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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

16 December 1916 - Edgar Bates

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, 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

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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

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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

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Home Front

29 December 1916 - DR Walker

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, 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

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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

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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

Home Front

11 January 1917 - Lester Reed

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, an explosion at a New Jersey munitions factory raised fears of German saboteurs, and Lester Reed continues to point the finger at Tynemouth's enemies within. Show more

Contributors

Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Timothy Ryker:
Leon Scott
Oliver Birch:
Oliver Devoti
Dougie Baxter:
Kris Deedigan

Home Front

12 January 1917 - 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 1917, riots erupted in Hamburg over food shortages, and in Tynemouth too there is unrest on the streets. Show more

Contributors

Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Trevor Lamb:
Luke MacGregor
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Oliver Birch:
Oliver Devoti
Dougie Baxter:
Kris Deedigan

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 68: 9-13 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 Sylvia Pankhurst was threatened with libel for reporting the conditions of female munitions workers, emotions run high for those at Marshall's factory. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Lumley:
Christine Absolom
Jean Claude Lengela:
Fiston Barek
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Evelina White:
Rosie Cavaliero
Josseff al-Assadi:
Paul Chahidi
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Dougie Baxter:
Kris Deedigan
Anthony Yates:
John Dougall
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Cressida Marshall:
Bettrys Jones
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Trevor Lamb:
Luke MacGregor
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Martha Lamb:
Freya Parker
DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Yevgeny Zamyatin:
Simon Scardifield
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Timothy Ryker:
Leon Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Harmonica Guy:
Colin Guthrie

Genres

Home Front

18 January 1917 - 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 1917, the headline in the Mirror was 'Women Must Make Greater Effort', and journalist DR Walker finds that all the stories she pursues come back to one thing. Show more

Contributors

DR Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon

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

7 March 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, Germany signed a peace treaty with Finland, and in Folkestone, Edie and Marion negotiate some new challenges. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Jack Wilson:
Ashley Kumar
Fryn Tennyson-Jesse:
Fenella Woolgar
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Ray Wardle:
Isabel Barry
Stella Wardle:
Olivia Wales

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 - 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

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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 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

Genres

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

27 January 1917 - DR Walker

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

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