11 August 1914 - Norman Harris

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Epic new drama series set in Great War Britain on this day a hundred years ago. As the search for the missing boys continues, Folkestone's local police find their resources terribly stretched...

Written by: Katie Hims & Sean Moffatt
Music by: Matthew Strachan
Directed and produced by: Lucy Collingwood
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 11 Aug 2014 12:04


Role Contributor
NormanSean Baker
ForresterNigel Hastings
AdamLeo Montague
IsabelKeely Beresford
Mrs CloutElaine Claxton
WriterKatie Hims
WriterSean Moffatt
DirectorJessica Dromgoole

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