World On Fire

"A truly global conflict": cast and creator of World on Fire discuss their World War Two drama

BBC One’s hit wartime drama World on Fire returned over the summer – but only after a frustrating series of delays, largely caused by Covid, which led creator Peter Bowker to joke that the series “took longer to film than the war itself”.

Bowker was speaking at an online RTS National Event in July ahead of the transmission of the second series, almost four years after the first aired.

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Joe Swash: Teens in Care (Credit: BBC)

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World On Fire: Series 2 Q&A with Jonah Hauer-King, Ahad Raza Mir, Gregg Sulkin & Julia Brown

An exclusive Q&A with the cast and creators behind the second series of the hit WWII drama, World on Fire.

On the panel were:

Peter Bowker – Creator and Writer
Jonah Hauer-King – Harry
Ahad Raza Mir – Rajib
Gregg Sulkin – David
Julia Brown – Lois
Miriam Schiweck – Marga
Blake Harrison – Stan

Hosted by Charlie Girling.

Filming begins on series two of BBC drama World On Fire

Jonah Hauer King as Harry (credit: BBC)

The new six episodes will be written by series creator Peter Bowker alongside Rachel Bennette and Matt Jones, which will continue to tell the story of World War Two through the eyes of ordinary people whose lives have been thrown into chaos.

October 1940. As lone pilots are sent to destroy German bombers prowling the skies above Manchester, the beginning of the Northern Blitz signals the true reality of war arriving in Britain.