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Ten Pound Poms cast announced for new BBC One drama

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Casting has been revealed for BBC One’s new Australian drama Ten Pound Poms.

From BAFTA-winning Danny Brocklehurst (Brassic, Ordinary Lies), the six-part series is being made in a collaboration with Australian streaming service Stan and producers Eleven, the team behind Sex Education.

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Michelle Keegan (Brassic; Our Girl), Faye Marsay (Game Of Thrones; Black Mirror) and Warren Brown (The Responder; Luther) lead the cast of brand new drama.

They’re joined by Australian actors Rob Collins (Mystery Road; Firebite), Leon Ford (Elvis; The Light Between Oceans), Declan Coyle (Long Black; Life Of Jess), David Field (Shantaram; Preacher), Stephen Curry (Hounds Of Love; The Castle), Hattie Hook (Savage River; Of An Age), Finn Treacy (The Portable Door; Young Rock) and Emma Hamilton (The Tudors; Mr Selfridge).

A teaser shares: “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.”

Danny Brocklehurst said: “Ten Pounds Poms demands an ensemble cast that we are always rooting for, actors we love and want to succeed. I am thrilled to have found those actors.

“It is a delight to welcome so much exciting Australian talent as well as working with the brilliant Faye and Warren for the first time. This is my third outing with the wonderful Michelle Keegan and I’m positive we will make another winner together.”

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Filming is taking place in Australia.

Ten Pound Poms is produced by Eleven for BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK and Stan in Australia with release dates to be announced.

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