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The story of World War II told through the intertwining fates of ordinary people from all sides of this global conflict as they grapple with the effect of the war on their everyday lives.

  1. Peter Bowker


Series Cast

  1. Jonah Hauer-King as Harry Chase

    Jonah Hauer-King

    Harry Chase

    13 Episodes

  2. Julia Brown as Lois Bennett

    Julia Brown

    Lois Bennett

    13 Episodes

  3. Helen Hunt as Nancy Campbell

    Helen Hunt

    Nancy Campbell

    13 Episodes

  4. Zofia Wichłacz as Kasia Tomaszeski

    Zofia Wichłacz

    Kasia Tomaszeski

    13 Episodes

  5. Lesley Manville as Robina Chase

    Lesley Manville

    Robina Chase

    13 Episodes

  6. Brian J. Smith as Webster O'Connor

    Brian J. Smith

    Webster O'Connor

    13 Episodes

  7. Parker Sawyers as Albert Fallou

    Parker Sawyers

    Albert Fallou

    13 Episodes

  8. Tomasz Kot as Stefan Tomaszeski

    Tomasz Kot

    Stefan Tomaszeski

    13 Episodes

  9. Eryk Biedunkiewicz as Jan Tomaszeski

    Eryk Biedunkiewicz

    Jan Tomaszeski

    13 Episodes

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Last Season

Series 2


2023 • 6 Episodes

Series two takes viewers from the streets of Britain into occupied France, Nazi Germany, and to the sands of the North African desert, where British troops struggle alongside Indian Sappers and Australian Diggers to adapt to a very different kind of combat.

Episode 6

(2x6, August 20, 2023) Season Finale

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World on Fire
World on Fire


Status Canceled


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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