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Home Front

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

18 August 1916 - Johnnie Marshall

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

A clergyman's daughter is fined for sending photographs of German POW's to a newspaper, and in Folkestone, British intelligence agencies compete for position. Show more

Contributors

Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Mansfield Cumming:
Brian Protheroe
Cecil Cameron:
Justin Salinger
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Ethel Johnson:
Nicola Ferguson
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

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Home Front

30 August 1916 - Esme Macknade

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Turkey declares war on Rumania and Russia, and a new arrival at the Grahams' fractures Esme's peace of mind. Show more

Contributors

Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David

Home Front

2 September 1916 - Hilary Pearce

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

Two cases of the plague are confirmed in Hull, and in Folkestone, a rumour begins to take hold. Show more

Contributors

Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Lilian Pemble:
Alex Tregear
Roland Pemble:
Jack Holden
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David

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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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 - 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

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 58: 22-26 August 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The east and south east coasts are terrorised by air raids, and Folkestone seems brimful of secrets and lies. Show more

Contributors

Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Reginald Church:
John Dougall
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Ethel Johnson:
Nicola Ferguson
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Connie Cavendish:
Felix Lailey
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Mary Mote:
Kirsty Oswald
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Frank Smith:
Paul Rider
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Fred Ball:
Darren Swift
Lilian Pemble:
Alex Tregear
Captain Valentine:
Nick Underwood
Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 59: 29 August - 2 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 the Battle of Verdun finally came to a close, emotions are volatile in Folkestone. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Briggs:
Adie Allen
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Roland Pemble:
Jack Holden
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
William Hall:
James Lailey
Elizabeth Chance:
Kika Markham
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Bentley Graham:
Matthew Needham
Albert Wilson:
Lee Ross
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Frank Smith:
Paul Rider
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Lilian Pemble:
Alex Tregear
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham

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 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

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

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

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 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

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