4-8 August 1914

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Epic new drama series set in Great War Britain a hundred years ago this week. Omnibus of the first week, as Folkestone comes to terms with being at the hub of Britain's war effort.

Written by Katie Hims
Consultant Historian: Professor Maggie Andrews
Music: Matthew Strachan
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front is a ground-breaking new Radio Four radio drama - its biggest ever - set in Britain during 1914-18, 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 historical truths 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.

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58 minutes

Last on

Wed 19 Nov 2014 03:00


Role Contributor
SamAlexander Aze
IsabelKeely Beresford
GabrielMichael Bertenshaw
LilianLisa Brookes
Dr McFeeDavid Cann
AliceClaire-Louise Cordwell
HilaryCraige Els
SylviaDeborah Findlay
FreddieFreddie Fox
Archie TulliverArthur Hughes
JessieLucy Hutchinson
WaitressCassie Layton
JimmyAlfie Lowles
VictorJoel MacCormack
KittyAmi Metcalf
AdamLeo Montague
RalphNicholas Murchie
AlbertHarry Myers
CynicWilf Scolding
DorotheaRachel Shelley
DieterJoe Sims
Miss Penn-CaskellEmily Spooner
WriterKatie Hims
DirectorJessica Dromgoole

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