Claire Skinner and Nicola Stephenson in HomefrontFollowing the success of the Military Wives choir comes this new drama series about the women left behind when husbands, sons and brothers go to war.

Homefront stars Outnumbered‘s Claire Skinner as army-wife-to-be Claire Marshbrook, engaged to Major Pete Bartham (Greg Wise). But while he’s in Afghanistan, she has to get used to her new life in the barracks and as step-mother to Pete’s teenage daughter.

Meanwhile, tragedy hits home in this opening episode as young mum Tasha (Antonia Thomas) learns her husband has been killed in action. While his mum Paula (Clare Higgins) searches for an answer to his death, the community rallies behind the distraught family.

Homefront is on ITV1 tonight at 9pm.

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