Home Fires

Home Fires

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2015
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Bitter rivals fight for control of the Womenѫs Institute in a rural English town as it struggles with the onset of World War II. Separated from husbands, fathers, sons and brothers for years at a time, some permanently, they find themselves under extraordinary pressures in a rapidly fragmenting world.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS, 2015
Edition: U.k. edition
ISBN: 9781627894654
Branch Call Number: DVD HOME
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (360 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Home fires (Television program)

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DCLadults May 08, 2018

Good drama about what happens in a small English village when the men go off to war. Reminded me of the book, the Last Christmas in Paris. "Downton Abbey meets Foyles War."

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djaf
May 05, 2018

Although this series doesn't have the depth and complexity of character of something like Last Tango in Halifax, I did get drawn in and have put a hold on the second series. I love the title music. I can't imagine what it was like for those who actually lived through this, but it gives me some idea of how the country banded together, with most people doing what they could to help.

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re_discover
Mar 14, 2018

Home Fires is a great series! Samantha Bond plays the indomitable Frances Barden. My only complaint is that Ed Stoppard is not very convincing as Dr. Will Campbell, father of Erica and Laura. Season one only has six episodes, which left me wanting more!

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bitsysmom
Sep 08, 2017

Nice series about English country village life during WWII.

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gnomenut
Sep 05, 2017

Interesting series, but nothing special.

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trcookIIImddmd
Aug 29, 2017

What an ugly lot of characters; all with shabby little secrets; not uplifting.

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tenet
Jun 04, 2017

Rated 10/10. I really enjoyed the episodes in this season 1. The stories and acting are top notch! The music is very catchy, too. Looking forward to season 2.

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bobbles1
Sep 30, 2016

...another wonderful Masterpiece ITV/PBS production, where do they get all these ideas, and the talent to put their productions together so well? You get right into this one, the ladies in the WI are the underpinning of the community when given half the chance, and their strong characters and struggles come through so well, one spends half the time laughing and the other wiping your eyes.....always totally engaged....we get glimpses of the landscape as well, Cheshire is so beautiful, always has been more on the posh rural side in British life, not exactly moneyed and certainly not the industrial north or midlands, but so accurately portrayed...there is a scene at the end of the final disk that just broke me down, and it was then that I fully noticed how engaged I was in the story....within seconds I put a hold on the second season, have to wait a while unfortunately....

RDPL_AdultMovies Jul 04, 2016

If the main theme of the series has taken hold of you, you may want to borrow the soundtrack CD. The ethereal voices of Synergy Vocals in the main theme represent the women of the series. This is what composer Samuel Sim has to say about his music. "The lyrics represent the women who were left supporting the home front while their loved ones went off to fight. Consequently they are supposed to evoke a feeling of resilience and unity in the face of loss and tragedy. Although the world as they knew it is falling apart, they carried on fighting regardless. The lyrics are obscured by the fact that there are several different lines being sung at once, but that’s part of the point. Ultimately they found strength in their unity with others."

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k_lecot
Jun 09, 2016

Only watch it because some of the cast from Downton Abbey were in it. Got hooked.
Can't wait for Season Two.
Just read that there is not going to be a third season.

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