World on Fire (miniseries)

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World on Fire
Written byPeter Bowker
Directed byAdam Smith
StarringHelen Hunt
Lesley Manville
Sean Bean
Julia Browb
Blake Harrison
Yrsa Daley-Ward
Ansu Kabia
Ewan Mitchell
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Peter Bowker
Lucy Richer
Damien Timmer
Helen Ziegler
CinematographySøren Bay
Running time57 minutes
Production company(s)Mammoth Screen
Original networkBBC One
Original release29 September 2019 (2019-09-29) –

World on Fire is an upcoming war drama miniseries written by Peter Bowker.



The 7 part miniseries was commissioned by the BBC in October 2017, with Peter Bowker writing.[1] Casting began in October 2018, with Helen Hunt and Lesley Manville amongst the first additions and filming beginning in Prague.[2] Sean Bean was cast in November.[3] Filming took place in Chester in November 2018, Liverpool in March 2019 and also included other locations such as Prague , Lytham St. Annes and Wigan.[4][5] and Lyme Park.


  1. ^ BBC Sets ‘World On Fire’ WWII Drama, ‘The Trial Of Christine Keeler’ & More
  2. ^ Helen Hunt To Star In Peter Bowker’s BBC One World War II Drama ‘World On Fire’
  3. ^ Sean Bean Joins Peter Bowker’s BBC One WWII Epic Drama ‘World On Fire’
  4. ^ Lucia, Carmella de (22 November 2018). "Hollywood stars to film major new BBC One drama in Chester". chesterchronicle. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  5. ^ Hughes, Lorna (8 February 2019). "Why do these local woods look like a WW2 army camp?". liverpoolecho. Retrieved 9 February 2019.

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