Activity report for the Mentioned in Dispatches podcast, February 2017 to end of December 2020.

Since February 2017 to end of December 2020, 189 episodes of the podcast have been broadcast.

Between the launch of the podcast on 13 February 2017 and the end of September 2019, podcast episodes have been downloaded 346,741 times. These figures are made up of two elements:

  • Complete downloads – a person listened to the whole of the podcast.
  • Partial downloads (known as 206 hits) – a person only listened to a part of programme.

 

To date (31 December 2020), we have had 129,330 complete downloads and 217,411 partial downloads. The average number of downloads per programme is 1,833. The activity over the last four years is shown below.

 

 

The popularity of all programmes broadcast to date is set out below.

 

Episode number

Title and speaker

Release date

Hits

188

Ep188 – Military Identities of British conscripts – Joshua Bilton

14/12/2020

725

187

Ep187 – The Police during WW1 – Dr Mary Fraser

07/12/2020

808

186

Ep186 – Folkestone harbour in WW1 – Peter Anderson

30/11/2020

749

185

Ep185 – Anzacs on the WF – Dr Meleah Hampton

23/11/2020

1149

184

Ep184 – Irish servicewomen during WW1 – Dr Barbara Walsh

16/11/2020

436

183

Ep183 – The unknown story of the Unknown Warrior – David Scott

09/11/2020

922

182

Ep182 – Indian Empire at War – George Morton Jack

02/11/2020

950

181

Ep181 – The Nivelle Offensive of 1917 – Dr David Murphy

26/10/2020

969

180

Ep180 – 9th Royal Scots in the GW – Neill Gilhooley

19/10/2020

952

179

Ep179 – German POWs on Cannock Chase – Richard Pursehouse

12/10/2020

1385

178

Ep178 – Irish recruitment in the GW – Dr Tim Bowman, Dr Michael Wheatley & Dr William Butler

05/10/2020

1037

177

Ep177 – Law and War in Australia during WW1 – Dr Catherine Bond

28/09/2020

1000

176

Ep176 – 1 million rounds from a Vickers’ gun in 12 hours: myth or truth? Dr Rich Willis & Richard Fisher

21/09/2020

1517

175

Ep175 – Australian POWs during WW1 – Dr Aaron Pegram

14/09/2020

1050

174

Ep174 – Ypres and its meaning through time – Prof Mark Connelly & Dr Stefan Goebel

07/09/2020

1695

173

Ep173 – The Chemists’ War 1914-18 – Dr Michael Freemantle

10/08/2020

1722

172

Ep172 – Sevenoaks in the Great War – Matthew Ball

03/08/2020

1288

171

Ep171 – The 58th (London) Division – David Martin

27/07/2020

1107

170

Ep170 – Louis Botha, South African PM during WW1 – Prof. Ian Van Der Waag & Dr Tony Garcia

20/07/2020

1199

169

Ep169 – The Sandringham Company – Neil Storey

13/07/2020

1321

168

Ep168 – Operation Alias – David Tattersfield

06/07/2020

1103

167

Ep167 – Women as Veterans in post-WW1 France and Britain – Prof. Alison Fell

29/06/2020

1005

166

Ep166 – Washington in the GW – Peter Welsh

22/06/2020

1320

165

Ep165 – The Great War Centenary Battlefields programme – Simon Bendry

15/06/2020

1021

164

Ep164 – The First Gurkha Officer – Pratap Chhetri

08/06/2020

1761

163

Ep163 – Tom Barry – British WW1 soldier to IRA leader – Gerry White

01/06/2020

1288

162

Ep162 – Combat, identity and power in the Indian Army during WW1 – Prof. Kate Imy

25/05/2020

1321

161

Ep161 – Civilian Internment in WW1 – Prof Matthew Stibbe

18/05/2020

1310

160

Ep160 – The 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment in FWW – Nigel Atter

11/05/2020

1239

159

Ep159 – The 2nd Inniskillings at Festubert, 1915 – Michael Nugent

04/05/2020

1376

158

Ep158- The German Zeppelin Offensive and Propaganda – David Marks

27/04/2020

1386

157

Ep157 – Responses of Irish Jesuits to the end of WW1 – Damien Burke

20/04/2020

1192

156

Ep156 – The Indian Army in the GW – Dr Adam Prime

13/04/2020

1476

155

Ep155 – London during WW1 – Prof. Jerry White

06/04/2020

1504

154

Ep154 – Rugbians at War – Dan Mclean

30/03/2020

1584

153

Ep153 – The 66th (East Lancs) Division During the German Spring Offensive – David Martin

23/03/2020

1195

152

Ep152 – Defence of Trinity College during the Easter Rising – Dr Rory Sweetman

16/03/2020

1160

151

Ep151 – Desertion in the UK during WW1 – Andrea Hetherington

09/03/2020

1607

150

Ep150 – War without End – Prof. Sir Hew Strachan

02/03/2020

1866

149

Ep149 – The Amritsar Massacre – Vanessa Holburn

24/02/2020

1440

148

Ep148 – The First and the Last of the Sheffield City Bn – John Cornwell

17/02/2020

1532

147

Ep147 – Officer Cadet Battalions – Charles Fair

10/02/2020

1356

146

Ep146 – The YMCA during WW1 – Kathryn White

03/02/2020

1160

145

Ep145 – Stories from the Bo’ness War Memorial – Alan Gow & Robert Jardine

27/01/2020

1491

144

Ep144 – British West Indies Regiment and the Taranto 1918 Mutiny – Tony T

20/01/2020

758

143

Ep143 – Veterans, Families, Museums and Mementos of the FWW – Dr Ann-Marie Foster

13/01/2020

1146

142

Ep142 – The Battle of the Somme Film – Dr Toby Haggith

06/01/2020

1536

141

Ep141 – The Heugh Battery in the Great War – Diane Stephens

09/12/2019

1663

140

Ep140 – Who Killed Kitchener? – David Laws

02/12/2019

2107

139

Ep139 – Bilsdale in the Great War – Susan Laffey

25/11/2019

1629

138

Ep138 – The Indian Labour Corps in WW1 – Pratap Chhetri

18/11/2019

1689

137

Ep137 – The letters of Douglas Haig and Hugo De Pree – Prof. Gary Sheffield

11/11/2019

1363

136

Ep136 – Food in the trenches – Dr Rachel Duffett

04/11/2019

2268

135

Ep135 – North East Coastal Communities during the Great War – Dr Michael Reeve

28/10/2019

1468

134

Ep134 – Bainsfather’s ‘Other ‘ole’ cartoon – Dr Helen Brooks & Dr Pip Gregory

21/10/2019

1939

133

Ep133 – African American Servicemen during WW1 – Dr Amanda Nagel

14/10/2019

2209

132

Ep132 – A Lord Lieutenant at War – Dr Richard Batten

07/10/2019

1459

131

Ep131 – The 51st Highland Division – Colin Campbell

30/09/2019

3273

130

Ep130 – Sex on the Western Front – Dr Bruce Cherry

23/09/2019

2641

129

Ep129 – Sabaton’s Great War Album – Pär Sundström

16/09/2019

1854

128

Ep128 – Serbia in the Great War – Dr Samuel Foster

09/09/2019

2956

127

Ep127 – The 1914 Afrikaner Rebellion – Emile Coetzee

02/09/2019

2481

126

Ep126 – The First World War in Computer Games – Dr Chris Kempshall

05/08/2019

3641

125

Ep125 – The 1914-5 Campaign in German SW Africa – Antonio Garcia

29/07/2019

3046

124

Ep124 – Archibald Wavell – William Franklin

22/07/2019

2778

123

Ep123 – British veterans’ responses to Peace Day, 19 July 1919 – Mike Hally

15/07/2019

2515

122

Ep122 – The Welsh Walter Mitty – Marietta Crichton Stuart

08/07/2019

2853

121

Ep121 – Communications and British Operations on the Western Front – Dr Brian Hall

01/07/2019

2955

120

Ep120 – Popular responses to the outbreak of WW1 – Prof Catriona Pennell

24/06/2019

3228

119

Ep119 – The Chinese Labour Corps – Wenlan Peng

17/06/2019

3394

118

Ep118 – British, French and American Relations on the Western Front, 1914-1918 – Dr Chris Kempshall

10/06/2019

4628

117

Ep117 – Post War Mutinies in the British Army – Dr William Butler

03/06/2019

3577

116

Ep116 – The Connaught Rangers Mutiny in 1920 – Dr Mario Draper

27/05/2019

3422

115

Ep115 – English infantryman’s morale and the perception of crisis on the Western Front – Dr Alex Mayhew

20/05/2019

4346

114

Ep114 – Chaplains and religion on the Western Front – Dr Martin Purdy

13/05/2019

2856

113

Ep113 – The Ulster Division during the German Spring Offensive – Michael Nugent

06/05/2019

3008

112

Ep112 – Humour in British literature during the Great War – Dr Emily Anderson

29/04/2019

2994

111

Ep111 – L/Cpl Wijnand “Vic” Hamman, 2nd South African Regt – Emile Coetzee

22/04/2019

2508

110

Ep110 – British Territorials in India – Prof Peter Stanley

15/04/2019

2457

109

Ep109 – Operation Delta – Dr Bill Stewart

08/04/2019

2356

108

Ep108 – Nobody of Any Importance – Phil Sutcliffe

01/04/2019

2613

107

Ep107 – The Berlin Philharmonic & London Symphony Orchestras in WW1 – Percy Leung

25/03/2019

2688

106

Ep106 -The Impact of the First World War on Australian-British relations – Dr Jack Davies

18/03/2019

2630

105

Ep105 – Researching British Officers in WW1 – Prof. Michael Durey

11/03/2019

2660

104

Ep104 – The Salonika Front – Alan Wakefield

04/03/2019

2572

103

Ep103 – The impact of military service for women who served in WW1 – Jane Clarke

25/02/2019

2388

102

Ep102 – British Infantry Training during WW1 – Harry Sanderson

18/02/2019

3200

101

Ep101 – The Treatment of Mentally Ill Irish Ex-servicemen After WW1 – Dr Michael Robinson

11/02/2019

2441

100

Ep100 – Reflections on the Great War Centenary and Historiography – Prof. Peter Simkins

04/02/2019

2374

99

Ep99 – The German Army in 1918 – Jack Sheldon

28/01/2019

2973

98

Ep98 – Australian Corps Operations during the Hundred Days – Richard Stobo

21/01/2019

2685

97

Ep97 – Witnessing the End of the German Occupation of Brussels,1918 – Prof Tammy Proctor

14/01/2019

2270

96

Ep96 – Lawrence of Arabia – Dr John Peaty

07/01/2019

2871

95

Ep95 – The Rise of Sir William Robertson – Ross Beadle

17/12/2018

3549

94

Ep94 – The Great War Pension Record Cards – David Tattersfield

10/12/2018

2697

93

Ep93 – Willie Redmond MP – John Green

03/12/2018

2697

92

Ep92 – Public School Great War Memorials – Sarah Wearne

26/11/2018

2355

91

Ep91 – The morale of the Italian army in WW1 – Dr Vanda Wilcox

19/11/2018

2458

90

Ep90 – The Portuguese Expeditionary Force in WW1 – Miguel Freire

12/11/2018

2531

89

Ep89 – Civilian Volunteers during WW1 – Dr Sally White

05/11/2018

2895

88

Ep88 – The 10th (Irish) Division – Dr Stephen Sandford

29/10/2018

2505

87

Ep87 – Conscientious Objectors in WW1 – Gerry Barton

22/10/2018

2653

86

Ep86 – Dublin’s Great Wars, 1912-23 – Prof. Richard Grayson

15/10/2018

2070

85

Ep85 – Women of Aktion – female activists in the German 1918 Revolution – Prof. Ingrid

08/10/2018

2302

84

Ep84 – The British Army on the Western Front in 1916 – Dr Spencer Jones

01/10/2018

3790

83

Ep83 – Wilfred Owen – Dr Kate Kennedy

27/09/2018

2957

82a

Ep82a – Extra Episode – The Capture of the Riqueval Bridge – Jim Tanner

24/09/2018

3505

82

Ep82 – Force Feeding in WW1 – Dr Ian Miller

17/09/2018

1836

81

Ep81 – ‘Haig’s tower of strength’ – General Sir Edward Bulfin – John Powell

10/09/2018

2292

80

Ep80 – The Landing in the Dawn – dissecting the Anzac Gallipoli legend – Dr James Hurst

03/09/2018

3252

79

Ep79 – Uppingham public school during WW1 – Tim Halstead

27/08/2018

2264

78

Ep78 – The Second British Army during the Liberation of Flanders in 1918 – Dr Dennis Williams

20/08/2018

2555

77

Ep77 – The Third Battle of the Aisne 1918 – David Blanchard

13/08/2018

2585

76

Ep76 – Canadian nurses’ Great War narratives – Andrea McKenzie

06/08/2018

2210

75

Ep75 – Tubby Clayton – Dr Linda Parker

30/07/2018

2180

74

Ep74 – The British Tommy in 1918 – Taff Gillingham

23/07/2018

3230

73

Ep73 – Learning to fight – Military innovation in the British Army in WW1 – Dr Aimee Fox

16/07/2018

2567

72

Ep72 – British POWs in Germany during WW1 – Dr Oliver Wilkinson

09/07/2018

2626

71

Ep71 – From Docks and Sand – The 7th Battalion Liverpool Regiment in WW1 – Dr Adrian Gregson

02/07/2018

2276

70

Ep70 – The Last Battle – Endgame on the Western Front 1918 – Peter Hart

25/06/2018

2428

69

Ep69 – The German 1918 Spring Offensives – Dr Jonathan Boff

18/06/2018

3015

68

Ep68 – The British Manpower Crisis of 1918 – Dr Alison Hines

11/06/2018

2616

67

Ep67 – Kriegsgefangen in Skipton – Anne Buckley

04/06/2018

2177

66

Ep66 – The Hidden History of the Spanish Flu – Kenneth C. Davis

28/05/2018

2087

65

Ep65 – Major Discoveries on the Western Front – David Tattersfield

21/05/2018

2132

64

Ep64 – The London Irish in the Great War – Richard O’Sullivan

14/05/2018

1993

63

Ep63 – Blockade, economic warfare and the use of hunger during the Great War – Sir Hew Strachan

07/05/2018

2069

62

Ep62 – King George V during the Great War – Alexandra Churchill

30/04/2018

2359

61

Ep61 – D.H. Lawrence and the Great War – Dr Andrew Humphries

23/04/2018

1972

60

Ep60 – Wherever the firing line extends – Ronan McGreevy

16/04/2018

1444

59

Ep59 – British Widows of the First World War – Andrea Hetherington

09/04/2018

1806

58

Ep58 – Woodbine Willie – Dr Linda Parker

02/04/2018

1847

57

Ep57 – The Great War Contribution of the Punjabi village of Dulmial, Pakistan – Dr Irfan Malik

26/03/2018

1764

56

Ep56 – Resisting Conscription: the Appeals Tribunals in Middlesex – Carol Henderson

19/03/2018

1971

55

Ep55 – Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria – Dr Jonathan Boff

12/03/2018

1798

54

Ep54 – The Confessions of a Battlefield Tour Guide – Clive Harris

05/03/2018

1966

53

Ep53 – Nannies and the Great War – Louise Heren

26/02/2018

1607

52

Ep52 – Cambridge Communities in the Great War – Joanna Costin

19/02/2018

1484

51

Ep51 – The Wirral in the Great War – Stephen Roberts

12/02/2018

1672

50

Ep50 – The London Regiment before the Great War – Charles Fair & Tom Thorpe

05/02/2018

2562

49

Ep49 – The 48th Division, 1908-1918 – Dr K.W. Mitchinson

29/01/2018

1554

48

Ep48 – The Hindenburg Line – Clive Harris

22/01/2018

1995

47

Ep47 – The Chinese Labour Corps – Dr Spenser Jones

15/01/2018

1654

46

Ep46 – Photographing the Fallen – Jeremy Gordon-Smith

08/01/2018

1799

45

Ep45 – Dublin’s Great Wars: Parallel Stories 1912-1923 – Prof. Richard Grayson

11/12/2017

973

44

Ep44 – The Yanks are Coming! The AEF in WW1 – John Lee

04/12/2017

2247

43

Ep43 – The Half Shilling Curate – Sarah Reay

27/11/2017

1523

42

Ep42 – What did you do in the Great War, Grandfather? – Charles Barrington

20/11/2017

436

41

Ep41 – The Canadians on the Somme – Dr William Stewart

13/11/2017

1581

40

Ep40 – Marjorie’s War – Charles Fair 

04/11/2017

1220

39

Ep39 – The 8th Lincolns at Loos – Nigel Atter 

30/10/2017

1389

38

Ep38 – Spying for the Kaiser – Regina Diana and espionage in France – Dr Vivien Newman 

23/10/2017

1414

37

Ep37 – Dr Harold Gillies and plastic surgery during WW1 – Dr Andrew Bamji 

16/10/2017

1521

36

Ep36 – A subaltern on the Western Front – John Rigby-Jones

09/10/2017

1448

35

Ep35 – The Doughboys, 1917-8 – Michael St Maur Sheil

02/10/2017

1367

34

Ep34 – Shellshock in World War 1 – Dr Stefanie Linden

25/09/2017

1340

33

Ep33 – The “Spanish Flu” Pandemic 1917-19 – Dr Jane Orr

18/09/2017

1534

32

Ep32 – Brigadier General Frank Crozier – Charles Messenger

11/09/2017

1186

31

Ep31 – Women in Britain and Europe during the Great War – Dr Vivien Newman

04/09/2017

1208

30

Ep30 – Joseph Steward’s Platoon – Andy Robertshaw

28/08/2017

1120

29

Ep29 – Commemoration of the Great War in Ireland – Dr Chris Manson

21/08/2017

859

28

Ep28 – Military Recruitment in Ireland, 1916 – Dr William Butler

15/08/2017

834

27

Ep27 – Black Watch volunteers in Dublin before the First World War – Ian Montgomery

07/08/2017

247

26

Ep26 – Beyond the Somme – West Belfast’s Somme service in context – Prof Richard Grayson

31/07/2017

941

25

Ep25 – Major General Nugent, the Ulster Division and their army commanders in 1916 – Nicholas Perry

24/07/2017

1044

24

The First Battle of the Scarpe (Arras) April 1917 – Jim Smithson

18/07/2017

1190

23

The Auxiliaries in Ireland’s War of Independence – Paul O’Brien

10/07/2017

1004

22

Donegall Pass Heroes of the Great War Project – Ron McMurray

08/07/2017

809

21

Jutland and the Meaning of Victory – Prof Andrew Lambert

03/07/2017

1151

20

Sniping in the Great War – Martin Pegler

26/06/2017

1065

19

Animals in the Great War – Lucinda Moore

19/06/2017

971

18

Passchendaele – Dr Nick Lloyd

12/06/2017

1300

17

Psychological survival in the trenches – Dr Peter Hodgkinson

07/06/2017

1131

16

The Myths of the Irish at Messines – Dr Tim Bowman

06/05/2017

913

15

The Island of Ireland and the Great War in Flanders – Piet Chielens from In Flanders Fields Museum

29/05/2017

703

14

General Fox Conner and the American Expeditionary Force in WW1 – Steven Rabalais

22/05/2017

988

13

The Great War tea stall at Peterborough East Station

15/05/2017

822

12

The Diary of a Belgian Priest – 1917 with the British in Ypres – Dominiek Dendooven

08/05/2017

891

11

Winning with Laughter – Cartoonists in the Great War – Luci Gosling

01/05/2017

723

10

Battlefield tourism on the Western Front – Dr Stephen Miles

28/04/2017

981

9

Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps – Dr Samantha Philo-Gill

24/04/2017

826

8

The Great War’s influence on popular music – Dr Peter Grant

05/04/2017

755

7

Irish Soldiers in 1917 – Philip Pratley

05/04/2017

1040

6

British Staff in 1917 – Dr Paul Harris

05/04/2017

899

5

French tanks in 1917 – Dr Tim Gale

05/04/2017

707

4

The Honourable Artillery Company in 1917 – Michael Orr

01/03/2017

836

3

Stately Homes and Cartoons in WW1

13/02/2017

793

2

Mentioned in Dispatches Ep2 from the Western Front Association

13/02/2017

963

1

Mentioned in Dispatches Ep.1 from the Western Front Association

13/02/2017

1200