The moving drama hailed as “irresistible” by The Wall Street Journal returns for a final season. Home Fires follows the story of a group of inspirational women in an English village during World War II. As the conflict takes hold and the separation from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers becomes more painful, the women rely on one another and the friendships forged through village life. Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey) and Francesca Annis (Reckless) head the extraordinary cast.
Episode No. 1 | Sunday, April 2 at 8 p.m.
It’s June 1940, and Britain faces the threat of imminent invasion. Pat strikes up a friendship with a Czech soldier stationed nearby. Laura is forced to face the consequences of her affair, whilst Spencer and Claire’s relationship takes an unexpected turn. Sarah receives some shocking news about Adam, but her sorrow is overshadowed by a tragedy for Frances. Meanwhile, Alison strikes a bargain with the police.
Episode No. 2 | Sunday, April 9 at 8 p.m.
Laura’s disgrace becomes public. The attraction between Pat and Marek continues to grow, but the risk of acting on their feelings is huge. Stan returns home on leave, but the family reunion is soured by his overriding concern about invasion. At the reading of the will, Frances discovers that Peter was keeping an enormous secret from her, but the surprise return of one particular villager offers her some unexpected comfort.
Episode No. 3 | Sunday, April 16 at 8 p.m.
As the Battle of Britain intensifies, the women must do all they can to keep spirits high. Joyce gives Sarah some unwelcome advice. The stakes are raised for Pat when someone discovers her relationship with Marek. Frances learns that there is much more to Peter’s affair than she realized. Steph is increasingly concerned by Stan’s behavior on the farm. The Brindsleys receive some wonderful news.
Episode No. 4 | Sunday, April 23 at 8 p.m.
Teresa is asked on a date, but can she throw off her old life so easily? Alison worries that her involvement with the Lyons could have dangerous consequences. The Brindsleys’ happiness is marred by a disturbing discovery. Meanwhile, there’s joyful news in the Campbell house, and Joyce unexpectedly joins forces with Erica to organize a first aid meeting for the village.
Episode No. 5 | Sunday, April 30 at 8 p.m.
It’s harvest time, but time is running out to meet the quota required, and Steph risks losing the farm. Sarah finds herself in a dangerous situation, whilst Teresa has a big decision to make. Alison discovers the real reason behind the parachute accidents – but can she warn Frances before it’s too late?
Episode No. 6 | Sunday, May 7 at 8 p.m.
There’s cause for joy in the village as everyone prepares for a wedding. In the face of Marek’s impending departure, Pat has a big decision to make, but Bob has one last trick up his sleeve to thwart her plans. Frances fights to clear her name, and Alison continues to wrestle with her conscience. Even as the allies cheer for victory in the Battle of Britain, there’s one more twist of fate in store for the citizens of Great Paxford.