Seven part series on PBS Masterpiece
From the Wisconsin Public Television website: Helen Hunt and Sean Bean star in this sweeping historical drama that follows the intertwined lives of ordinary civilians from Britain, Poland, France, and Germany, during World War II. The series traces the fates of several families from 1939-1940, from the Nazi invasion of Poland to the fall of Paris and beyond. Each of the characters are from different backgrounds and countries, and play different roles in the war, but are ultimately united by their struggle to survive in difficult circumstances.
From Masterpiece website: The cast of World on Fire includes Jonah Hauer-King (Howards End, Little Women, The Little Mermaid), Academy Award winner Helen Hunt (Mad About You, Twister), Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring), Academy Award nominee Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread, Harlots), Brian J. Smith (Sense8), Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners, A Very English Scandal), Zofia Wichlacz (The Romanoffs), Julia Brown (Shetland) and more.
Check the show's page on Wikipedia for the full cast including all Polish actors and a good summary of each episode.
Historical Events to Know Before You Watch World on Fire
Listen to the cast talking about the movie
SHOW TIMES ON WISCONSIN PUBLIC TELEVISION
The Wisconsin Channel
Each episode is repeated the next day at 3 am
- April 4th, 9pm
- April 11th, 9pm
- April 18th, 9pm
- April 25th, 9pm
- May 2nd, 9pm
- May 9th, 9pm
- May 16th, 9pm