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Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 94: 25-29 December 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 12, Giddy with Possibility, set in Tynemouth, in the week when the first ladies' international football match was played in Belfast. From Dec 2017. Show more

Contributors

Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Esther O'Leary:
Anna Bolton
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gussie Marshall:
Grace Doherty
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Beatrice Marshall:
Eviee Lavery
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Mhairi Marchant:
Jane Slavin
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Rosamund Marshall:
Bea White
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood
Writer:
Katie Hims

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Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 79: 5-9 June 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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The final omnibus of Season 10 is set in the week in 1917 when the biggest man-made explosion in history removed Messines Ridge. Show more

Contributors

Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Reporter:
John Bowler
Mrs Grimes:
Amelda Brown
Alice Macknade:
Claire Louise Cordwell
Alfred Norris:
Richard Curnow
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Joan Edkins:
Rachel Davis
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliot
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Kitty Wilson:
Ami Metcalf
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Jane Underdown:
Susan Porrett
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Eleanor Tanney:
Sarah Ridgeway
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Wampach:
Simon Treves
Peter Lumley:
Bea White
Writer:
Katie Hims

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Home Front

28 September 1918 - Victor 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, defeat at Vardar left Bulgaria seeking peace with the Allies, whilst at St Jude's, Kitty and Victor attend a christening which is anything but harmonious. Show more

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 112: 24-28 September 1918 (Season 15 start)

Duration: 57 minutes

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

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The first omnibus of Season 15, Onward, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1918, when the Allies launched their final, and decisive campaign on the Western Front. Show more

Home Front

25 December 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, plum pudding was made a regular ration for the troops for the first time, while in Collingwood, Sylvia wishes in vain for peace and goodwill. Show more

Contributors

Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Rosamund Marshall:
Bea White
Gussie Marshall:
Grace Doherty
Beatrice Marshall:
Eviee Lavery
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

27 November 1917 - 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 1917, as the Times reported the fake news that the Tsar's daughter Tatiana was to visit America, Kitty Lumley is on the trail of her missing daughter, May. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Eva Reynolds:
Sophie Scott
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Peter Lumley:
Bea White
Cristine de Groot:
Ysabelle Cooper

Home Front

30 November 1917 - Iris Reed

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 Graincourt Sugar Factory fell to the German Army, and in Tynemouth, Iris Reed is finding toffee in the strangest places. Show more

Contributors

Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Cristine de Groot:
Ysabelle Cooper
Gussie Marshall:
Grace Doherty
Beatrice Marshall:
Eviee Lavery
Peter Lumley:
Bea White

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 90: 27 November - 1 December 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The third omnibus of Season 12, Giddy with Possibility, set in Tynemouth, in the week in 1917 when Germany and the new Russian government began a cessation of hostilities. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Molly Duckett:
Victoria Bewick
Cristine de Groot:
Ysabelle Cooper
Gussie Marshall:
Grace Doherty
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Beatrice Marshall:
Eviee Lavery
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Bill McCracken:
Caolan McCarthy
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Eva Reynolds:
Sophie Scott
Peter Lumley:
Bea White
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood

Genres

Home Front

11 December 1917 - Marion Wardle

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, Cuba declared war on Austria-Hungary, and in North Shields, Marion Wardle is on a different campaign. Show more

Contributors

Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Margaret Ainsworth:
Susie Riddell
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Peter Lumley:
Bea White

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 92: 11-15 December 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 12, Giddy with Possibility, set in Tynemouth, in the week in 1917 when Crimea proclaimed its independence as a secular Muslim state. From December 2017. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Esther O'Leary:
Anna Bolton
Trevor Lamb:
Philip Correia
Charlie Long:
Oliver Devoti
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Margaret Ainsworth:
Susie Riddell
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Ada Stokoe:
Sophie Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Peter Lumley:
Bea White
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Daisy Jenkins:
Hannah Wood
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood

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Home Front

7 August 1917 - Howard Argent

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1917, the dramatist Basil Hood died, having suffered from nervous exhaustion, and Captain Lumley returns to Folkestone a more fragile man. 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
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

23 August 1917 - 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 1917, it was reported that playwright and former hospital orderly HH Davies had gone missing, while in Folkestone, Kitty seeks to retrieve what she has lost. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Mashluck:
Tom Lawrence
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Peter Lumley:
Bea White
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
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

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 83: 21-25 August 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 11, Broken and Mad, set in Folkestone in the week, in 1917, when the French Army regained territory in a new offensive at Verdun. Show more

Contributors

Ulysses Pilchard:
Khalid Abdalla
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Chester Matthews:
Samuel James
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Mashluck:
Tom Lawrence
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Peter Lumley:
Bea White
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Horace Woods:
Luke Newberry
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Phillip Sassoon:
Luke Newberry
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Home Front

24 April 1917 - 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 1917, a funeral was held in Dover for the 7 British and 28 German casualties of the 2nd Battle of Dover Straits, while in Folkestone, there's a new start for Kitty. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Peter Lumley:
Bea White

Home Front

8 June 1917 - Florrie Wilson

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 Tenth Battle of Isonzo ended, with heavy losses on both sides, while in Folkestone, Kitty only has eyes for baby May. Show more

Contributors

Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Kitty Wilson:
Ami Metcalf
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Eleanor Tanney:
Sarah Ridgeway
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Peter Lumley:
Bea White
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 73: 24-28 April 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 10, Our Daily Bread, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1917, when the Food Controller's Wheat, Rye and Rice Restriction Order came into effect. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Lilian Frost:
Alex Tregear
Hilda Moore:
Bella Hamblin
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Alice Macknade:
Claire Louise Cordwell
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Cynthia Hamilton:
Fenella Woolgar
David Railton:
Finlay Robertson
Noah Hamilton:
Finn Monteath
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Ruby Pearce:
Katie Redford
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Todd Merman:
Luke Newberry
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Ernie Moore:
Sean Connolly
Prudence Clark:
Susie Riddell
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Peter Lumley:
Bea White

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