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FIRST LOOK Ten Pound Poms

A number of first look images along with the show's trailer have been released of Danny Brocklehurt's new BBC One drama Ten Pound Poms starring Michelle Keegan, Faye Marsay and Warren Brown.

Ten Pound Poms follows 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.

But life down under isn’t exactly the idyllic dream the new arrivals have been promised. 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.

Annie and Terry Roberts, played by Faye Marsay and Warren Brown are at the heart of the drama as they try to make the best of the situation for their family. But the poor living conditions at the migrant hostel and local attitudes towards immigrants test them in ways they couldn’t have imagined.

They aren’t the only people at the hostel avoiding the truth. Kate, played by Michelle Keegan is a young nurse who arrives without her fiancé and will do whatever it takes to try and rewrite her devastating past.

Bill, played by Leon Ford, has lost his family business back home and is so desperate to prove he’s living the Australian dream that he’ll stop at nothing in order to get a lifestyle he can’t sustain. Teenager Stevie, played by Declan Coyle, comes from a troubled background and hopes to use this new adventure to escape his oppressive father.

Meanwhile, Ron, played by Rob Collins, an Indigenous Australian war veteran, struggles with feeling like an outsider in his own country.

These first look images, released today, show Michelle Keegan as Kate, Faye Marsay as Annie and Warren Brown as Terry as well as Hattie Hook as Pattie, Finn Treacy as Peter, David Field as Dean, Sophie Gregg as Tina, Cheree Cassidy as Marlene and Rob Collins as Ron.

Written by Danny Brocklehurst, he was also joined by Ryan Griffen, Smita Bhide and Ava Pickett as part of the writing team, with Jamie Stone and Ana Kokkinos directing and Executive Producers Joel Wilson and Jamie Campbell for Eleven, Tommy Bulfin for the BBC and Amanda Duthie and Cailah Scobie for Australian streaming service Stan and Olivia Trench as co-Executive Producer.

Ten Pound Poms starts Sunday 14th May on BBC One


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