“THERE are so many parts to this and that’s what makes it an incredible story to re-tell. “But […]
“IT’S a great advert for community and helping each other.
“That sense of community and looking out for one another that we’ve very much lost nowadays.
“I do think there is a huge longing for that.”
Samantha Bond talking to me about the return of Home Fires to ITV at 9pm this Sunday (April 3).
The first series attracted an average audience of 6.2 million and wove its way into the hearts of viewers.
Having interviewed the cast for ITV ahead of that first series it was my pleasure to do the same again for series two.
As good as the opening series was, these six new episodes – set in the summer of 1940 – have really raised the bar.
With some terrific storytelling involving both the Great Paxford characters we know and a few new faces.
All beautifully acted and filmed for a real Sunday night treat.
Again including the award-winning music by composer Samuel Sim.
“I hope viewers will see Home Fires as a really gripping drama telling various personal stories.
“It shows what goes on behind closed doors with elements of discovery and intrigue.”
Samantha Bond talking to me about ITV’s new World War Two drama, which begins at 9pm this Sunday (May 3).
The six-part series, also starring the likes of Francesca Annis, Ed Stoppard, Ruth Gemmell and Daniel Ryan, is not what you might be expecting.
“IT feels a lot harder now than when I started,” said writer John Fay.
“There’s definitely more writers and actors out of work. There’s less getting done.
“And I do think that comes down to money. If people aren’t investing in it, then it’s not getting made, is it?'”