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Home Front

28 December 1916 - 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 1916, chronic food shortages were reported in Germany, while in Tynemouth, Kitty's friends find enough to go round. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek

Home Front

19 January 1917 - Marion Wardle

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1917, a munitions factory explosion in Silvertown killed 73 workers and damaged 70,000 properties, and in North Shields, Marion is still shaken by recent events. Show more

Contributors

Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Thomas Dixon:
Neil Grainger
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy

Home Front

2 February 1917 - DR Walker

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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This day in 1917 marked the official formation of the Women's Land Army, and in Tynemouth, Dilys works out how to win her fight. Show more

Contributors

DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Dougie Baxter:
Kris Deedigan
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

3 February 1917 - Edie Chadwick

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, America formally broke diplomatic relations with Germany, and in North Shields, Marshalls Munitionettes Football Team have a challenge of their own. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: Stannington

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Aided by Marjorie, Alan secretly visits Ken. Marjorie is asked to sing at the Annual Physician's Dinner. Drama inspired by interviews with TB nurse Marjorie Wilson. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: Stannington

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

With Marjorie's help, Alan comes to terms with life in the sanatorium. Margaret Wilkinson's drama inspired by TB nurse Marjorie Wilson's interviews about Stannington Sanatorium. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: Stannington

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Suffering from TB, 12-year-old Alan is admitted to Stannington Sanatorium to join his brother Ken. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: Stannington

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

TB nurse Marjorie Wilson's memoirs from 1950s Stannington sanatorium. Alan wants to see his brother Ken but finds his room empty and no-one will tell him where Ken has gone. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Writing the Century: Stannington

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Marjorie fears for young Alan when he goes missing from the ward at night. Margaret Wilkinson's drama inspired by TB nurse Marjorie Wilson's interviews about Stannington Sanatorium. Show more

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Jody vlogs about all the different types of competitions that can happen at the Dumping Ground, from cheating to pushing yourself too far, and everything in-between. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 66: 26-30 December 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 Germany's peace offer was rejected by the Allies, Christmas week still brings some festive cheer to Tyneside. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Dr Banks:
John Bowler
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Pickpocket:
John Bowler
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Ada Stokoe:
Hannah Genesius
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Pearl Thornton:
Sophie Scott
Timothy Ryker:
Leon Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Edgar Bates:
David Sterne
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Squeezebox:
Colin Guthrie
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

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

Available for years

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

Genres

Home Front

4 December 1917 - Duncan Chadwick

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, President Wilson, in his State of the Union Address, recommended declaring war on Austria-Hungary, and in Tynemouth, Duncan is battling with his demons. Show more

Contributors

Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Stella Wardle:
Morgan Armstrong
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Hannah O'Leary:
Mia Bainbridge
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Joseph Fannon:
Shaun Prendergast
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 91: 4-8 December 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 12, Giddy with Possibility, set in Tynemouth, in the week in 1917 when Jerusalem was surrendered to the British. From December 2017. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Stella Wardle:
Morgan Armstrong
Hannah O'Leary:
Mia Bainbridge
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Esther O'Leary:
Anna Bolton
Trevor Lamb:
Philip Correia
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Joseph Fannon:
Shaun Prendergast
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

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

The Dumping Ground

Series 6

Episode 9: Utopia

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Available for years

Drama series set in a children's home. Tyler takes extreme action in an effort to bring calm to the house. Show more

The Dumping Ground

Series 6

Episode 18: Me, Myself and I

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Available for years

Drama series set in a children's home. Jody learns a lesson in selfishness when the YP are forced to tidy up an abandoned school.

The Dumping Ground

Series 6

Episode 7: Challenging Times

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for years

Drama series set in a children's home. It's competition time as Ashdene Ridge takes on rival care home Graybridge. Charlie's competitive side shows. Show more

The Dumping Ground

Series 6

Episode 8: Two Sides to Every Story

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Available for years

Drama series set in a children's home. May-Li's career is put on the line when a serious allegation is made against her. Show more

The Dumping Ground

Series 6

Episode 13: Stuck

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for years

Drama series set in a children's home. Sasha's pushed to take extreme action when she finds herself stuck reliving the same day.