Drama

World on Fire

World on Fire, starring Jonah Hauer King, Lesley Manville, and an ensemble cast, is an adrenalized, emotionally gripping, and resonant World War II drama that follows the intertwining fates of ordinary people in multiple countries as they grapple with the effects of the war on their everyday lives.

Episode 1

52m 30s

When war breaks out, young translator Harry vows to help his Polish lover Kasia flee Warsaw, but how will he explain this to his sweetheart Lois, waiting for him at home in Manchester?

Episodes

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    Episode 1

    S1 E1 - 52m 30s

    When war breaks out, young translator Harry vows to help his Polish lover Kasia flee Warsaw, but how will he explain this to his sweetheart Lois, waiting for him at home in Manchester?

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    Episode 2

    S1 E2 - 53m

    A month into war and with Warsaw destroyed, Harry is desperate for news. Kasia joins the Polish resistance.

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    Episode 3

    S1 E3 - 53m

    Tom faces the fight of his life aboard HMS Exeter, while Harry and Lois have a more personal battle to fight.

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    Episode 4

    S1 E4 - 53m

    Harry’s courage is tested at Louvain, while Kasia’s resistance activity in Warsaw intensifies.

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    Episode 5

    S1 E5 - 52m 30s

    Harry and his unit reach Dunkirk, with the odds stacked heavily against them. Will they survive?

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    Episode 6

    S1 E6 - 53m

    Paris falls to the Nazis, and Webster and Albert's lives are suddenly turned upside down.

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    Episode 7

    S1 E7 - 52m 10s

    Harry has a second chance at saving Kasia from Warsaw. In Manchester, could Lois be set for happiness at last?

Extras + Features

  • Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer

    S1 - 53s

    Sean Bean, Helen Hunt, Jonah Hauer-King, Lesley Manville and Blake Harrison star in the epic World War II drama, coming to MASTERPIECE on PBS.

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    Teaser

    S1 - 36s

    The new World War II drama starring Helen Hunt, Sean Bean, Lesley Manville and more premieres Sunday, April 5, 2020.

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    Official Preview

    S1 - 30s

    Watch the series critics can't get enough of...the epic World War II drama World on Fire premieres on April 5 at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS.

  • Inside Look: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Inside Look

    S1 - 1m 30s

    World on Fire stars Julia Brown, Zofia Wichlacz, and Executive Producer of MASTERPIECE Susanne Simpson tell us all about the new series premiering on Sunday, April 5!

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    Official Preview #2

    S1 - 1m 31s

    Don't miss it! World on Fire, starring Helen Hunt, Sean Bean, Jonah Hauer-King, and more premieres Sunday, April 5 at 9/8c.

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    Until The End Preview

    S1 - 30s

    Follow the intertwining fates of ordinary people in England, France, Poland and Germany as they grapple with the harrowing effects of war. World on Fire premieres Sunday, April 5 at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS.

  • The Cast on World on Fire: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Cast on World on Fire

    S1 - 2m 28s

    Jonah Hauer-King, Helen Hunt, Sean Bean and more introduce the epic, all-new World War II drama.

  • Official Teaser: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Official Teaser

    S1 - 30s

    Mark your calendars! The epic World War II drama World on Fire premieres on Sunday, April 5, 2020.

  • Scene: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Scene

    S1 E1 - 1m 4s

    American journalist Nancy Campbell stumbles upon a troubling discovery in Poland.

  • Helen Hunt on Nancy Campbell: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Helen Hunt on Nancy Campbell

    S1 E1 - 1m 30s

    World on Fire star Helen Hunt describes her character, American journalist Nancy Campbell, and what inspired her performance.

  • Making World on Fire: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Making World on Fire

    S1 E1 - 2m 51s

    Helen Hunt, Jonah Hauer-King, Brian J. Smith and more discuss what it was really like making the epic, multi-lingual and international series.

  • Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview

    S1 E2 - 29s

    A month into war and with Warsaw destroyed, Harry is desperate for news. Kasia joins the Polish resistance.

Schedule

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    World on Fire

    Friday
    Jun 14

    58 Minutes

    Tragedy strikes at the heart of Harry's unit as the siege drags on in Tobruk; in Manchester, Kasia is confronted by more of the horror of war; romance blossoms in France.
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    World on Fire

    Saturday
    Jun 15

    1 Hour

    Tragedy strikes at the heart of Harry's unit as the siege drags on in Tobruk; in Manchester, Kasia is confronted by more of the horror of war; romance blossoms in France.
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    World on Fire

    Saturday
    Jun 15

    58 Minutes

    Tragedy strikes at the heart of Harry's unit as the siege drags on in Tobruk; in Manchester, Kasia is confronted by more of the horror of war; romance blossoms in France.
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    World on Fire

    Sunday
    Jun 16

    1 Hour

    Tragedy strikes at the heart of Harry's unit as the siege drags on in Tobruk; in Manchester, Kasia is confronted by more of the horror of war; romance blossoms in France.
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    World on Fire

    Friday
    Jun 21

    1 Hour

    Harry returns to Manchester, but Kasia is determined to leave; in Europe, Marga and Henriette must each make their escape, while North Africa becomes even more brutal for Rajib.
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    World on Fire

    Saturday
    Jun 22

    1 Hour

    Harry returns to Manchester, but Kasia is determined to leave; in Europe, Marga and Henriette must each make their escape, while North Africa becomes even more brutal for Rajib.
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    World on Fire

    Saturday
    Jun 22

    1 Hour

    Harry returns to Manchester, but Kasia is determined to leave; in Europe, Marga and Henriette must each make their escape, while North Africa becomes even more brutal for Rajib.
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    World on Fire

    Sunday
    Jun 23

    1 Hour

    Harry returns to Manchester, but Kasia is determined to leave; in Europe, Marga and Henriette must each make their escape, while North Africa becomes even more brutal for Rajib.

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