4 August 1914 - Kitty Wilson

Epic new drama series set in Great War Britain on this day a hundred years ago. As Britain waits for Germany's response to their ultimatum, in Folkestone, Kitty Wilson has a deadline of her own.

Written by: Katie Hims
Music: Matthew Strachan
Directed by Editor: Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front is a ground-breaking new Radio Four radio drama - its biggest ever at around 600 episodes - set in Britain during the Great War, playing a central role in the BBC's comprehensive World War One offering.

An enthralling fiction, set against a backdrop of fact. Each episode is set a hundred years to the day before broadcast, and follows one character's day. Together they create a mosaic of experience from a wide cross-section of British society, and a playful treasure hunt, with at least one historical truth hidden in each story.

Season One is set in Folkestone, a fashionable Edwardian seaside resort that quickly became one of the hubs of the military machine, and close enough to France to hear the fighting. Future seasons will be set in Newcastle and Devon, telling the major stories of wartime Britain.

Marking major and minor events of the time, Home Front charts the strategies that ordinary people found for managing life in wartime, and how, together, they ensured that the Home Front didn't break down.

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12 minutes

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Mon 4 Aug 2014 12:04


Role Contributor
KittyAmi Metcalf
RalphNicholas Murchie
AdamLeo Montague
DieterJoe Sims
AlbertHarry Myers
CustomerCraige Els
CynicWilf Scolding
ManMichael Bertenshaw
WomanRachel Shelley
WriterKatie Hims
DirectorJessica Dromgoole

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