The BBC has a penchant for gripping drama series and World on Fire looks set to continue that trend.

Now that Peaky Blinders is no longer on our screens after a gripping fifth season, the BBC needed to find something to fill its popular Sunday night slot and have done so with the Sean Bean-starring World War II series World on Fire.

Whether or not the series will result in another on-screen death for Sean Bean remains to be seen after the first episode but for the time being, viewers can hopefully enjoy his dulcet Yorkshire tones for a little while longer.

The series made its BBC One debut on Sunday, September 29th and has already been busy captivating viewers with a hard-hitting and poignant drama that, despite being set during the Second World War, still resonates today. 

But just how many episodes are there in total throughout the gripping series?

What is World on Fire about?

World on Fire tells the story of the Second World War through the eyes of several ordinary people.

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From a family in manchester to soldiers on the front line, each area of the war is explored in fascinating detail and despite knowing the overall end result, the stories of these individual characters looks set to make for some must-watch drama.

How many episodes are there?

Unlike most BBC drama series, which choose either six or eight episodes, World on Fire is set to run for a total of seven episodes meaning that there’s plenty for viewers to get their teeth stuck into over the coming weeks.

As mentioned, the series began on Sunday, September 29th and will fittingly end after seven weeks on November 10th, which serves as Remembrance Sunday this year.

Where is the series filmed?

As the Second World War was a worldwide event, it’s only right that the series’ filming locations followed suit.

While the bulk of the series was filmed in the North West of England, featuring towns and cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Lytham St Annes and Wigan, the series also has segments filmed in the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague.

Filming took place between November 2018 and March 2019 with the series finally releasing on the last weekend of September 2019.

World on Fire is next on TV at 9pm on Sunday, October 6th with the first episode now available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

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