ITV lights Home Fires

Filming is set to begin on ITV’s forthcoming World War Two drama Home Fires (fka Jambusters).

Francesca Annis and Samantha Bond lead the cast in the story of a group of inspirational women living in a rural Cheshire community with the shadow of war casting a dark cloud over their lives.

Ruth Gemmell, Mark Bonnar, Claire Rushbrook, Mark Bazeley, Frances Grey, and Ed Stoppard also star.

Created and written by Simon Block, Home Fires is produced by the ITV Studios drama department headed by Francis Hopkinson.

Episodes are also written by Mark Burt and Tina Pep. Catherine Oldfield and Hopkinson executive produce, with Sue de Beauvoir producing.

The series is based on the non-fiction book Jambusters by Julie Summers, who will also have a cameo role on-screen.
Filming will begin this month until December.