The new BBC/Stan co- production ‘Ten Pound Poms’ is in production in Sydney. The 6 x 1 hour episodes follow a group of Brits as they leave dreary post-war Britain in 1956 to embark on a life-altering adventure on the other side of the world.
For only a tenner, they have been promised a better house, better job prospects and a better quality of life by the sea in sun-soaked Australia. Struggling with their new identity as immigrants, we follow their triumphs and pitfalls as they adapt to a new life in a new country far from Britain and familiarity. You can read more about the series and the part of history it fictionalises here.
The show has been created by BAFTA winning Danny Brocklehurst (pictured) and is being produced by Eleven (‘Sex Education’, ‘Red Rose’).
Plenty of submissions and people on set for this one. More to come…