Home Fires (2016): S02E05


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.


30 August 1940.

Bombing brings unnatural light to the horizon. The harvest becomes an almost impossible challenge as Steph’s workers leave for better wages elsewhere. A woman in search of David Brindsley’s parents thanks them for saving her son, believing David died saving him. Meanwhile the Czech soldiers are given warning of their reassignment, and Marek asks Pat again to leave Bob. Joyce’s estranged son returns with news that she now has a granddaughter. Frances struggles to understand her husband’s double life while her parachute factory is under a threat of which only Alison seems aware. Eventually the whole WI comes to Steph and Stan’s aid with the maize harvest after she collapses with extreme exhaustion. Realising how quick and brutal the war has become, Nick and Teresa’s relationship takes an unexpected twist. Sarah finds herself in danger.

Home Fires Series

You can find a full index and overview of Home Fires here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 01 May 2016.
  • Running Time: 44-46 minutes.
  • Rating: 12.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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