The BEST Episodes of Home Fires (2015)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 10, 2020

Network: ITV

Home Fires is a new six-part drama following a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community with the shadow of World War II casting a dark cloud over their lives. The isolated village couldn’t feel further away from the impending bloodshed and battlefields and yet it is not immune from the effects of war. As the conflict takes hold, and separates the women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the characters find themselves under increasing and extraordinary pressures in a rapidly fragmenting world. By banding together as the Great Paxford Women’s Institute, they help maintain the nation’s fabric in its darkest hour, and discover inner resources that will change their lives forever.

Episode 6

#1 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 14, 2015

As the war in Europe draws closer to home and the nation faces its darkest hour, the members of the WI find they have their own battles to fight. Alison looks for a way out of her desperate situation, and Frances tries to help Pat while she still can. Miriam keeps an important piece of news from Bryn, and Richard and Laura realise it may not be possible to keep their affair a secret any longer.

star 8.36
164 votes
Episode 5

#2 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired May 1, 2016

It’s harvest time, and Steph struggles with the work required, but time is running out to meet the quota required, and she risks losing the farm.

star 8.32
216 votes
Directors: John Hayes
Writers: Simon Block
Episode 1

#3 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 3, 2016

The WI members of Great Paxford live under a shadow as the Battle of Britain looms on the horizon. Pat befriends a Czech soldier, but finds her newfound independence less enjoyable than expected. Laura faces the consequences of her affair, while Sarah receives some shocking news. Alison strikes a bargain with the police, and tragedy strikes for Frances.

star 8.26
226 votes
Directors: Robert Quinn
Writers: Simon Block
Episode 3

#4 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 17, 2016

The Czech officers organise a dance to keep morale up as the Battle of Britain intensifies. Joyce has some advice for Sarah which is not well-received, while Pat realises that somebody knows about her relationship with Marek. Allison's secret work for the police leaves her forced to decide where her loyalties lie. Steph fears that Stan is becoming a bad influence on his son, and Frances finds out that Peter's affair was more complicated than she thought.

star 8.26
216 votes
Directors: Robert Quinn
Writers: Simon Block
Episode 2

#5 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired May 10, 2015

Drama about a group of Women's Institute members in a rural Cheshire community at the outset of the Second World War. As Frances and Joyce battle for leadership of the new group, the others face problems of a much more personal nature. Erica and Will's relationship is tested after his cancer diagnosis, Pat is struggling with her unhappy marriage and Miriam has one last chance to stop David enlisting. Newcomer Teresa Fenchurch gets off to a bad start, but her mishap brings a dashing RAF officer to the village. Francesca Annis and Samantha Bond star, with Frances Grey, Ed Stoppard, Claire Rushbrook and Leanne Best.

star 8.25
168 votes
Episode 4

#6 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 24, 2016

Pat and Marek are reconciled, but when someone sees them together, their relationship is in more danger than ever. The Brindsleys come to realise the full extent of David's injuries becomes apparent, and Teresa faces letting go of the past when she is asked out. Alison fears the consequences of her involvement with the Lyons, Laura is spurred into action by some happy news, and Joyce and Erica work together on a first aid meeting.

star 8.25
221 votes
Directors: John Hayes
Writers: Simon Block
Episode 5

#7 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 7, 2015

Frances takes in an evacuee from Liverpool, who is not what she expected. Erica is forced to face the consequences of her actions, while Miriam writes letters to soldiers on the front line that cause more harm than good. Laura and Richard's secret affair is jeopardised when someone sees them together, Teresa receives devastating news, and Claire must decide whether or not to stand by Spencer.

star 8.18
163 votes
Episode 6

#8 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired May 8, 2016

There’s cause for joy in the village as everyone prepares for Nick and Teresa’s wedding.

star 8.18
204 votes
Directors: John Hayes
Writers: Simon Block
Episode 2

#9 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 10, 2016

Laura is publicly disgraced when news of the Bowers' divorce hits the papers, with grave consequences for the surgery and her friendship with Tom. Pat is tempted by her feelings for Marek while Bob is in hospital. Steph is delighted when Stan returns home on leave, but the reunion is overshadowed by his fears of invasion. Frances discovers a secret at the reading of the will.

star 8.11
211 votes
Directors: Robert Quinn
Writers: Simon Block
Episode 4

#10 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 24, 2015

Miriam fears the consequences of David learning the truth, while Steph hides a secret that threatens the farm's future. Teresa's past comes back to haunt her in the shape of an unexpected visitor who could ruin her new life. Kate and Jack make plans for the future, and Laura's jealousy complicates her relationship with Richard. Erica struggles to save Bob and Pat's marriage, and Claire is caught in the crossfire between Frances and Joyce as plans get under way to build a new air raid shelter for the village.

star 8.02
166 votes
Episode 3

#11 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired May 17, 2015

The impact of the war begins to be felt in Great Paxford as the women are forced to make sacrifices for the salvage effort. But soon matters on the personal front replace their efforts on the home front as Kate and Jack's relationship intensifies, Pat's marriage deteriorates and Claire finally plucks up the courage to ask Spencer out - unaware he is hiding a secret that could ruin their relationship before it has even started. Meanwhile, Alison resorts to desperate measures to pay a bill, and soon realises her actions will cost her much more.

star 7.98
166 votes
Episode 1

#12 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired May 3, 2015

In the face of impending war with Germany, the Great Paxford WI faces a difficult decision. When president Joyce Cameron resigns and takes most of the membership with her, Frances Barden and her supporters must come together to resurrect the Institute, and recruit new members from unexpected places. Meanwhile, local doctor Will Campbell discovers the terrible reason why he can’t rejoin the army, and Miriam Brindsley will do anything to stop her son from enlisting. Claire Hillman is attracted to young postman Spencer Wilson, but she discovers that the path of true love never did run smooth.

star 7.92
183 votes