World On Fire (2019)

A man riding his bike down street with a woman sat on the front of it.

Zofia Wichlacz and Jonah Hauer-King in World On Fire ©BBC


Writer: Peter Bowker
Directors: Chanya Button, Adam Smith, Andy Wilson, Thomas Napper
Starring: Jonah Hauer-King, Zofia Wichlacz, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Helen Hunt, Sean Bean and Arthur Darvill
Production Company: BBC One, Mammoth Screen
Kent Locations Used: Historic Dockyard Chatham

Upcoming BBC seven-part drama series World On Fire, is a coming of age story, set against the harsh conditions of World War II.

Written by Peter Bowker (Occupation, Eric & Ernie) directed by Chanya Button (Vita & Virginia), Adam Smith (Trespass Against Us), Andy Wilson (Cracker) and Thomas Napper (Jawbone). Starring are Jonah Hauer-King (Postcards from London, Little Women), Zofia Wichlacz (Warsaw ’44, Amok), Yrsa Daley-Ward (White Colour Black, Der Koch), Helen Hunt (As Good as It Gets, Mad About You), Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones) and Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who, Broadchurch).

The HMS Cavalier at The Historic Dockyard in Chatham was used as a filming location for part of the series.

Set on the River Medway, The Historic Dockyard Chatham has become a popular film location due to its unique Georgian and Victorian architecture, maritime environment, dry dock, cobbled streets, industrial buildings and collection of preserved naval vessels from different periods of the Royal Navy. The Dockyard has previously featured as featured in as a filming location in a large number of both British and international productions including Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019), Holmes & Watson (2018) and The Crown (2016).

The first episode of World on Fire will air on 9pm, Sunday 29th September, BBC1


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