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World On Fire | Series 2 Preview (BBC One)

Telling the story of World War Two through the eyes of ordinary people whose lives have been thrown into chaos, the six new episodes are written by series creator Peter Bowker, Rachel Bennette and Matt Jones, and made by Mammoth Screen for the BBC and MASTERPIECE.

RAF pilots are sent to destroy German bombers prowling the skies above Manchester, with rescue operations underway on the streets below. The true reality of war has arrived in Britain.

World On Fire series two will take 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.

Returning cast include Lesley Manville (The Crown, Magpie Murders) as Robina, Jonah Hauer-King (The Little Mermaid) as Harry, Julia Brown (Shetland, Anthony) as Lois, and Zofia Wichlacz (Miasto 44) as Kasia, with Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners) as Stan, Eugénie Derouand (The Advent Calendar) as Henriette, Eryk Biedunkiewicz as Jan, and Cel Spellman (Cold Feet) as Joe.

Joining the World On Fire cast for series two are Mark Bonnar (Guilt, Line Of Duty) as Sir James Danemere, Ahad Raza Mir (Resident Evil, Hum Tum) as Rajib, Gregg Sulkin (Runaways, Pretty Smart) as David and Miriam Schiweck (Der Staatsanwalk, Fellweckselzeit) as Marga.

World On Fire returns Sunday 16th July on BBC One.


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