Home Front

Home Front

United Kingdom

Drama serial tracking the fortunes of a group of characters on the home front as they try to maintain normality while Britain is involved in the First World War.

Episodes

12 February 1916 - Hilary Pearce  

On this day a secret meeting of the Non-Conscription fellowship was held in Kentish town, while in Folkestone it's a day of celebrations. Written by Shaun McKenna Directed by Allegra McIlroy Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

11 February 1916 - Kitty Lumley  

On this day nurse and women's rights campaigner Emma Golden was arrested in New York, and the Wilson family struggle with their secrets. Written by Shaun McKenna Directed by Allegra McIlroy Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

10 February 1916 - Victor Lumley  

On this day conscription came into effect, and Victor Lumley is desperate to return to his men in France. Written by Shaun McKenna Directed by Allegra McIlroy Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

9 February 1916 - Norman Harris  

On this day four bombs were dropped near a girls' school in Kent causing 3 casualties, while Norman Harris receives wonderful news. Written by Shaun McKenna Directed by Allegra McIlroy Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

8 February 1916 - Isabel Graham  

On this day the siege of Kut al Amara entered its 63rd day, and Isabel finally finds a solution for the persistent young Cristine. Written by Shaun McKenna Directed by Allegra McIlroy Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

5 February 1916 - Florrie Wilson  

On this day, it was proposed that munitions workers be exempted from the conscription bill, and tiredness and grief give Florrie Wilson a very short fuse. Written by Shaun McKenna Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

4 February 1916 - Olive Hargreaves  

On this day, Harrods Stores was fined £5 for selling morphine without keeping a register, and Sister Hargreaves has a particularly bad day. Written by Shaun McKenna Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

3 February 1916 - Hilary Pearce  

On this day, a wrecked zeppelin was spotted in the North Sea by a British trawler, and Hilary Pearce sets out to catch a very particular fish. Written by Shaun McKenna Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

2 February 1916 - Isabel Graham  

On this day, the Board of Agriculture issued a notice advising that convalescent soldiers could be used for farm work, and Isabel tries hard to find something for Cristine to do. Written by Shaun McKenna Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

1 February 1916 - Nell Kingsley  

On this day, Britain woke up to news of a terrible series of zeppelin attacks on the East coast, leaving 59 dead, and Nell Kingsley looks set to lose the job she loved. Written by Shaun McKenna Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

29 January 1916 - Olive Hargreaves  

On this day a Canadian soldier was badly injured by a bus in Folkestone, and at the Bevan hospital Sister Hargreaves clashes with Dorothea. Written by Claudine Toutoungi Directed by Allegra McIlroy Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

28 January 1916 - Hilary Pearce  

On this day President Wilson declared "The world is on fire, and sparks are likely to drop anywhere", and in Folkestone Hilary is moved by Ruby Tulliver. Written by Claudine Toutoungi Directed by Allegra McIlroy Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

27 January 1916 - Adeline Lumley  

On this day the Military Service Act was passed making conscription legal, and in Folkestone Adeline and Phyllis do their best for Victor. Written by Claudine Toutoungi Directed by Allegra McIlroy Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

22 January 1916 - Isabel Graham  

On this day, the Dublin police raided several houses, seizing arms and a printing press, and Isabel is unhappy witness to a raid on the Belgian restaurant. Written by Sarah Daniels Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

26 January 1916 - Kitty Lumley  

On this day the pacifist Women's Freedom League declared that there would soon be a revival of suffragist activity, and at the Bevan Victor is finding his recovery painfully slow. Written by Claudine Toutoungi Directed by Allegra McIlroy Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

25 January 1916 - Bob Capeling  

On this day a conference on shell shock began at the Royal Society of Medicine, and Bob Capeling finds himself in difficulties at the Bevan. Written by Claudine Toutoungi Directed by Allegra McIlroy Editor: Jessica Dromgoole.

21 January 1916 - Marion Wardle  

On this day, the Prime Minister stated that more women workers would be needed to supply enough munitions to the war, and former factory workers Marion and Edie feel even more liberated. Written by Sarah Daniels Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

20 January 1916 - Kitty Lumley  

On this day, the first men from the Derby Scheme were mobilised for service, and Kitty has a moment of hope for her missing brother. Written by Sarah Daniels Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

19 January 1916 - Alec Poole  

On this day, negotiations between Montenegro and Austria were broken off, and it appears to parallel events in the Winwood household. Written by Sarah Daniels Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

18 January 1916 - Ralph Winwood  

On this day, the battle of Sheik Sa'ad represented the first of several efforts to relieve the Siege of Kut, and Ralph Winwood has a mission of his own. Written by Sarah Daniels Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

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