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World On Fire

Saturday December 21

Show Synopsis

World On Fire is a heart-stopping, multi-stranded drama telling the story of World War Two through the lives of ordinary people from all sides of this global conflict. The first series of seven episodes tells the story of the first year of the war, starting with the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 and ending with the Battle of Britain.

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Episode 1, Series 1

Wednesday August 19 at 8:50am

World On Fire

Episode 1 | Series 1

When war breaks, translator Harry Chase vows to help his Polish lover Kasia flee Warsaw, but how will he explain this to his sweetheart Lois, waiting for him at home in Manchester?

Episode 2, Series 1

Wednesday August 19 at 9:55am

World On Fire

Episode 2 | Series 1

A month after the outbreak of war, Warsaw is unrecognisable, while Manchester, on the surface, appears very much the same. Will there be a warm welcome home for Harry?

Episode 3, Series 1

Wednesday August 19 at 11:00am

World On Fire

Episode 3 | Series 1

December 1939, and Tom fights for his life on board the HMS Exeter at the Battle of River Plate. Meanwhile, Harry and Lois have a more personal battle to fight.

Episode 4, Series 1

Wednesday August 19 at 12:05pm

World On Fire

Episode 4 | Series 1

Harry's courage is tested at Louvain as he comes face to face with a German sniper, and Kasia's resistance activity in Warsaw intensifies.

Episode 5, Series 1

Wednesday August 19 at 1:10pm

World On Fire

Episode 5 | Series 1

Harry leads his unit on the route to Dunkirk as they fight to make it onto the beach and aboard a ship. Grzegorz and Tom also struggle to survive the chaos of the evacuation.

Episode 6, Series 1

Wednesday August 19 at 2:15pm

World On Fire

Episode 6 | Series 1

June 1940. The Nazis have taken Paris with not a bullet fired. Webster and Albert's life in the city they love will never be the same again.

Episode 7, Series 1

Wednesday August 19 at 3:20pm

World On Fire

Episode 7 | Series 1

On a Polish mission as part of the SOE, Harry grasps a second chance at saving Kasia from the horrors of Warsaw, while Lois looks set for happiness with new love, Vernon.

Episode 1, Series 1

Thursday August 20 at 2:35am

World On Fire

Episode 1 | Series 1

When war breaks, translator Harry Chase vows to help his Polish lover Kasia flee Warsaw, but how will he explain this to his sweetheart Lois, waiting for him at home in Manchester?

Episode 2, Series 1

Thursday August 20 at 3:35am

World On Fire

Episode 2 | Series 1

A month after the outbreak of war, Warsaw is unrecognisable, while Manchester, on the surface, appears very much the same. Will there be a warm welcome home for Harry?

Episode 3, Series 1

Thursday August 20 at 4:35am

World On Fire

Episode 3 | Series 1

December 1939, and Tom fights for his life on board the HMS Exeter at the Battle of River Plate. Meanwhile, Harry and Lois have a more personal battle to fight.

Episode 4, Series 1

Thursday August 20 at 5:35am

World On Fire

Episode 4 | Series 1

Harry's courage is tested at Louvain as he comes face to face with a German sniper, and Kasia's resistance activity in Warsaw intensifies.

Episode 5, Series 1

Thursday August 20 at 6:40am

World On Fire

Episode 5 | Series 1

Harry leads his unit on the route to Dunkirk as they fight to make it onto the beach and aboard a ship. Grzegorz and Tom also struggle to survive the chaos of the evacuation.

Episode 6, Series 1

Thursday August 20 at 7:45am

World On Fire

Episode 6 | Series 1

June 1940. The Nazis have taken Paris with not a bullet fired. Webster and Albert's life in the city they love will never be the same again.

Episode 7, Series 1

Thursday August 20 at 8:50am

World On Fire

Episode 7 | Series 1

On a Polish mission as part of the SOE, Harry grasps a second chance at saving Kasia from the horrors of Warsaw, while Lois looks set for happiness with new love, Vernon.

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