Home Fires

TitleHome Fires
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsBlock, Simon
Episodes12; ongoing series
Running Time60
Date Released05/2015
DistributorITV Studios Global Entertainment
CountryUnited Kingdom
Publication Languageeng

A "Masterpiece" series from the BBC, Home Fires focuses on the efforts of English women on the homefront at the beginning of World War II. By operating through the local branch of the National Federation of Women's Institutes, these women fulfilled their duties to support the troops but also became engaged in local politics. The Women's Institute served as a source of comfort and community as the men in their lives left for war. 


Samantha Bond

Francesca Annis

Ruth Gemmell

Daisy Badger

Mark Bazeley

Leanne Best

Mark Bonnar

Clare Calbraith

Chris Coghill

Frances Grey

Rachel Hurd-Wood

Leila Mimmack

Mike Noble

Claire Price

Claire Rushbrook

Daniel Ryan

Ed Stoppard

Fenella Woolgar


A co-production of ITV Studios and Masterpiece

producers: Sue De Beauvoir, Jeremy Gwilt

creator and lead writer: Simon Block

directors: Bruce Goodison, Robert Quinn

cinematography: Joel Devlin

editing: Mark Thornton, Peter Oliver, Laura Morrod

music: Samuel Sim


Drama, War

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6 episodes per season; ongoing series as of 2017

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