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Ten Pound Poms returning to BBC One for a second series

The new series will see Michelle Keegan, Faye Marsay and Warren Brown all set to reprise their roles.



The first series of Ten Pound Poms was one of the UK's biggest new dramas of 2023 (launching with 7.7m after 28 days) and followed a group of Brits leaving dreary post-war Britain to embark on a life-changing adventure on the other side of the world.


Written and created by Danny Brocklehurst, Ten Pound Poms is made by Eleven for BBC One and iPlayer, in a co-production with Stan who airs the series in Australia and filming begins on series two in Australia in mid-February.


After a challenging first year in Australia, the new series will follow nurse Kate Thorne and the Roberts family into 1957 on their adventure down under, as they are determined to make this new country everything they hoped it would be for a fresh start. Will Kate, Terry and Annie finally get a slice of the Australian dream they were promised?


Series two will also introduce some exciting new characters, including the Skinner family, fresh off the boat from Ireland and the unscrupulous land-lord Benny Bates. But will these new characters bring some sunshine into our returning characters’ lives… or just more drama?


Also returning alongside Michelle Keegan, Faye Marsay and Warren Brown will be Australian actors Rob Collins as Ron, Leon Ford as Bill, Declan Coyle as Stevie, Stephen Curry as JJ, Hattie Hook as Pattie, Finn Treacy as Peter, Emma Hamilton as Sheila and Cheree Cassidy as Marlene.


Speaking ahead of the second series, writer, creator and executive producer Danny Brocklehurst said "he positive viewer response to Ten Pound Poms was a true delight. We tapped into a little-known part of our recent history and told stories which reflected the realities of the real Poms that made the trip. I couldn't be more thrilled to be teaming again with the BBC, Stan and Eleven to continue our characters' adventure down under."


To which Executive Producer and Co-Founder of Eleven Joel Wilson added "I fell in love with Australia last season, so I’m delighted to be heading back there with Danny, Faye, Michelle and Warren to reunite with our fabulous director Ana and our wonderful cast and crew, as well as welcoming director Tom McKay into the fold."


Lindsay Salt, Director of BBC Drama, said "We’re delighted to take BBC viewers back to Australia for more sunshine with Ten Pound Poms series two. With Michelle Keegan, Faye Marsay and Warren Brown returning to lead the cast, and some fantastic new characters and stories from the brilliant Danny Brocklehurst, there’s so much more for our ‘Poms’ to discover Down Under…"


To which Stan's Chief Content Officer, Cailah Scobie added "We look forward to partnering with BBC and Eleven and the incredible creatives who produced an outstanding and compelling first season. Ten Pound Poms is another example of Stan’s commitment to authentic Australian screen stories, which resonate with audiences across Australia and around the globe. We are so excited to welcome back our beloved characters alongside the new cast in their search for the Australian dream."


Ten Pound Poms will be executive produced by Danny Brocklehurst alongside Gaynor Holmes for the BBC, Cailah Scobie and Donna Chang for Stan, Joel Wilson, Olivia Trench and Jamie Campbell for Eleven and co-executive produced by Sophie Williams.


Produced by Karl Zwicky, the new series will be directed by Ana Kokkinos and Tom McKay and joining Danny Brocklehurst on the writing team will be Ryan Griffen alongside Smita Bhide.


Ten Pound Poms will return on BBC One

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