A drama about World War II women at work in a munitions factory.
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Meg Tilly ...  Lorna Corbett 18 episodes, 2012-2013
Jodi Balfour ...  Gladys Witham 18 episodes, 2012-2013
Charlotte Hegele ...  Kate Andrews 18 episodes, 2012-2013
Ali Liebert ...  Betty McRae 18 episodes, 2012-2013
Antonio Cupo ...  Marco Moretti 18 episodes, 2012-2013
Anastasia Phillips ...  Vera Burr 17 episodes, 2012-2013
Richard Fitzpatrick ...  Harold Akins / ... 17 episodes, 2012-2013
Peter Outerbridge ...  Bob Corbett 14 episodes, 2012-2013
Natasha Greenblatt Natasha Greenblatt ...  Sheila Corbett / ... 13 episodes, 2012-2013
James McGowan ...  Rollie Witham / ... 11 episodes, 2012-2013
Kate Hennig Kate Hennig ...  Adele Witham / ... 11 episodes, 2012-2013
Carlyn Burchell ...  Carol Demers / ... 11 episodes, 2012-2013
Michael Seater ...  Ivan Buchinsky 10 episodes, 2013
Sebastian Pigott ...  James Dunn 8 episodes, 2012-2013
Jim Codrington ...  Leon Riley / ... 8 episodes, 2012-2013
Lisa Norton ...  Edith McCallum 8 episodes, 2012-2013
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Set in the 1940s, Bomb Girls tells the remarkable stories of the women who risked their lives in a munitions factory building bombs for the Allied forces fighting on the European front. The series delves into the lives of these exceptional women from all walks of life - peers, friends and rivals - who find themselves thrust into new worlds and changed profoundly as they are liberated from their home and social restrictions. Written by Michael MacLennan

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Same war. Different battles.

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Drama | War

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A pleasant surprise.
23 November 2012 | by MarloniusSee all my reviews

I picked this up, thinking it was another British production in the vein of Foyle's war, which I thought was excellent. Initially, I was quite confused and couldn't understand the lack of accents. Of course, I quickly clued in that it was a Canadian show.

It feels pretty authentic and has lots of great details. The stories are quite compelling and the acting top notch. Cinematography is good too, and the photography looks movie quality to me and doesn't have the "cheap" look of so many Canadian productions.

On the downside, there is just a little too little exterior photography. Obviously this would be expensive, but the show suffers for it and feels a little "sitcom-ish" and confined in the way it tends to cut from interior to interior with very little outdoor footage, especially city scenes. I understand why, but still miss them. Maybe Season 2 will have a bigger budget.

My only other (minor) complaint is that it tries a bit too hard for the drama. It seems that every character has some secret burden, so there is no "everywoman" for the audience to identify with among the main few roles. Instead of seeing how the war and times affected most people, we're seeing what it was like for closeted homosexuals, the victims of evangelicals and oppressed socialites. I suppose the closest to an everyday person is the girl who loses her husband, but she's more supporting cast than lead. Anyway, minor issue.

Overall, a good show, one that Canadians should be proud of.


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11 September 2012 (USA) See more »

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