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8 August 1917 - 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 1917, at the Conference of Modern Churchmen, Canon Glazebrook described socialism as sharing Christian virtues. In Folkestone, Alice feels less than charitable. Show more

Contributors

Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Mrs Grimes:
Amelda Brown
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

29 August 1917 - Esme Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1917, President Wilson issued his reply to the Pope's Peace Note, while in Folkestone, Esme Macknade craves a little peace. Show more

Contributors

Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell

Home Front

6 September 1917 - 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 1917, thousands lined the streets for the funeral of 98 naval personnel killed in the Chatham air raid, and in Folkestone, Alice Macknade steels herself. Show more

Contributors

Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

12 September 1917 - 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 1917, British naval planes bombed Zeebrugge, and in Folkestone, Alice's birthday gets off to a terrible start. Show more

Contributors

Alice Macknade:
Claire Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Kathy Marx:
Sarah Ridgeway

Home Front

20 September 1917 - 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 1917, 17-year-old Herbert Morris was shot at dawn for desertion in France, while in Folkestone, a traumatised soldier shares a day of small joys with Adeline Lumley. Show more

Contributors

Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Harry Pankhurst:
Sean Murray
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 81: 7-11 August 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The second omnibus of Season 11, Broken and Mad, set in the week, in 1917, when many in Folkestone watched 40 British planes encircle enemy aircraft over the channel. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Marieke Argent:
Olivia Ross
Mathieu Argent:
Bea White
Ulysses Pilchard:
Khalid Abdalla
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Mrs Grimes:
Amelda Brown
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Solly Joseph:
Stephen Critchlow
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Mr Williams:
Charlie Clements
Horace Woods:
Luke Newberry
Mr O'Hare:
Tom Forrister
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

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Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 84: 28 August - 1 September 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The fifth omnibus of Season 11, Broken and Mad, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1917, when severe gales across the country uprooted trees and damaged crops. Show more

Contributors

Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Joan Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Chester Matthews:
Samuel James
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Ulysses Pilchard:
Khalid Abdalla
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Clemmie Crayford:
Joanna Monro
Agnes Hemmings:
Jane Slavin
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Jane Underdown:
Susan Porrett

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Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 85: 4-8 September 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 11, Broken and Mad, set in the week, in 1917, when the entire French cabinet resigned over widespread army mutinies. Show more

Contributors

Ulysses Pilchard:
Khalid Abdalla
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Connie Marshall:
Darcy Brown
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
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Chester Matthews:
Samuel James
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Hugh Cavendish:
Guy Raunchey
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Marieke Argent:
Olivia Ross
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 86: 11-15 September 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 11, Broken and Mad, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1917, when Kerensky's provisional government proclaimed a Russian republic. Show more

Contributors

Ulysses Pilchard:
Khalid Abdalla
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Dr Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Alice Macknade:
Claire Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Horace Woods:
Luke Newberry
Kathy Marx:
Sarah Ridgeway
Eleanor Tanney:
Sarah Ridgeway
Marieke Argent:
Olivia Ross
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts

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Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 87: 18-22 September 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 11, Broken and Mad, set in the week in 1917 when free treatment was recommended for all invalided soldiers, and Dorothea prepares to return to work. Show more

Contributors

Ulysses Pilchard:
Khalid Abdalla
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Hotel Manager:
Tom Forrister
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Harry Pankhurst:
Sean Murray
Bessie Joseph:
Rhiannon Neads
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Home Front

21 April 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, six German destroyers attacked two British patrol boats in the early hours of the morning, and Sylvia Graham's patriotism is invigorated. Show more

Contributors

Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Constance Peel:
Jane Slavin
Mrs Grimes:
Amelda Brown
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

12 May 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 War Office announced that it would open voluntary attestation to men up to the age of 50, and Isabel assembles a mixed choir. Show more

Contributors

Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Reg Roach:
Arthur Smith
Ralph Winwood:
Nick Murchie
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott

Home Front

9 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, Businessmen's Week was said to have raised over £100m in war bonds, and in Folkestone, Alice's fortunes take a downturn. Show more

Contributors

Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Joe Macknade:
Lloyd Thomas
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou

Home Front

2 April 1918 - Oscar Hendrickx

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, Sinn Fein leader, Michael Collins was arrested for sedition, and in Folkestone, Oscar's life is about to change. 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
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 98: 19-23 March 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The third omnibus of Season 13, A Woman's Place, set in Folkestone, in the week in 1918 when the greatest German offensive began. Show more

Contributors

Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Elizabeth Chance:
Kika Markham
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Rev Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Rev Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Rev Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Mr Snook:
Carl Prekopp
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Jeanie Jones:
Kerry Gooderson
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sophie Beckwith:
Abbie Andrews
Otto Marx:
Paul Chahidi
William McGowan:
Rupert Holliday-Evans
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Jack Wilson:
Ashley Kumar
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

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 96: 5-9 March 1918 (Season 13 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 13, A Woman's Place, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1918, when the Northern Lights aided a deadly air raid on the south east. Show more

Contributors

Sophie Beckwith:
Abbie Andrews
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Ray Wardle:
Isabel Barry
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Private Sweeney:
Ryan Early
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Private Brown:
Clive Hayward
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Private White:
Billy Kennedy
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Jack Wilson:
Ashley Kumar
Terence Wentworth:
Jack Lowden
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Nora Thatcher:
Chetna Pandya
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Rev Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Doorman:
Tom Stuart
Joe Macknade:
Lloyd Thomas
Lilian Pemble:
Alex Tregear
Stella Wardle:
Olivia Wales
Fryn Tennyson-Jesse:
Fenella Woolgar

Genres

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

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 75: 8-12 May 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The fourth omnibus of Season 10 is set in the week in 1917 when the Stockholm Conference refused entry to anyone on the side of the German imperialists. Show more

Contributors

Norman Harris:
Norman Baker
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Mrs Grimes:
Amelda Brown
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
May Arnold:
Lois Chimimba
Carson Martindale:
Stephen Critchlow
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Joan Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Forsyth:
John Dougall
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Reg (singer):
Charles Gibbs
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Noah Hamilton:
Finn Monteath
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Switchboard:
Chetna Pandya
Ruby Pearce:
Katie Redford
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Reg Roach:
Arthur Smith
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Lilian Frost:
Alex Tregear
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Cynthia Hamilton:
Fenella Woolgar

Genres

Home Front

26 September 1916 - Esme Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, Combles and Thiepval fell to British troops, and in Folkestone, Esme Macknade has captured Oscar's interest. Show more

Contributors

Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson