The BBC has given us a tantalising introduction to some of the characters. From Harry, ‘a young English translator in Warsaw caught up in negotiations with the Nazis', to ‘the Rossler family in Berlin, worried for their soldier son and willing to do anything to protect their disabled daughter from the attentions of the ruling Nazi regime’, World on Fire, said Peter Bowker, will tell 'the stories of the ordinary people who shaped our world’.
Such an ambitious range of characters and settings would be alarming if it wasn’t for Peter Bowker’s excellent track record. In Bowker’s hands, sensitive, painful tales become touchingly, beautifully realised. His gift for capturing human relationships in a way that is both raw and unpretentious has been proven time and time again in dramas such as The A Word, Occupation, and Marvellous.
With filming beginning across Europe and screening set for next year, it will be fascinating to see how Bowker tackles the gargantuan task of re-telling such a crucial part of our history.
We cannot wait.
|What||World on Fire, BBC One|
|Where||BBC One , BBC One | MAP|
On 21 Feb 18, Dates and times TBD