Fans of BBC war drama World on Fire can finally get ready to sit down and enjoy the latest series of the hit show.

Set during the Second World War, the second series follows people from all walks of life during the 1940s.

In Manchester, as the Blitz begins Robina (Lesley Manville) has another guest to her household with the arrival of Jan’s sister Kasia, as the pair learn to live with the memories of Warsaw.

Elsewhere, Harry (Jonah Hauer-King) is preparing to rejoin his unit as fighting reaches the North African region.

With a star-packed cast, fans may recognise some of the cast from a few other projects with Hauer-King recently appearing in Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Manville in Magpie Murders or Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris.

World on Fire: Full cast list

  • Harry Chase: Jonah Hauer-King
  • Robina Chase: Lesley Manville
  • Lois Bennett: Julia Brown
  • Joyce: Grace Chilton
  • Connie: Yrsa Daley-Ward
  • Gertha: Johanna Götting
  • Stan: Blake Harrison
  • Rajib: Ahad Raza Mir
  • Marga: Miriam Schiweck

How to watch World on Fire

You can watch World on Fire on BBC One or BBC iPlayer from 9pm on Sunday, July 16.

The show will last an hour until 10pm, with episodes airing weekly at the same time and on the same channel.