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Home Front

11 July 1918 - 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 1918, the House of Lords was reassured that treatment of German prisoners was sufficiently punitive, and in Devon, Kitty has plans to visit Dieter. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Dieter Lippke:
Joe Sims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

16 March 1918 - 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 1918, the Times published details for women registering to vote, and in Folkestone, Kitty's dearest wish comes true. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
George Tanney:
Neil Grainger
Eleanor Tanney:
Aimee-Ffion Edwards
Lilian Pemble:
Alex Tregear
Nora Thatcher:
Chetna Pandya
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White

Home Front

20 March 1918 - 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 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 - Omnibus

Episode 98: 19-23 March 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The third omnibus of Season 13, A Woman's Place, set in Folkestone, in the week in 1918 when the greatest German offensive began. Show more

Contributors

Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Elizabeth Chance:
Kika Markham
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Rev Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Rev Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Rev Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
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
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Jeanie Jones:
Kerry Gooderson
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sophie Beckwith:
Abbie Andrews
Otto Marx:
Paul Chahidi
William McGowan:
Rupert Holliday-Evans
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Jack Wilson:
Ashley Kumar
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

Home Front

20 July 1918 - 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 1918, it was reported that Ben Tillett MP described the country as 98 per cent anti-German. In Devon, Kitty is called out in the middle of the night to see Dieter. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Dieter Lippke:
Joe Sims
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Hetty Cox:
Adie Allen
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

25 July 1918 - 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 1918, German barber Emil Theuergarten was imprisoned for posing as a Belgian, while in Devon, there is a quiet gathering at Halecot Farm. Show more

Contributors

Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Morris Battley:
Sean Baker
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Ludwig Huber:
Marcel Hagen
Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
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

Genres

Home Front

6 August 1918 - Victor Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1918, the Workers Union protested the withdrawal of key men from farms for Army service, while in Seale Hayne, Daniel prepares to join the harvest. Show more

Contributors

Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 111: 6-10 August 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 the week when thousands of soldiers were given agricultural furlough to help with the harvest. Show more

Contributors

Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley
Teddy Lawrence:
Florence Duncalf
Mrs Beast:
Kerry Gooderson
Morris Battley:
Sean Baker
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Miss Millard:
Emma Handy
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Betty Newcombe:
Annie McKenzie
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Lionel Summer:
Geoffrey Palmer
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Musician:
Susie Riddell
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Home Front

18 December 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, it was reported that local Belgians had created a Christmas fund for miners' children, and in Tynemouth, Edie prepares for a charity football match. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absolom
Bill McCracken:
Caolan McCarthy
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 93: 18-22 December 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 12, Giddy with Possibility, set in Tynemouth, in the week in 1917 when negotiations for peace between Russia and Germany began at Brest-Litovsk. Show more

Contributors

Phyllis Marshall:
Christine Absalom
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Ada Stokoe:
Victoria Bewick
Esther O'Leary:
Anna Bolton
Cristine de Groot:
Ysabelle Cooper
Trevor Lamb:
Philip Correia
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Alice Robson:
Catherine Dryden
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Lester Reed:
Trevor Fox
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Bill McCracken:
Caolan McCarthy
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Stanley Hobbs:
David Nellist
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Home Front

5 January 1918 - 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 1918, it was reported that a 70-year-old former member of the Rifle Brigade had attempted to enlist, and in Tynemouth, Edie Chadwick is still holding on to the past. Show more

Contributors

Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Stella Wardle:
Morgan Armstrong
Cristine de Groot:
Ysabelle Cooper
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 97: 12-16 March 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The second omnibus of Season 13, A Woman's Place, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1918, when the Times published details for women registering to vote for the first time. Show more

Contributors

Rev Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Rev Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sophie Beckwith:
Abbie Andrews
Carson Martindale:
Stephen Critchlow
Hugh Cavendish:
Pip Carter
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Ruby Pearce:
Katie Redford
Captain Allen:
Lloyd Thomas
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Terence Wentworth:
Jack Lowden
Ivy Monk:
Lizzy Watts
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Constance Pettigrew:
Phoebe Frances Brown
Fryn Tennyson-Jesse:
Fenella Woolgar
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
George Tanney:
Neil Grainger
Eleanor Tanney:
Aimee-Ffion Edwards
Lilian Pemble:
Alex Tregear
Nora Thatcher:
Chetna Pandya
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White

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

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Drama about a writer of children's books who is confronted with the unthinkable when his only child, four-year-old Kate, disappears in a supermarket. Show more

Contributors

Policewoman:
Andrea Hall
Male Neighbour:
Jim Creighton
Shop Assistant:
Rosa-Marie Lewis
Lydia Webb:
Franc Ashman
Rachel Murray:
Anna Madeley
Home Secretary:
John Hopkins
Prime Minister:
Elliot Levey
Joanna Buckley:
Lucy Liemann
Stephen's Young Mother:
Natasha Brown
Stephen's Father:
Richard Durden
Stephen's Mother:
Geraldine Alexander
Estate Agent:
Gerard Monaco
Taxi Driver:
Tony Walker
Ruth Lyle:
Chase Collard
Mrs Forrester:
Gehane Strehler
Mrs Matterson:
Karen Bryson
Author:
Ian McEwan
Director:
Julian Farino

Genres

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

28 June 1918 - Victor Lumley

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, British forces at Nieppe Forest advanced nearly a mile, while at Seale Hayne Military Hospital, Victor is cynical about progress. Show more

Contributors

Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Betty Newcombe:
Annie McKenzie
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 105: 25-29 June 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Set in Devon, in the week in 1918 when the War Office called for 10,000 wounded, unfit and older men to help with the looming harvest. Show more

Contributors

Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Emily Colville:
Scarlett Brookes
Cyrus Colville:
Anton Lesser
Hardy Walsh:
Damien Molony
Bertram Colville:
Nick Underwood
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Betty Newcombe:
Annie McKenzie
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley
Teddy Lawrence:
Florence Duncalf
Ivan Jackson:
Lloyd Thomas
Jocelyn Ogden:
Christine Kavanagh
Robin Bowder:
Sean Murray
Eli Lawrence:
Michael Shelford
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 107: 9-13 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 the Russian Soviet Republic adopted its first constitution. Show more

Contributors

Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Dieter Lippke:
Joe Sims
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Klaus Hofstadter:
Atilla Akinci
Ludwig Huber:
Marcel Hagen
Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley
Rose Fairweather:
Helen Longworth
Ivan Jackson:
Lloyd Thomas
Primrose Holden:
Jade Matthew
Moses Wickens:
Ed Gaughan
Amos Rutter:
Richard Cotton
Robin Bowder:
Sean Murray
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Hector Gidley:
Brian Protheroe
Arthur Hurst:
Mark Heap
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Isaac Cox:
James Lailey
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Sid Butler:
Nigel Pilkington
Vernon Goodman:
John Lightbody
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres