TEN POUND POMS is a historical drama series created by BAFTA-winning Danny Brocklehurst for BBC One and Stan.

The six-part first series 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.

The cast of TEN POUND POMS is lead by Michelle Keegan, Faye Marsay and Warren Brown, alongside Australian actors Rob Collins, Leon Ford, Declan Coyle, David Field, Stephen Curry, Hattie Hook, Finn Treacy and Emma Hamilton.

Series 1 premiered on 14th May 2023 and the second series was announced on 1st February 2024.


“This is not quite the Sunday night period drama that you might expect. It has a bit more bite than that. Nicely compelling, and a real education for those not familiar with the Ten Pound Poms story.” The Guardian

“An eye-opener.” NME

“This is the kind of show the BBC does really well. A solid idea, beautifully cast and very well-executed.” Daily Mail

“A captivating must-see drama.” MamaM!a

“Well-made and juicy with plot.” The Sydney Morning Herald

“Very watchable, and the subject matter is excellent.” The Times

“A solidly enjoyable Sunday night drama. Danny Brocklehurst weaves his plots and characters with confidence.” The Telegraph