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    • Home Front: The Complete BBC Radio Collection, Volume 1

    • By: Lucy Catherine, Katie Hims, Sebastian Baczkiewicz, and others
    • Narrated by: full cast, Toby Jones, Ami Metcalf, and others
    • Length: 38 hrs and 23 mins
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    Series 1-5 of the groundbreaking BBC Radio 4 drama charting life on the home front during World War One. First heard on radio between 4 August 2014 and 9 November 2018, each episode of Home Front is set exactly 100 years before the broadcast date, and each follows one character’s day. Together they create a mosaic of experience from a wide cross section of society, mixing historical fact with enthralling fiction to explore how ordinary people coped with daily life in wartime Britain.

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Home Front: The Complete BBC Radio Collection Volume 3

    • By: Shaun McKenna, Sebastien Baczkiewicz, Sarah Daniels, and others
    • Narrated by: Helen Schlesinger, Billy Kennedy, Geoffrey Palmer, and others
    • Length: 39 hrs and 21 mins
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    Back in Folkestone, the residents are dealing with the aftereffects of a devastating air raid. Howard Argent is kept busy at the Bevan while Ulysses Pilchard experiments with electroshock therapy. Meanwhile, women’s suffrage, prostitution and unmarried mothers are hot topics, and Kitty Lumley experiences the sharp end of intolerance. 

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Home Front: The Complete BBC Radio Collection, Volume 2

    • By: Richard Monks, Lucy Catherine, Katie Hims, and others
    • Narrated by: Gunnar Cauthary, Maggie Steed, Anton Lesser, and others
    • Length: 39 hrs and 56 mins
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    First heard on radio between 4 August 2014 and 9 November 2018, each episode of Home Front is set exactly 100 years before the broadcast date, and each follows one character’s day. Together they create a mosaic of experience from a wide cross section of society, mixing historical fact with enthralling fiction to explore how ordinary people coped with daily life in wartime Britain. We resume the story in Folkestone, where hospital staff face pressure to return wounded men to duty as conscription is introduced.

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Home Front: Series One

    • The powerful BBC Radio 4 First World War drama
    • By: Katie Hims
    • Narrated by: full cast, Deborah Findlay, Ami Metcalf
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
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      5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    The first series of a major BBC Radio 4 drama serial tracking the fortunes of a group of characters on the home front. Each episode was broadcast exactly 100 years after the events it portrays, through which the characters struggle to maintain normality while Britain is involved in the First World War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolute Great WW1 Tribute

    • By Highlight on 07-02-16

    Regular price: £20.00

    • Home Front: Series Two

    • BBC Radio Drama
    • By: Katie Hims, Sarah Daniels, Shaun McKenna
    • Narrated by: Ami Metcalf, Deborah Findlay, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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    The entire second series of BBC Radio 4's groundbreaking First World War drama serial. First broadcast from December 2014 to January 2015, the drama of Home Front Series Two is set exactly 100 years before. Following characters from a wide cross section of British society in 1914, the action is once again set in the Edwardian seaside town of Folkestone. For the men and women of the town, recruitment and volunteering are the order of the day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Mouse2560 on 19-08-16

    Regular price: £18.00

    • Lost Property: The Complete Series

    • A BBC Radio 4 Dramatisation
    • By: Katie Hims
    • Narrated by: Rosie Cavaliero
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    BBC Radio 4's bittersweet trilogy set in 1941, 1979 and 2011. This history of relatives lost and found was originally broadcast on 3, 10 and 17 May 2011 in the 'Afternoon Play' slot. The first play, 'The Wrong Label', is set in London in 1941. Alice knows that to stop your children from being evacuated is tantamount to siding with Hitler. In 'The Year My Mother Went Missing', it's 1979, and not the first time that Ruthie's mother Queenie has gone missing - but usually she leaves a note.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best thing I have ever heard on Radio 4

    • By Saffy on 24-02-14

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Degrees of Separation (Complete Series)

    • By: Katie Hims
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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    Five interlinked short plays for Woman's Hour around the theme of separation, based on experiences submitted to the programme by listeners. In 'Empty Nest', Sheila is inconsolable when her daughter leaves home for a gap year. Can an eccentric elderly neighbour help her to feel needed again? In 'Fatima the Catima', Karen tries to keep normal family life going and her anxieties at bay while her husband is fighting in Afghanistan.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent mini dramas

    • By Saffy on 30-08-13

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Five Wedding Dresses (Complete series)

    • By: Katie Hims
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Five dramas by Katie Hims exploring the symbolism and significance of the wedding dress. In 'True Love', Maggie's dress is so beautiful she can't bear to take it off. In 'The Rescue', Lauren resorts to drastic measures to stop her sister getting married. In 'The Scarecrow', Carla suddenly finds herself the object of attention for all the village men. In 'Janey's Big Day', Janey is unprepared for quite how involved her mother is in her wedding plans.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Katie Hims at her best

    • By Saffy on 30-09-13

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Dragonfly

    • A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
    • By: Katie Hims
    • Narrated by: David Bower, Sarah Woolley, Full cast
    • Length: 43 mins
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    Cal is expecting a baby with his girlfriend Sophie. As deaf parents, in amongst the excitement, they have a few concerns. But every time Sophie has a scan at the hospital Cal is sick. His behaviour becomes more and more uncharacteristic. Sophie begins to worry when Cal finds letters from an old girlfriend and decides he has to go and see her. Cal has to resolve the past before he can move forward as a father and fully enjoy Sophie's pregnancy. In order to get there he has to return to the place he grew up in - Rochdale - and re-examine his past.

    Regular price: £8.00

    • King David

    • By: Katie Hims
    • Narrated by: Lee Ross, Claire Rushbrook
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
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    Dave has a pretty good life: his company is thriving, he's got a lovely wife, a big house, kids at private schools. But then he gets a bit careless and things start to go wrong. Katie Hims is well-known to Radio Four listeners for her many original dramas and adaptations on that network. Most recently she dramatised some of the Martin Beck novels (with more to come); and she won an Audio Drama Award in 2012 for her play Lost Property - A Visit from the Queen, to name but two of her many successes. This is Katie's first Drama On 3. Directed by Mary Peate.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent radio drama

    • By Saffy on 24-02-14

    Regular price: £10.00