Home Fires Series 2

The next chapter of the Great Paxford’s Women’s Institute

Credits

Directors

Robert Quinn, Bruce Goodison, John Hayes

Executive Producer

Simon Block, Rebecca Eaton, Francis Hopkinson, Catherine Oldfield

Production Companies

ITV Studios

Studio

ITV

Release Date

3rd April 2016

Series 2

Six further episodes of ITV Studios World War II drama, Home Fires were commissioned for Season 2 of this popular series.

Following on from the success of series one, acclaimed British actresses Samantha Bond and Francesca Annis reunited with an impressive ensemble cast including Ruth Gemmell, Claire Rushbrook, Ed Stoppard, Chris Coghill, Clare Calbraith, Fenella Woolgar, Mike Noble, and Daniel Ryan.

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Even more in the second season than the first, Home Fires is an ensemble piece. It’s precisely this approach, telling lots of little stories whose war connections differ widely, that gives Home Fires a ring of truth.Metacritic

Synopsis

The series takes place during the summer of 1940 with the village of Great Paxford being caught up in the nightmare of the Battle of Britain. It is two weeks after the defeat at Dunkirk, the German army is advancing through France and Britain is bracing itself for invasion.

Throughout the series the residents at the heart of this rural Cheshire community face their own personal challenges and conflicts as reputations are tarnished, loved ones lost, and shocking secrets are discovered. However it’s the war years and the women, under the auspices of the Great Paxford Women’s Institute, unite and discover inner resources that will change their lives forever whilst helping maintain the nation’s fabric in its darkest hour.

New characters and friendships also emerged as exhausted and battle-hardened Czech soldiers arrive to set up camp just outside the village.

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