ITV has unveiled the first trailer for Home Fires, starring Francesca Annis and Downton Abbey‘s Samantha Bond.
Inspired by Julie Summers’ non-fiction book Jambusters, the six-part drama follows a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community with the shadow of World War II casting a dark cloud over their lives.
The cast of Home Fires also includes Ruth Gemmell (Utopia), Mark Bonnar (Line of Duty), Claire Rushbrook (Collision), Mark Bazeley (The Suspicions of Mr Whicher), Frances Grey (The Widower) and Ed Stoppard (Cilla).
Watch the trailer…
The official synopsis reads: “The isolated village couldn’t feel further away from the impending bloodshed and battlefields and yet it is not immune from the effects of war. As the conflict takes hold, and separates the women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the characters find themselves under increasing and extraordinary pressures in a rapidly fragmenting world.
“By banding together as the Great Paxford Women’s Institute, they will help maintain the nation’s fabric in its darkest hour, and discover inner resources that will change their lives forever.”
Home Fires begins on ITV later this month.
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