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World on Fire 

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WWII drama centered on the lives of ordinary people affected by the war.
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Series cast summary:
Jonah Hauer-King ...  Harry Chase 7 episodes, 2019
Julia Brown ...  Lois Bennett 7 episodes, 2019
Helen Hunt ...  Nancy Campbell 7 episodes, 2019
Sean Bean ...  Douglas Bennett 7 episodes, 2019
Zofia Wichlacz ...  Kasia Tomaszeski 7 episodes, 2019
Lesley Manville ...  Robina Chase 7 episodes, 2019
Eryk Biedunkiewicz Eryk Biedunkiewicz ...  Jan Tomaszeski 7 episodes, 2019
Max Riemelt ...  Schmidt 7 episodes, 2019
Yrsa Daley-Ward ...  Connie Knight 7 episodes, 2019
Brian J. Smith ...  Webster O'Connor 6 episodes, 2019
Johannes Zeiler ...  Uwe Rossler 6 episodes, 2019
Parker Sawyers ...  Albert Fallou / ... 6 episodes, 2019
Ewan Mitchell ...  Tom Bennett 6 episodes, 2019
Victoria Mayer ...  Claudia Rossler 6 episodes, 2019
Mateusz Wieclawek ...  Grzegorz Tomaszeski 6 episodes, 2019
Tomasz Zietek ...  Tomasz 6 episodes, 2019
Dora Zygouri Dora Zygouri ...  Hilda Rossler 5 episodes, 2019
Ansu Kabia ...  Eddie Knight 5 episodes, 2019
Eugénie Derouand ...  Henriette Guilbert 4 episodes, 2019
Helene Grass Helene Grass ...  Frau Pessler 4 episodes, 2019
Borys Szyc ...  Konrad 4 episodes, 2019
Blake Harrison ...  Stan Raddings 3 episodes, 2019
Matthew Aubrey Matthew Aubrey ...  Taffy Morgan 3 episodes, 2019
Ceallach Spellman ...  Joe Broughton 3 episodes, 2019
Bruno Alexander ...  Klaus Rossler 3 episodes, 2019
Arthur Darvill ...  Vernon Hunter 3 episodes, 2019
Jack Deam ...  Ted 3 episodes, 2019
Benjamin Wainwright ...  Randy 3 episodes, 2019
Agata Kulesza ...  Maria Tomaszeski 2 episodes, 2019
Buom Tihngang ...  Demba 2 episodes, 2019
Charlie Creed-Miles ...  David Walker 2 episodes, 2019
Prasanna Puwanarajah ...  Major Taylor 2 episodes, 2019
Matthew Romain Matthew Romain ...  Geoff 2 episodes, 2019
Radoslaw Kaim ...  Ludwig 2 episodes, 2019
Eva Josefíková ...  Alena 2 episodes, 2019
Pani Ríhová Pani Ríhová ...  Frau Klopp 2 episodes, 2019
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Story of World War Two through the lives of ordinary people from all sides of this global conflict. The first series of seven episodes tells the story of the first year of the war, starting with the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 and ending with the Battle of Britain. Written by AnonymusB

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English

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29 September 2019 (UK) See more »

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World on Fire See more »

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Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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Arthur Darvill, who plays Vernon Hunter, has previously played a character with the last name 'Hunter' before. In DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016), he played the character of Rip Hunter. See more »

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The characters of Kasia and her mother are listed in the credits with the surname Tomaszeski. However, as women their name in Polish would be Tomaszeska. See more »

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Curious WWII history
21 October 2019 | by MarlburianSee all my reviews

I wondered about last night's episode. Earlier we had seen two Polish men escape from Danzig in September 1939. They make their was over snow-covered terrain and are reluctantly helped by civilians who are later shot by German soldiers. In last night's episode, they rather unwisely attack five Russian soldiers (killing one during his "natural break"), run away and come across a hapless German soldier, who they shoot. A short time later, the pair come across a British unit and join them - albeit briefly. (One Pole is killed, the other runs off his own.)

There are four or five other contemporaneous plots in the series (in Berlin, Paris, Belgium and England), and one features the Battle of Louvain in May 1940, so one may assume that the Poles' latest exploits took place around then. I know that British troops were in Norway around then, but Russians??? And the plot shows no evidence of the two Poles crossing by sea to Norway, and it's a heck of a long way by land.

Incidentally, would any sergeant be capable of being so sympathetic to an officer as wet as Lieutenant Chase? (But no doubt now he's been blooded he'll come good.)

That apart, I welcome Sean Bean acting against type and am more impressed by his scenes and those set in Warsaw than the others.


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