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MASTERPIECE: Home Fires (The Final Season)

The moving drama hailed as “irresistible" by The Wall Street Journal returns for a final season. HOME FIRES follows the story of a group of inspirational women in an English village during World War II. As the conflict takes hold and the separation from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers becomes more painful, the women rely on one another and the friendships forged through village life. Samantha Bond (DOWNTON ABBEY) and Francesca Annis (RECKLESS) head the extraordinary cast.
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The moving drama hailed as “irresistible" by The Wall Street Journal returns for a final season. HOME FIRES follows the story of a group of inspirational women in an English village during World War II. As the conflict takes hold and the separation from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers becomes more painful, the women rely on one another and the friendships forged through village life. Samantha Bond (DOWNTON ABBEY) and Francesca Annis (RECKLESS) head the extraordinary cast.

Airs Sundays, April 2 - May 7, 2017 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

HOME FIRES ENDS THIS SUNDAY

Even though Season 2 of MASTERPIECE’s HOME FIRES ended with a cliffhanger, there are no more episodes in the series. Before Season 3 began production, the UK broadcaster cancelled the show.

Fans of HOME FIRES will, however, have an opportunity to follow the lives of the characters they’ve come to love.

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Series creator Simon Block is writing four novels to continue telling the story of the women of Great Paxford as they live through World War II on the home front. "Keep the Home Fires Burning," the first book, will be available in July 2017.

The moving drama hailed as “irresistible" by The Wall Street Journal returns for a final season. #HomeFiresPBS

HOME FIRES follows the story of a group of inspirational women in an English village during World War II. As the conflict takes hold and the separation from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers becomes more painful, the women rely on one another and the friendships forged through village life. Samantha Bond (DOWNTON ABBEY) and Francesca Annis (RECKLESS) head the extraordinary cast.

HOME FIRES The Final Season: Trailer

EPISODE GUIDE:

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Episode 1 airs Sunday, April 2 at 9 p.m. - It’s June 1940, and Britain faces the threat of imminent invasion. Pat strikes up a friendship with a Czech soldier stationed nearby. Sarah receives some shocking news about Adam, but her sorrow is overshadowed by a tragedy for Frances.

Samantha Bond as Frances Barden.
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Samantha Bond as Frances Barden.

Episode 2 airs Sunday, April 9 at 9 p.m. - The attraction between Pat and Marek continues to grow, but the risk of acting on their feelings is huge. At the reading of his will, Frances discovers that Peter was keeping a secret from her.

Clare Calbraith as Steph Farrow and Chris Coghill as Stan Farrow.
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Clare Calbraith as Steph Farrow and Chris Coghill as Stan Farrow.

Episode 3 airs Sunday, April 16 at 9 p.m. - As the war intensifies, the women must do all they can to keep spirits high. Frances learns that there is more to Peter’s affair than she realized. Steph is concerned by Stan’s behavior on the farm. The Brindsleys receive some wonderful news.

Ruth Gemmell as Sarah Collingborne.
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Ruth Gemmell as Sarah Collingborne.

Episode 4 airs Sunday, April 23 at 9 p.m. - Teresa is asked on a date. Alison worries that her involvement with the Lyons could be dangerous. The Brindsleys make a disturbing discovery. Meanwhile, there’s joyful news in the Campbell house, and Joyce unexpectedly joins forces with Erica.

Leanne Best as Teresa Fenchurch.
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Leanne Best as Teresa Fenchurch.

Episode 5 airs Sunday, April 30 at 9 p.m. - Steph risks losing the farm. Sarah finds herself in a dangerous situation, while Teresa has a big decision to make. Alison discovers the real reason behind the parachute accidents – but can she warn Frances before it’s too late?

Mark Umbers as Nick Lucas and Leanne Best as Teresa Fenchurch.
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Mark Umbers as Nick Lucas and Leanne Best as Teresa Fenchurch.

Episode 6 airs Sunday, May 7 at 9 p.m. - There’s cause for joy in the village as everyone prepares for a wedding. Even as the allies cheer for victory in the Battle of Britain, there’s one more twist of fate in store for the citizens of Great Paxford.

Claire Rushbrook as Pat Simms.
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Claire Rushbrook as Pat Simms.

WATCH ON YOUR SCHEDULE:

Seasons 1 and 2 are available to stream on demand with KPBS Passport, video streaming for members ($60 yearly) using your computer, smartphone, tablet, Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire or Chromecast. Learn more and activate your benefit now.

CONNECT:

MASTERPIECE is on Facebook, Pinterest, and you can follow @masterpiecepbs on Twitter. #MasterpiecePBS #HomeFiresPBS

CREDITS:

A co-production of ITV Studios and MASTERPIECE. The creator is Simon Block. The writers are Simon Block and Glen Laker. The executive producers are Simon Block, Francis Hopkinson and Catherine Oldfield and Rebecca Eaton for MASTERPIECE. The producer is Louise Sutton. The directors are Robert Quinn and John Hayes.