27 January 2015

Home Fires

Production Company: ITV Studios for ITV

 

Directed by Bruce Goodison and Robert Quinn.

Created and written by Simon Block, with episodes co -written by Mark Burt and Tina Pepler.

Produced by the ITV Studios department overseen by Francis Hopkinson and Catherine Oldfield. Sue de Beauvoir will produce episodes 1-3 and Jeremy Gwilt episodes 4 – 6.

Starring Francesca Annis, Samantha Bond, Ruth Gemmell, Mark Bonnar, Claire Rushbrook, Mark Bazeley, Frances Grey and Ed Stoppard.

 

Home Fires is a six part drama inspired by the non-fiction book “Jambusters“, written by Julie Summers.

The drama follows a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community with the shadow of World War II casting a dark cloud over their lives. As the conflict takes hold, and separates the women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the characters find themselves under increasing and extraordinary pressures in a rapidly fragmenting world.