Miniseries | Episodes 1-7 | 2018-2019 | BBC [uk] | Drama, Period, War | Great Britain
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Shooting data

Start of shooting16.11.2018
End of shooting24.01.2019
LocationsPrague, Manchester, London, Paris and Berlin

Project data

Length of episode60'
Episodes from/to1-7

Brief synopsis

World On Fire is an adrenalized, emotionally gripping and resonant drama following the first year of World War II told through the intertwining fates of ordinary people drawn from Britain, Poland, France, Germany and the United States as they grapple with the effect of the war on their everyday lives.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Helen Huntn.n. [SS]
Lesley Manvillen.n. [SS]
Sean Beann.n. [SS]
Jonah Hauer-Kingn.n. [SS]
Julia BrownLois Bennett [SS]
Zofia Wichłaczn.n. [SSR]
Brian J. SmithWebster [SSR]
Parker SawyersAlbert [SSR]
Tomasz Kotn.n. [SSR]
Bruno Alexandern.n. [SSR]
Johannes Zeilern.n. [SSR]
Eugénie Derouandn.n. [SSR]
Leonard CarowJürgen Müller [SR]
Christian ClaußHesse [SR]
Lenn KudrjawizkiHauser [SR]
Katinka AubergerFrau Galash [SRE]
Rad KaimLudwig [SRE]
Tobias SchönenbergMüller [SRE]


director of photographySøren Bay
director of photographySuzie Lavelle
director of photographyMika Orasmaa
casting directorAnna-Lena SlaterCasting deutsche Rollen
directorAdam SmithEpisodes 1-3
directorChanya Button
directorAndy Wilson
directorThomas Napper
producerChris Clough
executive producerPeter BowkerMammoth Screen
executive producerDamien TimmerMammoth Screen
executive producerHelen ZieglerMammoth Screen
executive producerLucy RicherBBC
creative producerRebecca Keane
screenwriterPeter Bowker
actor coach (children)Yvette Dankou

Production companies

Mammoth Screen Ltd [uk]

Distributing companies

iTV Studios [uk]World Sales