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5-9 September 1916

In the week, in 1916, when ambulance driver Dorothie Feilding was the first woman to be awarded a Military Medal, there are some lesser but notable firsts in Folkestone.

In the week, in 1916, when ambulance driver Dorothie Feilding was the first woman to be awarded a Military Medal, there are some lesser but notable firsts in Folkestone.

Written by Shaun McKenna
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

Story-led by Katie Hims
Sound: Martha Littlehailes
Composer: Matthew Strachan
Consultant Historian: Maggie Andrews.

SECRET SHAKESPEARE
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

Credits

Role Contributor
Esme Macknade Katie Angelou
Norman Harris Sean Baker
Isabel Graham Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham Michael Bertenshaw
Doris Tull Jade Briggs
Howard Argent Gunnar Cauthery
Dolly Clout Elaine Claxton
Alice Macknade Claire Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade Ben Crowe
Sylvia Graham Joanna David
Herbert Ruben Hunter-MacKinnon
Jessie Moore Lucy Hutchinson
Adam Wilson Billy Kennedy
William Hall James Lailey
Anna White Amelia Lowdell
Elizabeth Chance Kika Markham
Ralph Winwood Nicholas Murchie
Eric Morton Paul Rainbow
Johnnie Marshall Paul Ready
Cecil Cameron Justin Salinger
Dorothea Winwood Rachel Shelley
Dennis Monk Sam Swann
Ivy Layton Lizzy Watts
Writer Shaun McKenna
Director Jessica Dromgoole

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The Characters

The Characters

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

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