BBC preps war drama

BBC One An early autumn shoot is currently on the cards for BBC One's World on Fire, a major new drama set during the Second World War. 

The seven-part series comes from prolific producer Mammoth Screen and will span the first year of the conflict from the German invasion of Poland to the Battle of Britain. 

Peter Bowker, whose credits include The A Word and Capital, has written the drama.

He said at the time of the commissioning news: "These are the stories of the ordinary people who shaped our world. Stories of loyalty and brutality, courage and fear, love and loss, hopes and dreams forged in extraordinary times."   

Bowker also executive produces alongside Damien Timmer, Marcus Wilson and Helen Ziegler for Mammoth Screen with Lucy Richer for the BBC.

Production Intelligence subscribers can log in for more details on World on Fire including the UK and European locations, likely shooting schedule and names of the producer, line producer and casting director. 

Production Intelligence

Also on The Knowledge

Spotlight on Wales

Wales has a long-established reputation as a film-friendly production hub, with hig-profile inward investment projects such as Brave New World among the recent high-profile projects to have filmed there.     

Read More »


Salt is the UK’s leading location management company. We provide production companies, directors and photographers with locations, location managers, location scouts and stills producers. Salt’s… more Call: 020 7637 7885   |   Add to Shortlist

More »

Location Partnership

Blue Sky Films Ltd