It’s been announced when Ten Pound Poms begins!
We’ve also got a trailer and new poster artwork for BBC One’s upcoming drama, after we got our first look at the cast last month.
The six-part series follows a group of Brits as they depart post-war Britain in 1956 for a life-altering adventure on the other side of the world.
Michelle Keegan (Our Girl), Faye Marsay (Game of Thrones) and Warren Brown (Luther) are leading the cast, alongside an ensemble of established Aussie actors.
Watch the trailer here:
“Ten Pounds Poms is a big bold character piece about what it means to start again, to be an outsider in a new land,” writer Danny Brocklehurst previously commented.
“It asks questions about success and failure, identity, parenthood and belonging. The assisted migration programme is a little-known part of British and Australian history but offers endless stories about the people who travelled to the other side of the world in search of a better life.”
When’s the release date?
Ten Pound Poms begins in the UK at 9pm on Sunday 14th May on BBC One and streaming on BBC iPlayer.
It’ll air weekly on Sunday nights on BBC One through May and June, with all six episodes available as a box set on iPlayer from the launch date.
Over in Australia, it’ll premiere on Stan as an Original Series on Monday 15th May.
“We are absolutely thrilled to bring this timely story to the screen,” said BBC Drama Commissioning Editor, Tommy Bulfin last year.
“It perfectly captures the courage and determination of our brilliant British migrants as they uproot their entire lives and try to adjust to a new life in an often hostile environment.”
Here’s the show’s extended Australian trailer:
Ten Pounds Poms writer Danny Brocklehurst has previously written penned episodes of Shameless, Clocking Off and Netflix’s The Stranger.
He also wrote 2022’s The Railway Children Return.
Ten Pound Poms: A Life History of British Post-war Emigration to Australia is available on Amazon.