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HOME FIRES ON MASTERPIECE: The Final Season
Part 1 of 6

 

Home Fires tells the story of a rural English town on the verge of World War II. As two powerful women struggle to put aside their differences in The Women’s Institute, a community learns to unite amidst the chaos and uncertainty of wartime. Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey) and Francesca Annis (Reckless, Cranford) star in this heartwarming story of courage, friendship, and holding onto light in our darkest moments.

 

The Final Season of Home Fires follows the village when conflict takes hold. As the separation from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers becomes more painful, the women rely on one another and the friendships forged through village life. It will take calm, fortitude, and creativity to bring the diverse women of the village together, and to help the community survive what is to come.

 

INDEPENDENT LENS
Best and Most Beautiful Things

 

Join Michelle Smith, an unforgettable young woman who is legally blind and on the autism spectrum, on a journey of self-discovery that celebrates outcasts everywhere. With humor and bold curiosity, she chases love and freedom in the most unexpected of places.

 

Jimmy Borges:
Faced It All

A video clip from Jimmy Borges: Faced It All. Jimmy performs Night and Day

 

In tribute to the late Jimmy Borges, PBS Hawai‘i presents this encore special performance, taped in December, 2015. “Faced It All” is a phrase from the classic song “My Way” that Borges was often asked to sing.

 

The performance, to an audience of 50 handpicked friends and family, also featured Bruce Hamada (upright bass), Mike Lewis (horn), Dan Del Negro (piano) and Noel Okimoto (drums).

Borges made it clear that this was a time of celebration, not mourning. Between songs, he shared funny anecdotes and heartfelt insights.

 

“I’m living the life I have chosen to live,” Borges said. “Tonight is not about ‘poor Jimmy.’ Tonight is about sharing my music with all of you. Tonight we are telling someone out there that we care enough to invest in their future.”

 

“I’m living the life I have chosen to live,” Borges said. “Tonight is not about ‘poor Jimmy.’ Tonight is about sharing my music with all of you. Tonight we are telling someone out there that we care enough to invest in their future.”

 

Borges was referring to future recipients of a University of Hawai‘i vocal music scholarship that his friends established in his name. Borges hoped it would encourage Hawai‘i teens to pursue their dreams, just as he had done during his 60-year music career. “There’s no such thing as a stop sign,” Borges said. “Just speed bumps.”

 


 

To see more on Jimmy Borges, you can also view his guest appearance on Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox:

Jimmy Borges: The First Verse

Jimmy Borges: The Ballad Continues

 



INDEPENDENT LENS
Chuck Norris vs Communism

 

In 1980s Romania, thousands of Western films – mostly Hollywood action movies – smashed through the Iron Curtain, opening a window into the free world. A black market VHS racketeer and a courageous female translator brought the magic of film to the people – and helped fuel a revolution.

 

This program will encore Fri., Jan. 8, 11:00 pm

 

HOME FIRES ON MASTERPIECE
Part 6 of 6

 

Witness the bitter rivalry between Frances Barden (Samantha Bond of Downton Abbey fame) and Joyce Cameron (Francesca Annis) to control the Women’s Institute in a rural English town as it struggles with the onset of World War II.

 

Part 6 of 6
Alison tries to escape her troubles before the jig is up. Miriam experiences despair and joy. Pat is freed from tyranny. Laura’s secret is out.

 

HOME FIRES ON MASTERPIECE
Part 5 of 6

 

Witness the bitter rivalry between Frances Barden (Samantha Bond of Downton Abbey fame) and Joyce Cameron (Francesca Annis) to control the Women’s Institute in a rural English town as it struggles with the onset of World War II.

 

Part 5 of 6
Frances welcomes an evacuee. Laura follows her sister’s footsteps. Spencer is shunned. Teresa gets bad news and makes a confession.

 

HOME FIRES ON MASTERPIECE
Part 4 of 6

 

Witness the bitter rivalry between Frances Barden (Samantha Bond of Downton Abbey fame) and Joyce Cameron (Francesca Annis) to control the Women’s Institute in a rural English town as it struggles with the onset of World War II.

 

Part 4 of 6
Frances plans an air raid shelter. Alison breaks the law; so does Miriam. Steph hides a secret that threatens the farm. Kate gets shattering news.

 

HOME FIRES ON MASTERPIECE
Part 3 of 6

 

Witness the bitter rivalry between Frances Barden (Samantha Bond of Downton Abbey fame) and Joyce Cameron (Francesca Annis) to control the Women’s Institute in a rural English town as it struggles with the onset of World War II.

 

Part 3 of 6
Alison takes desperate steps to pay a bill. Claire asks Spencer out. Pat makes a speech but pays the consequences. The farmer and vicar do their duty.

 

HOME FIRES ON MASTERPIECE
Part 2 of 6

 

Witness the bitter rivalry between Frances Barden (Samantha Bond of Downton Abbey fame) and Joyce Cameron (Francesca Annis) to control the Women’s Institute in a rural English town as it struggles with the onset of World War II.

 

Part 2 of 6
The Women’s Institute is back, and the RAF arrives in town. Pat endures abuse. Alison’s dog has a close call. The local doctor faces up to his fate.

 

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