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19-23 September 1916

In the week in 1916 when people began to believe that the latest innovation - tanks - might end the war, the people of Folkestone find new life, new death and new love.

In the week in 1916 when people began to believe that the latest innovation - tanks, might end the war, the people of Folkestone find new life, new death, and new love.

Written by Mike Walker
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
John Haste Sam Alexander
Norman Harris Sean Baker
Mrs Grimes Elizabeth Bennett
Juliet Cavendish Lizzie Bourne
Grace Cavendish Grace Doherty
General Gerry Hinks
Jessie Moore Lucy Hutchinson
Adam Wilson Billy Kennedy
Connie Cavendish Felix Lailey
Elizabeth Chance Kika Markham
Kitty Lumley Ami Metcalf
Viraj Neet Mohan
Clemmie Crayford Joanna Monro
Ralph Winwood Nicholas Murchie
Johnnie Marshall Paul Ready
Frank Smith Paul Rider
Albert Wilson Lee Ross
Marieke Dupont Olivia Ross
Florrie Wilson Claire Rushbrook
Dorothea Winwood Rachel Shelley
Alec Poole Tom Stuart
Dennis Monk Sam Swann
Captain Phillip Valentine Nick Underwood
Ivy Layton Lizzy Watts
Lt Hugh Cavendish Alex Wyndham
Writer Mike Walker
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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