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Toooldtobearsed Fri 26-May-17 15:38:46

Am i the only one listening to Homefront?

I download the whole lot at the beginning of the week and binge listen whilst walking the dogs. Just listened to the extra programme they put out today and, unusually for me, i found it so touching and sad.

Anyone else?

AuntyElle Sun 28-May-17 01:26:33

I love it too. Found the very beginning rather clunky, but it soon got into its stride.
Great characters and acting. And such a clever, wide-ranging plot. I miss it when it's not on.

DoctorTwo Sun 28-May-17 10:42:05

I'm another listener, I think it's really well done. The 45 minute play on Thursday was utterly compelling, so much so I sat in my van round the corner from a delivery until it had finished. grin

Toooldtobearsed Sun 28-May-17 14:10:16

So pleased I am not the only one😊

The tramp and his back story was so well woven in, and the time always being 6:20........ lump in throat time.

I dont like it as much when it us set in the north, much prefer the Folkstone series.

Only a year of it to go.

nauticant Wed 21-Jun-17 08:41:55

It doesn't work for me.

The best programme on the radio about the First World War is this one:

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03t7p9l/episodes/player

What it was really like said by people who were there. Often compelling listening.

maras2 Tue 01-Aug-17 16:27:32

Daily Omnibus on BBCr4extra,feeds my habit.

Ruffian Wed 02-Aug-17 00:15:45

I find homefront excruciating. Can't wait for the war to be over!

NancyJoan Mon 14-Aug-17 22:15:36

I love it. Binged on this week's episodes while I sorted laundry this morning. I hate Juliet with such a passion.

BringMeTea Wed 30-Aug-17 15:22:39

Love it here. I found the 'treatment' of elective? mute soldier really distressing. I also just love that they have made it. Licence fee etc. etc.

Flopjustwantscoffee Sat 23-Sep-17 20:43:28

Is anyone still listening? Victor is the nicest husband like, ever

thesurreyyouth Sat 23-Sep-17 21:59:59

I'm still listening. Some episodes are so touching and others are bizarre.

YouAndMeAreGoingToFallOut Sat 23-Sep-17 22:08:32

I like it although it's often completely ridiculous. How many husbands and fiancés have come back unexpectedly from the dead now? At least three.

calmtulip Sat 30-Sep-17 18:24:58

Yes love it too. Think it's a bit wasted on radio 4 extra.

FiveShelties Fri 10-Nov-17 07:26:34

Starting again on the 13th, not sure for how long though.

MrsArthurShappey Mon 13-Nov-17 12:10:14

I'm still in October 1915! Can't believe Sam died after all that family went through.

JingsMahBucket Tue 26-Dec-17 01:07:03

Are any of you still listening to it? I love where they are now with the factory strikes.

thesurreyyouth Tue 26-Dec-17 09:51:32

I’ve been listening to this latest run, it took me a little while to tune into the different voices. I’m not sure how the Kitty story will end, and I’m surprised that ladies football was so supported by both men and women back in 1917 - why/when did the popularity change to becoming a sport championed by men?
My lovely 94 year old neighbour told me this week that she was a bus conductor up in Glasgow during WW2 taking the workers to the munitions factory and I immediately thought of Home front.

JingsMahBucket Tue 26-Dec-17 11:41:00

Usually when the men returned from fighting in both wars did the popularity of women's sports wane. It's sad. But I realized your question was the converse – when did they start garnering so much support. Maybe as the war dragged on it gave people some excitement and mental break to focus on that?

That's a lovely story from your neighbour. I would be inviting her round for tea and egging her on to get more stories.

TamzinGrey Wed 27-Dec-17 16:29:22

Here's a really interesting article about munitions factory women's football from the Homefront website. www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/5nsXCQcNm7wggTxvS0y1BnF/the-forgotten-first-international-women-s-football-match
Women's football didn't cease after the war because of a wane in popularity when the men came back - the bastards banned it !

Weezol Wed 27-Dec-17 16:33:07

I think Home Front is outstanding.
Placemarking as I have four omnibus podcasts to catch up on.

YouAndMeAreGoingToFallOut Wed 03-Jan-18 11:43:14

Anyone else feeling a bit sad that now it's 2018 the series will be ending soon? I'll really miss all of these characters!

cirrusblue Wed 03-Jan-18 12:27:28

Yes I will miss it all too greatly when it ends. Does anyone else think a new actor is playing Johnny Marshall in this latest series? He seems to sound different, more po-faced, and has also had a character transplant from the devil-may-care spy who went undercover in Belgium and rescued Christine, to someone pompous and humourless.

nigelschristmasham Wed 03-Jan-18 13:14:31

Is it possible to get it somewhere from the beginning does anyone know?

MrsArthurShappey Wed 03-Jan-18 13:19:55

nigel it's all on iplayer (listed with the most recent first). I still haven't caught up but am going through all the omnibus episodes. www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04dv1g4/episodes/player

nigelschristmasham Wed 03-Jan-18 13:45:56

Thankyou mrs Arthur! I love things like this and I always have the radio on at home for company but fed up with radio 5, and 2 so this will be good for a change.

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