A drama following a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community during World War II.

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Simon Block
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Clare Calbraith ...  Steph Farrow 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Brian Fletcher Brian Fletcher ...  Little Stan Farrow 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Samantha Bond ...  Frances Barden 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Ruth Gemmell ...  Sarah Collingborne 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Claire Price Claire Price ...  Miriam Brindsley 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Daniel Ryan ...  Bryn Brindsley 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Claire Rushbrook ...  Pat Simms 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Daisy Badger Daisy Badger ...  Claire Hillman 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Frances Grey ...  Erica Campbell 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Fenella Woolgar ...  Alison Scotlock 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Leanne Best ...  Teresa Fenchurch 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Mark Bazeley ...  Bob Simms 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Leila Mimmack ...  Laura Campbell 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Ed Stoppard ...  Dr. Will Campbell / ... 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Mark Umbers ...  Nick Lucas 11 episodes, 2015-2016
Francesca Annis ...  Joyce Cameron 11 episodes, 2015-2016
Jodie Hamblet Jodie Hamblet ...  Jenny Marshall 11 episodes, 2015-2016
Mike Noble Mike Noble ...  Spencer Wilson 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Jacqueline Pilton Jacqueline Pilton ...  Cookie 9 episodes, 2015-2016
Jim Whelan ...  Thumbs 9 episodes, 2015-2016
Will Attenborough ...  David Brindsley 8 episodes, 2015-2016
Gillian Dean Gillian Dean ...  Isobel Reilly 8 episodes, 2015-2016
Rachel Hurd-Wood ...  Kate Campbell / ... 7 episodes, 2015-2016
Alexandre Willaume ...  Marek Novotny 6 episodes, 2016
Rob Heaps ...  AC Tom Halliwell 6 episodes, 2016
Chris Coghill ...  Stanley Farrow / ... 5 episodes, 2015-2016
Nicola Sloane ...  Hazel Flintham 5 episodes, 2015
Philip McGinley ...  Richard Bowers 5 episodes, 2015-2016
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The drama follows a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community where the shadow of World War II is casting a dark cloud over their lives. The isolated village couldn't feel further away from the impending bloodshed and battlefields and yet it is not immune from the effects of war. As the conflict takes hold, and separates the women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the women find themselves under increasing and extraordinary pressures in a rapidly fragmenting world.

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Nobody understands the true cost of war better than women

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Drama | War

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Despite the first and second series both performing well against rivals, in April 2016, ITV announced that Home Fires had been axed, a decision which caused uproar among fans. A petition and online campaign were soon launched to get the channel to reconsider, with the petition getting over 46320 signatures (updated 05/24/17). See more »

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Seems very authentic
5 May 2015 | by mb-155See all my reviews

Well my parents lived in this era and I still have my father's bird watching books WW2. It was very different - even compared from when I was young in the 70s. The first episode was excellent. Based on a book I have not read called Jambusters (sorry) I know it has not completely developed into a mini series yet but initially, at least, all the characters were interesting. We like the war dramas and this WW2 period piece has taken over from the very different crime drama Foyles War, at least it has in our house. Foyles War actually raced through WW2 (well we thought it did) and then had to survive in the Cold War. Everything about Home Fires seems to have the depth of the late 1930s and by that I mean not only the colours, like lots of greens and fawns/browns but also the correct and what are now antiques but also the cycling, or running after ambulances and being given a lift by a period tractor. The simple plots, blackberry collecting for instance, surely reflects the pace of that period. Most important the authentic characters with plenty of good actresses and actors have a great script to work on. There are interesting men, at least one nasty one, in the series so it's not just women and the Women's Institute. It might turn out to be a very memorable series. Please keep that era authentic. It's absolutely brilliant TV when it works and awful when it isn't done properly. Just one negative thing - get rid of the blue lens which gives grey hair a blue rinse!


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UK

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English

Release Date:

3 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Home Fires See more »

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Cheshire, England, UK See more »

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