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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

ITV announce 'Jambusters'

ITV have announced a new six-part drama centring around World War II. Jambusters (working title) follows a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community.  The isolated village couldn’t feel further away from the impending bloodshed and battlefields and yet it is not immune from the effects of war.   As the conflict takes hold, and separates the women from husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the characters find themselves under increasing and extraordinary pressures in a rapidly fragmenting world.

By banding together, the women will help maintain the nation’s fabric in its darkest hour, and they will discover inner resources that will forever change their lives.

Created and written by Simon Block (Lewis, The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall) with episodes written by Mark Burt (Coronation Street, The Dumping Ground), and Tina Pepler (Downton Abbey, Princes in the Tower), Jambusters will be produced by the ITV Studios department.

We’re really delighted to have commissioned Jambusters,” said Steve November. “Great writing from Simon has given Julie Summers' wonderful book a fictional life.  The women are real and engaging and have fantastic spirit and attitude.  With World War II on the horizon, multiple strands of plot interweave to create a period drama full of jeopardy and intrigue, but also great humanity and modernity,” added Steve.  

Inspired by the book ‘Jambusters’ by Julie Summers, the drama begins shooting in September with filming continuing until December.

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