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Frances Barden and Joyce Cameron in 'Home Fires.' Photo: ITV Studios for MASTERPIECE

Why Was 'Home Fires' Cancelled?

Daniel Hautzinger

Call the Midwife is now slated for nine seasons, while Home Fires was abruptly cancelled after two. The two dramas share some similarities - both based on a book, both focusing on the lives of women in mid-century Britain - so what explains their opposite trajectories? 
MIKE NOBLE as Spencer and OLIVER NELSON as Noah Lakin in 'Home Fires.' Photo: iTV Studios and MASTERPIECE

'Home Fires' Recap: Season 2 Episode 6

Daniel Hautzinger

In the last ever episode of Home Fires, we are left with some huge questions that will never be resolved. Does an unexpected catastrophe leave anyone dead? Do two awaited joyful occurences end well? Will an abusive marriage ever end? We'll never find out.
Jodie Hamblett as Jenny in 'Home Fires.' Photo: iTV and MASTERPIECE

All of Playlist's 'Home Fires' Content

Daniel Hautzinger

As the finale of Home Fires approaches - it airs this Sunday at 8:00 pm, and is the last episode ever of the series - revisit all of the content we've posted around the show, from recaps to a quiz to a timeline of period dramas.
Clare Calbraith as Steph Farrow. Photo: iTV Studios and MASTERPIECE

'Home Fires' Recap: Season 2 Episode 5

Daniel Hautzinger

Right at harvest-time, Steph is in danger of losing the farm and endangers her own life trying to save it. Alison becomes more suspicious of dealings at the Barden factory while Frances is forced to confront her husband's affair head-on.
Leila Mimmack as Laura Campbell in 'Home Fires.' Photo: iTV Studios and MASTERPIECE

'Home Fires' Recap: Season 2 Episode 4

Daniel Hautzinger

Frances tries to erase Peter's affair from her life, the Campbells receive some good news but Dr. Campbell delivers an upsetting diagnosis to the Brindsleys, Laura finds a new occupation, Pat's affair reaches a crisis, and Teresa goes on a date.
CLARE CALBRAITH as Steph Farrow, CLAIRE PRICE as Miriam Brindsley, CLAIRE RUSHBROOK as Pat Simms, and RUTH GEMMELL as Sarah Collingborne. Photo: Stuart Wood/ITV Studios for MASTERPIECE

Which 'Home Fires' Character Are You?

Daniel Hautzinger

Are you the born leader Frances or the more withdrawn Laura? The hardy Steph or the iconoclast Teresa? Home Fires airs Sundays at 8:00 pm.
Mark Umbers as Nick Lucas in 'Home Fires.' Photo: iTV Studios and MASTERPIECE

'Home Fires' Recap: Season 2 Episode 3

Daniel Hautzinger

Frances learns some shocking details about Peter's affair, Pat's affair encounters difficulty, and Sarah is warned of being too fond of a certain man. Slander and vandalism rattle Joyce and Alison faces an ethical quandary. 
Fenella Woolgar as Alison Scotlock in 'Home Fires.' Photo: iTV Studios and MASTERPIECE

'Home Fires' Recap: Season 2 Episode 2

Daniel Hautzinger

Tensions increase as Laura's affair becomes public, Frances mourns her husband and deals with a strange codicil to his will, Dr. Campbell begins chemotherapy, and Joyce Cameron returns. 
The women of 'Home Fires.' Photo: iTV Studios and MASTERPIECE

'Home Fires' Recap: Season 2 Episode 1

Daniel Hautzinger

A long-time Italian resident of Great Paxford and a regiment of Czech soldiers incite tension and cruel behavior. Meanwhile, unfortunate or non-existent news about men of the town who have gone off to war doesn't help ease people's nerves.
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