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World on Fire

World on Fire

BBC One 2019

The story of World War II told through the intertwining fates of ordinary people from all sides of this global conflict as they grapple with the effect of the war on their everyday lives.

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The 10 Best Episodes of World on Fire

World on Fire - S1E5

#1 - Episode 5


Season 1 - Episode 5

Harry leads his unit on the route to Dunkirk as they fight to make it onto the beach and aboard a ship. Grzegorz and Tom also struggle to survive the chaos of the evacuation.

The episode was rated from 182 votes.

World on Fire - S1E7

#2 - Episode 7


Season 1 - Episode 7

On a Polish mission as part of the SOE, Harry grasps a second chance at saving Kasia from the horrors of Warsaw, while Lois looks set for happiness with new love, Vernon. Season finale.

The episode was rated from 170 votes.

World on Fire - S1E6

#3 - Episode 6


Season 1 - Episode 6

June 1940. The Nazis have taken Paris with not a bullet fired. Webster and Albert's life in the city they love will never be the same again.

The episode was rated from 174 votes.

World on Fire - S1E3

#4 - Episode 3


Season 1 - Episode 3

December 1939, and Tom fights for his life on board the HMS Exeter at the Battle of River Plate. Meanwhile, Harry and Lois have a more personal battle to fight.

The episode was rated from 190 votes.

World on Fire - S1E1

#5 - Episode 1


Season 1 - Episode 1

When war breaks, translator Harry Chase 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?

The episode was rated from 247 votes.

World on Fire - S1E4

#6 - Episode 4


Season 1 - Episode 4

Harryโ€™s courage is tested at Louvain as he comes face to face with a German sniper, and Kasiaโ€™s resistance activity in Warsaw intensifies.

The episode was rated from 181 votes.

World on Fire - S1E2

#7 - Episode 2


Season 1 - Episode 2

A month after the outbreak of war, Warsaw is unrecognisable, while Manchester, on the surface, appears very much the same. Will there be a warm welcome home for Harry?

The episode was rated from 196 votes.


Last updated: aug 10, 2022



Forget about Netflix, Starz, HBO and whatever other producing companies out there. The BBC is where the good content is at. The production value on this is through the roof. The casting and acting were great (they even went as far as getting actors with a whole bunch of different nationalities so they'd be true to the character the were portraying). The writing was extremely compelling. I was hooked from episode one. The war aspect is starkly portrayed in all its horror, but the most compelling part, imo, was the human element, primarily presented thorough Harry who starts out being sort of naive, only to have a very rude awakening. But the fact the he doesn't lose his honorable, charitable, idealistic qualities even in the face of horror and heartbreak, was one of my favorite parts. The special effects and sets were also amazing and so very realistic. A definite 10/10. More people need to be watching this for sure!


What happened to episode 8 or is 7 where it finishes....is there a 2nd season ? Love the show but i am not happy with the โ€œendingโ€


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