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The BBC has released a gallery of first-look images from the second series of World on Fire, coming soon to BBC One and iPlayer. Created by Peter Bowker, World On Fire series two is written by Peter Bowker, Rachel Bennette and Matt Jones, and made by Mammoth Screen for the BBC and MASTERPIECE.

The eleven brand new images feature returning cast members Lesley Manville (The Crown, Magpie Murders) as Robina, Jonah Hauer-King (The Little Mermaid, The Flatshare), as Harry, Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners, A Very English Scandal) as Stan.

Plus Julia Brown (Shetland, Anthony) as Lois, Zofia Wichłacz (Receptura, Spoor) as Kasia, Parker Sawyers (Monsoon, A Discovery of Witches) as Albert, and Eugénie Derouand (The Advent Calendar, Paris Police) as Henriette.

The images offer a first glimpse of new cast members Mark Bonnar (Guilt, Shetland) as the mysterious Sir James Danemere, Gregg Sulkin (Runaways, Pretty Smart) as brave but reckless RAF pilot David, Ahad Raza Mir (Resident Evil, Hum Tum) as fearless and determined Rajib, who leads a specialist unit of the British Indian Army and Miriam Schiweck (Der Staatsanwalk, Fellweckselzeit) as the German teenager Marga, a dedicated member of the Band of German Maidens.

World on Fire series two’s cast will again feature Cel Spellman (Better, Cold Feet) as Joe, Yrsa Daley-Ward (Outer Range, The Collaboration) as Connie, Eryk Biedunkiewicz as Jan, Ewan Mitchell (House of the Dragon, Trigger Point) as Tom, and Mateusz Więcławek (Kurier, Monument) as Grzegorz.

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. Telling the story of World War Two through the eyes of ordinary people, following intrepid young heroes fighting for freedom, series two will take viewers from the war-torn streets of Britain deep into Nazi Germany, the resistance within occupied France, and the brutal sands of the North African desert – where troops struggle to adapt to a very different kind of combat.

The first series of World on Fire recently returned to BBC iPlayer.


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