“MASTERPIECE: HOME FIRES: SEASON 2” CONTINUES THE INSPIRING STORY OF WOMEN STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE IN THE MIDST OF WWII

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“MASTERPIECE: HOME FIRES: SEASON 2”  CONTINUES THE INSPIRING STORY OF WOMEN STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE IN THE MIDST OF WWII

 

Available on DVD and Blu-ray from PBS Distribution April 18th

Airing on PBS Sundays, April 2 – May 7

 

Arlington, Va.March 13, 2017 – PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing “MASTERPIECE:HOME FIRES SEASON 2” on DVD and Blu-ray April 18, 2017. 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.

HOME FIRES: SEASON 2” will be available on DVD and Blu-ray April 18, 2017. The run time of this program is approximately 360 minutes on 2 discs. The DVD SRP is $39.99 and the Blu-ray SRP is $49.99. The program will also be available for digital download.

Episode descriptions are listed below.

Episode One

It’s June 1940, and Britain faces the threat of imminent invasion. Pat strikes up a friendship with a Czech soldier stationed nearby. Laura is forced to face the consequences of her affair, whilst Spencer and Claire’s relationship takes an unexpected turn. Sarah receives some shocking news about Adam, but her sorrow is overshadowed by a tragedy for Frances. Meanwhile, Alison strikes a bargain with the police.

Episode Two

Laura’s disgrace becomes public. The attraction between Pat and Marek continues to grow, but the risk of acting on their feelings is huge. Stan returns home on leave, but the family reunion is soured by his overriding concern about invasion. At the reading of the will, Frances discovers that Peter was keeping an enormous secret from her, but the surprise return of one particular villager offers her some unexpected comfort.

Episode Three

As the Battle of Britain intensifies, the women must do all they can to keep spirits high. Joyce gives Sarah some unwelcome advice. The stakes are raised for Pat when someone discovers her relationship with Marek. Frances learns that there is much more to Peter’s affair than she realized. Steph is increasingly concerned by Stan’s behavior on the farm. The Brindsleys receive some wonderful news.

Episode Four

Teresa is asked on a date, but can she throw off her old life so easily? Alison worries that her involvement with the Lyons could have dangerous consequences. The Brindsleys’ happiness is marred by a disturbing discovery. Meanwhile, there’s joyful news in the Campbell house, and Joyce unexpectedly joins forces with Erica to organize a first aid meeting for the village.

Episode Five

It’s harvest time, but time is running out to meet the quota required, and Steph risks losing the farm. Sarah finds herself in a dangerous situation, whilst 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?

Episode Six

There’s cause for joy in the village as everyone prepares for a wedding. In the face of Marek’s impending departure, Pat has a big decision to make, but Bob has one last trick up his sleeve to thwart her plans. Frances fights to clear her name, and Alison continues to wrestle with her conscience. 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.

HOME FIRES: SEASON 2” is 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.

 

About MASTERPIECE

The top-rated primetime show on PBS, MASTERPIECE celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2016. MASTERPIECE is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston. Rebecca Eaton is executive producer. Funding for the series is provided by Viking River Cruises and Farmers Insurance® with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to The MASTERPIECE Trust. MASTERPIECE is known for presenting iconic shows such as Upstairs Downstairs, Prime Suspect, The Forsyte Saga, Poldark, Sherlock, Downton Abbey and Victoria.

 

About PBS Distribution

PBS Distribution is the leading media distributor for the public television community, both domestically and internationally, extending the reach of these programs beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.

 

PBS Distribution offers a broad range of high quality content in multiple formats including DVD, Blu-ray, digital download, and digital streaming.  PBS International offers factual content for broadcast, cable, and satellite services internationally.  The PBS Distribution catalog includes films from Ken Burns, documentaries from award-winning series such as NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, dramas from MASTERPIECE, as well as films from independent producers and popular children’s programming.

 

MASTERPIECE:HOME FIRES: SEASON 2

Street Date: April 18, 2017

Genre: Drama

Run Time: Approx. 360 Minutes on 2 Discs

SRP: DVD $39.99 and Blu-ray $49.99

Format: DVD and Blu-ray