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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

20 April 1917 - Noah Hamilton

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, a special American service was held at St Paul's Cathedral to mark the US entry into the war, and in Folkestone, Noah Hamilton pursues small acts of resistance Show more

Contributors

Noah Hamilton:
Finn Monteath
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Cynthia Hamilton:
Fenella Woolgar
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Mathieu Winwood:
Bea Riddell
Cristine de Groot:
Ysabelle Cooper
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 72: 17-21 April 1917 (Season 10 start)

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The first omnibus of Season 10, Our Daily Bread, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1917, when the Chinese Labour Corps set up camp in Folkestone. Show more

Contributors

Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Noah Hamilton:
Finn Monteath
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Lilian Pemble:
Alex Tregear
Mrs Grimes:
Amelda Brown
Reg Roach:
Arthur Smith
Mathieu Winwood:
Bea Riddell
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Tang Chi-chang:
David Tse
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Cynthia Hamilton:
Fenella Woolgar
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
William Stokes:
James Lailey
Constance Peel:
Jane Slavin
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Florence Rumsey:
Sarah Ridgeway
Cristine de Groot:
Ysabelle Cooper
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

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16 January 1917 - Sylvia Graham

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 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 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

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26 August 1916 - Johnnie Marshall

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 British took 200 yards of German trenches near Bazentin-le-Petit, capturing a machine gun, and Johnnie Marshall has a plan. Show more

Contributors

Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

29 September 1916 - 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 1916, Lloyd George revealed 'There is no end of the war in sight', and in Folkestone, Isabel Graham summons her resolve. Show more

Contributors

Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
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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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 78: 29 May - 2 June 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The seventh omnibus of Season 10, Our Daily Bread, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1917, when the death toll from the Folkestone air raid reached 72. Show more

Contributors

Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Mildred Manchester:
Annette Badland
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Mrs Riley:
Lois Chimimba
Cristine de Groot:
Ysabelle Cooper
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Archbishop:
Richard Curnow
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Forsyth:
John Dougall
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliot
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Dicky Manchester:
Roy Hudd
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Ruby Tulliver:
Katie Redford
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Sir Thomas Devitt:
David Sterne
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Mayor Penfold:
John Woodvine
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Home Front

29 November 1917 - 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 1917, the Women's Royal Naval Service was established, and in Tynemouth, Isabel Graham finds herself a bit out of her depth. Show more

Contributors

Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Molly Duckett:
Victoria Bewick
Cristine de Groot:
Ysabelle Cooper

Home Front

30 November 1917 - Iris Reed

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 Graincourt Sugar Factory fell to the German Army, and in Tynemouth, Iris Reed is finding toffee in the strangest places. Show more

Contributors

Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Cristine de Groot:
Ysabelle Cooper
Gussie Marshall:
Grace Doherty
Beatrice Marshall:
Eviee Lavery
Peter Lumley:
Bea White

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 90: 27 November - 1 December 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The third omnibus of Season 12, Giddy with Possibility, set in Tynemouth, in the week in 1917 when Germany and the new Russian government began a cessation of hostilities. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Molly Duckett:
Victoria Bewick
Cristine de Groot:
Ysabelle Cooper
Gussie Marshall:
Grace Doherty
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Beatrice Marshall:
Eviee Lavery
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Bill McCracken:
Caolan McCarthy
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Eva Reynolds:
Sophie Scott
Peter Lumley:
Bea White
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood

Genres

Home Front

22 December 1917 - 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 1917, peace negotiations between Russia and Germany began at Brest-Litovsk, and at Collingwood too, relations are thawing. Show more

Contributors

Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Ada Stokoe:
Victoria Bewick
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Cristine de Groot:
Ysabelle Cooper

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 93: 18-22 December 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 12, Giddy with Possibility, set in Tynemouth, in the week in 1917 when negotiations for peace between Russia and Germany began at Brest-Litovsk. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Ada Stokoe:
Victoria Bewick
Esther O'Leary:
Anna Bolton
Cristine de Groot:
Ysabelle Cooper
Trevor Lamb:
Philip Correia
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Alice Robson:
Catherine Dryden
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Bill McCracken:
Caolan McCarthy
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Home Front

5 January 1918 - Edie Chadwick

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 70-year-old former member of the Rifle Brigade had attempted to enlist, and in Tynemouth, Edie Chadwick is still holding on to the past. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Stella Wardle:
Morgan Armstrong
Cristine de Groot:
Ysabelle Cooper
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

22 January 1916 - Isabel Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day, the Dublin police raided several houses, seizing arms and a printing press, and Isabel is unhappy witness to a raid on the Belgian restaurant. Show more

Contributors

Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Winifred Dinsdale:
Alice Lowe
Emile Tourte:
Stephane Cornicard
Mr Mottershead:
Gerard McDermott

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 44: 18-22 January 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week of the first concerted attempt to break the Siege of Kut, Folkestone's characters are all looking for release. Show more

Contributors

Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Bob Capeling:
Joe Sims
Clemmie Crayford:
Joanna Monro
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Edward Easton:
Raymond Wilson
Emile Tourte:
Stephane Cornicard
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Mr Mottershead:
Gerard McDermott
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Nev Cotton:
Leo Wan
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Winifred Dinsdale:
Alice Lowe
Nurse Wright:
Isobel Rogers

Genres

Home Front

2 February 1916 - Isabel Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day, the Board of Agriculture issued a notice advising that convalescent soldiers could be used for farm work, and Isabel tries hard to find something for Cristine to do. Show more

Contributors

Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Queenie Penfold:
Lorna Nickson Brown
Councillor Pepper:
Ewan Bailey
Town Clerk:
Leo Wan