‘Home Fires’ Season 2 Episode 2 review

As June wears on, we learn that both Peter Barden and his accountant Helen were killed in the car crash. The war casts a pall on Helen’s burial, as an air raid sends everyone to the shelter in the Bardens’ basement. Everyone except Frances, who can’t bear to go into the shelter and Sarah, who … >

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‘Home Fires’ Season 2 Episode 1 review

The second season of ITV’s Home Fires delivers us back to Great Paxford in June, 1940 — one month before the beginning of the Battle of Britain. The skies are sunny and the people we’ve come to know and love are trying to live simple lives with everyday joys, but the foreboding specter of war … >

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‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’ episode guide

Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) is taken on a terrifying journey in pursuit of a chilling and diabolical foe in ITV Encore’s The Frankenstein Chronicles. Incorporating elements from the investigative and horror genres with an extraordinary hero at its centre, The Frankenstein Chronicles is set in Georgian London in 1827 and has been created by … >

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Filming begins on second season of ‘Home Fires’

The cast of ITV’s Home Fires have started filming the second season this week in Cheshire. The World War II drama launched in May and won its Sunday night slot with a consolidated average rating of 6.2 million viewers. > Order Home Fires on DVD on Amazon. Inspired by the book Jambusters by Julie Summers, … >

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‘Home Fires’ Season 1 finale review

The season finale finds us in May 1940 – in a world vastly different than the one when Home Fires started. The British expeditionary force has been driven back and France is expected to fall. The prospect of Nazi boots marching through Great Paxford is real. Steph teaches Frances how to shoot a rifle, and … >

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‘Home Fires’ Season 1 episode guide

Home Fires is a new ITV drama, inspired by Julie Summers’ non-fiction book Jambusters. Starring Francesca Annis and Samantha Bond, the six-part series 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. > Order Home Fires on DVD on … >

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ITV orders second season of ‘Home Fires’

Home Fires will return to ITV for a new season next year. ITV has announced the commission of six new 60-minute episodes. Starring Francesca Annis and Samantha Bond, the World War II drama launched in May and has been winning its Sunday night slot with a consolidated average rating of 6.2 million viewers to date. … >

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‘Home Fires’ Episode 5 review

Winter has Great Paxford in its icy grip. Steph has excelled at all of the new farming protocols and proudly signs her name to the required paperwork. Meanwhile, her devoted teacher receives the devastating news that German U-boats sunk the ship carrying her lover to America. Alison realises that Teresa’s grief is akin to what … >

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‘Home Fires’ Episode 4 review

The war intrudes on Great Paxford, as more iron gates are collected and rationing enforced. Miriam Brindsley’s “possible mistake filling out the form” comes to light when David doesn’t receive a ration book. Her husband sets the matter to rights and a frustrated David sneaks out in the middle of the night to enlist. In … >

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