Home Fires

Home Fires

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Bitter rivals fight for control of the Women's 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.
ISBN: 9781627894654
Branch Call Number: HOM
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 360 minutes)
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May 17, 2019

Don't bother starting this excellent series if you want to know how everything ends. You will be sadly disappointed as the second series ends the story very abruptly in 1940 and you are left hanging.

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."

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.

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!

Sep 08, 2017

Nice series about English country village life during WWII.

Sep 05, 2017

Interesting series, but nothing special.

Aug 29, 2017

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

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.

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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