121 episodes

Omnibus editions of the epic drama series tracking the fortunes of characters on the home front as they try to maintain normality while Britain is involved in the First World War.

Home Front - Omnibus BBC

    • Drama
    • 4.5, 63 Ratings

Omnibus editions of the epic drama series tracking the fortunes of characters on the home front as they try to maintain normality while Britain is involved in the First World War.

    5-9 November 1918

    5-9 November 1918

    Epic drama series set in Great War Britain.

    • 57 min
    29 October - 2 November 1918

    29 October - 2 November 1918

    Epic drama series set in Great War Britain.

    • 56 min
    22-26 October 1918

    22-26 October 1918

    Epic drama series set in Great War Britain.

    • 56 min
    15-19 October 1918

    15-19 October 1918

    Epic drama series set in Great War Britain.

    • 56 min
    8-12 October 1918

    8-12 October 1918

    The third omnibus of Season 15, Onward, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1918, when General Haig warned against false rumours of peace.

    Cast
    Isabel ..... Keely Beresford
    Florrie ..... Claire Rushbrook
    Nell ..... Alice St Clair
    Alice ..... Claire Louise Cordwell
    Victor ..... Joel MacCormack
    Phyllis ..... Christine Absalom
    Wolfgang ..... Atilla Akinci
    Esme ..... Katie Angelou
    Daniel ..... Jonathan Bailey
    Norman ..... Sean Baker
    Gabriel ..... Michael Bertenshaw
    Juliet ..... Lizzie Bourne
    Annie ..... Kathleen Cranham
    Bill ..... Ben Crowe
    Sylvia ..... Joanna David
    Forrester ..... Nigel Hastings
    Ted ..... Jonny Holden
    Walter ..... Joseph Kloska
    Kitty ..... Ami Metcalf
    Eric ..... Paul Rainbow
    Johnnie ..... Paul Ready
    Adeline ..... Helen Schlesinger
    Susan ..... Jane Slavin
    Arthur ..... Ryan Whittle
    Charles ..... Rufus Wright
    Grace ..... Grace Doherty
    Connie ..... Darcey Brown
    Isaac ..... Scout Ready
    Peter ..... Bea White

    Written by Shaun McKenna
    Story-led by Katie Hims
    Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

    • 56 min
    1-5 October 1918

    1-5 October 1918

    The second omnibus of Season 15, Onward, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1918, when British and Arab troops, joined by T.E. Lawrence, seized Damascus. Meanwhile at Keeper’s Lodge, Adeline has a moment of sudden realisation.

    Cast
    Adeline ..... Helen Schlesinger
    Hilary ..... Craige Els
    Edie ..... Kathryn Beaumont
    Bill ..... Ben Crowe
    Kitty ..... Ami Metcalf
    Phyllis ..... Christine Absalom
    Sophie ….. Abbie Andrews
    Norman ….. Sean Baker
    Daniel ..... Jonathan Bailey
    Gabriel ..... Michael Bertenshaw
    Alice ..... Claire Louise Cordwell
    Annie ..... Kathleen Cranham
    Mrs Edkins ..... Rachel Davies
    Nell ..... Alice St Clair
    Silas ..... Shaun Dooley
    Eleanor ….. Aimee-Ffion Edwards
    Marion ..... Laura Elphinstone
    Forrester ..... Nigel Hastings
    Dicky ..... Roy Hudd
    Walter ..... Joseph Kloska
    Victor ..... Joel MacCormack
    Mr Snook ….. Dominic Mafham
    Ralph ..... Nicholas Murchie
    Harry ….. Sean Murray
    Dilys ..... Ellie Piercy
    Florrie ..... Claire Rushbrook
    Alec ..... Tom Stuart
    Peter ..... Bea White



    Written by Katie Hims
    Directed by Ciaran Bermingham
    Editor: Jessica Dromgoole

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

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

BoobooNancy ,

BBC Homefront

Having discovered this beautifully done series in Oct 2018, I have been slowly binge listening and have now started the last season. I’m already feeling sad about its impending end as it has been a great companion on my morning walks. I love the rich characters and the historical background. It gives us a glimpse into our grandparents’ lives ( ok, great-grandparents to some ) and thus a greater appreciation for them. There’s also something special about radio in that it envelops you without monopolizing you. Well done to everyone involved.

andyroyaloak71 ,

Perfection

I will miss this series. I’m an American whose paternal grandfather served with the Canadian forces in England and my maternal grandfather served with the Americans in France. I was first touched more than 30 years ago by BBC tv’s “Testament of Youth” and “ To Serve Them All My Days.” This was equally enchanting, and heart-breaking. “War to end all wars,” they said....

Heusden5 ,

History told in the shape of an engaging drama.

I have loved every minute of this show and have not only learned a lot about life at home during WW1 but also become fond of its characters. It won’t be the same without the feisty Alice Macnade, the wonderful Marshall sisters, the entertaining Mrs Edkins and the down-to-earth Florae Wilson joining me whilst I relax with a nice cuppa. I hope the BBC will find another drama that is equally as lovely or better still allow us the occasional visit with our old friends.

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