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12 September 1916 - Ivy Layton

The papers reveal the arrest of an agent, in Rotterdam, for recruiting spies, and in Folkestone, Ivy Layton enlists a film projectionist.

On this day in 1916, the papers revealed the arrest of an agent, in Rotterdam, for recruiting spies, and in Folkestone, Ivy Layton enlists a film projectionist.

Written by Mike Walker
Directed by Allegra McIlroy
Sound: Martha Littlehailes
Editor: Jessica Dromgoole

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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11 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Ivy Layton Lizzy Watts
Hilary Pearce Craige Els
John Haste Sam Alexander
Dennis Monk Sam Swann
Norman Harris Sean Baker
Writer Mike Walker
Director Allegra McIlroy

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The Characters

The Characters

Set in Folkestone, Tyneside and Devon, meet the characters of Home Front.

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