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22-26 August 1916

The east and south east coasts are terrorised by air raids, and Folkestone seems brimful of secrets and lies.

In the week in 1916 when the East and South East coasts were terrorised by air raids, Folkestone seems brim-full of secrets and lies.

Written by Katie Hims
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

Sound: Martha Littlehailes
Composer: Matthew Strachan
Consultant Historian: Maggie Andrews.

A Shakespeare quote is hidden in each Home Front episode that is set in 1916. These were first broadcast in 2016, the 400th anniversary year of the playwright's death. Can you spot them all?

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58 minutes


Role Contributor
Doctor Jason Barnett
Mrs Grimes Elizabeth Bennett
Isabel Graham Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham Michael Bertenshaw
Juliet Cavendish Lizzie Bourne
Howard Argent Gunnar Cauthery
Dolly Clout Elaine Claxton
Cristine Ysabelle Cooper
Sylvia Graham Joanna David
Mrs Edkins Rachel Davies
Grace Cavendish Grace Doherty
Reginald Church John Dougall
Oscar Hendrickx Pierre Elliott
Marion Wardle Laura Elphinstone
Hilary Pearce Craige Els
Ethel Johnson Nicola Ferguson
Adam Wilson Billy Kennedy
Connie Cavendish Felix Lailey
Kitty Lumley Ami Metcalf
Mary Mote Kirsty Oswald
Nurse Clare Perkins
Johnnie Marshall Paul Ready
Frank Smith Paul Rider
Marieke Dupont Olivia Ross
Dorothea Winwood Rachel Shelley
Alec Poole Tom Stuart
Fred Ball Darren Swift
Lilian Pemble Alex Tregear
Captain Valentine Nick Underwood
Hugh Cavendish Alex Wyndham
Writer Katie Hims
Director Jessica Dromgoole


The Characters

The Characters

Set in Folkestone, Tyneside and Devon, meet Home Front's characters.