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15 August 1917 - Juliet Cavendish

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1917, an increase in wages for women munitions workers was introduced, and Juliet Cavendish finds her working conditions oppressive. Show more

Contributors

Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Connie Marshall:
Darcy Brown
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

7 September 1917 - Isabel Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1917, Prime Minister Ribot and the entire French cabinet resigned over widespread army mutinies, and in Folkestone, a traumatised soldier has the Grahams in disarray. Show more

Contributors

Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Connie Marshall:
Darcy Brown
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Hugh Cavendish:
Guy Raunchey
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 82: 14-18 August 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 11, Broken and Mad, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1917, when poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon met in Craiglockhart Hospital. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Marieke Argent:
Olivia Ross
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Ulysses Pilchard:
Khalid Abdalla
Phillip Sassoon:
Luke Newberry
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Connie Marshall:
Darcy Brown
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Chester Matthews:
Samuel James
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
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

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Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 85: 4-8 September 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The sixth omnibus of Season 11, Broken and Mad, set in the week, in 1917, when the entire French cabinet resigned over widespread army mutinies. Show more

Contributors

Ulysses Pilchard:
Khalid Abdalla
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Connie Marshall:
Darcy Brown
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
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Chester Matthews:
Samuel James
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Hugh Cavendish:
Guy Raunchey
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Marieke Argent:
Olivia Ross
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Home Front

17 July 1918 - 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 1918, the Tsar of Russia and his family were executed in Ekaterinburg, while in Devon, the Graham family are reunited. Show more

Contributors

Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Mrs Ferrier:
Jane Slavin
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Connie Cavendish:
Darcy Brown
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 108: 16-20 July 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Epic war drama set in Devon, in the week when the Board of Agriculture reported an increase in German PoW farm workers from 800 to 10,000. Show more

Contributors

Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Mrs Ferrier:
Jane Slavin
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Connie Cavendish:
Darcy Brown
Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Dieter Lippke:
Joe Sims
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

Home Front

26 July 1918 - Howard Argent

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, the German army was forced to retreat towards Épernay, while in Staverley Court, there's cause for celebration. Show more

Contributors

Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Connie Cavendish:
Darcy Brown
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Marieke Argent:
Olivia Ross
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

27 July 1918 - Cora Gidley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, it was reported that a quarter of a million Americans had embarked for France, while in Staverley Court, all thoughts are on just one boy. Show more

Contributors

Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Connie Cavendish:
Darcy Brown
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 109: 23-27 July 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Epic war drama set in Devon, in the week in 1918 when an outbreak of flu was reported at a PoW camp in Bramley, affecting a third of the 3,000 prisoners. Show more

Contributors

Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Bertram Colville:
Nick Underwood
Hardy Walsh:
Damien Molony
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Mr Buckle:
Sean Murray
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley
Teddy Lawrence:
Florence Duncalf
Stallholder:
Ryan Early
Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Eli Lawrence:
Michael Shelford
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Morris Battley:
Sean Baker
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Ludwig Huber:
Marcel Hagen
Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Connie Cavendish:
Darcy Brown
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Marieke Argent:
Olivia Ross
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Writer:
Katie Hims

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