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Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 64: 12-16 December 1916 (Season 9 start)

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 offered peace terms to the Allies via neutral America, there are new and rekindled alliances in Tynemouth. Show more

Contributors

Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Mr Peters:
John Bowler
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Cathy Horn:
Amy Cameron
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Hodges:
Leon Scott
Timothy Ryker:
Leon Scott
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Mhairi Marchant:
Jane Slavin
Edgar Bates:
David Sterne
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood

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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

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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

27 January 1917 - DR Walker

Duration: 11 minutes

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

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The King of Spain survives an assassination attempt, while in Tynemouth, Edie Chadwick is publicly recognised for heroism. Show more

Contributors

DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Lord Mayor:
John Bowler
Writer:
Katie Hims

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

Home Front

18 August 1917 - Norman Harris

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, Sylvia Pankhurst's peace meeting in Hyde Park was broken up by the police, while in Folkestone, Sergeant Harris marks the first anniversary of his sons' deaths. Show more

Contributors

Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Anna White:
Ellie Piercy
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Harry Pankhurst:
Sean Murray
Major Love:
Simon Ludders
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Barman:
Philip Fox
Writer:
Katie Hims

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

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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

Drama

Sebastian Baczkiewicz - The Last Submarine Hunter

Duration: 44 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Lucas disappeared in 2014 at the time of a suspected Russian submarine in the Swedish archipelago. Stars Ellie Piercy. Show more

Contributors

Lina Almquist:
Ellie Piercy
Inspector Ragnarsson:
David Menkin
Director:
Joby Waldman
Producer:
Joby Waldman

Genres

Brand

Drama

Home Front

28 March 1918 - Marion Wardle

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, a woman in Folkestone was prosecuted for running a so-called 'house of ill fame', while on the Leas, Marion feels far from home. Show more

Contributors

Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Ray Wardle:
Isabel Barry
Hermione:
Amber Aga
Fryn Tennyson-Jesse:
Fenella Woolgar
Stella Wardle:
Olivia Wales
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Rose Allatini:
Phoebe Fildes
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

20 March 1918 - Kitty Lumley

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, the War Office forbade the use of 'maisons tolérées', and in Folkestone, Kitty encounters the sharp end of intolerance. Show more

Contributors

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
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

9 April 1918 - 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 1918, the German's launched Operation Georgette as part of their Spring Offensive, and on the edge of Folkestone, Edie wakes up to an unwelcome intrusion. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Rose Allatini:
Phoebe Fildes
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Hugh Cavendish:
Pip Carter
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

17 April 1918 - 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 1918, Ambassador Lichnowsky accused German secret agents of sabotaging his efforts to avert the war, and in Folkestone, Edie and Marion go undercover. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Nora Thatcher:
Chetna Pandya
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Lilian Pemble:
Alex Tregear

Home Front

25 April 1918 - 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 1918, the German Army claimed 6,000 prisoners at the second battle of Kemmel, while in Folkestone, Edie and Dilys feel trapped in different ways. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Rose Allatini:
Phoebe Fildes
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Private Hodge:
Sam Swann

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 102: 16-20 April 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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The seventh omnibus of Season 13, A Woman's Place, set in the week in 1918 when Nina Boyle claimed a 'moral triumph' after her nomination to run as an MP was rejected. Show more

Contributors

Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Jack Wilson:
Ashley Kumar
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Nora Thatcher:
Chetna Pandya
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Lilian Pemble:
Alex Tregear
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Recruit:
Ryan Early
Sergeant Smith:
Rupert Holliday-Evans
Peter Lumley:
Peter White
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Mr Baker:
Clive Hayward
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Private Royal:
Luke Bailey
Jeanie Jones:
Kerry Gooderson
Sergeant Caines:
Nicholas Murchie
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 103: 23-27 April 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Final omnibus of Season 13, A Woman's Place, set in the week when a general strike was held in Dublin in protest against plans for Irish conscription. Show more

Contributors

Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Terence Wentworth:
Jack Lowden
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Rev Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Rev Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Rose Allatini:
Phoebe Fildes
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Private Hodge:
Sam Swann
Eleanor Tanney:
Aimee-Ffion Edwards
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Undertaker:
Sean Baker
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright

Genres

Home Front

16 December 1916 - Edgar Bates

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, Newcastle papers condemned German use of 'Belgian slavery', and at the Examiner, Edgar Bates's new reporter is not what he had been expecting. Show more

Contributors

Edgar Bates:
David Sterne
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Mhairi Marchant:
Jane Slavin
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger

Home Front

23 December 1916 - DR Walker

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

The Russian icebreaker the St Alexander Nevsky is launched on the Tyne, but it is not the story Dilys wants to cover. Show more

Contributors

DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Thomas Dixon:
Neil Grainger
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Mhairi Marchant:
Jane Slavin
Yevgeny Zamyatin:
Simon Scardifield
Heinrich Fischer:
Ewan Bailey
Loomis:
Leon Scott

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 65: 19-23 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 debate raged nationally over the treatment of foreign workers, there is unrest throughout Tyneside. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Heinrich Fischer:
Ewan Bailey
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Esther O'Leary:
Amy Cameron
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Thomas Dixon:
Neil Grainger
Geoffrey Marshall:
Anthony Howell
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Yevgeny Zamyatin:
Simon Scardifield
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Loomis:
Leon Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Mhairi Marchant:
Jane Slavin

Genres

Home Front

29 December 1916 - DR Walker

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1916, Rasputin was assassinated in Russia, while in Tynemouth DR Walker discovers an unexpected ally. Show more

Contributors

DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Edgar Bates:
David Sterne
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Pearl Thornton:
Sophie Scott
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont

Home Front

4 January 1917 - 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 1917, the Russian battleship Peresvyet sank after hitting a German mine, and Edie Chadwick surveys Tynemouth's own wreckage. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Oliver Birch:
Oliver Devoti
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy

Home Front

5 January 1917 - Kenny Stokoe

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 Hidden Hand Committee recommended giving to the home secretary powers to revoke naturalisation, and in Tynemouth, Kenny's allegiances come under scrutiny. Show more

Contributors

Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Dougie Baxter:
Kris Deedigan
Oliver Birch:
Oliver Devoti