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

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Series cast summary:
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 ...  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 ...  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 / ... 6 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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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Damas de guerra See more »

Filming Locations:

Cheshire, England, UK See more »

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ITV Studios See more »
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16:9 HD
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Shortly after the climactic last episode of Season 2, in which the fate of several characters hangs in the balance, it was announced that ITV had canceled the series. By this time, plans for a third season of episodes were under way and writers had already written scripts (contents unknown!) in which the cliffhanger was resolved - one way or the other. An online petition was created to resurrect Home Fires. It has just over 46320 signatures (updated 05/24/17). See more »

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An outstanding evocation of a fascinating era
7 May 2015 | by info-978-742475See all my reviews

It is an absolute delight to see a drama about the Second World War from the women's perspective. From the outset I was gripped by the characters. The anxiety among the entire village of what might be to come casts a pall over the country in the late summer of 1939. Stunning sets and achingly beautiful cinematography with sweeping shots of the glorious Cheshire countryside, this drama nevertheless holds the promise of great menace and danger to come. Simon Block has created characters that are emotionally intelligent and with great integrity and authenticity, translated effortlessly into outstanding performances by a stellar cast. The imminence of the war and the women's determination not to be cowed by whatever the next few months might bring is never stronger than in the very first scene: strong femininity versus the brutal machines of war. I know whose side I am on.


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