‘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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‘Home Fires’ Episode 3 review

It’s now November 1939. As the conflict rages in Europe, internal turmoil brews at home. Farming is a reserved occupation, so Stanley Farrow is exempt from compulsory service. He feels it is his duty to fight and seeks counsel from Rev. Collingborne. Finding no help from the good padre, he broods about his decision. In … >

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‘Home Fires’ Episode 2 review

England has entered the war against Germany and the bucolic beauty of Great Paxford in the late summer sunshine is marred by troupes training in the streets. Our heartstrings are pulled taut in the opening scene when Miriam Brindsley glances out the butcher shop window at a group of young solders running in formation. She … >

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‘Home Fires’ Episode 1 review

ITV’s new WWII drama Home Fires serves up a fresh take on the quiet courage of everyday people as they determine to cope with catastrophic events. The six-part series begins in late August 1939 – days before England enters the war. Trucks loaded with soldiers careen around the narrow roads of the rural Cheshire community … >

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ITV confirms start date for WW2 drama ‘Home Fires’

Downton Abbey star Samantha Bond’s new ITV drama Home Fires will begin next month. 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. Home Fires starts at 9pm on … >

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