ITV's new Sunday night period drama is Home Fires, based on the factual book Jambusters: The Story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War by Julie Summers, Home Fires boasts an impeccable cast headed up by Samantha Bond and Francesca Annis and including some of my favourites ladies; Ruth Gemmell, Fenella Woolgar, Claire Rushbrook, Leanne Best and former Rebus star Claire Price. It's written by Simon Block (who gave us Trust a short lived BBC drama from the early 00s which proved to be one of my favourite series at the time) but there's no escaping the fact that a crucial ingredient is missing from this nice looking home made fare. I'll stick with it, it may improve after all, but it's not filling the gap left by the BBC's Sunday night offering Poldark that's for sure!
Still, it does have a wonderful theme tune from the series composer Samuel Sim, featuring the talents of Heather Cairncross, Joanna Forbes L'Estrange, Rachel Weston and Grace Davidson on vocals and on cello; Caroline Dale, clarinet; Chris Richards and flute; Ileana Ruhemann.
It's not on YouTube but is posted to Soundcloud and you can hear it by following the link here