The heart-stopping World War Two drama World on Fire takes us into the hearts and minds of the ordinary people living their everyday lives during an extraordinary time: the first year of World War Two.

World on Fire

The heart-stopping, multi-ethnic, multi-stranded World War Two drama World on Fire draws us into the hearts and minds of the ordinary people living their everyday lives during an extraordinary time. Created by Peter Bowker, the seven-part series takes us on a journey right across the globe throughout the first year of World War Two, beginning with the German invasion of Poland in September 1939, through to the Battle of the River Plate in December 1939 and ending with the Battle of Britain in 1940. As its scenes switch between Manchester, Berlin, Paris, Dunkirk, Warsaw and the USA, the intertwining fates of four families from all sides of the global conflict are laid bare, as they navigate romance, relationships and all the everyday drama that did not cease at a time when life as they knew it, did. Epic in its scale, bold in its style and detailed in its storytelling, World on Fire shares the ambition of all great fiction: to create a compelling narrative that dramatises our common humanity in all its glorious messiness.

Release Date:

2019