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World On Fire

  • Director:  Chanya Button,Adam Smith,Andy Wilson,Thomas Napper.
  • DOP: Soren Bay,Suzie Lavelle,John de Borman
  • Studio Mammoth Screen for BBC1
  • Year: 2019
  • Genre: Drama
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
  • Distribution: Mammoth Screen For BBC1

Goldcrest’s Involvement

Helen Hunt and Sean Bean star in this sweeping historical drama following the intertwined lives of ordinary civilians across Europe who are caught up in World War II. An English translator in Warsaw attempts to smuggle his Polish lover back to Manchester, without the knowledge of sweetheart.

Meanwhile, an American war correspondent makes a discovery at the Polish-German border and runs up against censorship in Germany. Each of the characters are from different backgrounds and countries, and play different roles in the war, but are united by their struggle to survive in difficult circumstances. 7 x 60 minute episodes.


Cast and Crew


  • Callum Devrell-Cameron
  • Chris Clough.


  • Peter Bowker


  • Helen Hunt
  • Sean Bean
  • Jonah Hauker-King
  • Julia Brown
  • Zofia Wichlacz

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