Home Fires

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  • TV-PG
  • 2015
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.2  (4,314)

Home Fires is a British period drama series that originally aired on ITV in the UK and on PBS in the US from 2015 to 2016. Set in the fictional village of Great Paxford in rural England during World War II, the show follows a group of women who find themselves facing various challenges and hardships as a result of the war.

The show is anchored by a strong ensemble cast, which includes Clare Calbraith as Steph Farrow, a hard-working mother of three who struggles to make ends meet when her husband is away fighting in the war; Samantha Bond as Joyce Cameron, an upper-class woman who becomes the leader of the Women's Institute in Great Paxford; and Brian Fletcher as Spencer Campbell, a conscientious objector who comes to live in the village after being released from prison.

Over the course of the show's two seasons, viewers are invited to become intimately acquainted with the lives of these and many other characters. We see the ways in which the war impacts each of them differently, as well as the deep bonds that form between them as they work together to support one another.

One of the central themes of Home Fires is the role that women played during this tumultuous time in history. With so many men away fighting, the women of Great Paxford are forced to step up and take on traditionally masculine roles. We see them working in factories, serving as nurses, and taking on other jobs that were previously off-limits to them. In doing so, they prove themselves to be just as capable and resilient as their male counterparts.

Another key theme of the show is the importance of community. As the war drags on and things become more difficult, the people of Great Paxford come together to support one another. They organize rallies, hold fundraisers, and volunteer their time and resources to help those in need. In this way, the show highlights the power of collective action and demonstrates how a strong sense of community can help people overcome even the most daunting challenges.

Throughout its run, Home Fires was praised by critics for its compelling characters, strong performances, and nuanced portrayal of life during wartime. The show was also noted for its attention to historical detail, with the sets, costumes, and props all lending an air of authenticity to the proceedings.

However, despite its critical acclaim, the show was abruptly cancelled after just two seasons, much to the dismay of its dedicated fanbase. While the show's ultimate fate may remain a mystery, its impact on those who watched it is undeniable. For fans of period dramas and wartime stories alike, Home Fires is a must-watch that will leave you both moved and inspired.

Home Fires is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on October 4, 2015.

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Episode 6
6. Episode 6
May 7, 2017
There's cause for joy in the village as everyone prepares for Nick and Teresa's wedding. Pat has a big decision to make, but as the country cheers the successes of the Battle of Britain, there's one more twist of fate in store.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
April 30, 2017
It's harvest time, and Steph struggles with the work required, but time is running out to meet the quota required, and she risks losing the farm. Sarah finds herself in a dangerous situation, while Teresa has a big decision to make. Meanwhile, a newcomer to the village causes tension between Sarah and Frances, but there are more welcome visitors for Joyce and the Brindsleys. When Alison discovers the real reason behind the parachute accidents, she makes the horrifying connection to the factory-but can she warn Frances before it's too late?
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
April 23, 2017
Teresa is asked on a date, but can she throw off her old life so easily? Alison worries that her involvement with the Lyons could have dangerous consequences beyond just damaging her relationship with Frances. Pat and Marek reconcile, but when someone else sees them together, their relationship is in even more danger than before. The Brindsleys' happiness at David's return is marred when the long-term impact of his injuries becomes apparent. Meanwhile, there's joyful news in the Campbell house, which spurs Laura into action, and Joyce unexpectedly joins forces with Erica to organize a first aid meeting for the village.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
April 16, 2017
As the Battle of Britain intensifies, the women must do all they can to keep spirits high. At a dance organized by the Czech soldiers, Joyce gives Sarah some unwelcome advice, and the stakes are raised for Pat when someone discovers her relationship with Marek. Frances learns that there is much more to Peter's affair than she realized, while Alison is forced to choose between her loyalty to Frances and her secret work for the police. Steph is increasingly concerned by Stan's behavior on the farm, worried it's having an unwelcome effect on Little Stan. Meanwhile, the Brindsleys receive some wonderful news.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
April 9, 2017
News of the Bowers' divorce hits the papers and Laura's disgrace becomes public, which has grave consequences for her friendship with Tom, and the future of the surgery. With Bob back and injured in hospital, the attraction between Pat and Marek is thrown into sharp relief, but the risk of acting on their feelings is huge. Stan returns home on leave, but the happy reunion with Steph is soured by his worrying attitude towards invasion. At the reading of the will, Frances discovers that Peter was keeping an enormous secret from her, but the surprise return of one particular villager offers her some unexpected comfort.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
April 2, 2017
It's June 1940, and Britain faces the threat of imminent invasion. As the Battle of Britain looms, the villagers of Great Paxford live under a cloud of fear and suspicion. Pat strikes up a friendship with a Czech soldier stationed nearby, but her joy at independence from Bob is short-lived. Meanwhile, Laura is forced to face the consequences of her affair with Richard Bowers, while Spencer and Claire's relationship takes an unexpected turn. Sarah receives some shocking news about Adam, but her sorrow is overshadowed by a tragedy for Frances. Meanwhile, Alison strikes a bargain with the police.
Where to Watch Home Fires
Home Fires is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Home Fires on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Apple TV and PBS.
  • Premiere Date
    October 4, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (4,314)