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18 June 1918 - Cora Gidley (Season 14 start)

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 Times published plans for Alexandra Day, a project to sell pink roses to raise £1m, while in Ashburton, Cora Gidley sees her roses differently. Show more

Contributors

Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Jocelyn Ogden:
Christine Kavanagh
Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley

Home Front

20 June 1918 - Hardy Walsh

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, a registry office for boy farmworkers opened in London, and in Devon, Hardy Walsh finds his work more of a challenge than he expected. Show more

Contributors

Hardy Walsh:
Damien Molony
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Gert Battley:
Maggie Steed
Morris Battley:
Sean Baker
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams

Home Front

4 July 1918 - Morris Battley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day in 1918, Exeter celebrated Independence Day in honour of America, while on Blackfold Farm, international relations are less cordial. Show more

Contributors

Morris Battley:
Sean Baker
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Ludwig Huber:
Marcel Hagen
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Gert Battley:
Maggie Steed
Hardy Walsh:
Damien Molony

Home Front

9 July 1918 - Elspeth Taverner

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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On this day in 1918, Labour MP JR Clynes became Minister of Food Control in Lloyd George's coalition, while at Halecot farm, Dieter is going to bed after a hard night's work. Show more

Contributors

Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Dieter Lippke:
Joe Sims
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Ludwig Huber:
Marcel Hagen
Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

11 July 1918 - Kitty 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 House of Lords was reassured that treatment of German prisoners was sufficiently punitive, and in Devon, Kitty has plans to visit Dieter. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Dieter Lippke:
Joe Sims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

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

6 May 1916 - Johnnie Marshall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Two conscientious objectors are arrested in Newton Abbot, and Johnnie Marshall is in pursuit of information. Show more

Contributors

Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant
Wilfred Truscott:
Stephen Tomlin

Home Front

10 May 1916 - Hetty Cox

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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For the first time, 18-year-olds can be called up for home service, and Hetty is in unforgiving mood. Show more

Contributors

Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Lewis Cox:
Dylan Edwards
Oswald Dyer:
Dean Nolan
Greg:
Sam Rix
Stationmaster:
Mark Carey

Home Front

17 May 1916 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Roger Casement is sent to Brixton Prison to await trial for treason, and at Halecot Farm, old loyalties are strained. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth

Home Front

12 April 1916 - Adam Wilson

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, Glasgow revolutionary John Maclean was imprisoned for breaches of the Defence of the Realm Act, and Adam Wilson finally meets up with an old friend. Show more

Contributors

Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Gert Battley:
Maggie Steed

Home Front

26 May 1916 - Adam Wilson

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

The Bishop of Liverpool tells conscientious objectors that they should leave the country if they refuse to fight, and the Wilsons prepare to leave Devonshire. Show more

Contributors

Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
John Rossiter:
Mark Carey
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth

Home Front

27 May 1916 - Kitty Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

President Wilson advocates the formation of an Association of Nations to ensure future peace, and at Halecot Farm, relations are troubled. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Amos Rutter:
Richard Cotton
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 55: 23-27 May 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

In the week when President Wilson advocates the formation of an Association of Nations to ensure future peace, relations in Ashburton are very troubled. Show more

Contributors

Dieter Lippke:
Felix Auer
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Tobias Holden:
Toby Bryant
John Rossiter:
Mark Carey
Amos Rutter:
Richard Cotton
Simeon Dyer:
Josh Darcy
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Edwin Lloyd:
Finn den Hertog
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Primrose Rutter:
Jade Matthew
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Oswald Dyer:
Dean Nolan
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Soldier:
Sam Rix
Mayoress:
Jane Slavin
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Molly Dyer:
Stevie Thompson
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Burroughs:
Sargon Yelda

Genres

Home Front

28 April 1916 - Isaac Cox

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, all men between 33 and 41 who had attested were called to report for service, and in Ashburton, Isaac discovers Lewis has not been working at Halecot Farm. Show more

Contributors

Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
John Rossiter:
Mark Carey
Lewis Cox:
Dylan Edwards

Home Front

19 July 1918 - Elspeth Taverner

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 Board of Agriculture reported an increase in German PoW farm workers from 800 to 10,000, while at Halecot Farm, Elspeth has all the help she needs. Show more

Contributors

Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Dieter Lippke:
Joe Sims
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

20 July 1918 - Kitty 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, it was reported that Ben Tillett MP described the country as 98 per cent anti-German. In Devon, Kitty is called out in the middle of the night to see Dieter. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Dieter Lippke:
Joe Sims
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

25 July 1918 - Kitty 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, German barber Emil Theuergarten was imprisoned for posing as a Belgian, while in Devon, there is a quiet gathering at Halecot Farm. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Morris Battley:
Sean Baker
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Ludwig Huber:
Marcel Hagen
Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
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

2 August 1918 - Effie Taverner

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1918, British intervention in the Russian civil war led to the occupation of Archangel, while at Halecot Farm, Effie faces the grim prospect of reaping alone. Show more

Contributors

Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Morris Battley:
Sean Baker
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Ludwig Huber:
Marcel Hagen
Gert Battley:
Maggie Steed
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

Genres