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ITV has announced the cast for its new six-part drama series Home Fires.
Previously known as Jambusters, the period piece follows a group of inspirational women in Cheshire at the height of World War II.
Banding together as the Great Paxford Women's Institute, they help maintain the nation's fabric in its darkest hour.
"The women are real and engaging »
Even the best football movies struggle to capture the sport's drama on film. The worst (and there are many) are truly abysmal
Why has cinema found football to be such a tricky customer? Football scenes in film and television are traditionally very awkward affairs, with the "defenders" tip-toeing nervously around the "attackers" as they advance, the goal finally coming via the sort of impractical flying volley you just never see on a real pitch. It's clearly very difficult to let someone score a script-dictated goal while pretending to try to stop them but, at the same time, trying not to look like you're pretending to try to stop them. Perhaps they teach it at Rada, who knows?
Furthermore, filmmakers have the challenge of adding a fictional big-screen gloss to what is already an overwhelmingly camera-friendly and consistently dramatic spectacle in its own right. Real-life football already has its own "script »
- Adam Hurrey
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