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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

27 December 1917 - Fraser 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, Vladimir Lenin gave a speech proposing the nationalisation of all Russian banks, and in North Shields, Fraser has an unusual offer. Show more

Contributors

Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

28 December 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, the German forces allegedly dropped toys over France which exploded in children's hands, while in North Shields, Marion is grateful for Kitty's generosity. Show more

Contributors

Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Edie Chadwick:
Kathryn Beaumont
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Dilys Walker:
Ellie Piercy
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

3 January 1918 - Alan Lowther

Duration: 11 minutes

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

Available for years

On this day in 1918, nearly all shipyards in the north east were at a standstill due to snow, hail and high winds, and in Tynemouth, Alan Lowther is despondent. Show more

Contributors

Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Gladys Lynch:
Elaine Claxton
Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Cressida Marshall:
Isabella Inchbald
Ethel Manning:
Sophie Scott
Peggy Tanney:
Abbie Andrews
Matilda James:
Hannah Wood
Kenny Stokoe:
Dean Logan
Fraser Chadwick:
Edmund Wiseman
Judith Turner:
Kate Okello
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

15 Minute Drama

Judas

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A fierce young rebel desperate to overthrow Rome, Judas begins to doubt his master's teaching, and an idea begins to take hold of him. By Lucy Gannon. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Judas

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Judas's doubts overwhelm him. As his resentments tip the balance to action, events take on a pace of their own - one which he can't seem to alter. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Judas

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

As Judas awakes to his devastating betrayal of his master, the consequences are more catastrophic than he could have imagined. Show more

Riot Girls

The Good Terrorist

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Doris Lessing's 1985 satire about a band of inept revolutionaries, dramatised by Sarah Daniels and starring Olivia Vinall. Jasper and Bert are in Ireland, attempting to woo the IRA. Show more

Riot Girls

The Good Terrorist

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Doris Lessing's 1985 satire about a band of incompetent radicals in a London squat. Alice (Olivia Vinall) finally meets her revolutionary neighbour, the enigmatic Comrade Andrew. Show more

Home Front

6 March 1918 - Adeline 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, news emerged that the last signed work of Bellini was destroyed in an Austrian raid on Venice, and in Folkestone, Adeline takes her art class out. Show more

Contributors

Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Private Sweeney:
Ryan Early
Private Brown:
Clive Hayward
Private White:
Billy Kennedy
Doorman:
Tom Stuart
Sophie Beckwith:
Abbie Andrews

Home Front

13 March 1918 - Adeline 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, an education bill was proposed, asserting the rights of children, and in Folkestone, Adeline furthers their interests in her own way. Show more

Contributors

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

Home Front

22 March 1918 - Adeline 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, Women's Day raised funds for the WAAC, and in Folkestone, Adeline finds her own way of helping women. Show more

Contributors

Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Sophie Beckwith:
Abbie Andrews
Otto Marx:
Paul Chahidi
William McGowan:
Rupert Holliday-Evans
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

27 March 1918 - Adeline 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, Winston Churchill called for munition workers to forego an Easter break, and in Folkestone, Adeline is distracted by something else in the newspaper. Show more

Contributors

Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Sophie Beckwith:
Abbie Andrews
Annie Fear:
Kathleen Cranham
Rev Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

12 April 1918 - Walter Hamilton

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 Women's National Anti-Suffrage League was officially dissolved, and in Folkestone, Walter has reconsidered his position. Show more

Contributors

Rev Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Sophie Beckwith:
Abbie Andrews
Annie Fear:
Kathleen Cranham
Emma Markham:
Susie Riddell
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Jack Wilson:
Ashley Kumar
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Dicky Manchester:
Roy Hudd
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

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 - Omnibus

Episode 101: 9-13 April 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

The sixth omnibus of Season 13, A Woman's Place, set in Folkestone in the week in 1918 when Maud Allen's controversial production of Salome was cancelled. 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
Marieke Argent:
Olivia Ross
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Alice Macknade:
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Mickey Macknade:
Reece Buttery
Rev Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Frankie:
Jane Slavin
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Rev Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Sophie Beckwith:
Abbie Andrews
Annie Fear:
Kathleen Cranham
Emma Markham:
Susie Riddell
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Jack Wilson:
Ashley Kumar
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Dicky Manchester:
Roy Hudd
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Constance Pettigrew:
Phoebe Frances Brown
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Inspector Forrester:
Nigel Hastings
Nell Kingsley:
Alice St Clair
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Riot Girls

The Good Terrorist

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

First ever dramatization of Doris Lessing's 1985 satire of incompetent revolutionaries in a London squat. Starring Olivia Vinall and Joe Armstrong, dramatised by Sarah Daniels. Show more

Riot Girls

The Robber Bride

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Margaret Atwood's retelling of this dark fairy story. Three old university friends try to figure out why Zenia has resurfaced and what she wants. But are they any match for her? Show more

Riot Girls

The Good Terrorist

Episode 7

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Doris Lessing's 1985 satire about a band of incompetent British radicals, starring Olivia Vinall and Pippa Bennett-Warner. Comrade Jocelin tests out her bomb-making abilities. Show more

Riot Girls

The Good Terrorist

Episode 10

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Doris Lessing's 1985 satire about a band of incompetent revolutionaries and their plan to blow up a London hotel, dramatised by Sarah Daniels. Olivia Vinall stars as Alice. Show more