Home Fires (2015 — 2016)

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TitleHome Fires
Year2015 — 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
GenreWar (TV Shows)
Run Time46 min
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Home Fires is a British period television drama about the life of Women’s Institute members on the Home Front during the Second World War. Set in a rural Cheshire community called Great Paxford, the series is produced by ITV, and launched its first series in May 2015. The first series is set between September 1939 and early 1940. The series was inspired by the book Jambusters by Julie Summers. With the first series having an average viewing ratings of 6.2 million ITV commissioned a second six-part series, aired in April 2016. The show focuses on a largely female cast, including notable actresses Francesca Annis, Samantha Bond, Claire Rushbrook, Fenella Woolgar and Leanne Best. Series 2 of Home Fires premiered on 2 April 2016 and gained 5.2 million views with a 23.7% share. In May 2016 ITV announced it  would not be renewing the show.

August 1939. When Joyce resigns from the WI, Frances decides to revive it and make it more welcoming to the women in the village. Meanwhile she works to help the army’s food scramble. Dr Campbell learns the deadly truth of why he cannot enlist. Steph reluctantly signs up for the WI but soon enjoys her first meeting.

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Home Fires
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Cast:

Francesca Annis Francesca Annis
Joyce Cameron (1-2)
Daisy Badger Daisy Badger
Claire Hillman (1-2)
Mark Bazeley Mark Bazeley
Bob Simms (1-2)
Leanne Best Leanne Best
Teresa Fenchurch (1-2)
Samantha Bond Samantha Bond
Frances Barden (1-2)
Clare Calbraith Clare Calbraith
Steph Farrow (1-2)
Chris Coghill Chris Coghill
Stanley Farrow (1-2)
Ruth Gemmell Ruth Gemmell
Sarah Collingborne (1-2)
Frances Grey Frances Grey
Erica Campbell (1-2)
Rachel Hurd-Wood Rachel Hurd-Wood
Kate Campbell (1-2)
Leila Mimmack Leila Mimmack
Laura Campbell (1-2)
Mike Noble Mike Noble
Spencer Wilson (1-2)
Claire Price Claire Price
Miriam Brindsley (1-2)
Claire Rushbrook Claire Rushbrook
Claire Rushbrook (1-2)
Daniel Ryan Daniel Ryan
Bryn Brindsley (1-2)
Ed Stoppard Ed Stoppard
Dr. Will Campbell (1-2)
Fenella Woolgar Fenella Woolgar
Alison Scotlock (1-2)
Jodie Hamblet Jodie Hamblet
Jenny Marshall (1-2)
Jacqueline Pilton Jacqueline Pilton
Cookie (1-2)
Eileen Davies Eileen Davies
Anne Quarterbank (1-2)
Anthony Calf Anthony Calf
Peter Barden (1-2)
Mark Rowley Mark Rowley
Stephen Banks (1-2)

Home Fires is a British period television drama about the life of Women’s Institute members on the Home Front during the Second World War. Set in a rural Cheshire community called Great Paxford, the series is produced by ITV, and launched its first series in May 2015. The first series is set between September 1939 and early 1940. The series was inspired by the book Jambusters by Julie Summers. With the first series having an average viewing ratings of 6.2 million ITV commissioned a second six-part series, aired in April 2016. The show focuses on a largely female cast, including notable actresses Francesca Annis, Samantha Bond, Claire Rushbrook, Fenella Woolgar and Leanne Best. Series 2 of Home Fires premiered on 2 April 2016 and gained 5.2 million views with a 23.7% share. In May 2016 ITV announced it  would not be renewing the show.

August 1939. When Joyce resigns from the WI, Frances decides to revive it and make it more welcoming to the women in the village. Meanwhile she works to help the army’s food scramble. Dr Campbell learns the deadly truth of why he cannot enlist. Steph reluctantly signs up for the WI but soon enjoys her first meeting.

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