The six-part collection follows a gaggle of Brits as they go away dreary post-war Britain in 1956 to embark on a life-altering journey on the opposite facet of the world. For under a tenner, they’ve been promised a greater home, higher job prospects and a greater high quality of life by the ocean in sun-soaked Australia.
However life down below isn’t precisely the idyllic dream the brand new arrivals have been promised. Battling their new identification as immigrants, we observe their triumphs and pitfalls as they adapt to a brand new life in a brand new nation, removed from Britain and familiarity.
On the coronary heart of the drama are Annie (Faye Marsay) and Terry Roberts (Warren Brown). They attempt to make the perfect of the scenario for his or her household, however the poor residing situations on the migrant hostel and native attitudes in the direction of immigrants check them in methods they couldn’t have imagined.
They aren’t the one individuals on the hostel avoiding the reality. Kate (Michelle Keegan) is a younger nurse who arrives with out her fiancé and can do no matter it takes to try to rewrite her devastating previous. Invoice (Leon Ford) has misplaced his household enterprise again house and is so determined to show he’s residing the Australian dream that he’ll cease at nothing with a view to get a way of life he can’t maintain. Teenager Stevie (Declan Coyle) comes from a troubled background and hopes to make use of this new journey to flee his oppressive father. In the meantime, Ron (Rob Collins), an Indigenous Australian warfare veteran, struggles with feeling like an outsider in his personal nation.
Danny Brocklehurst says: “Ten Kilos Poms calls for an ensemble solid that we’re all the time rooting for, actors we love and need to succeed. I’m thrilled to have discovered these actors. It’s a delight to welcome a lot thrilling Australian expertise in addition to working with the good Faye and Warren for the primary time. That is my third outing with the great Michelle Keegan and I am constructive we’ll make one other winner collectively.”
Ten Pound Poms is produced by Eleven for BBC One and BBC iPlayer within the UK and Stan in Australia. Tommy Bulfin govt produces for the BBC and Amanda Duthie and Cailah Scobie for Stan. Joel Wilson and Jamie Campbell govt produce for Eleven, and Olivia Trench will co-executive produce the collection. Becoming a member of Danny Brocklehurst on the writing workforce are Ryan Griffen, Smita Bhide and Ava Pickett. It’s directed by Jamie Stone and Ana Kokkinos. Sony Photos Tv (SPT) will distribute the collection worldwide.
Filming is going down in Australia.