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Miniseries Description

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“World on Fire” is an adrenalized, emotionally gripping and resonant World War II drama that follows the intertwining fates of ordinary people in five countries as they grapple with the effects of the war on their everyday lives. Set in Britain, Poland, France, Germany and the United States, the events of the seven-hour series take place during the first year of the war.


Upcoming Episodes

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  • Episode One

    When war breaks out, translator Harry vows to help his Polish lover Kasia flee Warsaw.

    Airdate: 4/5/2020

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 PM


    OB: 4/5/20

  • Episode Two

    A month into war, Harry is desperate for news. Kasia joins the Polish resistance.

    Airdate: 4/12/2020

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 PM


    OB: 4/12/20

  • Episode Three

    Tom faces the fight of his life. Harry and Lois encounter a more personal battle.

    Airdate: 4/19/2020

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 PM


    OB: 4/19/20

  • Episode Four

    Harry’s courage is tested at Louvain, while Kasia’s resistance activity in Warsaw intensifies.

    Airdate: 4/26/2020

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 PM


    OB: 4/26/20

  • Episode Five

    Harry and his unit reach Dunkirk, with the odds stacked against them.

    Airdate: 5/3/2020

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 PM


    OB: 5/3/20

  • Episode Six

    Paris falls to the Nazis, and Webster and Albert’s lives are turned upside down.

    Airdate: 5/10/2020

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 PM


    OB: 5/10/20

  • Episode Seven

    Harry has a second chance at saving Kasia from Warsaw. In Manchester, could Lois be set for happiness at last?

    Airdate: 5/17/2020

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 PM


    OB: 5/17/20

Press Materials

  • "World on Fire" An international cast portrays the reality, heroism and tragedy of war on MASTERPIECE

    Press Release
  • MASTERPIECE on PBS to Air Epic World War II Drama "World on Fire"

    Press Release
  • "World on Fire" on MASTERPIECE TCA Winter 2020 Panelist Bios

  • Susanne Simpson, Executive Producer, MASTERPIECE Bio


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