:
Nigel Hastings
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Home Front

15 January 1916 - Norman Harris

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day, Emmeline Pankhurst was detained in New York after arriving for a tour of North America, and in Folkestone there are new arrivals at the police station. Show more

Contributors

Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Winifred Dinsdale:
Alice Lowe
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 40: 21-25 December 1915 (Season 6 start)

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The first omnibus edition of Season 6 covering a week following a huge landslide at the Warren and when the townsfolk are preparing for Christmas. Show more

Contributors

Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Bob Capeling:
Joe Sims
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Dr Streatfield:
Chris Pavlo
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Lilian Frost:
Alex Tregear
Margaret Bishop:
Catherine Bailey
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Max Davenport:
Trevor White
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Peggy Jeffrey:
Jane Slavin
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Roland Pemble:
Jack Holden
Ruth Billings:
Katie Redford
Stuart McVey:
George Watkins
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Soldier:
Leo Wan

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 43: 11-15 January 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week when the Welsh and Scottish Trades Unions voted to oppose conscription, there is pressure at the Bevan to return more wounded men to duty. Show more

Contributors

Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Alphonse Duvall:
Matthew Juul
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Dr Henry Streatfield:
Chris Pavlo
Emile Tourte:
Stephane Cornicard
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Ivor Davies:
Alun Raglan
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Len Reeves:
Darren Swift
Lilian Frost:
Alex Tregear
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Roland Pemble:
Jack Holden
Ruby Tulliver:
Martine McCutcheon
Ruth Billings:
Katie Redford
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Winifred Dinsdale:
Alice Lowe
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Auctioneer:
Gerard McDermott
Mr Martindale:
Ewan Bailey

Genres

Home Front

22 May 1917 - Maisie Harris

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, Christabel Pankhurst addressed a meeting of the Women's Socialist and Political Union, and in Folkestone, Maisie Harris finds a real friend. Show more

Contributors

Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Edna Harris:
Lara West

Home Front

5 June 1917 - Eric Morton

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, the second daylight Gotha air raid targeted Sheerness, while in Folkestone, the police station is still dealing with the fallout of the first. Show more

Contributors

Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Alfred Norris:
Richard Curnow
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Mrs Grimes:
Amelda Brown
Jane Underdown:
Susan Porrett
Joan Edkins:
Rachel Davis
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Writer:
Katie Hims